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Lightning strike cause of power outage
May 8, 2002
Baldwin’s power outage Tuesday evening was the result of a lightning strike. City Administrator Larry Paine said lightning hit the Gardner substation at about 9:30 p.m., which caused Kansas City Power and Light to lose the Gardner feed that runs to Baldwin. Even though KCPL didn’t get the feed connected for about four hours, Paine said Baldwin began generating and had power 30 to 45 minutes later. The city generated for about two and a half hours.
Letters to the editor
May 8, 2002
Survey results show satisfaction in services
May 8, 2002
It appears Baldwin City residents seem to be pretty satisfied at least with the services offered by the city. Results from the customer service satisfaction survey, which Baldwin residents completed in January, were presented to the Baldwin City Council at Monday night’s meeting.
Armed robbery occurs again in Baldwin
May 8, 2002
An armed robbery occurred in Baldwin City for the second time in a week. According to Sgt. Colleen Larson of the Baldwin City Police Department, Pizza Hut, 130 U.S. Highway 56, was robbed at gunpoint at around 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
New water towers will increase pressure
May 8, 2002
Baldwin’s water pressure problems will soon be a thing of the past. Monday night, the Baldwin City Council voted 5-0 to build two new elevated water towers, the first of which should be completed by August 2003.
City to see increase in generating capacity
May 8, 2002
Baldwin City will soon be able to generate more electricity, which should solve the town’s electricity concerns for about the next 12 years. The Baldwin City Council agreed at Monday’s council meeting that the town needed to purchase more electrical generation capacity, but couldn’t agree on how much was needed.
Baldwin in brief
May 8, 2002
CLEAR mystery train set to depart
May 8, 2002
Not many weddings end up in murder, but that’s the case in “Cutoff on the Tracks,” CLEAR’s latest mystery train production. “There are a lot of twists,” Karen Bayer, producer, said. “It’s a really fun show.” Bayer said “Cutoff on the Tracks,” written by Will Averill and directed by Jeremy Auman, is an interactive whodunit comedy set in 1938 and takes place on a train at Midland Railway. “The audience is there to attend the wedding of Vira Miranda and Baron Von Richtenhoovenvofferhoffen,” she said. “A murder is committed and it’s up to the audience to solve the mystery.”