Local News

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.
Baker mass media professor receives distinguished teaching award
August 22, 2014
Before becoming a professor in 2005 at Baker University, Joe Watson worked 15 years in television news and four years in public relations.
Murray proud to be Baker’s 29th president
August 21, 2014
Ever since she participated in grade-school oratorical contests, Lynne Murray has been comfortable in front of a crowd. An essay contest sponsored by the local American Legion in Ridge, Md., piqued Murray’s interest as a second-grader. She entered and placed first for her entry in “What America Means to Me” and received a government bond. Since that moment, Murray savors those times when she can speak before a crowd.
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.