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Legion splits games … sort of
July 5, 2000
The American Legion baseball team picked up two wins by way of a forfeit against the Silver Lake Legion team and then dropped two games to the Ottawa Legion team 15-8, 9-1.
Hammers nail down come-from-behind win
July 5, 2000
The Baldwin Hammers 13-14 year old baseball team split the four games it was able to get in between rains over the past week, highlighted by a gritty, come from behind home win over the Lawrence Tigers.
Hornets improve record to 14-4 with pair of wins
July 5, 2000
The Baldwin City Hornets won two games last week to push its regular season record to 14-4.
Dog days of Summer as BHS plays ‘big boys’ tough
July 5, 2000
A pair of Baldwin High School teams spent June banging the boards and elbows with players from larger schools in the Danny Manning League at Lawrence’s Sport-2-Sport.
Gilges to AFA tournament
July 5, 2000
Baldwin High School sophomore Jenny Gilges, is headed to Longmont, Colo., July 26 - 30 to play in the AFA Class B National 14 and Under Softball Tournament.
Baldwin Skyhawks take first in tournament
July 5, 2000
The 16-and-under Baldwin Skyhawks showed up to play this weekend as they won their first tournament of the summer at the Flint Hills Wind Invitational in Council Grove.
Internet access
July 5, 2000
After 2 years of living in Baldwin and having only Grapevine.net as an internet provider, I am very enthused that Knetconnect.com has come to town.
Appalled by tower
July 5, 2000
I’ve been a resident of Baldwin City since 1997. Now, I know I haven’t been a lifelong resident, but that doesn’t make me love my city any less.
Is this democracy?
July 5, 2000
I just have to commend the mayor and his city council for not wasting Baldwin City residents’ precious time by not so much as uttering in public Baker University’s offer of well-placed land, $225,000 and more for a public recreation center and ballfields.
Secrecy is a concern
July 5, 2000
As a member of the Baldwin City Recreation Commission, I read with interest the article, “City passes on offer for recreation.” I was surprised to find that an issue of such importance to all Baldwin citizens was not brought into the public forum.
Recreation disclosure
July 5, 2000
According to the June 28 news report, “City passes on offer for recreation,” Mayor Stan Krysztof is opposed to building a community center with any stipulations that he deems to be “way too expensive.” While such fiscal restraint may be warranted, the procedures used to assess this criterion were wholly inappropriate.
Baker professors ‘experts’ to Smithsonian
July 5, 2000
Two Baker University professors are featured in a July “Smithsonian” magazine.
News in brief
July 5, 2000
New laws encourage driver education
July 5, 2000
Each summer the next group of teenagers hit the roads to earn one of the most significant pieces of paper in their young life, their license.
Baldwin library director graduates
July 5, 2000
Kathy Johnston, director of Baldwin City Public Library, received an engraved name plate in recognition of her recent graduation from KPLACE. The plaque was presented during the regular monthly board meeting on behalf of the Northeast Kansas Library System, Lawrence.
Police report
July 5, 2000
The Baldwin City Police Department was busy Monday picking up loose dogs and finding their owners, or a temporary place to stay if an owner couldn’t be located.
Cheerleader crossing, slow traffic ahead
July 5, 2000
The traffic slows and hearts race on Eighth Street along Collins Gym about two or three weeks each summer as cheerleaders come to Baker University for their annual camps.
City budget hearing set; burn ban discussed
July 5, 2000
The City Council on Monday night set a public hearing for the 2001 Baldwin City budget. The hearing will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 17, at the Baldwin City Public Library, during a regularly scheduled council meeting.
Cemetery board seeking funds
July 5, 2000
A lack of business has put the non-profit company that runs Oakwood Cemetery in south Baldwin in the need of financial help. While the revenue isn’t coming in, the bills still are.
Honomichl serves up another win
July 5, 2000
Baldwin High School girl’s tennis coach Ginny Honomichl has won another award for her efforts on the tennis court, but no one will hear her bragging about it.
Track club qualifies 11 for nationals
July 5, 2000
The Baldwin Track Club continued its summer of quality meets as 11 members of the team qualified for nationals by finishing in the top three of the AAU Region 8 meet this weekend.
Sports briefs
July 5, 2000
Skyhawks take second place again
July 5, 2000
The members of the 18-and-under Sunflower Skyhawks are filling up their trophy cases with second place trophies this summer.
It was a trip to remember
July 5, 2000
Forget about work.” That’s what my boss told me as I was getting into my car for nine whole days away from work.
DeSpain’s yard full of beauty, with flair for Fourth
July 5, 2000
Driving down the nostalgic brick streets, the flags are flying, the carillon bells are ringing through the air and the bunting is hanging from the side porch at 603 Eighth Street, the home of the Rev. Ira and Barbara DeSpain. It is the Fourth of July in Baldwin City.
Tower sparks city fireworks
July 5, 2000
A group of citizens angered by the Baldwin City Planning Commission’s approval of a 150-foot telecommunications tower in downtown Baldwin appealed to the City Council on Monday night.
Flag tradition flies on in Baldwin City
July 5, 2000
Once again, Baldwin City residents were treated to a Fourth of July tradition full of patriotism and community.