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Kansas regulators expected to approve rate hike for Westar
September 24, 2015
Kansas regulators are expected to give final approval to a $78 million annual rate increase for the state’s largest electric company.
Kansas man driving combine leads law enforcement on chase
September 23, 2015
Authorities say a central Kansas man has been arrested after stealing a large piece of farm equipment and hitting power poles and law enforcement vehicles as he fled.
Wichita State reviving master’s degree in physics
September 23, 2015
Wichita State University is reviving its master’s degree in physics.
Baldwin High soccer team turns season around with 2-game winning streak
September 23, 2015
The Baldwin High School soccer team shook off a four-game losing streak with two shutout Frontier League victories in the last week. The Bulldogs started the turnaround with a 2-0 home victory last Thursday against Louisburg. They then went on the road Monday to down defending Frontier League champions Ottawa, 4-0.
Coached pleased with Baldwin volleyball team’s performance in loss
September 23, 2015
The results might not indicate it, but Baldwin High School coach Jill Brown said the Bulldogs played their best volleyball of the season in a three-set loss Tuesday at Louisburg, 18-25, 14-25, 10-25. Brown said the team was particularly good in the first set.
Baldwin High School cross country teams step up at Baldwin Invitational
September 23, 2015
The Baldwin Cross Country teams invited some of the state’s top teams to the school’s annual invitational at the Baldwin City Golf Course, and then proved they belonged in such elite company. The girls team finished second in a field loaded with six 5A and 6A teams and had five runners finish in the top 18. Against the same competition plus St. Thomas Aquinas, the boys finished fourth with five runners in the top 30.
Face to Face: Dan Cole
September 23, 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 Dan Cole.
Kansas AG obtains order to protect funding for state courts
September 23, 2015
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt obtained a judicial order Tuesday preserving the state court system’s funding amid a legal dispute over an administrative policy imposed on it by legislators.
Kansas-Johnson County College offer degree program
September 22, 2015
Kansas University and Johnson County Community College are offering a degree program that will allow students to take classes simultaneously at both institutions.
Baldwin school district sees dip in enrollment
September 22, 2015
In a normal year, Monday would have been an important date in the Baldwin school district’s fiscal year. The state has long set aside the date of Sept. 21 as the official date public school districts report their enrollment numbers for school funding purposes. However, this year school districts are being funded through block grants frozen at the level of state funding they received a year ago.
Brownback intervenes in auction of illegal deer heads
September 22, 2015
A 14-point whitetail deer head was removed from a state auction of illegally hunted trophy deer heads at the request of Gov. Sam Brownback’s office because of a continuing dispute over its ownership.
Baldwin school board set special meeting to discuss update of strategic plan
September 22, 2015
While making quick work of its short agenda Monday, the Baldwin school board started the ball rolling on what promises to keep members busy in the months ahead. The board scheduled a work session to discuss an update of the district’s strategic plan for 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. The strategic plan was last updated three years ago.
Baldwin City Council names Smith interim city administrator
September 22, 2015
On Monday, the Baldwin City Council approved the appointment of Brad Smith to the position as interim city administrator as the council looks for a replacement of the departed Chris Lowe.
Musings from the Hill, Sept. 24, 2015
September 22, 2015
“A CELEBRATION OF TOM”—There will be an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Lumberyard Arts Center to honor of the late local legend Tom Russell. Professor Walt Bailey will be in charge of this historic exhibit.
Shawnee Mission intervention in school funding case rejected
September 22, 2015
The Kansas Supreme Court will not allow the Shawnee Mission School District to intervene in a lawsuit over school funding.
Friend wants Lumberyard show to reflect Baldwin City artist’s complexity
September 22, 2015
Walt Bailey was concluding a two-month labor of respect and love Monday as he started hanging the works of late friend and colleague Tom Russell for a show at the Lumberyard Arts Center. The show of paintings, drawings and lithographs Russell produced during his more than 80-year artistic career will fill the art center’s gallery and overflow into its courtyard.
Fall enrollment down by 554 students at Kansas State
September 21, 2015
Fall enrollment for Kansas State University is down for the first time since 2006.
Kansas State Fair wraps up its annual run in Hutchinson
September 21, 2015
The Kansas State Fair has wrapped up its annual 10-day run in Hutchinson.
Baker Wetlands Discover Center to open soon
September 21, 2015
Roger Boyd, education coordinator at the Baker Wetlands, estimates that a dedicated and diligent bird watcher might be able to spot about 150 different species at the Baker Wetlands over the course of a year.
Baker overwhelms Graceland
September 21, 2015
The Baker University football team moved to a perfect 4-0 on Saturday with an impressive, 52-21, win over Graceland University and the Wildcats won their eighth-straight game over the Jackets.