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Letter to the editor: Community support make iCan Bike camps successful
August 10, 2015
I would like to give thanks to volunteers and sponsors for making Baldwin iCan Bike Camp a success.
Man found guilty in Douglas State Fishing Lake aggravated robbery
August 10, 2015
A 23-year-old Wellsville man was found guilty Friday of one count of aggravated robbery in connection with an incident at Douglas State Fishing Lake. Donnie Ray Michael Plouffe pleaded no contest to the charge Friday in a deal with the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office. Prosecutor Eve Kemple agreed to dismiss Plouffe’s aggravated battery charge after he entered his plea, according to court records.
Kansas City Connection: a place for good jazz, eats; Starlight lets it go
August 10, 2015
Since the days of Charlie Parker and Count Basie, Kansas City has enjoyed a reputation as a jazz town. But these days one of the most reliable venues to see different jazz bands every night isn’t a nightclub — it’s the restaurant and lounge of a swank hotel on the Country Club Plaza.
Audit: Replacing school nurses with aides saves money
August 9, 2015
A recent audit showed that an eastern Kansas school district could save money by employing health aides instead of nurses, but the district’s recent superintendent said nurses are worth the extra money because of the services they can provide.
Kansas officials riled by EPA’s changes to power plant rule
August 9, 2015
Even though many Republicans were critical of the federal government’s efforts to cut carbon emissions from power plants, the GOP-dominated Kansas Legislature enacted a law spelling out how the state would comply.
Assisted living center at Topeka’s VA campus to open in fall
August 6, 2015
The Veterans Administration plans to open an assisted living center on its Topeka campus for veterans with mild dementia.
Kansas cattle inventory on the upswing after drought years
August 6, 2015
After several years of drought, the number of cattle on Kansas feedlots has been increasing, according to federal data.
Baldwin City Administrator Chris Lowe leaving to take Colorado job
August 6, 2015
Baldwin City Administrator Chris Lowe announced today he was resigning his position to take a similar job in Colorado. Lowe, who was hired as Baldwin City administrator in July 2011, has accepted a position as town manager of Monument, Colo., a city of about 5,800 north of Colorado Springs.
Dad of batboy, 9, who died, supports batboy tradition
August 6, 2015
The father of a 9-year-old batboy who died after being accidentally struck by a follow-through swing in Wichita says the batboy tradition should continue.
9-year-old batboy honored at team’s 1st game since his death
August 5, 2015
A 9-year-old batboy who died after being accidentally struck by a follow-through swing in Wichita has been honored at the baseball team’s first game since his death.
Kansas Supreme Court to hear cases in Garden City in October
August 5, 2015
The Kansas Supreme Court is taking its show on the road in October with a special evening session in southwest Kansas.
Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center, Baker receive LMH wellnes grant
August 5, 2015
Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center and Baker University have each received a $1,250 LMH Summer Spray 5K Community Wellness Grant. Funded by proceeds from the 2014 LMH Summer Spray 5K Run/Walk Series, these grants complete the three awarded by Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association in the series host communities of Eudora, Tonganoxie and Baldwin City.
Geologists: Drilling slowdown cuts number of Kansas quakes
August 5, 2015
Oil drilling in Kansas has slowed since winter, and so have the frequency and intensity of earthquakes in the southern part of the state.
Kansas lawmakers to reopen debate over police body cameras
August 5, 2015
Kansas legislators are reopening their debate over requiring body cameras for police, and a key Republican says he’s determined to resolve issues that kept lawmakers from enacting such a policy in the year following a white officer’s shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo.
Baldwin district new hires launch careers
August 5, 2015
For the nine teacher new hires to the Baldwin district, the school year started Monday. The district had its two-day new teacher orientation Monday and Tuesday for seven new district faculty members and two new teachers with the East Central Kansas Cooperative of Education.
Kansas governor says final power plant rule ‘twice as bad’
August 4, 2015
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says the final version of a federal rule for cutting carbon emissions from power plants is “twice as bad” for the state as the original version outlined a year ago.
Former Senate candidate: Board has ended probe of Facebook posts
August 4, 2015
A Kansas radiologist who lost a hard-fought primary battle to Republican Sen. Pat Roberts says the state’s medical board has dropped an investigation into whether he violated patient privacy by posting X-ray images of severe medical injuries.
Face to Face: Hayley Morrical
August 4, 2015
Face to Face is a weekly feature of the Signal in which we introduce those who live or work in the community to our readers. This week, we meet Hayley Morrical.
Police search near Derby for missing 4-month-old boy
August 4, 2015
Police are conducting a search along railroad tracks and a wooded area near Derby for a 4-month-old boy who was last seen with his father.
Baldwin City Council approves 2016 budget
August 4, 2015
Despite pleas from two residents, the Baldwin City Council unanimously approved on Monday a 2016 budget that includes a 4.57 mill levy increase.