Local News

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.
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.