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BJHS girls drop games
December 13, 2000
It wasn’t a good night for the Baldwin Junior High School basketball teams Thursday. Both the seventh and eighth graders took losses, but to different teams.
Baker men drop pair
December 13, 2000
Baker University dropped two games to Heart of America Athletic Conference opponents this week to fall to 5-10 overall and 0-4 in conference play.
BHS wrestlers split opening dual action
December 13, 2000
Baldwin High School’s wrestlers kicked off the dual season at Holton by splitting a pair Thursday. BHS bounced Perry-Lecompton 60-21, but fell 41-33 to host Holton.
BHS boys come up short for title
December 13, 2000
GARDNER No one hates losing more than Baldwin High School coach Bobby Taul. But, Friday’s 62-43 loss to Gardner in the championship game of the 2000 Gardner Invitational Tournament may turn out to be a real positive in the young season.
Kivett’s shot clinches BHS come-back
December 13, 2000
EUDORA In as dramatic a come-back fashion as can happen including the winning bucket rolling around the rim in an agonizing delay to impending euphoria Baldwin High School’s Bulldog girls won the 2000 Cardinal Invitational Tournament here Thursday night in a thriller.
Baker graduation honors speakers
December 13, 2000
William Tammeus, editorial page columnist for The Kansas City Star, and Kathleen Sebelius, commissioner of insurance for the state of Kansas, will speak at Baker University commencement ceremonies on Sunday, Dec. 17, at Collins Center in Baldwin City. About 530 students will receive undergraduate and graduate degrees from the state’s oldest four-year university.
Vinland Nativity celebrates 25th year in new location
December 13, 2000
Vinland Living Nativity will celebrate a quarter century of sharing the silent portrayal of the birth of Christ in a new location this year. Visitors will be welcomed to the Exhibition Building on the Vinland Fairgrounds where volunteers and live animals are presented as the vision of Mary and Joseph with their newborn, Jesus, in a rustic manger among the shepherds and their animals.
Wintry blast chills region
December 13, 2000
Winter slid into Baldwin City late Sunday leaving a layer of ice and a dusting of snow that closed schools, sealed cars shut and caused minor accidents on Monday.
Gene Kalb
December 13, 2000
Funeral services for Gene Kalb, 72, Baldwin City, will be at 10:00 a.m. today at Ives Chapel, Baldwin City, with Rev. Shirley Edgerton officiating. Mr. Kalb died Monday, December 11, 2000 at his home.
Downtown dogs keep me hopping
December 13, 2000
Working in downtown Baldwin certainly has its perks. The post office is just as much a gathering place as it is a place to send and receive mail. You can have your morning and afternoon snacks and lunch all at different places and all within walking distance. And you can make it to the dentist and back in less than an hour.
Frankly, I love the cold
December 13, 2000
The glittering crystalline ornaments mirroring sunlight in the early morning cold have shattered my resolve to be a Scrooge, for now. With her bone-chilling breath of arctic winter, Mother Nature has allowed her northern daughter to dance winsomely through the heartland sprinkling icy diamonds across the landscape. Beside her, cape billowing in the wind, prances a young Winter filled with frolic and capricious flirtations with sunlight and warmth. For me, the Spirit of Christmas follows closely behind.
BHS wrestlers of the week named
December 13, 2000
Baldwin High School wrestling coach Kit Harris announced that this week’s wrestlers of the week are Witt Hinton for the varsity and Nathan Worley for the junior varsity.
Another push to save City Lake
December 13, 2000
To the Editor: S.O.L. Save Our Lake. As a Baldwin City homeowner I would like to add my voice to the ground swell of public opinion concerning the fate of Baldwin City Lake.
Don’t overcrowd Baldwin Elementary School
December 13, 2000
To the Editor: Recently, Baldwin City USD 348 contracted with a facilities planning firm to address several issues within our district. Baldwin Junior High is at or over capacity, the new high school is nearing capacity as is Baldwin Elementary School. Two interesting facts have surfaced in this process: 1) Baldwin Elementary has the largest enrollment (446) of all the Baldwin schools. Proper districting should result in the high school having the highest enrollment, the junior high next and the grade schools the least; 2) Only two grade schools in Lawrence have higher enrollments than BES.
Electric rate hike is ridiculous
December 13, 2000
To the Editor: Since moving to Baldwin 8 years ago, we have found the haphazard electric service (coupled with the high cost) to be a constant annoyance. Mr. Green should be lauded for speaking out at the city council meeting and telling those bozos to get out of the electric business. We are sick to death of the brownouts and power failures that happen regularly and often certainly not just when usage is high. I have never before lived in a city that had so many outages long ones, short ones, brownouts that last for sometimes over an hour … We’re sick of coming home from work and having to reset every blinking clock and thermostat because the electricity was out for maybe 20 seconds (or maybe 2 hours…). Some have battery backups, but the batteries run down from use.
Discussing city issues is a must
December 13, 2000
Citizens of Baldwin. With Christmas fast approaching, and cold weather settling in with a vengence most of us are either looking forward to the yuletide holiday or a fun filled New Year’s party. But wait, the city of council of Baldwin has delivered us a present. Can you guess what the little stocking stuffer is this year? A rebate check for the electrical price gouging fiasco of August 1999? Decent water pressure? A sewer plant that does not spill into Tauy Creek? Public debate of important land purchases and improvements for the city? Oh my nothing that mundane or realistic. As we peek into our stockings hung from the mantle with care, we see, oh yes an electrical rate increase!! Just what we all wanted. Anyone else getting fed up with the pounding our wallets are taking?
Baker women fall
December 13, 2000
Baker University’s women fell to Heart of America Athletic Conference opponents William Jewell and Lindenwood last week.
City filings off to slow start
December 13, 2000
Only one person has officially filed with the Douglas County Clerk’s office for one of three Baldwin City Council positions that will be up for election in 2001. The mayor’s seat is also up for grabs.
Architect says district needs new school
December 13, 2000
A $4.5 million school to relieve overcrowding at Baldwin Elementary School and Baldwin Junior High School is the district’s biggest need, according to an architect’s report presented to the school board Monday night.
Positive attitude fights disease
December 13, 2000
Jody Guy has a bicycle. He likes to ride it around town. He likes to peddle fast down the sidewalks, like most eight-year-olds. Jody knows the Baldwin City police by name, and they know him. He likes to stop by the station and say hello. Jody Guy goes to school, some days more reluctantly than others, just like most 8-year-olds.