Local News

Face to Face: BCRC recreation specialist Tammy Michael
April 23, 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 City Recreation Commission recreation specialist Tammy Michael.
Baldwin Academy of Dance and Voice moving to new downtown site
April 22, 2014
The Baldwin Academy of Dance and Voice will have a new, more spacious downtown home with the start of summer. Academy owner Courtney Williams said she agreed Friday to purchase the storefront at 711 High St., which had been the home of the El Jacal Restaurant, as the academy’s new home.
Baldwin City named Tree City USA
April 18, 2014
Baldwin City Tree Board’s annual tree distribution scheduled for May 3
Former prosecuter opens Baldwin City’s only general practice law office
April 15, 2014
On the wall behind Blake Glover’s desk in his downtown Baldwin City office is an enlarged copy of a photograph his brother discovered last year of an Arkansas department store bearing his family’s name. “I love that photo,” he said. “I like it, too, because of the small-town spirit of it.”
Face to Face: Baldwin City power plant manager Rob Culley
April 14, 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 City power plant manager Rob Culley.
Baldwin City in severe thunderstorm watch
April 13, 2014
Douglas County is included in a severe thunderstorm watch that the National Weather Service issued for much of eastern Kansas on Sunday.
Face to Face: Lumberyard Arts Center gallery coordinator Sandy Cardens
April 8, 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 Lumberyard Arts Center board member and gallery coordinator Sandy Cardens.
Baldwin City’s Midland Railway to have Easter egg hunts the next 2 weekends
April 7, 2014
With Easter Sunday just around the corner, special Easter Egg Hunts are being planned the next two weeks on Midland Railway trains departing from Baldwin City Depot.
Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce Winefest ticket on sale
April 3, 2014
The Baldwin Chamber of Commerce’s second annual winefest will be from 1 to 5 p.m. April 26 at the Lotatorium, 715 High St.
Baldwin City’s Three Sisters Inn has new ownership
April 3, 2014
It seems fated that Mikel and Pamela Stoops would one day own Baldwin City’s Three Sisters Inn. The couple recently purchased the bed and breakfast at the corner of Ames and 11th streets from Shawna and Kevin Garber, but Mikel Stoops said he and his wife first considered buying the inn when Jim and Diane Niehoff still owned the Victorian bed and breakfast they remodeled after moving it five blocks from the east.
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.
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.
One ejected, hospitalized after roll-over accident on U.S. 56
March 30, 2014
A Topeka woman was taken to Stormont Vail Health Care early Sunday morning after a one-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 56 in Baldwin City.
Tornado watch canceled for Douglas County
March 27, 2014
The tornado watch issued by the National Weather Service earlier today has been canceled for Douglas County. There is a small chance of thunderstorms southeast of the Kansas Turnpike tonight. A watch remains in effect for six counties in southeast Kansas.
Art glass shop the draw in Globe
March 27, 2014
The relative isolation of his shop in Globe, 8 miles from the nearest town, belies David Anderson’s fondness for people. “I love people,” he said. “I love talking to people. I love to teach. Part of being an artist is teaching others. We’re not going to be here forever.”

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