Opinion

A bitter mowing tale … or?
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May 6, 2010
I think it’s safe to say spring is here. I think it is, anyway. I’ve looked at a lot of forecasts and don’t see much chance for snow. But what do the weather liars, er, weather forecasters know?
Board has done its homework
Our View Editorial
April 29, 2010
We don’t envy the decisions that the Baldwin School Board is about to have to make, but we will give them high marks for the homework done ahead of having to potentially cut another $500,000 from the district budget.
It’s been an adventuresome April
Around Town column
April 22, 2010
I’ve been having an adventuresome April. Some adventures have been good, while others have not. The unpleasant adventure started April 2 when we had a storm-related power outage at work. After the 20 or so minutes in the dark, power returned. It’s not like this hasn’t happened before.
BHS team shows educational excellence
Our View Editorial
April 1, 2010
We were thrilled when we heard the news about the national championship our Baldwin High School Real World Design Team won in Washington, D.C., Saturday. Truly, that’s as big of an accomplishment that has ever come from the halls of BHS.
Winter just won’t let go
Around Town column
March 25, 2010
So, you thought the Winter Olympics were over weeks ago, didn’t you? Nope, there was another round of games yet to play when Mother Nature dumped another round of snow and ice on us. Nice.
Observer: Brownback challenger should note Mass. case
February 21, 2010
If Kansas Democrats feel discouraged about their party’s chances in the governor’s race, they could look at Massachusetts.
We will back Tom Holland
Our View Editorial
February 18, 2010
We’re pleased to see one of Baldwin City’s own, Sen. Tom Holland, make a run for governor. We wish him luck.
Merle Venable Sports Complex has a certain ring to it
Our View Editorial
February 11, 2010
When we heard about the effort underway to name the sports complex at Baldwin High School after legendary BHS football coach Merle Venable, we were thrilled. What a great idea and something that is certainly fitting for one of Baldwin City’s true icons.
Pipe up on parks
Our View Editorial
February 4, 2010
We listened with interest Monday as the Baldwin City Council was given a presentation on the Parks Master Plan, which outlines recreational improvement suggestions for the next 25 years.
A slip, broken hip finally puts June on the sidelines
Around Town column
January 29, 2010
If you haven’t heard by now, yes, longtime Signal columnist June Jewett fell and broke her hip last Wednesday. She was moved to the Good Samaritan rehab facility Monday after spending several days in Olathe Medical Center for surgery on the hip.
Sales tax passages
Our View Editorial
November 5, 2009
We saw democracy in action Tuesday and we liked what we saw. A majority of Baldwin City voters said yes to a pair of sales tax questions.
Debunking ‘Baker vote’ myth
Our View Editorial
01:00 a.m., September 3, 2009 Updated 02:23 p.m.
We’ve heard references to the “Baker University vote” over the years, but not quite like this past year when Baldwin City voters approved the $22.9 million bond issue for the Baldwin School District.
Let’s get on same SRO page
Our View Editorial
June 4, 2009
We were thrilled when we heard Baldwin City Police Cpl. Kim Springer had been chosen by the Douglas County Crime Stoppers as its first-ever winner of the Distinguished Service Award.
Column: All about doing more even when you have less
May 7, 2009
By now, we’re all used to the mantra of “do more with less” during these tough economic times. It’s a fact of life. We’ve seen all too well here in Baldwin City the same problems that are occurring nationwide — layoffs, bankruptcies and foreclosures. We’re not immune.