Latest news

Audio clips
Births
Chats
Couples
Obituaries
Photos
Photo galleries
State bound Bulldogs Baldwin High School Class of 2015 graduates Baldwin City Council transition Baldwin High School prom, 2015 BHS win regional wrestling title 2015 Chocolate Auction 2015 Baldwin High School Winter Sports Baldwin High School King and Queen of Winter Sports candidates
Podcasts
Polls

Do you agree with the tax plan passed by the Kansas Legislature?

Response Percent
No
 
87%
Partially
 
6%
Yes
 
4%
Not sure
 
1%
Total 247
Videos
ACLU: Kansas’ gay marriage laws should be stricken from book
July 16, 2015
The American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge to explicitly strike down Kansas’ gay marriage laws, saying even though the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage last month, getting rid of Kansas’ moot statutes would help avoid any possible confusion about the matter in the future.
Interim manager named for Kansas State Fair
July 16, 2015
An interim manager has been named for the Kansas State Fair about two months before the 2015 fair gets underway.
Mars Inc. to expand candy-making plant in Kansas
July 16, 2015
Mars Inc. announced plans Wednesday for a $100 million expansion of its candy-making plant in Kansas, a facility that was the company’s first new plant in 35 years.
Face to Face: Shawn Ellis
July 15, 2015
Face to Face is a weekly feature in which the Signal introduces readers to those who live and work in the community. This week we meet Shawn Ellis.
Douglas County in tornado watch for 2 more hours
July 15, 2015
The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a tornado watch for Douglas County until midnight. The watch was issued at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday evening.
Observatory run by Wichita State to close after 35 years
July 15, 2015
Lake Afton Public Observatory is set to close after giving Kansas a glimpse of the stars for 35 years.
Sirens failed to sound in Nickerson as tornado hit area
July 15, 2015
Tornado sirens failed to go off in Nickerson as a tornado hit the area.
Baldwin City team wins Sunflower State Games wrestling team championship
July 15, 2015
The community added its second state championship of the year as a team of Baldwin City wrestlers won the team championship at the Sunflower State Games.
Baldwin City residents dogged about fitness
July 15, 2015
The Tuesday evening session of the Bulldog Days fitness class at Liston Stadium kicked off at 8 p.m., late enough for long shadows to cover much of the track football field and seats.
Report: Nearly 1 in 3 young U.S. adults too fat for military
July 15, 2015
The nation’s obesity epidemic is causing significant recruiting problems for the military, with one in three young adults nationwide too fat to enlist, according to report issued Wednesday by a group of retired military leaders.
Kansas lifts teacher licensure requirement in 6 districts
July 15, 2015
Unlicensed teachers can work in six Kansas school districts, the Kansas State Board of Education decided Tuesday by a narrow vote.
Baldwin school district hoping 90 percent of students are enrolled online in July
July 14, 2015
Baldwin school district parents and guardians are encouraged to enroll students this month via the district’s upgraded online enrollment program, which became functional Monday.
Musing from the Hill, July 16, 2015
July 14, 2015
This is a continuation of last week’s article. The following gives my version of the delightful Fourth of July celebration, of which I was kindly invited to attend by my surrogate column helper, Sarah Baker. Without the wholehearted cooperation of Dee Schneck at Baker University, I probably would have to “turn in my cards.” I am 95 years old, have survived five strokes and with the help of Social Services, faithful friends and local business deliveries I am still here and “with it” — depending upon whom you ask.
Report: 93 percent of Kansas winter wheat harvested
July 14, 2015
A new government update on the winter wheat harvest shows that 93 percent of the crop has now been cut in Kansas.
Coming auction of rural Baldwin City property drawing interest
July 14, 2015
A tract of land that has ties to the community’s early history and that could play an important part in its future will be sold at auction Aug. 14. As many in the community know from the many signs posted of fences at the site, the property is the 160-acre farm of Margaret Counts, who died in May.
Wyandotte County Fair schedule of events
July 14, 2015
Here is a schedule of events for this year’s Wyandotte County Fair, July 21-26
Douglas County Fair returns July 24 with new theme, kiddie derby
July 14, 2015
The Douglas County Fair may just be one of the summer’s biggest attractions — in recent years, it’s drawn upwards of 25,000 people to the Lawrence fairgrounds — but back in the early 1950s, the fair was just a fledgling operation hosted at Haskell University. Back then, before the fairgrounds were built, 4-H animals were all housed underneath the school’s football stadium. Or, at least, that’s what Margaret Kalb’s mother told her growing up.
Baldwin City artist Tom Russell dies
July 14, 2015
Tom Russell, who was credited with re-establishing the Baker University Art Department, died Saturday at his Second Street home at the age of 97.
Lawmakers question Kansas policy on tax credit information
July 13, 2015
A decades-old Kansas policy that keeps secret the names of those who receive millions of dollars in tax credits is designed to protect taxpayer privacy, state officials said, but some lawmakers argue it keeps them from knowing which breaks are worth keeping.
Wichita animal control officers seek home for alligator
July 13, 2015
Wichita animal control officials are trying to figure out what to do with a 3-foot alligator that turned up in a local yard and gave its eventual captors all sorts of fits.