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Baldwin briefs
September 18, 2002
Smith honored for work
September 18, 2002
It’s been a big week for long-time Baldwin City resident Martha Smith. Smith turned 97 Sunday and was honored at Vinland United Methodist Church with a corsage. But that’s not all by a long shot. On Tuesday, Smith was honored at the Civic Center in Topeka as the “oldest” employee in the state of Kansas. Smith runs the Coal Creek Library in Vinland.
Homemade device turns out to be big firecracker
September 18, 2002
What was originally reported to the Baldwin City Police Department as a pipe bomb that was thrown from a car window, turned out to be nothing more than a homemade firework. “It was an innocent thing,” Sgt. Colleen Larson said. The young adult responsible for throwing the firework came forward and admitted to throwing the homemade device from a car window on Sept. 8 at First and Chapel streets, Larson said.
City to pay part of police overtime
Maple Leaf Committee gets help with expenses for festival
September 18, 2002
It took nearly an hour, but the Baldwin City Council and Maple Leaf Committee finally reached an agreement Monday night about who would pay what for police overtime during the Maple Leaf Festival. The city council approved in a 3-2 vote, with Council Members Ted Brecheisen and Todd Cohen voting against, to have the Maple Leaf Committee pay a maximum of $2,500 for police overtime for this year’s festival. The city will pay for any overtime in excess of that amount.
United Way benefits Baldwin
September 18, 2002
Every year at this time, the United Way of Douglas County begins fundraising campaign in the hopes of receiving enough donations to help the many organizations it supports. Paul Vander Tuig, the Baldwin United Way Campaign 2002 chair, said even though the United Way receives donations from people in Baldwin, he’s afraid a myth keeps many from donating. “There’s the belief that you donate to the Douglas County United Way, but then Baldwin doesn’t see the benefit back from that,” Vander Tuig said. But that’s not the case. In fact, he said nearly 2,000 Baldwin residents were positively affected through individual services or educational outreach provided by the county’s United Way. “Even people that receive services from UW might not be aware of it,” he said.
BHS volleyball ends busy week 10-4, third
September 18, 2002
It was a busy week for the Baldwin High School volleyball team and when the smoke finally cleared Saturday at the Bulldog’s own invitational, BHS had a 10-4 overall record and a third-place finish in the tourney. In normal years, maybe the third-place finish in the Baldwin Invitational Tournament would have been good. Not so this year, according to the players and coaches. “The BIT is a pretty tough tournament, with five of the top teams in our league participating,” said coach Jill Brown. “In past years I would be pleased to place third at our tournament. But, we’re not satisfied with that this year.
BHS runners dominate at Wamego
September 18, 2002
Heading into the Wamego Invitational Saturday, Baldwin High School cross country coach Mike Spielman knew he would get a good look at how his runners will stack up this year in Class 4A. Well, the Bulldogs stack up pretty well. The BHS boys easily won their division scoring 55 points to second-place Clearwater’s 107. The BHS girls had a closer time of it, but also took first with 74 points to Clay Center’s 99. “I know we ran really well Saturday,” said Spielman. I think we definitely put the X on our backs. The kids just had a great running day.”
Bulldogs pummel Panthers
First win over Paola since 1991
September 18, 2002
PAOLA Another Frontier League giant fell here Friday night as the Baldwin High School football program gained yet another victim with a 24-6 win over Paola, a team BHS hadn’t beaten since 1991. “It was a great win. We’ll take it,” said BHS coach Mike Berg. “We are now beating teams that have had strong football traditions in the 1990s.” The trend started in 2000 when BHS beat Gardner for the first time since 1994. The 2001 Bulldogs beat Prairie View for the first time since 1985 and followed that with the Bulldog’s first victory against Louisburg since 1993. But Friday’s pasting of Paola the score could have been much more lopsided if not for several first-half fumbles was especially sweet and completed the sweep of once-invincible Frontier League foes. “I want to give the total credit to the kids,” said Berg. “Their hard work in the off season and on the practice field is paying off. We’re on a level playing field. We are able to line up and compete with everyone in the league. “It’s been a growing process,” he said in reference to the reversal of BHS’s football 90s where wins were few and far between. That trend began to reverse at the end of the 90s and has carried on. “It’s all about working hard and that’s the kids and the coaches. It’s finally coming together.”
Park’s significance beneficial to Baldwin
September 18, 2002
Black Jack Park is a small fenced-in area that sits on a gravel road a few miles east of town. It’s a neatly mowed section with a few picnic tables under a shelter and a grill. But it’s more than just a cute park for a picnic. Two monuments sit in the middle of section, one rather large that explains the significance of the area. Some people are very familiar with the area’s historical significance. But Brenda Day is afraid not everyone knows just how important Black Jack Park is, not only to Baldwin, but to the United States.
Letters to the editor
September 18, 2002
Deaths
September 18, 2002
Baker sports roundup
September 18, 2002
Football Baker University improved its record to 1-1 on Saturday by beating Avila University 22-3 at Liston Stadium.
Baker runs to victory over Avila
September 18, 2002
Behind sophomore running back Ramon Barber’s 209-yard, two touchdown rushing night, the Baker University Wildcats walked away with a 22-3 win over Avila in rain-soaked Liston Stadium Saturday night. That’s what a new offense and new weapons, such as Barber, a transfer, can do. Head Baker coach John Frangoulis liked what he saw. “He was great tonight,” Frangoulis said of Barber’s Saturday performance. “We haven’t had 200 yards rushing in a game in five or six years.”