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BARN looking for solutions to Baldwin City’s pet concerns
November 12, 2014
It wasn’t until he had surgery on it that Kevin Matthews found a time to share his big heart. “A year and a half ago, I was laid up after heart surgery,” he said. “I couldn’t do anything physical. It was a rare opportunity to do all the things I wanted to do. I always had an animal rescue in the back of my mind. It was the chance to create my own job.”
Fact to Face: Laura Hartman
November 11, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly feature, which introduces those who live and work in Baldwin City to the community. This week we meet Laura Hartman.
LJWorld.com United Way 2-1-1 makes finding human services easier for Douglas County residents
November 10, 2014
The phones ring a lot at Headquarters Counseling Center. The Lawrence based crisis counseling center took 1,744 calls for help in September alone. But in addition to those who call this National Suicide Prevention Lifeline crisis center for Kansas seeking help with mental health issues, a surprising number also call Headquarters for referrals for everyday human service needs, like where they might find rent and utility assistance or meals for shut-ins.
United Way ‘Can-Struction’ contest now underway in Baldwin City
November 10, 2014
With five “can-struction” artworks completed and on display, the winner of the United Way contest is up to the generosity of voters. Colleen Gregoire, United Way of Douglas County vice president and 2014 campaign director, said residents have until Saturday to vote for their favor among the five works assembled from dry food items that are to be donated to the Baldwin City Community Food Pantry when the contest ends.
Baldwin City Fire Department always looking for volunteers
November 5, 2014
Kaleb Michael will readily tell you he likes being a firefighter, although he does hesitate a bit when asked to explain why. “That’s a good question,” he said after a pause. “I really do like helping people. Same as when I was 17 and had an opportunity to start volunteering. It felt more like a calling to me.”
Face to Face: Francelle Huffman
November 4, 2014
Each week, The Signal introduces readers to someone who lives or works in the Baldwin City community. This week, we meet Francelle Huffman.
Appeals court says Baldwin City woman can be charged with illegally hosting minors
October 31, 2014
Topeka — A Baldwin City woman may be charged with the crime of illegally hosting minors consuming alcohol, the Kansas Court of Appeals ruled Friday, reversing a decision from the Douglas County District Court.
Face to Face: Richard Austin
October 29, 2014
This week, the Signal introduces readers to Richard Austin, pastor at Lighthouse Baptist Church
Family makes Halloween showcase of their Baldwin City home
October 27, 2014
Sarah Beth and Steven Houser would feel at home living next to the Addams family. “We have always been really into Halloween,” Sarah Beth said. “We’re probably the only family in Baldwin with a Halloween tree in the window. We hang stockings from the mantle and everything.”
Royals unite Baldwin City for community watch party
October 21, 2014
The scrappy Kansas City Royals have united the Midlands in the past few weeks, and Tuesday they brought together the Baldwin City Community to watch baseball as Abner Doubleday intended — outside in the company of other fans.
Face to Face: Vintage collector
October 20, 2014
This week, the Signal introduces readers to Tammi Zibell
Beautiful Baldwin City weather contibutes to successful Maple Leaf Festival
12:54 a.m., October 20, 2014 Updated 12:54 a.m.
At mid-afternoon Sunday, a shopped-out Mary MacIntosh was sitting on an Eighth Street curb, waiting for a second wind before attacking the Maple Leaf Festival. The Sedalia, Mo., woman said it was her first visit to Baldwin City and the festival she’d never heard of until last week.
Fine weather swells Maple Leaf Festival crowd
October 18, 2014
With beautiful fall weather, crowds “swarmed” Saturday to the Maple Leaf Festival in Baldwin City.
Baldwin City transforms for festival
October 17, 2014
Only a few final details remain in the yearly process of transforming Baldwin City from a quiet university town to the host of an annual fall festival that draws crowds of from 30,000 to 40,000.