Local News

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.
Moran to give battle against gridlock ‘one more try’
August 20, 2014
Questioned Tuesday at a Baldwin City town hall meeting about how he could accomplish anything positive in the “rigged” Washington, D.C., environment, Sen. Jerry Moran said he would give the system one more chance.
Mother-daughter pie team provide slice of Baldwin City history
August 20, 2014
Charlene Potter and her daughter Charlene Hannon sell a little community history with each pie they vend at the Baldwin City farmers’ market. The pies spread before them on a table Saturday morning at the market west of the Baldwin City Post Office were filled with apples, peaches, various berries and rhubarb.
Baldwin City bait and tackle shop still lures in fishermen
August 18, 2014
Much has changed since Gene Nelson first bought his bait and tackle shop at 321 Ames St. in 1981. Then, the shop was next to a boat dealership that benefitted from Kansas City traffic buzzing by on U.S. Highway 56 headed to Clinton Lake.
Face to Face: Emily Wright
August 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 Whitney’s Hair Salon owner Emily Wright
Baldwin City girl returns home from training at famed New York City dance company
August 13, 2014
Five weeks of rigorous training at a famed New York City dance studio has only whetted the appetite of young a Baldwin City girl for dance. “After five weeks, I took last week off,” Luisa Pierce said. “I start classes Thursday at the Lawrence Arts Center. I can’t wait to really start dancing again.”
Face to Face: William Dale Wullenschneider
August 13, 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 William Dale Wullenschneider
Wal-Mart opponents look to apply lessons from store proposal
August 12, 2014
The “No Wal-Mart in Baldwin” signs are gone and so is a proposal to build a Wal-Mart Express on U.S. Highway 56, but an opponent to the store said those against the proposal remain vigilant.
Baldwin City community rallies to support former teacher
August 11, 2014
Two things were on Kathy Johansen’s mind Saturday after the final runner crossed the finish line in a 5K fun run in her benefit. Foremost was her gratitude for the community support that brought about 175 particpants to the Saturday morning event at the Baldwin City Municipal Golf Course.
Face to Face: Baldwin Junior High School Principal Joe Sample
August 7, 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 Junior High School Principal Joe Sample.
Baldwin City enters right-of-way agreement with local high-speed Internet company
August 5, 2014
The Baldwin City Council’s routine approval Monday of its consent agenda brought rare applause from the audience. The applause was for one measure approved with the consent agenda, an agreement that will allow R.G. Fiber L.L.C. to install gigabit capacity fiber-optic cable on city right of way.
Walmart withdraws plans for store at Eisenhower Avenue/U.S. 56
August 1, 2014
Wal-Mart Inc. has dropped plans to build a Walmart Express at a Baldwin City site that spurred community protests last month. Although the announcement of the decision left the door open for the retail giant to explore another site in the city, it ended any further city consideration of the site on U.S. Highway 56 between Eisenhower Avenue and Washington Street.
Face to Face: Baker University campus minister Kevin Hopkins
July 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 Baker University’s new campus minister Kevin Hopkins
Friends team up to open downtown Baldwin City photography studio
July 28, 2014
The co-owners of downtown’s newest business say asking “Why Baldwin City?” is the wrong question. The question became “Why not Baldwin City?” as she and her partner Tisha Voigts searched for a place to open a photography studio, Michelle Beas said.

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