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Shooting case goes to court
March 27, 2002
A former Baldwin resident charged in the October shooting in West Baldwin will be in court Wednesday.
Deaths
March 27, 2002
Letters to the editor
March 27, 2002
Thomas the Tank Engine coming to Baldwin
March 27, 2002
Baldwin City will soon be getting a visit from one very big Thomas. Thomas the Tank Engine will be at the Midland Railroad June 7-9 and June 14-16 where Baldwin residents, including children, will have an opportunity to see him. Thomas, a children’s book and public television show character, will be the featured attraction at Day Out With Thomas. “He’s very, very popular with little kids,” Tom Wheeler, event director, said.
Baldwin Briefs
March 27, 2002
CLEAR announces ‘Annie’ auditions “Annie Get Your Gun” auditions will be April 7 at 2 p.m. and April 8 at 7 p.m. at the BJHS auditorium. A large cast is needed. Copies of selected songs are available at Baldwin library. More information is available at 594-3897.
Eight youth wrestlers qualify for state
March 27, 2002
A near-record eight Baldwin youth wrestlers qualified for next weekend’s Kids State Wrestling Championships to be held in the Topeka Expocentre on Friday and Saturday. Three wrestlers won gold medals, as Baldwin nearly tied the club record of nine state qualifiers. The top four placers in the district competition will advance to state. “Everyone performed very well, they all wrestled tough, we were real happy with their efforts, everyone gave 100 percent,” said coach Brian Mason.
Potential police lawsuits bring responses
March 27, 2002
Talk of the town this past week has centered around the threat of a $1.2 million lawsuit against the city, which four members of the Baldwin City Police Department have said will happen as a result of the treatment they received as a result of disciplinary action taken against them. Public sentiment has been one of shock and outrage that the investigation into the department this past summer has resulted in the threatened lawsuits. But, those same members of the public are leery to speak on the record.
Baker University sports roundup
March 27, 2002
SOFTBALL (7-7-2) Baker University won two and lost two at the McKendree College Tournament Saturday and Sunday in Lebanon, Ill. The Cats started the tournament with a 2-1 victory over Missouri Baptist College and followed up with an 8-6 victory over Olivette Nazarene University on Saturday. On Sunday, Baker fell to Mount Mercy 3-2 and to host McKendree 12-1.
BHS’s Hinton selected for classic dual
March 27, 2002
Baldwin High School senior state champion Witt Hinton has recently been selected to compete in the East/West Classic wrestling dual to be held on Thursday in Topeka. The honor comes after Hinton completed an exciting senior year with a 39-5 record and a Class 4A state title at 275 pounds. “I think it is a great honor,” Hinton said of being informed he was the first-ever Baldwin wrestler to be chosen for the competition. “I’m going to do the best I can. Maybe I can be the first Baldwin wrestler to win in it. That would be exciting.”
First-ever Bulldog baseball team set to make history Thursday
March 27, 2002
No matter what happens on the field Thursday, Baldwin High School’s first-ever baseball team will make history when the Bulldogs play their opening game of the season at Ottawa. “Regardless if we win or lose, it will be history,” said first-year coach Brian Ash. “We’ll go out and give it our best shot. As long as our kids go out and compete, I’ll be satisfied.” BHS’s first endeavor on the baseball diamond will be against an Ottawa Cyclone team that won the Class 4A State Title a year ago. That’s not a bad way to start, Ash said. “We will be tested right from the get-go,” he said. “We’ll find out what we’re made of right away. I think we’ll go out there and be competitive and I think it will be good for as far as confidence.”
Tape-recorded phone conversation made public
March 27, 2002
(Editor’s note: The following is the transcript of the recorded phone conversation between Mayor Ken Hayes and Cpl. Bill Dempsey on Jan. 5. The Signal has listened to the tape and varified its authenticity.)
Spring brings unpredictable weather
March 27, 2002
It might be spring according to the calendar, but the recent blast of cold weather is stating otherwise. “The bad thing about this winter is it has been warm then cold then warm then cold,” said C. Designs owner Christy Carlisle. While the jumps in temperatures make it hard for people to adjust, it’s been even more of a problem for gardeners and their plants. “It’s really confusing the plants,” Carlisle said of the weather. “Mother Nature is really doing a test. The shift of temperatures have been going on for four months and I don’t think it’s going to let up.” So those wanting to start on their gardens or flower beds will probably have to wait, she said. “In a high-techno world, you can control a lot of things,” she said. “But this one you’re going to have to wait out. You can’t control this.”