Local News

Partners hope new office complex will help grow new Baldwin City businesses
June 29, 2014
The three partners in a recently completed downtown business venture are hoping it will provide a venue in which other new Baldwin City businesses can prosper. Dave Hill, Rick Deitz and Alan Wright recently opened the doors to a new office complex at 608 High Street.
Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce taking nominations for board through Monday
June 27, 2014
The Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for an open position on its board of directors.
Douglas County wheat harvest looks promising early
June 27, 2014
Bill Rice says this year’s wheat crop is probably the best he’s seen. And that’s saying something, given that Rice has been farming the same land west of Baldwin City since the 1960s.
Baldwin City’s Optimal Living Meals proving popular with busy customers
June 25, 2014
As its first customer, Amelia Rodrock knows what those ordering from Optimal Living Meals want. OL Meals, which prepares healthy meals for home delivery or pick up, grew from a request she made of the former chef at Baldwin City’s Antonucci’s Italian Restaurant to help her cope with a schedule that included hours at her Lawrence chiropractic clinic and workouts for figure fitness competitions.
Face to Face: State Sen. Tom Holland
June 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’ll meet State Sen. Tom Holland of rural Baldwin City.
Face to Face: Baldwin City Councilwoman Christi Darnell
June 18, 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’ll meet Baldwin City Councilwoman Christi Darnell.
Baldwin City mourns death of local girl in western Kansas car wreck
June 17, 2014
Baldwin City mourned last week the death of a girl killed in a western Kansas car wreck. Alexis “A.J.” Jo Woolsonscroft, 12, of Baldwin City and Ottawa and her 17-year-old step-brother John Louis Smith, of Ottawa, died in a three-car accident June 9 on Interstate 70 in Trego County.
Douglas County in high winds warning
June 5, 2014
The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning until 11 a.m. for Douglas County. Strong and damaging winds with gusts of 60 to 80 mph are possible.
Face to Face: Frank Foye
June 5, 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’ll meet local businessman Frank Foye.
Volunteers see community benefits to Baldwin City of foot trail being built at Douglas County State Lake
June 4, 2014
After a hard Saturday morning of work, Don Phipps and Mike Goodwin rested on a footbridge they installed at Douglas County State Lake. Aided by Stan Vickers, Dave Simmons, Gerard Arantowicz and a walk-behind track loader with multiple frontend attachments, Phipps and Goodwin spent the morning carving out sections of a trail on the west side of the lake. The morning had been productive, with the walking path laid down through prairie and woodlands from the southern end of lake property near North 375 Road to the footbridge spanning a small stream just north of the lake’s southern-most access area.
Baldwin City teen member of 4th-ranked equestrian team
June 2, 2014
Buddy gallops on the sand-covered course, his caretaker and owner, 15-year-old Riese Wismer, on his back. As they ride past an orange traffic cone, Riese, wearing a velvet tortoiseshell helmet, leans down and grabs a small wooden flag sticking out of it. Buddy doesn’t slow a bit. “Goo’ boy, goo’ boy,” she says, patting his neck.
Face to Face: Baldwin City Clerk Collin Bielser
May 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’ll meet Collin Biesler.
Vintage Park resident receives Distinguished Citizenship Award
May 22, 2014
Tom Garber said Wednesday he wanted to be a teacher since an early age and stayed true to that career path even when offered enticing opportunities. Garber was honored Wednesday at Vintage Park of Baldwin City with a Distinguished Citizenship Award from the Kansas Health Care Association/Kansas Center for Assisted Living.
Face to Face: Baldwin City Councilwoman Kathy Gerstner
May 21, 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’ll meet Kathy Gerstner.