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Should the Baldwin school district sell Vinland Elementary School?

Response Percent
Yes. It’s a great opportunity to get rid of a surplus property while helping a local business.
 
62%
No. It could save the district money in the long run.
 
20%
Yes. But for more than the $170,000 offered.
 
17%
Total 40
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Kansas governor working on proposed budget fixes
December 7, 2014
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback isn’t publicly ruling out any ideas for helping to close state budget shortfalls, leaving officials and lawmakers to speculate about the proposals he’s expected to roll out before the Legislature convenes next month.
Kansas City Connection: All aboard for holiday activities
December 7, 2014
Kansas City’s Union Station is staying busy in its centennial year, and December alone is full of enough events and activities to fill an entire column. Instead, let’s focus on just a few of this month’s holiday highlights.
Masons plan breakfast benefit for BHS student fighting cancer
December 4, 2014
Event 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday
Kansas zoo’s tamarin monkeys die from fatal virus
December 4, 2014
Three tamarin monkeys from the Hutchinson Zoo in Kansas have died from a virus.
Cattle markets focus of Kansas ranchers’ meeting
December 4, 2014
A market analyst is headlining the annual gathering of Kansas ranchers amid record high cattle prices.
Supreme Court to hear lawsuit over price gouging
December 4, 2014
A lawsuit against an Oklahoma-based company claiming it and other natural gas companies gouged two Kansas plaintiffs is headed for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Salina doctor compares potpourri effects with PCP
December 4, 2014
A Kansas doctor is comparing the effects of synthetic drugs showing up in Salina with those experienced by PCP users when he was doing medical training in Chicago.
Few Kansas welfare applicants tested for drugs
December 3, 2014
The new practice of drug testing welfare applicants in Kansas is off to a slow start.
Five Baldwin players selected to Frontier League post-season first team
December 3, 2014
Five Baldwin High School football players were named to the All-Frontier League first team with two Bulldogs earning both offensive and defensive first-team honors. Senior Christian Gaylord, a University of Nebraska commit, was an all-league first-team offensive line selection for the third time and named a second-straight year on the first-team defensive line.
Experienced frontline seen as strenght for Baldwin girls basketball team
December 3, 2014
The Baldwin Bulldogs girls basketball team will start the season tonight at Tonganoxie with a deep and experienced squad. Gone from last year’s squad are leading scorer and first-team All-Frontier League guard Katie Jones, guard Hailey Cope and Karina Steinke.
New Baldwin High School boys basketball coach faces rebuilding effort
December 3, 2014
New Baldwin High School basketball coach Paul Musselman admits he is not stepping into an ideal situation. The Bulldogs’ new coach is starting from scratch, forced to replace five starters and the top reserve from last year’s Frontier League Championship team.
Judge dismisses suit over Kansas science standards
December 3, 2014
A federal judge Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit alleging that science standards for Kansas public schools promote atheism and violate the religious freedoms of students and parents.
Gold coins buoy Wichita nonprofits during holidays
December 3, 2014
For nearly a decade an anonymous Wichita donor has arranged for gold coins to be delivered during the holiday season to local nonprofit groups.
Baldwin City to ask Douglas County to help with BESIC sidewalk project
December 3, 2014
The city will ask Douglas County to contribute to the cost of installing a mixed-use trail from 11th Street to Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center. The Baldwin City Council set aside $125,000 in the 2015 budget for the design and construction of about 2,000 feet of sidewalk that will link the BESIC campus to the new sidewalk constructed last year as part of U.S. Highway 56 improvements.
Baldwin City man looking for new challenge after completing 50-mile marathon
December 3, 2014
Justin Hoffman says people respond to his next goal as an ultra marathon runner much as they did his most recent one. “People say I’m crazy, and then they ask ‘Why?’” he said.
Overland Park woman charged in chase, crash
December 2, 2014
A 38-year-old woman has been charged in a police chase that ended when an SUV slammed into a downtown Kansas City building and caused a partial collapse.
New justice to join Kansas Supreme Court this week
December 2, 2014
The Kansas Supreme Court is having a special session this week to swear Caleb Stegall in as its newest justice.
Baldwin school board broaches sale of vacant mid-town lot
December 2, 2014
Although a Nov. 21 Baldwin school board special meeting was called to consider an offer for the closed Vinland Elementary School, board members signaled a willingness to sell other piece of surplus property.
Face to Face: Jordan Davis
December 2, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly feature in which the Signal introduces readers to people who live or work in the community. This week, we meet El Patron server/manager Jordan Davis
1 year after 4 killed in Topeka, still no arrests
December 1, 2014
Topeka police believe those responsible for four homicides in the city last year are still living in or near the city.