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Hornets continue to win
July 25, 2001
The Baldwin City Hornets 15-16 baseball team extended its win steak to six games with three wins last week in league play.
Bomber’s streak ends
July 25, 2001
The game time heat index for the Baldwin Bomber’s season finale last Wednesday night hovered around 110.
Skyhawks finish thrid in tourney
July 25, 2001
It was brutally hot over the weekend as the Baldwin Skyhawks played in the 18-and-under USSSA Kansas State North Tournament at the Johnson County Girls’ Athletic Association Complex.
Black has eventful overseas trip
July 25, 2001
Aside from a nine-hour plane trip that turned into a three-day ordeal, Eric Black returned from competition in the World Youth Championships in Debrecan, Hungary, a happy young athlete. “It was great,” said Black, who will be a senior at Baldwin High School this fall. “How often do you get to something like that? It’s not every day someone gives you a free plane ticket across the ocean, a bunch of free stuff and then takes you to a track meet. It was great.” Black was one of 1,335 athletes from 166 nations to take part in the championships which started July 11. Of those, 50 athletes were from the United States. “They took 50 track athletes and he was the only Kansas kid,” said Mike Spielman, Black’s high school coach. “It’s a heck of an honor to be chosen to compete in something like this.” Black competed as an octathlete. He wound up finishing 24th out of 42 athletes with his personal-best performance. That came despite not arriving in Debrecan until the night before the competition was to start and after spending three days trying to get there.
Baldwin in brief
July 25, 2001
Baldwin youth enjoy stay in Australia, New Zealand
July 25, 2001
Alex Beecher and Nicki Smith were able to practice the art of cracking whips and throwing boomerangs this summer.
Power plant makes profit
July 25, 2001
That black smoke belching out of the city power plant smokestack Monday wasn’t costing residents money, it was making money for them.
City budget jumps, but mill levy doesn’t
July 25, 2001
Baldwin City residents can expect to see some changes in the 2002 budget.
Farmers’ Market flourishes
Fresh produce packs ‘em in
July 25, 2001
Shortly after 7 a.m. Joanna Vesecky’s table is already covered with an array of tomatoes, cantaloupe, peppers, zucchini and ears of corn. She stands behind her display wearing a ball cap and sunglasses, waiting to greet people, as well as the heat of the morning. Vesecky’s table is soon flanked by others also covered with fruits and vegetables, as well as baked goods, flowers and homemade soaps. The scene is the same every Saturday morning. By 8 a.m., the entire length of the sidewalk next to the post office on High Street has been transformed into the Baldwin City Farmers’ Market.
Hobson addresses issues
July 25, 2001
Carol May Wrench
July 25, 2001
Vinland Fair begins 94th year in August
July 25, 2001
For the 94th year, the annual three-day Vinland Fair on August 9, 10 and 11 with offer free entertainment for the entire family.
It’s county fair time again
July 25, 2001
It happens every year about this time. An abundance of cookies and breads are baked, clothing ensembles are chosen, photographs are enlarged and mounted and livestock are clipped and sheared.
Hurry up, wait’ for police probe
July 25, 2001
As the investigation continues into the Baldwin City Police Department and former officer G.H. Rhea, city officials continue to wait quietly and hope for quick resolution.
Yard of the Week honors go to the Myricks
July 25, 2001
A raised flowerbed follows the curve of the lot that adjoins the house at 610 10th Street where Jeff and Annette (Galluzzi) Myrick live.