Local News

2014 Maple Leaf Festival Committee Scholarship winners plan medical careers
October 14, 2014
The Maple Leaf Festival Committee will help two Baldwin High School students study for future careers in medicine. This year’s Maple Leaf Festival scholars are BHS seniors Gunther Wehrman and Corey Valentine.
Baldwin City woman experiences 100 years of change
October 13, 2014
Margaret Deay recalls her mother promised her a nice fifth birthday.
“Mother said she was going to make something nice for me,” she said. “I think she made a cake. She might have made cookies. She loved to make cookies.”
Douglas County Health Department to have flu vaccine clinic in Baldwin City
October 9, 2014
he Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will offer flu shots at community clinics this fall in Stull, Eudora and Baldwin City.
Midland Railway plans to rob, scare festival weekend riders
October 9, 2014
Midland Railway is making plans to scare and rob any shopped-out Maple Leaf Festival visitors making their way west on High Street to the excursion line. Allen Kinsley, Midland Railway treasurer, said Midland has two special rides planned for Maple Leaf weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, the railway will once again offer its Maple Leaf train robberies.
Kappa Sigma festival food stand to return with popular turkey legs
October 9, 2014
Sean Driskill says he was not prepared two years ago for how popular the Kappa Sigma turkey leg stand is at the Maple Leaf Festival, despite advanced warnings from his older fraternity brothers. A native of Lee’s Summit, Mo., Driskill never attended the Maple Leaf Festival and had no idea how the Baldwin City he knew in his first two months as a Baker University student would transform the third full weekend in October.
Face to Face: Dale Steenbock
October 9, 2014
A retiree and his dog
RG Fiber announces gigabit service to arrive in ‘early spring’
October 9, 2014
Those attending the ceremonial launch of RG Fiber’s gigabit service for Baldwin City Wednesday on the Baker University campus were told that when the service goes online next spring it would herald a new era in telecommunications.
Maple Leaf Festival briefs
October 8, 2014
Maple Leaf Festival briefs
Carnival, kids’ corner, entertainment tent offer festival diversions from shopping
October 8, 2014
Arts and crafts booths are the lifeblood of the annual Maple Leaf Festival in Baldwin City, but even single-minded shoppers will find entertainment venues vying for their attention.
Wellsville woman’s handcrafted Santas a regular at Maple Leaf
October 8, 2014
When she first started making her Santa Claus figures, Olive Buehler was looking to make a bit of money at craft shows before the holidays. “I thought I’d make enough to buy Christmas presents for the grandkids,” the Wellsville woman said of the origins of the figures she sells at the Maple Leaf Festival and three other shows each fall. “It kind of got out of hand.”
Festival weekend big for local businesses
October 8, 2014
When those from outside of the Baldwin City community think of the Maple Leaf Festival, images of arts and craft booths lining the city’s brick streets under beautiful fall foliage probably come to mind. Local business owners have a different vision. For them, the festival that annually draws from 30,000 to 40,000 visitors to Baldwin City in the third full weekend of October is a busy and important time.
Festival visitors encouraged to use park-and-ride sites
October 8, 2014
As in a number of recent years, Lawrence visitors to this year’s Maple Leaf Festival need to keep in mind a construction detour in planning the trip to Baldwin City.
City administrator to speak at Baldwin Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting Wednesday
October 7, 2014
Baldwin City Administrator Chris Lowe be the presenter at Wednesday’s October luncheon of the Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce
Baldwin City Council agrees to help fund salary of chamber director
October 7, 2014
The Baldwin City Council agreed Monday to help the Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce realize a longtime goal with an agreement to help fund the salary of a full-time chamber director.