Latest news

Audio clips
Births
Chats
Couples
Obituaries
Photos
Photo galleries
BESIC Veterans Day recognition BHS at state BCRC Breast Cancer Walk Maple Leaf 2014 2014 Baldwin High School Homecoming Give Back the Bucks Vinland Fair 2014 Baker graduation 2014
Podcasts
Polls

What was the biggest local news story of 2014?

Response Percent
Walmart targets Baldwin City for story, abandons plan
 
100%
Baldwin City Public Library expansion completed
 
0%
Baldwin school district agrees to sell Vinland Elementary
 
0%
RG Fiber makes progress in making gigabit fiber available to community
 
0%
Lynne Murray succeeds Pat Long as Baker University president
 
0%
Total 4
Note: This is not a scientific poll. Vote
Videos
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.
Fair competition convention focus at Farmers Union
November 30, 2014
The director of the U.S. Agriculture Department agency that oversees fair and competitive trading is headlining this year’s annual meeting of the Kansas Farmers Union in Manhattan.
Baldwin City Council agenda, Dec. 1
November 28, 2014
Meeting at Baldwin City Public Library
Couple sues owner of plane that crashed into home
November 26, 2014
A Chicago couple is suing the Kansas-based owner of a small cargo plane that crashed into their home.
Higher prices, plentiful feed buoy US ranchers
November 26, 2014
Hay is plentiful and readily for sale again out in cattle country as another winter looms. Herds are contently munching on crop residue left over after the bountiful fall harvest, and ranchers marketing their calves are bringing home record prices for their animals.
Baker to continue tradition with 84th Candlelight Vespers
November 26, 2014
Baker University’s 84th annual Christmas Candlelight Vespers is scheduled for 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 7, at Rice Auditorium. Admission is free.
Overland Park took brunt of Sprint’s fall layoffs
November 26, 2014
More than half of the fall layoffs at Sprint Corp. occurred at the Overland Park headquarters.
Harvest of sorghum, soybeans wraps up in Kansas
November 25, 2014
The latest government farm snapshot shows the fall harvest is wrapping up in Kansas.
Man sentenced for heroin ring that led to death
November 25, 2014
A Kansas City man was sentenced to 30 years in prison without parole for participating in a drug trafficking ring that led to a man’s death.
4 directors to leave Kansas Insurance Department
November 25, 2014
Four directors will retire from the Kansas Insurance Department on Dec. 5.
Baldwin High School wrestling team returns deep, experienced squad
November 25, 2014
With seven wrestlers with state finals experience and a couple late-season aces up its sleeve, the B
Kansas City man sentenced in water threat hoax
November 25, 2014
A 70-year-old man who threatened to contaminate water supplies in Kansas and Missouri has been sentenced to two years in federal prison.
Dodge City teacher named Teacher of the Year
November 24, 2014
A high school biology teacher from Dodge City High School is this year’s Kansas Teacher of the Year.
Grant for playground equipment step toward all-day program at Baldwin City’s Rainbow Experience Preschool
November 24, 2014
A grant awarded Rainbow Experience Preschool last week is a step toward big changes for the 51-year-old Baldwin City nonprofit. Jamie Davis, chairperson of the Rainbow Experience Preschool Board of Directors, said Rainbow received a $15,000 grant from the LiveWell Lawrence Coalition at a Friday banquet that is to be used to help pay for new playground equipment, which she said would be placed to the west of the preschool at the northwest corner of Sixth and Baker streets.
Police: Wichita woman injured in stabbing attack
November 24, 2014
Wichita police say a woman is critically injured after being stabbed nine times by a group of women.
Musing 1127
November 24, 2014
Whatever happened to “over the river and though the woods to Grandmother’s house we go”? Has it been replaced by Black Friday and the pursuit of the big buck?
Website established to help rural Baldwin City family who lost home in Nov. 17 fire
November 24, 2014
A website has been established to help a rural Baldwin City family whose home was destroyed by a Nov. 17 fire.
Face to Face: Chelsea Bradbury
November 24, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly feature of The Signal in which we introduce readers to those who live or work in the community.
Lunch buddy program helps autistic BJHS student find acceptance
November 24, 2014
Seventh-grader Tate Smith sees it as no big deal that he and his Baldwin Junior High School lunch buddies were featured on People Magazine’s online edition. “Look, that was only one magazine,” he said last Thursday. Jordan Barth, Jason Brown, Aubrey Dechant and Ethan Eckman, BJHS seventh-graders who eat regularly with their classmate as part of a lunch buddy program, shared his relaxed attitude for their sudden media fame.
Kansas restroom places second in national contest
November 24, 2014
A toilet-shaped restroom in a small north-central Kansas town has placed second in a national contest.