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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.
 
76%
Yes. But for more than the $170,000 offered.
 
15%
No. It could save the district money in the long run.
 
7%
Total 13
Note: This is not a scientific poll. Vote
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LJWorld.com United Way 2-1-1 makes finding human services easier for Douglas County residents
November 10, 2014
The phones ring a lot at Headquarters Counseling Center. The Lawrence based crisis counseling center took 1,744 calls for help in September alone. But in addition to those who call this National Suicide Prevention Lifeline crisis center for Kansas seeking help with mental health issues, a surprising number also call Headquarters for referrals for everyday human service needs, like where they might find rent and utility assistance or meals for shut-ins.
United Way ‘Can-Struction’ contest now underway in Baldwin City
November 10, 2014
With five “can-struction” artworks completed and on display, the winner of the United Way contest is up to the generosity of voters. Colleen Gregoire, United Way of Douglas County vice president and 2014 campaign director, said residents have until Saturday to vote for their favor among the five works assembled from dry food items that are to be donated to the Baldwin City Community Food Pantry when the contest ends.
SE Kansas district gets approval for safe room
November 9, 2014
Officials with the Southeast School District in Crawford and Cherokee counties are celebrating word that the district will receive a federal grant for a safe room.
$14,000 in guns stolen from Wichita store
November 9, 2014
Police are searching for two suspects who took nearly 30 weapons from a Wichita business.
Elderly Kansas man killed in hit-and-run
November 9, 2014
Authorities say an 83-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run accident in northeast Kansas after he got out of the vehicle to check on an injured deer.
Police fatally shoot sword-wielding man in Kansas
November 9, 2014
Kansas City, Kan., police say a sword-wielding man was shot and killed after he charged an officer.
Kansas City Connection: Make an escape plan to see some art
November 9, 2014
Kansas City this week provides an escape for any Kansans tired of being chided for the cultural philistinism of their democratically elected leaders.
Baker faculty string recital Sunday
November 7, 2014
Recital to start at 7:30 p.m. in McKibbin Recital Hall
43-year-old elephant at Wichita zoo found dead
November 6, 2014
One of two elephants at the Sedgwick County Zoo has died.
Ex-Boeing workers appeal whistleblower lawsuit
November 6, 2014
Three former workers at the Boeing plant in Wichita who filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the aircraft maker and one of its suppliers are challenging a judge’s ruling against them.
Kansas has high rate of vacant foreclosed homes
November 6, 2014
A company says a report that Kansas has one of the highest rates of vacant foreclosures in the country reflects the small number of foreclosures in the state, not problems in the housing market.
Police: Man attacks woman in Kansas bathroom
November 6, 2014
Wichita police are searching for a man who they say tried to sexually assault a woman at knifepoint in a department store bathroom.
U.S. 59 wreck sends Lawrence man to hospital
November 6, 2014
An animal crossing the highway led to a two-car injury accident Wednesday evening on U.S. Highway 59.
Law school offering free help to veterans
November 5, 2014
Law students at Washburn University will honor Kansas veterans and their families with a free, one-day Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic.
Hutchinson animal shelter seeking more help
November 5, 2014
The director of the Hutchinson Animal Shelter has requested money to hire more employees so that the shelter can either stop relying on volunteer help from local prison inmates or can properly supervise the inmates’ work.
Crash into flight simulator company stops training
November 5, 2014
The fatal crash of a small plane into a flight safety training center at the Wichita Airport has disrupted pilot training on some Cessna models, but efforts are being made to provide alternatives, company officials said.
Township election results
November 5, 2014
Township election results
Baldwin City Fire Department always looking for volunteers
November 5, 2014
Kaleb Michael will readily tell you he likes being a firefighter, although he does hesitate a bit when asked to explain why. “That’s a good question,” he said after a pause. “I really do like helping people. Same as when I was 17 and had an opportunity to start volunteering. It felt more like a calling to me.”
Election day turnout near 50 percent in Baldwin City as state voters re-elect Brownback, Roberts
November 5, 2014
John Wilson re-elected to Kansas House, says budget crisis top priority
Baldwin falls to De Soto, 1-0, in first-round of state soccer finals
November 4, 2014
De Soto’s Austin Culver scored with 24 minutes to play, giving the Wildcats the only goal in a 1-0 match that ended Baldwin High School’s soccer season in the first-round of the state playoffs. Baldwin came alive after that goal, mounting a number of strong scoring attacks but could not get the needed goal.