Timely bond refinance to help Baldwin district deal with block grant cuts

March 24, 2015

Thanks to a timely bond refinancing, the Baldwin school district will see level funding for the next two years with no additional demands on taxpayers. At the Baldwin school board meeting on Monday, Baldwin Superintendent Paul Dorathy and district financial director Cynde Frick updated the board on the consequences of the school finance block grants that are about to replace the state’s 22-year-old school finance plan.


Six Baldwin HIgh School players named to Frontier League post-season teams

March 26, 2015

Six Baldwin High School basketball players earned All-Frontier League post-season recognition in a very competitive year that saw two the league’s girls teams earn state title berths in their respective classes and college coaches drooling over one sophomore forward. Baldwin senior Maddie Ogle was the Bulldogs’ lone first-team all-league selection on either the girls or boys teams. If it seems as if the Bulldogs were overlooked, consider Paola, which was undefeated until the Panthers lost in the 4A Division I championship game to Bishop Miege, also landed only one player of the first team in junior Morgan Laudan.

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Baldwin rec chair yoga class offers low-stress exercise

March 25, 2015

Jane Miller and Gail Guenther wore sneakers to their yoga class Tuesday but had they followed the example of their instructor they would have taken them off. Debra McCullough led the class in her stocking feet. It was an indication of her gentle approach to the chair-yoga Baldwin City Recreation Commission class the two women attended Tuesday.

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