Local News

Family makes Halloween showcase of their Baldwin City home
October 27, 2014
Sarah Beth and Steven Houser would feel at home living next to the Addams family. “We have always been really into Halloween,” Sarah Beth said. “We’re probably the only family in Baldwin with a Halloween tree in the window. We hang stockings from the mantle and everything.”
Royals unite Baldwin City for community watch party
October 21, 2014
The scrappy Kansas City Royals have united the Midlands in the past few weeks, and Tuesday they brought together the Baldwin City Community to watch baseball as Abner Doubleday intended — outside in the company of other fans.
Face to Face: Vintage collector
October 20, 2014
This week, the Signal introduces readers to Tammi Zibell
Beautiful Baldwin City weather contibutes to successful Maple Leaf Festival
12:54 a.m., October 20, 2014 Updated 12:54 a.m.
At mid-afternoon Sunday, a shopped-out Mary MacIntosh was sitting on an Eighth Street curb, waiting for a second wind before attacking the Maple Leaf Festival. The Sedalia, Mo., woman said it was her first visit to Baldwin City and the festival she’d never heard of until last week.
Fine weather swells Maple Leaf Festival crowd
October 18, 2014
With beautiful fall weather, crowds “swarmed” Saturday to the Maple Leaf Festival in Baldwin City.
Baldwin City transforms for festival
October 17, 2014
Only a few final details remain in the yearly process of transforming Baldwin City from a quiet university town to the host of an annual fall festival that draws crowds of from 30,000 to 40,000.
Face to Face: Gary Sanden
October 16, 2014
This week, the Signal features volunteer extraordinaire Gary Sanden
Grand marshal honored to be part of ‘quality event’
October 15, 2014
Ted Zuzzio is honored that his name is associated with the this year’s Maple Leaf Festival. The Maple Leaf Festival Committee named the longtime teacher and coach in the Baldwin school district as year’s Maple Leaf Festival Parade grand marshal. It’s a special honor, Zuzzio said, because of the festival’s place in the community and its well-earned reputation.
2014 Maple Leaf Festival Committee Scholarship winners plan medical careers
October 14, 2014
The Maple Leaf Festival Committee will help two Baldwin High School students study for future careers in medicine. This year’s Maple Leaf Festival scholars are BHS seniors Gunther Wehrman and Corey Valentine.
Baldwin City woman experiences 100 years of change
October 13, 2014
Margaret Deay recalls her mother promised her a nice fifth birthday.
“Mother said she was going to make something nice for me,” she said. “I think she made a cake. She might have made cookies. She loved to make cookies.”
Douglas County Health Department to have flu vaccine clinic in Baldwin City
October 9, 2014
he Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will offer flu shots at community clinics this fall in Stull, Eudora and Baldwin City.
Midland Railway plans to rob, scare festival weekend riders
October 9, 2014
Midland Railway is making plans to scare and rob any shopped-out Maple Leaf Festival visitors making their way west on High Street to the excursion line. Allen Kinsley, Midland Railway treasurer, said Midland has two special rides planned for Maple Leaf weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, the railway will once again offer its Maple Leaf train robberies.
Kappa Sigma festival food stand to return with popular turkey legs
October 9, 2014
Sean Driskill says he was not prepared two years ago for how popular the Kappa Sigma turkey leg stand is at the Maple Leaf Festival, despite advanced warnings from his older fraternity brothers. A native of Lee’s Summit, Mo., Driskill never attended the Maple Leaf Festival and had no idea how the Baldwin City he knew in his first two months as a Baker University student would transform the third full weekend in October.
Face to Face: Dale Steenbock
October 9, 2014
A retiree and his dog