Local News

Baldwin City pool to open Saturday with free admission
May 20, 2014
The Baldwin City Municipal Pool will open Saturday with no shortage of lifeguards. It was reported last week a shortage of lifeguards was a problem for the city of Lawrence, but Tammy Michael, who manages the Baldwin City pool for the Baldwin City Recreation Commission, said she had hired 20 lifeguards for the coming season, which was the same number as worked the pool last summer.
Face to Face: Baldwin City Councilman Shane Starkey
May 13, 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 Shane Starkey.
Severe thunderstom warning issued for Douglas County
May 8, 2014
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas and area counties until 10 p.m. Thursday evening.
Baldwin City shop finds niche in motorcycle world
May 7, 2014
An Internet presence and good word of mouth can go a long way for a business. In the case of Baldwin City’s Barnyard Scraps, they have brought customers from such distant places as New Zealand, Singapore, Russia, Germany and Japan.
Face to Face: Baldwin High School Principal Rob McKim
May 5, 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 Rob McKim.
Face to Face: Baldwin City codes and zoning administrator Tina Rakes
April 30, 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 City codes and zoning administrator Tina Rakes.
Baldwin City remembers life-changing decision near end of World War II
April 29, 2014
Karin Constantinescu says was too swept up in the momentum of events to remember exactly what she was doing May 8, 1945, when World War II ended in Europe. Details like dates are hard to pick out in the swirl of activities, but the 89-year-old Baldwin City woman vividly recalls the larger picture of the European war’s last months. Her story was that of a refugee, who fled to Linz, Austria, from her hometown of Waldegg, about 25 miles southwest of Vienna, to escape Russian troops advancing from the east.
Face to Face: BCRC recreation specialist Tammy Michael
April 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 meet Baldwin City Recreation Commission recreation specialist Tammy Michael.
Baldwin Academy of Dance and Voice moving to new downtown site
April 22, 2014
The Baldwin Academy of Dance and Voice will have a new, more spacious downtown home with the start of summer. Academy owner Courtney Williams said she agreed Friday to purchase the storefront at 711 High St., which had been the home of the El Jacal Restaurant, as the academy’s new home.
Baldwin City named Tree City USA
April 18, 2014
Baldwin City Tree Board’s annual tree distribution scheduled for May 3
Former prosecuter opens Baldwin City’s only general practice law office
April 15, 2014
On the wall behind Blake Glover’s desk in his downtown Baldwin City office is an enlarged copy of a photograph his brother discovered last year of an Arkansas department store bearing his family’s name. “I love that photo,” he said. “I like it, too, because of the small-town spirit of it.”
Face to Face: Baldwin City power plant manager Rob Culley
April 14, 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 City power plant manager Rob Culley.
Baldwin City in severe thunderstorm watch
April 13, 2014
Douglas County is included in a severe thunderstorm watch that the National Weather Service issued for much of eastern Kansas on Sunday.
Face to Face: Lumberyard Arts Center gallery coordinator Sandy Cardens
April 8, 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 Lumberyard Arts Center board member and gallery coordinator Sandy Cardens.