Latest news

Audio clips
Photo galleries
Baker graduation 2014 Baldwin High School Class of 2014 commencement 'Peter Pan' delights Baldwin High Prom 2014 Boston finisher Baldwin City Community Easter Egg Hunt Community Health Festival, 2014 Marble Crazy 2014 featured artist

Do you plan to vote in the Aug. 5 primary?

Response Percent
Yes. I always vote.
No. I usually don’t vote in primaries.
No. There are no important races being contested in my party.
Yes. It’s an important election.
Total 10
Note: This is not a scientific poll. Vote
Baldwin USD 348 Board of Education meeting agenda for July 21
July 14, 2014
Baldwin USD 348 Board of Education agenda for July 21, 2014 Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center Community Room 6:30 p.m
3 die in traffic accident in south-central Kansas
July 14, 2014
A south-central teenager and two adults have died after collision involving a driver going the wrong way on a state highway.
Kansas couple seeking to resolve theft charges
July 14, 2014
One Kansas parent has reached a deal to avoid trial for stealing thousands of dollars from a Topeka elementary school’s parent-teacher organization, and her husband is working to land a similar agreement.
Herbalist to speak on herbal medicines at Baldwin City Library.
July 14, 2014
The Garden Connection of Baldwin is sponsoring a program called Healing and Herbal Medicine. The speaker is Joanne Bauman, who is the coordinator of Herbalists Without Borders based in Topeka.
Musings 0717
July 14, 2014
A change of pace from last week’s history lesson regarding the Declaration of Independence. A chance remark by a friend patrolling Signal Oak Hill set my thoughts on new paths. She had encouraged wild blue flowers blooming in her yard until she was surrounded by them.
Fundraisers planned for popular Baldwin Junior High School teacher
July 14, 2014
The phrase “life is a journey” is appropriate for a popular Baldwin Junior High School teacher Kathy Johansen. Her life has recently taken a turn on a journey to an unexpected place when she was diagnosed with the debilitating neurological disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Kansas City Connection: Cornering the farmers markets
July 14, 2014
The Kansas City area is filled with a wide variety of farmers markets that are well worth a visit. This week I’d like to take a look at some of the most interesting weekend and weekday markets in the area.
K-State researcher says virus has come to Kansas
July 13, 2014
A mosquito-borne illness that a top Kansas State University researcher says can knock people down for weeks or months at a time has come to Kansas but usually isn’t fatal.
Analysis: Kansas gun suit recalls Brown aftermath
July 13, 2014
A national gun control group is trying to bolster its legal and public case against a Kansas law challenging federal firearms regulations by arguing that it revives an old, discredited states-rights doctrine.
Baldwin City master gardeners offer tip sheets
July 11, 2014
Local Douglas County master gardeners have made informational materials available at a box in the Tom Swan demonstration garden near the fountain at the corner of High and Sixth streets. v
Baker musical theater campers to bring classic musical to Baldwin City on Sunday
July 11, 2014
Crazy for You’ to be performed a 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Rice Auditorium
Baker’s new president settles in with long days
July 11, 2014
As she had lunch Friday with members of the media, Lynne Murray recalled sailing and swimming in the Chesapeake Bay during her undergraduate days at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
Baldwin High School grad trades track, basketball sneakers for oars at K-State
July 11, 2014
Kelsey Dighans always felt an affinity with rowers and would catch herself watching the sport whenever it was on. Although she had never actually tried it, Dighans said she was fascinated with rowing because most of the girls reminded her of herself.
Douglas County Clerk’s Office to help residents secure birth certificates needed for voter registration
July 10, 2014
Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew on Wednesday announced an effort to cure what he says is an inequity in the state law that requires people who are registering to vote to provide a birth certificate to prove U.S. citizenship.
Osage County man dies in tractor accident
July 10, 2014
The Osage County Sheriff’s Office says a 78-year-old man died when his tractor overturned.
Sedgwick County says inmate accidentally released
July 10, 2014
Sedgwick County authorities are searching for an inmate who was accidentally released from jail.
Washburn president says Topeka campus is safe
July 10, 2014
An alleged sexual assault involving two students is the reason Washburn University was added to a national list of colleges and universities under federal investigation for their response to complaints about sexual crimes, university President Jerry Farley says.
Face to Face: Jim Hart
July 10, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly feature highlighting those who live or work in Baldwin City. Each week the Signal will pick one person to highlight in the community. This week we meet Baldwin City Market employee and BESIC janitor Jim Hart.
Douglas County plans public hearing on changes to 2015 budget
July 9, 2014
Douglas County Administrator Craig Weinaug said Tuesday that the commission would hold the rescheduled meeting at 8:30 a.m. July 15 at the County Courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts St. The commission will recommend changes to the preliminary budget, which will not be finalized until August.
K-10 closed east of Lawrence after discovery of body
July 9, 2014
The Kansas Department of Transportation has closed portions of K-10 on the east side of Lawrence to conduct a law enforcement investigation until noon.