Local News

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.
Masons plan breakfast benefit for BHS student fighting cancer
December 4, 2014
Event 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday
Baldwin City man looking for new challenge after completing 50-mile marathon
December 3, 2014
Justin Hoffman says people respond to his next goal as an ultra marathon runner much as they did his most recent one. “People say I’m crazy, and then they ask ‘Why?’” he said.
Face to Face: Jordan Davis
December 2, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly feature in which the Signal introduces readers to people who live or work in the community. This week, we meet El Patron server/manager Jordan Davis
Nutts honored as grand marshals of Festival of Lights Parade
December 1, 2014
When Don and Ruth Ann Nutt ride Saturday in the Festival of Lights Parade, they will find the route and destination very familiar. After Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce members nominated them, the Nutts were chosen as grand marshals of the parade, which will start at 6 p.m.
Full day of activites planned for Baldwin City’s annual Festival of Lights
December 1, 2014
Baldwin City will start the Christmas season Dec. 6 with at least three visits from Santa Claus. The community’s traditional Festival of Lights Parade will be the big event of that Saturday, but a full day of activities are scheduled.
Benefit set for Michels family
November 30, 2014
Donations sought an auction to benefit the family of Diane and Larry Michels, who recently lost their home near Baldwin Junction to a fire.
Grant for playground equipment step toward all-day program at Baldwin City’s Rainbow Experience Preschool
November 24, 2014
A grant awarded Rainbow Experience Preschool last week is a step toward big changes for the 51-year-old Baldwin City nonprofit. Jamie Davis, chairperson of the Rainbow Experience Preschool Board of Directors, said Rainbow received a $15,000 grant from the LiveWell Lawrence Coalition at a Friday banquet that is to be used to help pay for new playground equipment, which she said would be placed to the west of the preschool at the northwest corner of Sixth and Baker streets.
Website established to help rural Baldwin City family who lost home in Nov. 17 fire
November 24, 2014
A website has been established to help a rural Baldwin City family whose home was destroyed by a Nov. 17 fire.
Face to Face: Chelsea Bradbury
November 24, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly feature of The Signal in which we introduce readers to those who live or work in the community.
Baldwin City policewoman puts on gloves for charity
November 17, 2014
It’s unlikely residents will see her wearing it while she’s patrolling city streets, but Baldwin City Police Department Corporal Kim Springer has added a new belt to her wardrobe. It’s a big, shiny belt adorned with a large golden buckle. What makes the belt special is that it has to be earned.
House fire reported near Baldwin Junction
November 17, 2014
Firefighters from several townships are battling a house fire just west of U.S. 59 Highway, about four miles northwest of Baldwin City. The home is located at 1222 North 482 Road in Willow Springs Township. It is approximately seven miles south of Lawrence.
Face to Face: Doug Cheek
November 16, 2014
Each week, the Signal will introduce a resident or someone who works in the community with Face to Face. This week, we meet Doug Cheek.