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Wind advisory issued for Douglas County for Thursday
February 19, 2014
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for Douglas County and surrounding areas beginning Thursday at 6 a.m. lasting until 6 p.m.
AARP service helps Baldwin City residents with tax returns
February 19, 2014
Robert Quinn reached into his pocket Tuesday for his reading glasses to review the tax return an AARP Foundation Tax Aide had just completed for him at the Lumberyard Arts Center. The retired 57-year-old Baldwin City man said he prepared his own taxes while in his 20s but started having them professionally done after he got married and had children.
Face to Face: Baldwin City Police Officer Kim Springer
February 18, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly profile of the people who live and work in Baldwin City. Each week, we will select another person to feature. This week, the Signal profiles Baldwin City Police Department Corp. Kim Springer.
Two transported to hospital after morning accident in Baldwin City
08:34 a.m., February 12, 2014 Updated 05:07 p.m.
The Kansas Department of Transportation is reporting an injury accident 8:10 a.m. today has closed U.S. Highway 56 at Santa Fe Street in Baldwin City to all traffic.
Baldwin City man completes nearly 9-month trek of Appalachian Trail
February 11, 2014
If your ambition is to walk the length of the Appalachian Trail, Luke Weaver advises you take a dog with a good nose and pack plenty of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Weaver gained those insights from walking the 2,185-mile trail that spans the nation’s mountainous Eastern spine. He started his hike May 15, two days after graduating from the North Central Kansas Technical School in Beloit. The 24-year-old son of Baldwin City’s Rick and Vickie Weaver finished the journey last week.
New wave of oil drilling disrupts Baldwin City, rural neighborhoods
February 9, 2014
Victoria Guerrero says she and her husband, Fernando, were stunned last February when they returned to Douglas County after Fernando’s two-year military deployment to Germany.
Neuenswander nominated for state honor for Baldwin City volunteer efforts
February 6, 2014
Bill Neuenswander will quickly dismiss any mention of his nomination for a statewide award for volunteerism. “I’m just one of many people who contribute to worthy causes in this community,” he said when asked about the nomination Thursday.
Five tips to stay warm with today’s windchills
February 6, 2014
With a wind chill advisory issued by the National Weather Service in Topeka for Lawrence and surrounding areas today into Thursday, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is reminding residents to keep safe and warm. “Winter weather can be extremely dangerous, especially for infants and older adults,” said Kim Ens, a registered nurse who directs the department’s clinic services.
Baldwin City digs out from season’s worst winter storm
February 5, 2014
Stepping outside at about 11 a.m. Wednesday, Martha Wright weighed keeping Whitney’s Hair Salon open for the day. The salon was closed Tuesday when the worst winter storm of the season blow into northeast Kansas, dumping the predicted 8 to 10 inches of snow on Baldwin City. Wednesday dawned bright and clear and brutally cold single-digit temperatures.
Heavy snowfall buries Baldwin City
02:43 p.m., February 4, 2014 Updated 12:45 a.m.
Shortly after noon with about 4 inches of snow on the ground from the season’s biggest winter storm, Kwik Shop clerk Dana LeRow was busy ringing up customers lined four deep at the counter. Speaking over a small front-end loader clearing the convenience store’s parking lot of snow for the second time today, LeRow said the store had been busy all morning
Baldwin City wakes to snow
February 4, 2014
Baldwin City awoke today to the first flakes of a storm that is forecast to dump 8 to 10 inches on the area before ending Wednesday morning. By 9 a.m., nearly an inch of snow was on the ground and accumulating quickly. Traffic is still moving easily on city streets pre-treated in advance of the storm. That is not likely to last long with snow coming down at the present rate.
Face to Face: Baldwin City Finance Director Brad Smith
February 4, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly profile of the people who live and work in Baldwin City. Each week, we will select another person to feature. This week, the Signal profiles Baldwin City Fiance Director Brad Smith
Winter storm warning issued in anticipation of tonight’s snowfall
09:01 a.m., February 3, 2014 Updated 08:41 p.m.
Baldwin USD 348 Superintendent Paul Dorathy has canceled all district and activities for Tuesday in anticipation of a major winter storm. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Douglas and surrounding counties, beginning at midnight lasting until 6 a.m. Wednesday.
Winter weather advisory issued for Douglas County through Saturday morning
January 31, 2014
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Douglas County and surrounding areas from 9 a.m. today until 6 a.m. Saturday.