Local News

Baldwin Junction man remembers sporting life of following the bouncing ball
July 28, 2015
When golfers tee up at Sunday’s Baldwin Open, they will all be hoping to duplicate the feat of C.T. Taul in 1989. Taul owns the only hole-in-one in the history of the Open. The feat was recorded 26 years ago, but it remains fresh in the mind of the 91-year-old rural Baldwin City man.
Brown, Hannon elected to Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce board
July 27, 2015
It was announced Monday that Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce members elected Tony Brown and Phillip Hannon to two-year terms organization’s board of directors.
Face to Face: Becky Henderson
July 22, 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 Becky Henderson.
Baldwin City Council asked to develop trust in wake of annexation’s withdrawl
July 21, 2015
In the wake of the withdrawal of a voluntary annexation request, the Baldwin City Council was urged to develop trust in each other and staff and demonstrate a pro-business attitude.
Baker sees gigabit Internet as important competitive edge
July 19, 2015
When Chad Phillips returns to Baker University next month, the No. 1 complaint he and fellow members of the Baker University Student Senate heard in recent years should be resolved.
Face to Face: Shawn Ellis
July 15, 2015
Face to Face is a weekly feature in which the Signal introduces readers to those who live and work in the community. This week we meet Shawn Ellis.
Douglas County in tornado watch for 2 more hours
July 15, 2015
The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a tornado watch for Douglas County until midnight. The watch was issued at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday evening.
Coming auction of rural Baldwin City property drawing interest
July 14, 2015
A tract of land that has ties to the community’s early history and that could play an important part in its future will be sold at auction Aug. 14. As many in the community know from the many signs posted of fences at the site, the property is the 160-acre farm of Margaret Counts, who died in May.
Baldwin City artist Tom Russell dies
July 14, 2015
Tom Russell, who was credited with re-establishing the Baker University Art Department, died Saturday at his Second Street home at the age of 97.
Excessive heat warning issued for Douglas County
July 13, 2015
Warning continues through this evening
Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department urges residents to be aware of bats
July 10, 2015
If you’ve been outside around nightfall, you’ve likely seen their angular silhouettes overhead, but the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is urging residents to be on the lookout for bats indoors as well.
Face to Face: Laurie Clark
July 7, 2015
Face to Face is a weekly feature of the Signal in which we introduce readers to those who live or work in the community. This week, we meet Laurie Clark.
Governor, FCC commissioner urge community to share success stories from fiber optic cable access
July 1, 2015
At an event Wednesday in the downtown Baldwin City office of RG Fiber, Gov. Sam Brownback and Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai encouraged those in the community to share success stories as fiber optic Internet comes online in the community.
New Lawrence Journal World managing editor has Baldwin City ties
June 30, 2015
Veteran Lawrence Journal-World reporter and columnist Chad Lawhorn has been named managing editor of the newspaper. As managing editor, Lawhorn will oversee the Journal-World’s staff of editors, reporters and photographers as well as the news staffs for The World Company’s weekly newspapers in Baldwin City, Tonganoxie, Bonner Springs and Shawnee.