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Kansas Senate OKs bill voiding local gun rights
April 2, 2014
A proposal to strip Kansas cities and counties of their power to regulate firearms and nullify existing local gun ordinances is on track to clear the state Legislature quickly after the Senate approved it Wednesday.
Kansas Turnpike fatal crash truck driver asleep at wheel, manager says
April 2, 2014
The 30-year-old Aurora, Colo., man who died when his tractor-trailer crashed into a Kansas Turnpike toll plaza early Saturday morning appeared to be asleep in photos taken just before the crash, his manager said Tuesday from California.
Baldwin board approves sale of Chapel Street property
April 2, 2014
At a special meeting Tuesday, the Baldwin school board approved selling two Chapel Street buildings to Kansas City, Mo., developer Tony Krsnich for $90,000. The action was the only thing on the meeting’s agenda and made formal the board’s decision in September to negotiate the sale of the old middle school, South Gym and surrounding property to Krsnich. The deal will close Wednesday.
Volunteers sought for Midland Railway cleanup day
April 1, 2014
The Midland Railroad cleanup day will be from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday at the Santa Fe Train Depot, 1515 High St.
Baker softball team splits
April 1, 2014
The Baker University softball team dropped its first HAAC conference game of the 2014 season on Tuesday, as they split a home doubleheader with Peru State with a 3-1 game one victory and 4-2 game two loss.
Kansas winter wheat crop needs more moisture, report says
April 1, 2014
The latest government snapshot says the Kansas winter wheat crop is in need of moisture in most of the state.
Kansas economy lagging in several areas of growth
April 1, 2014
A report by Gov. Sam Brownback’s Council of Economic Advisors shows that Kansas is lagging the region and nation in numerous economic categories.
Agritourism back on Douglas County Commission agenda
April 1, 2014
The Douglas County Commission will again talk agritourism regulation at its meeting Wednesday. Two weeks after receiving recommendations from the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission, commissioners may vote to adopt new regulations, County Administrator Craig Weinaug said.
Kansas: Man pleads not guilty in voodoo beheading
April 1, 2014
A former Topeka man suspected of killing a man by severing his head with a guitar string in 2011 pleaded innocent to murder.
Baldwin City man in custody following home burglary
April 1, 2014
A 20-year-old Baldwin City man remains in Douglas County Jail after his arrest Thursday on a count of aggravated battery. Meanwhile, the Baldwin City Police Department is investigating two unrelated Sunday night or Monday morning burglaries to businesses on U.S. Highway 56.
Baldwin City Signal Pet of the Week: Keshawn
March 31, 2014
The Signal’s Pet of the Week is Keshawn, a 21-month-old Rottweiler/keeshond mix.
Kansas historic site hosts Bleeding Kansas play
March 31, 2014
The Kansas Historical Society says an acting troupe of history re-enactors plans to present the play “Bleeding Kansas Characters.”
Musings 0403
March 31, 2014
It is springtime, but April can be the cruelest month. Many states are still locked into winter. In our area, the middle tier, a gorgeous April day may be followed by a brief final fling of winter’s last gasp. My daffodils are bravely blooming surviving icy winds clad in snowy blankets.
Kansas residents rush to meet Obamacare deadline
March 31, 2014
Counselors are expecting a crush of late-hour requests for help from Kansas consumers seeking to navigate the federal government’s online health insurance marketplace.
Kansas House panel leader resigns over school bill
March 31, 2014
The House Appropriations Committee’s chairman has resigned from the committee because he says he can’t s
Face to Face: Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center Principal Dan Wallsmith
March 31, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly feature highlighting those who live or work in Baldwin City. Each week The Signal will pick one person to highlight in the community. This week we meet Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate School Principal Dan Wallsmith.
Baldwin Intermediate School geography bee winner preparing for state competition
March 31, 2014
Fifth-grader Grady McCune knows Madagascar is a large island in the Indian Ocean and not just an animated movie. He can also locate on the map such current global news hotspots as Ukraine and Malaysia. That map knowledge has won the Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate School student two straight school geography bees and has earned him a trip Friday to compete in the state geography bee.
Chameleon King: Bonner Springs resident has unique hobby
March 31, 2014
Ted Kasckow peers into the cage, trying to point out each of his three newest purchases. “That’s the fun part about chameleons — trying to find them,” he notes.
Kansas losing population, Census figures show
March 30, 2014
New census figures show that more people have been moving out of Kansas than have recently been moving in.
Kansas: Higher education funding questions persist
March 30, 2014
With much of the Legislature’s attention focused on a state Supreme Court order to equalize public school funding, movement on the higher education front, including Kansas University, has taken a backseat recently.