Baldwin in brief
to be celebrated
Lester Deay, Baldwin City, is celebrating his 100th birthday today. Friends and relatives are encouraged to send cards to him at 205 Dearborn, Baldwin City 66006. He retired from farming in 1969 and moved from Vinland to Baldwin.
Friends gather for
A surprise birthday party was given for Hazel Cappelle, Baldwin City, for her 90th birthday on Thursday. Friends, relatives, children and grandchildren were there to help celebrate.
Nine individuals from Baldwin City's Scout Troop 65 completed an 8 hour course on Medic First Aid, taught by Ginny Honomichl, on June 20. Attending were Tom Beuthien, Danny Beuthien, Darren Gratts, Robert Lawrenz, Martin Pressgrove, Kenton Shuck, Jan Shuck, Anne Westgate and Mark Westgate.
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Jonathon Boyd, Eagle Scout from Baldwin City, took four Troop 65 Boy Scouts, Matt Davis, Jake Hogsett, Matt LaBuda and Cameron Scruggs, to Lawrence to conduct the flag ceremony at a recent Wednesday night concert at South Park.
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Boy Scouts from Troop 65 attended camp at Theodore Naish Scout Reservation. Fourteen Boy Scouts attended and earned badges were: Robbie Brewster Eagle Trail, Totem Chip, Firem'n Chit; Alexander Coffey Eagle Trail, Totem Chip, Firem'n Chit; Matthew Davis Rifle Shooting, Leatherwork, Basketry, Woodcarving, First Aid; Daren Gratts First Aid, Swimming, Shotgun Shooting; Jake Hogsett Swimming, First Aid, Fish and Wildlife Management; Logan Keener Eagle Trail, Totem Chip, Firem'n Chit; Matthew LaBuda Swimming, Leatherwork, Basketry, Woodcarving, First Aid; Billy Ojanguren Eagle Trail, Totem Chip, Firem'n Chit; Cameron Scruggs Swimming, Leatherwork, Basketry, Woodcarving, First Aid; Kirsten Shuck Rifle Shooting, First Aid, Fish and Wildlife Management; Mark Westgate Environmental Science, Basketry; Evan Wilson Eagle Trail, Totem Chip, Firem'n Chit; Tyler Winkleman Eagle Trail, Totem Chip, Firem'n Chit and Russell Wright Swimming, Leatherwork, Basketry, Woodcarving, First Aid. Adult leaders were Jonathon Brewster, Robert Lawrenz, Martin Pressgrove and Mark Shuck.
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Boy Scouts from Troop 65 attended an overnight campout at Clinton Lake on July 14. In addition to hiking and fishing, the boys took an afternoon trip to Lawrence for bowling and laser tag. Scouts in attendance were: Alexander Coffey, Matt Davis, Daren Gratts, Jake Hogsett, Logan Keener, Billy Ojanguren, Cameron Scruggs, Kenton Shuck, Mark Westgate, Evan Wilson and Russell Wright. Adult leaders were: Jonathon Brewster, Robert Lawrenz, Martin Pressgrove and Mark Shuck.
Summer Reading Program
enters final week
Today is the last day to turn in books for the Summer Reading Program.
For those who finish the program, certificates and tickets to get into the pool can be picked up Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the library. The pool party is 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
announces new director
Jean Winkle has been hired as the new Program Director/Lead Teacher at Rainbow Experience Preschool. She gradated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor's degree in early childhood education and a minor in special education.
Winkle lives in Eudora. She is married and has four children and several grandchildren.
She will teach the Monday/Wednesday/Friday p.m. classes and the Tuesday/Thursday a.m. and p.m. classes in addition to her administrative duties.
Winkle will be at the parent/student visitation Aug. 20 and 21.
Vinland Valley 4-H
The Vinland Valley 4-H meeting was called to order by Michael Moore, president and Leah Hoelscher, vice president. Elizabeth Bartlow, Bailey Brown and Kelly Baker led the club in singing "The Star Spangled Banner." Spencer Wilson presented the current event and Amy Craig read communications.
Guests were welcomed. Roll call was answered with "Your favorite 4-H project." Sarah Emde, secretary, read the minutes. Dennis Craig, Brad Wilson, Chelsea Wilson, Walt Nitcher, Amy Stone and Brandon Schwager, presented reports.
Teresa Bateson and Sandy Stone presented the leader's report.
Dennis Craig, Sara Emde, Mike Moore, Walt Nitcher and Elizabeth Bartlow showed project posters.
The group toured the animal projects and the homes of: Lacey Hunsinger, which also included projects by Dale and Kelly Baker; Amy Stone; Crystal and David Bateson, Amy, Callie and Dennis Craig; Brad, Spencer and Chelsea Wilson.
The club had pizza for lunch and then painted bleachers at the Vinland Fairgrounds. The next meeting will be Monday at the Baldwin City Pool.
Tryouts for Ballad of
Black Jack set
August 25 and 26 are the dates set for tryouts for "Ballad of Black Jack," to be performed during Maple Leaf Festival. Tryouts will be at the Lawrence Public Library at 2 p.m. Singers, dancers and actors are needed. Come prepared to sing the "Do Re Mi" song from Sound of Music. Speaking parts: Two parts for boys ages 8-13, several parts for young men and women ages 20-30, other juicy parts for mature men and women. Call 594-2378 for information.
Scott Grammer, Baldwin City, has been awarded the Dean's Scholarship from Pittsburg State University for the 2001 Fall academic semester. Students in the top 15 percent of their class are eligible for this award. Scott is the son of Steven and Rebecca Grammer, Baldwin City.
schedules work days
Work days for the Vinland Fair will be July 28 and Aug. 7. Any interested community members are invited to help prepare the grounds and buildings. Mowing, moving bleachers and exhibit cases and minor repair work are needed.
The first work day, Saturday, will start at 9 a.m. The second work day is Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m. and is the final setup of the large exhibit building. The Tuesday evening date is a change from the Monday evening setups in past years.
Talent show to be at
Matt Kirby has announced a talent show at the Vinland Fairgrounds on Thursday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m. There will be a sing-a-long featuring patriotic and folk songs.
The show will have five minute slots where performers can display their special talents such as singing, playing instruments, telling jokes, dramatic readings or demonstrations.
After the talent show, "Calhoun County" a country music band will perform.
Call Matt Kirby at 594-3849 for information.