Local News

Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce Winefest ticket on sale
April 3, 2014
The Baldwin Chamber of Commerce’s second annual winefest will be from 1 to 5 p.m. April 26 at the Lotatorium, 715 High St.
Baldwin City’s Three Sisters Inn has new ownership
April 3, 2014
It seems fated that Mikel and Pamela Stoops would one day own Baldwin City’s Three Sisters Inn. The couple recently purchased the bed and breakfast at the corner of Ames and 11th streets from Shawna and Kevin Garber, but Mikel Stoops said he and his wife first considered buying the inn when Jim and Diane Niehoff still owned the Victorian bed and breakfast they remodeled after moving it five blocks from the east.
Baldwin board approves sale of Chapel Street property
April 2, 2014
At a special meeting Tuesday, the Baldwin school board approved selling two Chapel Street buildings to Kansas City, Mo., developer Tony Krsnich for $90,000. The action was the only thing on the meeting’s agenda and made formal the board’s decision in September to negotiate the sale of the old middle school, South Gym and surrounding property to Krsnich. The deal will close Wednesday.
Face to Face: Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center Principal Dan Wallsmith
March 31, 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 Elementary School Intermediate School Principal Dan Wallsmith.
One ejected, hospitalized after roll-over accident on U.S. 56
March 30, 2014
A Topeka woman was taken to Stormont Vail Health Care early Sunday morning after a one-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 56 in Baldwin City.
Tornado watch canceled for Douglas County
March 27, 2014
The tornado watch issued by the National Weather Service earlier today has been canceled for Douglas County. There is a small chance of thunderstorms southeast of the Kansas Turnpike tonight. A watch remains in effect for six counties in southeast Kansas.
Art glass shop the draw in Globe
March 27, 2014
The relative isolation of his shop in Globe, 8 miles from the nearest town, belies David Anderson’s fondness for people. “I love people,” he said. “I love talking to people. I love to teach. Part of being an artist is teaching others. We’re not going to be here forever.”
Douglas County moves up a spot in county health rankings
March 26, 2014
Douglas County moved up a spot in the annual rankings of the healthiest counties in Kansas released Wednesday, from ninth to eighth.
Township fire departments respond to grass fire northeast of Vinland
March 25, 2014
At about 2:30 p.m. this afternoon, units from the Palmyra and Wakarusa township fire departments responded to a grass fire northeast of Vinland.
Face to Face: Baldwin City Police Chief Greg Neis
March 25, 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 Police Chief Greg Neis.
Baldwin City couple turns to medical marijuana as lifeline for 2-year-old son
March 19, 2014
The lower-body cast that 2-year-old Otis Reed has worn since breaking his right femur Feb. 23 is decorated the red and blue of the Kansas Jayhawks. There’s a lot of pride of place in that choice.
Face to Face: Baldwin City Recreation Commission Executive Director Steve Friend
March 18, 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 Steve Friend.
Face to Face: Baker University Music and Theater Department administrative assistant Susan Baker
March 12, 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 Susan Baker.
Renovated downtown building’s dedication, ribbon cutting today
March 7, 2014
Baldwin City residents will be able to tour the results of three years of work at a ribbon cutting and open house today at the historic downtown building at 600 High Street. The partnership of Rick Deitz, Bill Harmon, Dave Hill and Alan Wright, or DWHH LLC, will host the twin events to celebrate the completion of the three-year project to renovate the building. The open house will start at 4 p.m. with the ribbon cutting and dedication scheduled for 5 p.m. and activities will continue until 7 p.m.