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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.
No. It could save the district money in the long run.
Yes. But for more than the $170,000 offered.
Total 40
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.
Nutts honored as grand marshals of Festival of Lights Parade
December 1, 2014
When Don and Ruth Ann Nutt ride Saturday in the Festival of Lights Parade, they will find the route and destination very familiar. After Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce members nominated them, the Nutts were chosen as grand marshals of the parade, which will start at 6 p.m.
Kansas House members picking leaders for 2015-16
December 1, 2014
Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick faces a challenge from a fellow Republican for the chamber’s top leadership position for another two years. And House Democrats are naming a new leader.
Union cites work violations at Topeka state prison
December 1, 2014
State and union officials acknowledge that understaffing and turnover have caused violations of the contract covering employees at the Topeka Correctional Facility for women and other state prisons.
Report: Midwest economic index dips again
December 1, 2014
A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains states has dipped again.
Full day of activites planned for Baldwin City’s annual Festival of Lights
December 1, 2014
Baldwin City will start the Christmas season Dec. 6 with at least three visits from Santa Claus. The community’s traditional Festival of Lights Parade will be the big event of that Saturday, but a full day of activities are scheduled.
Benefit set for Michels family
November 30, 2014
Donations sought an auction to benefit the family of Diane and Larry Michels, who recently lost their home near Baldwin Junction to a fire.
Musings, 12-4
November 30, 2014
How quickly the days fly. When I was a child, I could barely wait for the day of all days. Even though we were knee-deep in the Great Depression, our mother managed to make the day special.
Alaska students to join effort to test Kansas test
November 30, 2014
Kansas students will try again to overload the state’s online platform for mathematics and reading tests, this time with the help of schools in Alaska.
Kansas ranchers warned of possible rustling surge
November 30, 2014
A Kansas livestock expert is urging farmers and ranchers to take precautions against rustlers as historically high cattle prices make the animals a prime target for thieves.
Kansas City Connection: Art, shopping and shows
November 30, 2014
Now that it’s almost December, the holiday events are in full swing, though there’s still plenty of non-Christmas-related events to check out in Kansas City as well.