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Council balks at mill hike
July 2, 2002
The Baldwin mill levy for 2003 won’t be any higher than it was for 2002. At Monday’s meeting, the Baldwin City Council, in a 4-1 vote, with Council Member Marilyn Pearse voting against, set the maximum mill levy for the fiscal year 2003 at 41.655 mills, even though the finance committee recommended a 42.880 mill levy.
Sports line
July 2, 2002
National javelin tour was enlightening
July 2, 2002
For Baldwin’s Eric Brown, the whirl-wind national javelin tour is over, but he sure enjoyed the ride.
Baldwin’s red, white, blue
July 2, 2002
Baldwin in brief
July 2, 2002
Deaths
July 2, 2002
Children get patriotic for musical presentation
July 2, 2002
Fourth of July celebrations don’t always have to include fireworks. Baldwin City Theatre, the CLEAR Foundation and a group of 18 children are presenting “Our Country Tis of Thee,” a patriotic musical presentation, this week.
Flag crew works to make downtown area patriotic
July 2, 2002
When Baldwin City wakes up on the Fourth of July, the “Avenue of Flags” along Eighth and High streets will be there to greet it. For the men who place the flags, it’s a labor of love. “It’s what I want to do,” said Archer Carlson of putting the flags up, which is something he’s been doing for more than 40 years. “The main idea is to make everyone feel good,” said Carlson. “Everybody has a plus. People drive by and give thumbs up and thank yous. It’s a public service primarily.” The “flag crew,” as the call themselves, is always made up of Lloyd Beaton American Legion Post 228 members. It’s usually a crew of three that puts the 32-35 flags in their holders on utility poles. Normally, the flags are raised on six occasions Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day and the Maple Leaf Festival. However, this year the flags were flown for several weeks after the Sept. 11 tragedy.
Community Fourth celebration offers activities, fireworks
July 2, 2002
Those wanting to celebrate the Fourth of July in Baldwin don’t have to wait for the sun to set. Citizens for Baldwin City is sponsoring Thursday’s free community Fourth of July celebration beginning at 5 p.m. at the ball fields next to Baldwin High School.