Local News

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.
Baldwin City enters right-of-way agreement with local high-speed Internet company
August 5, 2014
The Baldwin City Council’s routine approval Monday of its consent agenda brought rare applause from the audience. The applause was for one measure approved with the consent agenda, an agreement that will allow R.G. Fiber L.L.C. to install gigabit capacity fiber-optic cable on city right of way.
Walmart withdraws plans for store at Eisenhower Avenue/U.S. 56
August 1, 2014
Wal-Mart Inc. has dropped plans to build a Walmart Express at a Baldwin City site that spurred community protests last month. Although the announcement of the decision left the door open for the retail giant to explore another site in the city, it ended any further city consideration of the site on U.S. Highway 56 between Eisenhower Avenue and Washington Street.
Quayle collection to occupy Baker librarian’s time for next month
July 30, 2014
When asked to name her favorite item in Baker University’s prized Quayle Bible Collection, Kay Bradt qualifies her answer with the that acknowledgement it changes regularly as she researches and studies the collection. There’s a lot for the Baker University director of library services to choose from in the collection housed in the Spencer Wing of Baker’s Collins Library.
Face to Face: Baker University campus minister Kevin Hopkins
July 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 meet Baker University’s new campus minister Kevin Hopkins
Friends team up to open downtown Baldwin City photography studio
July 28, 2014
The co-owners of downtown’s newest business say asking “Why Baldwin City?” is the wrong question. The question became “Why not Baldwin City?” as she and her partner Tisha Voigts searched for a place to open a photography studio, Michelle Beas said.
Meals on Wheels program feeds more than 300 a day
July 25, 2014
Lawrence — Kristie Bowen started volunteering for Douglas County Senior Meals a few months back, driving hot meals to local homebound residents. She says she loves socializing with the senior citizens on her route. “It’s rewarding to know that, in addition to providing their meal, I may be providing some sincere interaction as well,” said Bowen, a 38-year-old Lawrence fitness instructor.
Area group offers support for seniors
July 24, 2014
“Hey, hey, hey,” Barbara Kelly said, signaling that she was ready to eat. Her husband, Chuck, tucked a napkin into the neck of her shirt. He mixed her some chocolate milk. After a nurse brought over a plate of pureed carrots and potatoes, he started spooning them into her mouth. “Doesn’t that look appetizing?” he said. “Mmm.”
Face to Face: Tom Farmer
July 24, 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 former Baldwin City Councilman Tom Farmer.
Baker’s online MLA program recognized as one of nation’s best
July 22, 2014
Like many other busy adults, Cheryl McCrary was concerned her full life would further delay her goal of earning a master’s degree.
KDOT agrees traffic study needed for Baldwin City Wal-Mart Express
July 16, 2014
Baldwin City has a powerful partner in its demand that Wal-Mart Inc. submit a traffic study with its development plan for a Wal-Mart Express on U.S. Highway 56. Baldwin City Administrator Chris Lowe said Kansas Department of Transportation officials told him Tuesday the department agreed a traffic study was needed with the development plan for the store.
Rural Baldwin City teens have nose for business
July 15, 2014
Brothers Kyson and Kendrick Gardner were looking for a business opportunity recently when they caught a whiff of their family’s garbage can. It wasn’t a pretty smell. So the teens from rural Douglas County asked their dad if he thought anyone would pay to have their trash containers cleaned. Their