Local News

Baldwin City 4-H’ers bring home American Royal beef
October 7, 2014
Two Baldwin 4-H’ers said their football background helped them bring home the beef from the American Royal. Baldwin High School sophomore Justin Christie and freshman Andrew Kite both wrestled calves to the ground, haltered them and led them to the middle of the American Royale arena to earn $1,250 vouchers for purchase of heifers.
Baldwin City breast cancer survivor spreads awareness message through annual walk/run
October 5, 2014
Debra McCullough will once again take her message of breast cancer awareness to the streets of Baldwin City.
Face to Face: Donna Curran
October 2, 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 Donna Curran.
Voter registration deadline nears, on-site advance voting to be available at Baldwin City Fire Station
September 30, 2014
With the voter deadline for the Nov. 4 election fast approaching, the Douglas County Clerk’s Office is urging unregistered voters to fill out registration forms as soon as possible.
Vesecky family to share poultry expertize with Kaw Valley Farm Tour visitors
September 28, 2014
Poultry knowledge runs deep in the extended Vesecky family, as a conversation with 15-year-old Alison Davids proves. “I can look at four chickens and tell you in about five minutes which one has been laying eggs the longest,” she said. “I don’t even have to touch the bird.”
Douglas County 2015 Relay for Life kickoff set for Tuesday
September 23, 2014
Douglas County Relay for Life kick-off set for Tuesday The Relay for Life of Douglas County Planning Committee invites area residents to the 2015 relay kick-off from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lawrence Public Library.
Canstruction’ focus of Baldwin City’s 2014 United Way campaign
September 22, 2014
Baldwin City residents are being invited to get artistic with canned goods as part of the annual local United Way fundraising campaign. Becky Thomas, this year’s Baldwin City United Way drive chair with her husband, John, said letters would be going out soon to donors from a year ago and others with information on the local “canstruction” competiton that would be the fundraising focus of this year’s local campaign.
United Way seeks to douple number of Douglas County donors in 2014 campaign
September 17, 2014
United Way of Douglas County kicked off its 2014 fundraising campaign at an appropriate location Tuesday morning: the soon-to-open Sports Pavilion Lawrence at Rock Chalk Park. Improving the health of the community is one of United Way’s three major goals, and the new, 181,000-square-foot recreation center offers numerous fitness opportunities — from workout equipment to basketball hoops to pickleball courts — free of charge for Douglas County residents.
Baldwin City 4-H’er wins grand championship at state fair dog show
September 17, 2014
Normally a gray streak of boundless energy, 3-year-old poodle Pepin rested calmly Monday evening in the arms of Jade Slavin. “See how calm he gets when she has him,” said Jade’s father Tim Slavin. “I might be his second-favorite person, but I’m nothing compared to her.”
Face to Face: Baldwin City police officer Bruce Elliott
September 15, 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 police officer Bruce Elliott.
Baker Community Serve provides students opportunity for service
September 15, 2014
Community-minded Baker University students traded food for fun Friday at the Baldwin City Fire Station. After preparing enough Mexican food to feed 20 Baldwin City Fire Department firefighters, members of the Baker University’s Community Service Organization, or Baker Community Serve, were afforded the chance to climb into the cab of the department’s ladder truck.
Baldwin High School volleyball team to have annual Dig PInk cancer fundraiser
September 11, 2014
BHS volleyball will have a Stand Up 2 Cancer night at its Sept. 23 match against Ottawa
Baldwin City fix-it shop cover for moped obsession
September 10, 2014
As he stood amid the reconditioned lawnmowers beside his FIXITco. shop, the handlebars of a rooter tiller sticking above a bed of a passing pickup otherwise loaded with junk appliances caught Steve Hibberts’ eye. After calling the driver over to his small-engine repair shop at 331 Ames St., Hibberts looked over the machine and pronounced it a great find to the doubtful driver.
Face to face: Marilee Valentine Beins
September 9, 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 Marilee Valentine Beins.