Local News

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.
Face to Face: Gregg Schiffelbein
June 24, 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 Gregg Schiffelbein.
Baldwin City’s new postmaster to be sworn in Friday
June 23, 2015
The four months Kristi Baker has been at the Baldwin City Post Office are enough to convince her she has found a career home. “I think I’ll stay here,” she said. “Everybody has been so nice to me.”
Face to Face: Rick Ross
June 18, 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 Rick Ross.
RG Fiber now installing optic fiber line in Baldwin City
June 16, 2015
The home of sister companies RG Fiber and Reflective Group at 713 High Street was mostly empty Monday as intensive renovation continues on the 114-year-old building. But that will soon change.
Face to Face: Mark Whaley
June 9, 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 Mark Whaley
Baldwin City prepares for Friday arrival of 880 bicyclists
June 9, 2015
Baldwin City is preparing to make an impression on the 880 bicyclists and their volunteer helpers who will visit the community Friday. The city will be the final overnight stop of this year’s Biking Across Kansas, which started Friday on the Kansas/Colorado line west of Johnson City.
Face to Face: Madeline McCrary
June 2, 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 Madeline McCrary.
Baldwin City magician’s white lie leads to business that’s blowing up
June 1, 2015
Eric Potter was icing his hands Sunday evening after three days of twisting balloons into shapes for children with his wife, Kelly, at the first weekend of Midland Railway’s Day Out with Thomas.