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Tauy Creek Apartments named ‘Block of the Week’
July 19, 2000
Marge Bell, our former neighbor when we were all country folks, was waiting to greet Danny and me when we arrived Thursday morning for our tour of the Tauy Creek Apartment gardens. The apartments have been awarded the first-ever “Block of the Week” designation in the “Yard of the Week” program.
Hawks fall to seventh
July 19, 2000
The 18-and-under Sunflower Skyhawks went into this past weekend’s A.S.A. State Softball Tournament here with a chance to bring home their second state championship of the summer. With a tough first-round loss, the Skyhawks had to battle through the losers bracket and came up short in the quarterfinals with a seventh-place finish.
Skyhawks fly to second at state
July 19, 2000
It was a wild weekend for the 16-and-under Baldwin Skyhawks as they finished second in the A.S.A. State “B” Tournament and qualified for nationals. And, it took a two-run rally by McPherson in international tie-breaker action to keep the Skyhawks from winning the championship.
Legion finishes second
July 19, 2000
The Baldwin American Legion team played some of its best baseball of the summer to win two of three games in the Baldwin Invitational Tournament. Baldwin won its pool, and lost 7-3 in the championship to Garnett, the defending tourney champion.
Seven tracksters set for nationals
July 19, 2000
Nine Baldwin Track Club athletes braved the hot and humid conditions at William Jewell College over the weekend for the USA Track and Field Region 9 track meet in order to earn an invitation to the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics.Seven tracksters qualify for Nationals in Buffalo
City in Brief
July 19, 2000
City seeks second source of KCPL power
July 19, 2000
City officials are entering negotiations with Kansas City Power & Light to provide a second source of electricity to Baldwin City and increasing the capacity of the current line feeding into town.
Budget hearing set for Tuesday
July 19, 2000
The public hearing for the city’s 2001 budget will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Baldwin City fire station. City Administrator Larry Paine said city staff will use input from the City Council and public to prepare the final budget. The council will meet at least two more times to discuss the budget in a work session, including at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the public works office.
From farming to 4-H
July 19, 2000
Just like any other farmer, Gilbert Gilges has been waiting for the rain and cooler temperatures that finally came in the night Sunday. At age 83, he is still farming nearly 600 acres near Worden, and he remembers growing seasons much hotter and drier than this one. “I’ve seen it before,” Gilges said of the recent weather. “I guess it is Kansas it goes from one extreme to another.”
Runner likes Pressgrove’s column
July 19, 2000
Commission race, LOB top ballot
July 19, 2000
With the Aug. 1 primary election just around the corner, it’s hard to judge interest, but there are signs that there could be a good voter turnout, according to Douglas County Clerk Patty Jaimes.
Tower plans withstand city inquiry
July 19, 2000
The city will not pursue any legal action to prohibit a 150-foot telecommunications tower in downtown Baldwin on the advice of city attorney Bob Bezek. However, a handful of citizens, including neighbors of the tower, plan to continue their protest of the tower’s construction.
Common’ brown recluse spider leaves mark
July 19, 2000
It has been five weeks since Joanna Vesecky was bitten by a brown recluse spider. The 2-inch by 6-inch wound she has on her upper thigh is merely a blemish compared to earlier stages of the bite. And despite being in constant pain since being bitten, she feels lucky.
Has baseball become Baldwin’s lost sport?
July 19, 2000