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Maple Leaf Festival grand marshal honored for work with festival, Lumberyard Arts Center
October 13, 2015
This weekend, the Lumberyard Arts Center will be filled with Maple Leaf Festival arts and crafts booths. There was a watercolor class Tuesday afternoon and Baldwin City PEO meeting that evening. Artists will gather to work on their art during an open studio Thursday afternoon, and a showing of the art of the late Tom Russell overflows from the gallery into the main courtyard. All that activity is what Sandy Cardens envisioned when she had the inspiration 13 years ago to convert the closing Baldwin Lumber Company into a community arts center.
Baldwin City downtown businesses look forward to festival crowds
October 13, 2015
Stan Herd is impressed with the foresight of the four Baker University professors who founded the Maple Leaf Festival in 1957. “Those guys had an idea, and that continues to have a positive impact for retailers in the community,” said Herd, co-owner of Antiques on the Prairie, 520 High St.
Family for new Baldwin City Habitat for Humanity home named
October 12, 2015
The start of construction on a new Habitat for Humanity house in Baldwin City is on schedule for spring with the selection of a family for the home’s ownership and a project steering committee.
Baldwin City children’s safety seat check helps parents correct common problems
October 5, 2015
Jason Lemon and his infant son Alex Jacob got a surprise during a Saturday morning child safety seat check in the parking lot of the Baldwin Athletic Club.
“I got a new safety seat, actually,” Lemon said. “I learned our other safety seat was outdated. I learned a lot about our air bags as they pertain to the safety seat.”
Face to Face: Alison Bauer
October 5, 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 Alison Bauer.
Child safety seat check offered Saturday in Baldwin City
September 30, 2015
Safe Kids Douglas County and its member agencies and volunteers will have a free car seat safety check from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Baldwin Athletic Club parking lot, 912 Ames St.
Fiber optic cable live in Baldwin City; Baker to have service soon
September 30, 2015
A little more than a month into his college experience, Baker University freshman Mitchell Lierz is about to get more value from dorm living. As of Tuesday, RG Fiber had two operating connections providing gigabit Internet capacity to Baker’s Baldwin City campus, said Mike Bosch, CEO of the Baldwin City-based RG Fiber. With a few tweaks, that service will be available on campus and the 500 of the school’s 900 students living in its on-campus dorms or apartments.
Face to Face: Dan Cole
September 23, 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 Dan Cole.
Face to Face: Steve Hibberts
September 9, 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 Steve Hibberts.
Fundraising effort started for young Baldwin City woman facing two-day brain surgery
September 8, 2015
Allyson Sass’s mood heading into a two-day operation is summed up in a cartoon on her YouCaring crowd source fundraising site that reads: “‘It’s only brain surgery,’ said no one ever.” The 24-year-old Baldwin City woman will undergo a two-day surgery Sept. 16 and 17 to remove a tumor from her acoustic nerve.
Face to Face: Richard Ehinger
September 2, 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 Richard Ehinger.
Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging looks to partner with local business for new senior nutrition program
August 24, 2015
With the congregate meal site in the Baldwin City Senior Center set to close at the end of September, the Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging Inc. is working to find a local business willing to partner with the agency in offering an alternative program.
Face to Face: Phil Hannon
August 23, 2015
Face to Face is a weekly feature of The Signal in which we introduce readers to those who live and work in the community. This week, we meet Phil Hannon.
Baldwin City woman excited about Africa posting
August 12, 2015
After having trained in Thailand and the Middle East, Brooklyn Cole will leave Baldwin City next month to travel to northern Kenya with the goal of spreading the gospel.