Local government

Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council schedules meetings with 30 applicants
March 27, 2014
Story: Link Italics Bold Bulleted list Numbered list Block quote Heading Create inline: The Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council members and staff will meet with the 2014 Heritage Grant Applicants at meetings scheduled for tonight, April 1 and April 3.
Face to Face: Baldwin City Police Chief Greg Neis
March 25, 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 Police Chief Greg Neis.
Douglas County clerk critical of proposed election change
March 24, 2014
Douglas County’s chief election official, County Clerk Jamie Shew, says he wishes legislators who keep passing new voting laws would be around to deal with angry voters who are tripped up by the changes.
County inches closer to agritourism solution
March 20, 2014
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners took a step closer to solving its agritrourism regulations snafu Wednesday when it received recommendations from the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission.
Former Baker AD floats indoor activities center
March 20, 2014
As the longtime former Baker University athletic director, Dan Harris knows how busy the Collins Center is. Collins is not only the home for Baker’s winter sports of men’s and women’s basketball and wrestling, but the school’s baseball, softball, soccer and track teams use the facility for their preseason or off-season conditioning, Harris said.
Baldwin City couple’s lobbying effort find little support in Topeka for medical marijuana
March 19, 2014
Before making a final decision on a move that will split their family, Kathy and Ryan Reed spent two days in January speaking to Kansas lawmakers about the prospect of allowing medical marijuana use in the state.
Baldwin City to scale back number of recycling bins
March 18, 2014
With news the city is looking at a more than six-fold increase in the cost of providing roll-off recycling bins, the Baldwin City Council agreed Monday to curtail the number of bins available while encouraging residents to sign on to the city’s year-old curbside recycling service.
Baldwin City Council moves on new golf course clubhouse
March 18, 2014
The Baldwin City Council agreed Monday to demolish the clubhouse at the Baldwin Golf Course and replace it with a 40-by-48-foot building estimated to cost $121,000. Steve Wilson of the Baldwin Golf Association first approached the council in October about the need to replace the converted horse barn that has served as the course’s clubhouse since the 1960s. The golf association leases the course from the city.
Jenkins’ vows efforts to repeal, change Obamacare will continue
March 11, 2014
Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins said Monday in Baldwin City that Obamacare was “actuarially unsound” and vowed Republican efforts to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature legislation would continue. “We haven’t given up hope the whole thing won’t collapse under its own weight,” she said. “I will tell you the fight remains, if you all think the discussion on health care is over, you are sorely mistaken.”
Congress Jenkins to be in Baldwin City on Monday
March 6, 2014
Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins will make two appearances Monday during a visit to Baldwin City.
Baldwin City Council restates purpose of capital improvement plan
March 4, 2014
The Baldwin City Council approved rewording Monday of a 2013 bond issue to allow use of leftover money on other projects, but it was the capital improvement plan approved last month that dominated the night’s discussion.
Baldwin City Council agenda for March 3
February 28, 2014
Meeting starts at 7 p.m. at American Legion
County allows wind energy company to apply for construction of two meteorological towers west of Baldwin City
February 26, 2014
The Douglas County Commission will allow NextEra Energy Resources, the largest wind energy developer in the United States, to proceed in the application process to erect two meteorological towers in the countryside to study the area’s wind patterns.
Face to Face: Baldwin City administrative assistant Tamara Hagerman
February 25, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly profile of the people who live and work in Baldwin City. Each week, we will select another person to feature. This week, the Signal profiles Baldwin City Public Works administrative assistant and certified permit technician Tamara Hagerman.