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Privacy law reduces student participation in drug survey
January 7, 2015
New Kansas privacy laws have reduced the number of students participating in an annual survey that measures substance abuse.
Eudora downs Baldwin boys
January 7, 2015
EUDORA—The Eudora High School boys again proved they are more than a one-man team Tuesday with a 60-28 victory against rival Baldwin.
Baldwin girls sharp in rivalry rout
January 7, 2015
EUDORA—The Baldwin High School girls jumped on rival Eudora out of the gate Monday and cruised to an easy 66-18 Frontier League victory.
Arctic blast likely to cause some winterkill damage to wheat
January 6, 2015
Arctic air pushing into the Midwest is expected to cause winterkill damage to wheat in some areas but will mostly spare Kansas.
Musings from the Hill, Jan. 8, 2015
January 6, 2015
Another year has flown away — a time for new beginnings. I was shocked to hear on public radio the frightening news that 70 percent of our nation‘s rivers are polluted.
Wind chills of 20 below zero expected Wednesday in northeast Kansas
January 6, 2015
Northeast Kansas is in for a cold couple of days. The National Weather Service in Topeka predicts a wind chill of 15 to 20 degrees below zero by Wednesday morning and continuing until late in the day on Wednesday. Wind chills of minus 15 to 20 are expected again on Thursday morning.
Face to Face: Roma Earles
January 6, 2015
Face to Face is a weekly feature in the Signal in which we introduce readers to people who live or work in the community. This week we meet Roma Earles.
Pledge to save more animals hurts Humane Society finances
January 6, 2015
The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City has saved more severely sick or abused animals since it became the official veterinarian of the Kansas City, Kansas, police department’s animal control division, but the effort is hurting the organization’s financial health.
Baldwin superintendent says additional won’t flow immediately from court ruling on education funding
January 6, 2015
Despite last week’s court ruling finding the state’s K-12 education funding constitutionally inadequate, Baldwin USD 348 Superintendent Paul Dorathy doesn’t expect to see additional money coming the district’s way soon.
Baldwin City administrator’s year-end report touts city’s 2014 accomplishments
January 6, 2015
Baldwin City Administrator Chris Lowe shared a 2014 year-end report Monday with the Baldwin City Council filled with positives he said was a result of council’s leadership, the city cooperation with its partners and dedication of city staff. In a departure from past years, the report was more than a final accounting of the city’s year-end fund balances and highlighted the achievements of the city as a whole and its departments. It
Baldwin City Council approves three-fold housing incentive plan
January 6, 2015
The Baldwin City Council approved a three-fold incentive plan Monday meant to stimulate residential housing in the city. The past three years, the council annually has approved reducing development fees charged on new single-family homes by 50 percent to $3,185. The program approved Monday continued that through 2015 but added elements Collin Biesler, city community development director, proposed after researching incentives offered in neighboring cities.
Residents rise and shine for boot camp fitness class
January 6, 2015
On the first Monday of the year, seven Baldwin City residents showed up for an early morning fitness class in the Baldwin Junior High School gymnasium when neither the time nor temperature on nearby bank signs read six. The hardy souls were there for a 45-minute workout instructor Alice Stewart leads at 5:45 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday when the Baldwin school district is open.
Board delays sale of Vinland Elementary after patrons voice concerns
January 6, 2015
After listening to four district patrons, the Baldwin school board agreed Monday to reopen the sealed bid process for the purchase of Vinland Elementary School with an invitation to all interested parties to bid on the property by noon Jan. 19.
Kansas judges criticize reliance on LOB funds
January 5, 2015
A Kansas judicial panel has slammed the state’s increasing reliance on the use of local money to supplement state funding of public schools.
Statewide storm damage totals dropped in 2014
January 5, 2015
The amount of storm damage reported in Kansas in 2014 was the lowest amount in 16 years.
Inspectors find food safety violations at state prisons
January 5, 2015
The Kansas Department of Corrections acknowledges that its inspectors consistently found dirty kitchens and other food safety violations at several state prisons.
Catholic group urges tougher laws for payday loans
January 4, 2015
A group representing Catholic bishops in Kansas wants lawmakers to approve tougher state regulators for payday lenders.
Baldwin City Council agenda for Jan. 5
January 4, 2015
Meeting is at 7 p.m. Monday at Baldwin City Public Library
23-year-old man shot, killed by Wichita police
January 4, 2015
Authorities are investigating after Wichita police fatally shot a 23-year-old man who is accused of threatening to kill people.
Kansas City Connection: Resolving to have a happy new year
January 4, 2015
A positively framed list of New Year’s resolutions that will help you gain in fun, healthy and culturally enriching experiences