Local News

Baldwin High School volleyball team to have annual Dig PInk cancer fundraiser
September 11, 2014
BHS volleyball will have a Stand Up 2 Cancer night at its Sept. 23 match against Ottawa
Baldwin City fix-it shop cover for moped obsession
September 10, 2014
As he stood amid the reconditioned lawnmowers beside his FIXITco. shop, the handlebars of a rooter tiller sticking above a bed of a passing pickup otherwise loaded with junk appliances caught Steve Hibberts’ eye. After calling the driver over to his small-engine repair shop at 331 Ames St., Hibberts looked over the machine and pronounced it a great find to the doubtful driver.
Face to face: Marilee Valentine Beins
September 9, 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 Marilee Valentine Boyle.
Fellowship Bible Church has first worship in Baldwin City
September 8, 2014
On Sunday, Dennis Engle and his fellow members of the Fellowship Bible Church had two reasons to give thanks. After 18-months of planning and preparation, the church had its first worship Sunday in Baldwin City at the Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center
Baldwin City police officer recognized for helping save woman’s life
September 5, 2014
For the second time in a little more than a year, Baldwin City Police Officer Bruce Elliott has been awarded a police department medal for helping to save the life of a resident who was having a heart attack.
Baldwin Chamber of Commerce/Baker University mixer Friday
September 4, 2014
The Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce/Baker University mixer will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday at The Lodge.
Flash flood warning issued for Douglas County
September 3, 2014
The National Weather Service in Topeka issued a flash flood warning for Douglas County and surrounding areas until 9:45 a.m. as thunderstorms blanketed the area.
New teacher returns of her Baldwin Junior High School roots
September 3, 2014
At least Sarah Johnson’s room is new to her as she starts her first year of teaching at Baldwin Junior High School. “I don’t think I had classes in this room,” she said. “We had most of our classes in the other hallway.”
Face to Face: Jill Boyle
September 2, 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 Jill Boyle.
Baker exceeds freshman enrollment goal for second straight year
September 1, 2014
Baker University freshmen Carson Ferren and Sydnie Hanson didn’t expect to enroll at a school so close to their Overland Park homes when they started looking at where they would spend their college years. “I thought I would go farther from home,” Hansen said as she walked Friday from class to class on Baker’s Baldwin City campus.
Face to Face: Matt McCune
August 28, 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 Center fifth-grade teacher Matt McCune.
Douglas County economic development plan proposes venture capital, other assistance for start-ups
August 27, 2014
Helping start-up companies with grants, loans and larger venture capital investments is among the highlights of a strategic plan being proposed by the Lawrence chamber of commerce and the Lawrence-Douglas County Economic Development Corporation.
Baldwin High School Class of 2014 outperforms peers statewide on ACT
August 26, 2014
The Baldwin High School Class of 2014 outperformed their peers statewide on the ACT test they took last year but couldn’t sustain the lofty established by the Class of 2013.
Baker student union interior renovations complete, patio work continues
August 26, 2014
New light-filled Pat Long Student Activities Center with Starbucks, Jamba Juice and high-tech study rooms completed in Harter Union
New Baldwin school nurse adapts quickly
August 25, 2014
It’s been a whirlwind two weeks for Lisa Pattrick. She was hired Aug. 12 as the district nurse for Baldwin schools. The hiring came right before the start of the school year, forcing Patrick to cram more than a little preparation into what is always a busy time for school district employees.

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