Elvyn Jones is the community reporter for the Baldwin City Signal.
- Friend wants Lumberyard show to reflect Baldwin City artist’s complexity
- September 25, 2015
- Walt Bailey was concluding a two-month labor of respect and love Monday as he started hanging the works of late friend and colleague Tom Russell for a show at the Lumberyard Arts Center. The show of paintings, drawings and lithographs Russell produced during his more than 80-year artistic career will fill the art center’s gallery and overflow into its courtyard. It’s not the show Bailey envisioned when he and Russell agreed to a joint show at the arts center late last year.
- Greenbush mobile science lab make first-ever outing at Baldwin City school
- September 17, 2015
- Bertolio and Sheila Sandford, a fellow Greenbush teacher who made the trip from the cooperative’s home base of Girard to help with the inaugural presentation, said they were taking that same approach to the new mobile lab. Nonetheless, they were both mostly pleased with how well the 90-minute class went.
- Baldwin City’s Orchard Lane completing renovation of apartment building
- September 15, 2015
- Orchard Lane’s oldest apartment building is brighter, more accessible and, most importantly, safer after $500,000 worth of renovations just now wrapping up.
- Fundraising effort started for young Baldwin City woman facing two-day brain surgery
- September 13, 2015
- Allyson Sass’s mood heading into a two-day operation is summed up in a cartoon on her YouCaring crowd source fundraising site that reads: “‘It’s only brain surgery,’ said no one ever.” The 24-year-old Baldwin City woman will undergo a two-day surgery Sept. 16 and 17 to remove a tumor from her acoustic nerve.
- Baldwin City administrator leaving to take Colorado job
- August 7, 2015
- Baldwin City Administrator Chris Lowe announced today he was resigning his position to take a similar job in Colorado. Lowe, who was hired as Baldwin City administrator in July 2011, has accepted a position as town manager of Monument, Colo., a city of about 5,800 north of Colorado Springs.
- Vinland Fair returns for 108th run Thursday through Saturday
- August 5, 2015
- There are four structures in the hamlet of Vinland on the National Register of Historic Places. If there such a thing as a register of historic events, the annual Vinland Community Fair would surely be on the list, too. The 108th Vinland Community Fair starts at 4 p.m. Thursday and continues through Saturday at the fairgrounds just off CR 460 in Vinland.
- Baker sees gigabit Internet as important competitive edge
- July 20, 2015
- When Chad Phillips returns to Baker University next month, the No. 1 complaint he and fellow members of the Baker University Student Senate heard in recent years should be resolved.
- Baldwin City studies water rates as Lawrence looks to hike fees
- July 1, 2015
- Baldwin City residents aware of where the city’s tap water comes from probably paid more than casual interest to the Lawrence City Commission’s early 2016 budget discussions. That’s because during a budget workshop last month the Lawrence City Commission was presented a proposal to raise that city’s water rates in 2016 and 2017.
- RG Fiber now installing fiber optic wire in Baldwin City
- June 19, 2015
- The home of sister companies RG Fiber and Reflective Group at 713 High St. was mostly empty Monday as intensive renovation continued on the 114-year-old building.