Local News

Face to Face: Frank Foye
June 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 local businessman Frank Foye.
Volunteers see community benefits to Baldwin City of foot trail being built at Douglas County State Lake
June 4, 2014
After a hard Saturday morning of work, Don Phipps and Mike Goodwin rested on a footbridge they installed at Douglas County State Lake. Aided by Stan Vickers, Dave Simmons, Gerard Arantowicz and a walk-behind track loader with multiple frontend attachments, Phipps and Goodwin spent the morning carving out sections of a trail on the west side of the lake. The morning had been productive, with the walking path laid down through prairie and woodlands from the southern end of lake property near North 375 Road to the footbridge spanning a small stream just north of the lake’s southern-most access area.
Baldwin City teen member of 4th-ranked equestrian team
June 2, 2014
Buddy gallops on the sand-covered course, his caretaker and owner, 15-year-old Riese Wismer, on his back. As they ride past an orange traffic cone, Riese, wearing a velvet tortoiseshell helmet, leans down and grabs a small wooden flag sticking out of it. Buddy doesn’t slow a bit. “Goo’ boy, goo’ boy,” she says, patting his neck.
Face to Face: Baldwin City Clerk Collin Bielser
May 28, 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 Collin Biesler.
Vintage Park resident receives Distinguished Citizenship Award
May 22, 2014
Tom Garber said Wednesday he wanted to be a teacher since an early age and stayed true to that career path even when offered enticing opportunities. Garber was honored Wednesday at Vintage Park of Baldwin City with a Distinguished Citizenship Award from the Kansas Health Care Association/Kansas Center for Assisted Living.
Face to Face: Baldwin City Councilwoman Kathy Gerstner
May 21, 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 Kathy Gerstner.
Baldwin City’s contract to install Internet cable spurs protest from local tech company owner
May 20, 2014
The Baldwin City Council approved on Monday a bid to replace fiber cable connecting nine city facilities.
Baldwin council approves grant to improve front of downtown building
May 20, 2014
On Monday, the Baldwin City Council approved the second reading of an ordinance that will pass savings in the cost of energy to large commercial customers after first amending the measure.
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.