Local News

Severe Weather Awareness Week approaches; Douglas County prepares
February 26, 2015
Douglas County Emergency Management is hustling to prepare itself and the rest of the county as peak months for severe weather draw near.√
LAC board moving forward with theater plans
February 24, 2015
With the deed in hand for the lumberyard building, the Lumberyard Arts Center board of directors plans to move forward with a long-planned theater.
Baldwin City has sister city in South Africa
February 24, 2015
After two years of effort, Baldwin City is now the sister city of a similar-sized town in South Africa. On Feb. 16, the Baldwin City Council approved a memorandum of understanding establishing a sister city relationship with Riviersonderend, Western Cape, South Africa, a community of about 5,000 people.
Baldwin Healtcare and Rehabilitation has new ownership
February 17, 2015
It was announced Tuesday that Baldwin Healthcare and Rehabilitation is now subsidiary of Genesis HealthCare.
Face to Face: Gwendolyn Conover
February 17, 2015
Face to Face is a weekly feature of the Signal in which we introduce our readers to the people who live or work in the community. This week, we feature Gwendolyn Conover.
Baldwin High School grad dressing for fundraising success
February 16, 2015
For the next three weeks, Rachael Enick won’t spend a great deal of time planning her daily wardrobe. The 23-year-old Baldwin High School and MidAmerica Nazarene University graduate now living in Overland Park is in the midst of a 30-day personal fundraiser she started Feb. 10. During the drive for Harvesters, the Community Food Network, Enick is wearing the same dress everyday for 30 days.
Marijuana refugee returns to Baldwin City to advocate for limited use of drug
February 16, 2015
For Ryan Reed, a smile makes his family’s move to Colorado worthwhile. It’s a smile he wishes he could share with members of the Kansas Legislature this week when he testifies before a House committee about the benefits of the medical marijuana his 3-year-old son has been taking daily since the family moved to Colorado in May 2014.
Lawrence-Douglas County health department to host measles vaccination clinics
February 13, 2015
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will host four community clinics around the county for people who want to receive the measles vaccine.
Deadline nears for Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce awards nomininations
February 11, 2015
Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce members have until Friday to submit nominations for the awards to be presented at this year’s annual chamber banquet.
Baldwin City quilters starting project for veterans
February 10, 2015
They didn’t have to send a dress code memo to the members of Baldwin City’s newest quilting club of what to wear to its first meeting Sunday. It was understood the four Quilters of Valor members, Liz Granberg, Karen Kohn, Jo Cornelius and Donna Thomas, would wear red, white and blue or some form of patriotic dress.
Face to Face: Christy Carlisle
February 10, 2015
Face to Face is a weekly feature in which the Signal introduces readers to those who live or work in the community. This week, we meet Christy Carlisle.
Face to Face: Kaylin McCrary
February 3, 2015
Face to Face is a weekly feature in which the Signal introduces readers to those who live or work in the community. This week, the Signal features Kaylin McCrary
City Council supports plan to convert old Chapel Street school into apartments
February 3, 2015
The Baldwin City Council voted unanimously Monday to support a plan to redevelop the former junior high school on Chapel Street into 30 apartments. Flint Hills Holdings Group LLC asked the city to support the plan as it prepares application for historical preservation tax credits from the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation.
Lawrence radio personality hired as first Baldiwn City Chamber of Commerce executive director
January 30, 2015
Baldwin City residents may not know the community’s first-ever Chamber of Commerce executive director, but they’ve probably heard his voice. “That’s what I’ve been telling people,” Booth said Friday. “I’ve done the radio show “According to the Record” since getting out of the Army in 1972.”
Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce names its first executive director
January 30, 2015
The Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the hiring of Hank Booth as the chamber’s first executive director. He will begin Monday.

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