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Maple Leaf Festival crowd sets record
November 1, 2000
This year the Maple Leaf Festival branched out further than ever before. Cars were backed up to the Zarco filling station on U.S. Highway 59. “We had a lot of indicators that we haven’t seen before,” said Steve Honomichl, Maple Leaf Committee Chairman. He noted that traffic jams also occurred south of the Baldwin junction and east towards Kansas City. Honomichl estimated that 35,000 people attended on Saturday and between 8,000 and 10,000 on Sunday. The back up of cars was not the only indicator of Saturday’s record setting attendance.
Veterans lead Maple Leaf Festival parade
November 1, 2000
A last minute addition to this year’s Maple Leaf Festival parade brought even more meaning to the parade’s theme of “Hometown Heroes.” Clarence Rusk, age 103 and a World War I veteran, joined other Baldwin City veterans to serve as the grand marshals of Saturday’s parade. “My dad just had a blast,” said Nancyelaine Anderson, Rusk’s daughter from Minnesota. Anderson drove her father in the parade in a convertible. “And the people in the crowd were wonderful. I could see people as they read the sign that he was a World War I veteran stand up and applaud for him.”
Baker project receives grant
November 1, 2000
The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, Okla., has issued a $500,000 challenge grant for the renovation of Collins Library at Baker University, Daniel M. Lambert, president, announced today.
Baker stage set for ‘classic’
November 1, 2000
A Pulitzer Prize winning play written by Tennessee Williams and presented by the Baker University theater department opens Thursday in Rice Auditorium.
Melvin Beeghley
November 1, 2000
Change is not the end of the world
November 1, 2000
Why hasn’t team approach been used for park?
November 1, 2000
Strategies behind proposed park’s combined use
November 1, 2000
I really am thankful for the weather
November 1, 2000
Baker basketball set to open season
November 1, 2000
With the loss of five seniors (including four starters), the 2000-2001 Baker Wildcats roster will feature a totally different look as over half the team will be made up of new players. At least eight newcomers will join six returning lettermen on this year’s BU cage squad. To say the Cats will be “young” might be a major understatement as only one senior and three juniors are listed on the team roster. The first test will be Saturday at Haskell Indian College with a 7:30 p.m. tip-off.
Baker University Sports Roundup
November 1, 2000
BHS wins finale, but Berg isn’t satisfied
November 1, 2000
Even several days after the Baldwin High School Bulldogs blanked the Spring Hill Broncos 22-0 in the season finale Thursday at home, head coach Mike Berg isn’t sure about what it says about the program. BHS threw its only shut out of the season and it came against a state-playoff bound team. It meant a winning record at 5-4 for Bulldog football for the first time since 1994, but still it wasn’t enough.
Attack on student investigated
November 1, 2000
An attack on a Baker University student near a residence hall on Oct. 20 has alerted the campus and the community to continue taking safety precautions. It was the second attack on a Baker student since spring.
Late-game miscues doom Baker
November 1, 2000
In a battle of unbeatens that lived up to all its hype, two key plays proved to be the difference as No. 15-ranked Baker University was edged 13-10 by No. 6 Benedictine here Saturday. Both teams displayed swarming defense throughout the game and it resulted in a 0-0 tie at halftime. Baker appeared on its way for a win by taking the second-half kickoff and driving 63 yards for a touchdown. Another long drive to open the fourth quarter resulted in a field goal and Baker was up 10-0, which looked to be enough.
Man injured in highway accident
November 1, 2000
A man was injured when he was hit by a car late Friday night, but his injuries were not life-threatening, according to Baldwin City police.
Baldwin in Brief
November 1, 2000
Bulldogs shine in rainy state
November 1, 2000
Baldwin High grad receives KU honor
November 1, 2000
Baldwin’s Kendra Knight was one of 10 University of Kansas freshmen to receive top honors as a Chancellors Club Scholar for 2000-2001.
Election day delivers a diverse ballot
November 1, 2000
A local issue joins a ballot of candidates and other issues on Tuesday. Voters who reside in the Baldwin school district will be asked if they want to elect members from the current voting districts with two members from Baldwin City, Marion Springs and Vinland, and one at-large member or change to an all at-large method of election.
Noonans top rivals at state
November 1, 2000
There has been a great deal of sharing over the years between Megan and Matt Noonan. Siblings 17 months apart don’t have much choice. But sharing center stage Saturday at the Class 4A State Cross Country Meet was the pinnacle of the Noonans’ togetherness. Brother and sister both won the individual titles in the same year, the first time that’s ever happened in the history of cross country championships.
Douglas County candidate capsules
November 1, 2000
Following are candidate capsules for those running for office in the Baldwin area.
City fixes pumps at sewer plant
November 1, 2000
A pump failure at the Baldwin City wastewater treatment plant late last Monday night caused some untreated sewage to overflow into Tauy Creek. However, city officials were able to use portable pumps to keep the plant operating and said the overflow was “no worse than after a hard rain.”