Local News

Face to Face: Roma Earles
January 6, 2015
Face to Face is a weekly feature in the Signal in which we introduce readers to people who live or work in the community. This week we meet Roma Earles.
Top-five stories of Baldwin City for 2014
December 30, 2014
The biggest local news story of 2014 was of something that didn’t happen. Few things in recent history have united Baldwin City like the opposition that confronted Wal-Mart Inc.’s proposal from last summer to build one of its new Wal-Mart Express stores in Baldwin City.
Face to Face: Nick Simon
December 29, 2014
Face to Face is weekly feature in which the Signal introduces readers to those who live and work in the community. This week we meet Lt. Nick Simon of Lawrence?Douglas County Fire and Medical.
Baker senior’s love for music lands him on all-collegiate band
December 23, 2014
A visitor to John Robbs’ apartment in the rear of what was once his father’s auto parts store walks a narrow pathway through a maze of rooms filled with piano keyboards, drum sets, guitars and various kinds of sound equipment.
Downtown businesses see changes
December 23, 2014
Although there’s been no grand openings nor ribbon cuttings, there has been a couple of significant changes to two downtown businesses. Bob and Nancy Lytle of Wellsville have joined Stan Vickers as ownership partners at Antiques on the Prairie, 520 High St. They will be at the store two to three times a week.
Face to Face: Chase Coburn
December 22, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly feature of the Signal in which we introduce readers to those who live for work in the community. This week we meet Chase Coburn.
Face to Face: Kim Pratt
December 18, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly feature in which the Signal introduces its readers to those living or working in Baldwin City. This week we meet Kim Pratt.
Fire forces family from Baldwin City home
December 16, 2014
As John Baker looked this morning at the rental home he owns at 1017 Grove Street, he offered a grim assessment of the damage done by a Monday evening fire. “I haven’t been inside, but from talking just now to the fire marshal I think it’s a total loss,” he said.
Baldwin City Fire Department fighting house fire on Grove Street
December 15, 2014
The Baldwin City Fire Department has responded to and is currently fighting a house fire at 1017 Grove Street.
Face to Face: Living comics
December 10, 2014
Each week, the Signal introduces readers to those who live or work in the community with Face to Face. This week, we introduce Baldwin City comic book store owner Gabriel Dorsey
Freezing rain advisory issued for Douglas County until 11 a.m.
December 10, 2014
The National Weather Service in Topeka issued a Freezing Rain Advisory from 8:22 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Hot team of horses keeps rural Baldwin City woman busy during holiday season
December 10, 2014
When the weather starts cooling each fall, things start warming up for Robin Dunn and her team of “hot” Percheron horses. That’s fine with her team, Bill and Buck. Dunn explains hot is a term used to define draft horses who are ready to step up and prance when hitched to a wagon or harnessed to a plow.
Housing-start stimulus grant approved for Baldwin City
07:44 a.m., December 9, 2014 Updated 04:55 p.m.
Baldwin City will soon receive a $200,000 housing-start stimulus should a grant be made available as approved. Dave Hill, chairman of the Baldwin City Economic Development, said the Kansas Housing Authority Corporation has approved a $400,000 grant for Baldwin City and Wellsville with each community eligible to receive $200,000.
Antique sauerkraut recipe revived in downtown Baldwin City kitchen
December 8, 2014
It’s fitting the extended Rome family prepares its sauerkraut in the commercial kitchen at Antiques on the Prairie in downtown Baldwin City. It might seem strange to prepare and jar sauerkraut in a kitchen that shares space in a building that was once a grocery store. But, Ray Rome, of Olathe, said his family was making sauerkraut in Kansas before many of the antiques in the adjoining store were made.