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Asbestos spills from old locomotive near Midland
April 24, 2002
A steam locomotive was the cause of a small asbestos spill Tuesday on the west side of Baldwin. Ernie Griffin, Midland Railway’s Director of Operations, said asbestos spilled from a 1931 steam locomotive that was being disassembled by a Florida company in the 1700 block of College Street. Griffin said the Kansas Department of Health and Environment investigated the spill Wednesday morning and said there were no immediate public safety or health concerns.
Council hopes new water tower will increase pressure
April 24, 2002
The Baldwin City Council could be closer to ending the town’s water pressure problems. At the committee of the whole meeting Thursday night, the council directed the city staff to look at proceeding with the construction of two new 750,000-gallon elevated water towers.
Letters to the editor
April 24, 2002
Deaths
April 24, 2002
Baldwin in brief
April 24, 2002
Plant sale this weekend
April 24, 2002
Friends of the Baldwin City Public Library are having a plant sale in front of the library from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Signal wins big in KPA contest
April 24, 2002
It was time for a repeat for the Baldwin City Signal at the Kansas Press Association’s Annual Convention in Wichita Saturday. For the second year in a row, the Signal won the sweepstakes award in its division.
Purchase of new engines could be electricity answer
April 24, 2002
The purchase of additional engines for Baldwin’s power plant could keep the town out of electrical problems for the next few years.
Crew keeps campus colorful in spring
April 24, 2002
Baker University’s school colors haven’t just been navy and orange recently. In fact, there has been a wealth of reds, yellows, greens and purples found in the blooming flowers and trees all over campus. The start of spring has also signaled the start of the growing season and Lyle Turner and his four-man grounds crew have been busy trying to keep up. “It’s busy, but spring is my favorite time,” said Turner, Baker’s Supervisor of Grounds. Depending on the time of year, he said the grounds crew is responsible for maintenance of the campus and athletic fields including mowing, trash and limb pick up, snow and ice removal, equipment maintenance and tree trimming.