Local News

Comic book passion to be shared at downtown Baldwin City store
July 8, 2014
Gabriel Dorsey said his early excitement for comic books was matched with a youthful discovery that there were shops devoted to them. “I’ve enjoyed comic books since I was about 8 years old,” he said. “My dad got me into them when we lived in California. I got them off racks at grocery stores at first. Once I found out there were stores dedicated to comic books, I was pretty excited.”
Appeals court considering case of Baldwin City mom who hosted teen drinking party
July 7, 2014
Story: Link Italics Bold Bulleted list Numbered list Block quote Heading Create inline: A Baldwin City mom admitted in court documents to letting her teenage daughter and underage friends party at her home one night last summer as she drank along with them. Yet Sherry Haskell was not found guilty of unlawfully hosting minors consuming alcohol.
Baldwin City opposition quick to develop against Wal-Mart Express
July 3, 2014
Soon after signing a petition Thursday opposing the opening of a Wal-Mart Express in Baldwin City, Janice Craig started to explain her opposition. But before she could speak, Craig was interrupted by a man firmly stating his stance. Wal-Mart’s presence would “ruin the town” by closing existing businesses and ultimately shrinking the tax base, the man said
Baldwin City Planning Commission to consider development plan for Wal-Mart Express
July 3, 2014
The Baldwin City Planning Commission will consider on Tuesday a development plan for a Wal-Mart Express on a recently re-platted property on U.S. Highway 56. Baldwin City Administrator Chris Lowe said the planning commission would consider the development plan at a 7 p.m. meeting Tuesday at the Baldwin City American Legion Post, 803 High St.
Trolley now offering historic tours of Baldwin City
July 1, 2014
Clara and David Smith stepped off the community’s new tour trolley bus Saturday knowing much more about Baldwin City’s history. “We knew the basic details, but we got a lot more information, especially at Black Jack,” Clara Smith said. “The next time our grandkids come for a visit, we’re going to get them to take the tour.”
Baldwin City in severe thunderstorm watch
June 30, 2014
Watch expires at 2 a.m.
Partners hope new office complex will help grow new Baldwin City businesses
June 29, 2014
The three partners in a recently completed downtown business venture are hoping it will provide a venue in which other new Baldwin City businesses can prosper. Dave Hill, Rick Deitz and Alan Wright recently opened the doors to a new office complex at 608 High Street.
Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce taking nominations for board through Monday
June 27, 2014
The Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for an open position on its board of directors.
Douglas County wheat harvest looks promising early
June 27, 2014
Bill Rice says this year’s wheat crop is probably the best he’s seen. And that’s saying something, given that Rice has been farming the same land west of Baldwin City since the 1960s.
Baldwin City’s Optimal Living Meals proving popular with busy customers
June 25, 2014
As its first customer, Amelia Rodrock knows what those ordering from Optimal Living Meals want. OL Meals, which prepares healthy meals for home delivery or pick up, grew from a request she made of the former chef at Baldwin City’s Antonucci’s Italian Restaurant to help her cope with a schedule that included hours at her Lawrence chiropractic clinic and workouts for figure fitness competitions.
Face to Face: State Sen. Tom Holland
June 23, 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’ll meet State Sen. Tom Holland of rural Baldwin City.
Face to Face: Baldwin City Councilwoman Christi Darnell
June 18, 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’ll meet Baldwin City Councilwoman Christi Darnell.
Baldwin City mourns death of local girl in western Kansas car wreck
June 17, 2014
Baldwin City mourned last week the death of a girl killed in a western Kansas car wreck. Alexis “A.J.” Jo Woolsonscroft, 12, of Baldwin City and Ottawa and her 17-year-old step-brother John Louis Smith, of Ottawa, died in a three-car accident June 9 on Interstate 70 in Trego County.
Douglas County in high winds warning
June 5, 2014
The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning until 11 a.m. for Douglas County. Strong and damaging winds with gusts of 60 to 80 mph are possible.