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Baldwin in brief
September 25, 2002
SLT comment deadline nears
September 25, 2002
The public comment period for the South Lawrence Trafficway ends Monday. Written comments can be mailed or e-mailed on the project. Baldwin City Administrator Larry Paine is urging residents to make those public comments favoring the 32nd Street Alignment.
Lumber yard closing brings mixed emotions
September 25, 2002
It’s not getting any easier for Michael Swan. The owner of the Baldwin Lumber Company, a fixture in downtown since 1914, came to the hard decision to close the yard and is now watching that process take place slowly.
Candidates flock to chief position
September 25, 2002
To say there’s been wide-spread interest in the opening for Baldwin City police chief would be an understatement. The deadline for applications for the position, which has been vacant since Steve Butell resigned July 19, is Monday. So far, City Administrator Larry Paine has received interest from all over the country and the world. One would-be applicant is currently stationed in Kosavo.
Smith is Kansas’ oldest worker
She’s a page in the history books
September 25, 2002
Talk about keeping up the family business. Since 1926, Martha Smith has been librarian at Vinland’s one-room Coal Creek Library, a venture her ancestors helped found way back before Kansas was even a state. Now 97 and bent by the weight of years, Smith spends a few hours on Sunday afternoons from April to October tending the library’s 3,500-plus volumes and the collection of artifacts that documents its history. Tucked between gravel roads in southern Douglas County, the faux red brick building topped with tin is thought to house the state’s oldest continuously operating library, founded two years before the start of the Civil War. Smith has been its librarian off and on since she was in her early 20s. “I kept it open and clean and checked out books to people,” she said.
Busy week for BHS tennis
September 25, 2002
The Baldwin High School tennis team turned in a pair of second-place finishes and a sixth-place finish in heavy tournament action last week.
Baker falls to Culver-Stockton passing
September 25, 2002
Nobody in the Heart of America Athletic Conference has come up with an answer for Clint Grothaus yet this season, as the Culver-Stockton quarterback has already totaled nearly 1,200 yards in just his first three games.
Deaths
September 25, 2002
Gardner tops Baldwin High in overtime
September 25, 2002
Although Friday’s 12-6 overtime loss to the Gardner Trailblazers was painful, it’s hoped it will provide a lesson for the Baldwin High School Bulldogs for the rest of the season.
Letters to the editor
September 25, 2002