Archive for Wednesday, July 2, 2003

Baldwin in brief

July 2, 2003

PSU announces

honor students

Pittsburg State University has announced students who were on the honors list for the spring 2003 semester. Students from Baldwin City were: Thomas Wilson, freshman, majoring in Electrical Tech., All A Honor Roll; Aaron Lewis, sophomore, majoring in Physics, All A Honor Roll; Megan Noonan, junior, majoring in English, All A Honor Roll. To qualify for the All A Honor Roll, the student must have been full-time and received no grades lower than an A.

Summer reading to

present Yo Yo champ

Spinmaster Brent Dellinger, a 15-year-old ninth grade Yo Yo champion from Salina, will be the featured artist at the Baldwin Library's Summer Reading Program today. Dellinger has been performing professionally since February 2000. The program will be at the Baldwin Elementary School gym at 10:45 a.m. Susan Pouliot will present the program on July 9, with "Silly songs for kids" beginning at 10 a.m. at the library.

Kneedler family

has reunion

The 2003 Kneedler family reunion was held in Baldwin City with about 60 people attending. The eldest person attending was Irvin Kneedler from Gardner. Betty Kneedler Peek traveled the farthest with five other family members from Dickenson, Texas. The youngest was Luke Kneedler, son of Mike and Donna Kneedler, Baldwin City.

A dinner was held Friday night in Baldwin City and family members went on a hay rack ride Saturday morning viewing historic places and relatives' homes. Saturday night members attended a luau at the home of Mike and Donna Kneedler and Sunday morning members had breakfast in Baldwin City.

Blood drive to

benefit locals

Community Blood Center is conducting a blood drive on Saturday, July 12 from 8 a.m. to noon at the American Legion Hall, 803 High St. The blood drive is sponsored by the Baldwin City Rotary Club. To sign up, call Roger White at (785) 883-2736 or 594-6707. Five hundred and fifty pints of blood must be collected every day to meet area needs.

RWD No. 4

to meet Tuesday

Rural Water District No. 4, Douglas County, will have its regular meeting beginning at 7 p.m., Tuesday, in the conference room of the district office.

UMYM to meet

at Clearfield

United Methodist Youth Ministry will meet at 7 p.m. Wed., July 9 at Clearfield United Methodist Church.

Ives Chapel to have

Bible School

Vacation Bible School will be at Ives Chapel United Methodist Church for kindergarten through fifth graders Monday through July 11 from 9 a.m. to noon. Call the church office to register.

Annunciation Parish

welcomes bikers

A bike tour across the U.S.A. will make a stop at Annunciation Catholic Church Thursday at 7:15 p.m. where they will make a presentation on the root causes of U.S. poverty and how the Catholic Campaign for Human Development supports and promotes self help organizations. Local bicycle riders are welcome to join any part of the ride. Thursday they will be coming form Council Grove to Baldwin. Friday they will ride from Baldwin to Blue Springs, Mo. For information, contact Barbara McCracken, at (877) 312-1578 or email at

ABC group

to meet today

At 7 tonight the ABC Group will host a meeting at the Baldwin Public Library featuring special guest Representative Tom Holland. The current USD 348 proposed budget will be the topic of discussion, Mr. Holland will address the education budget from the state perspective and there will be a public forum for discussion. The school board will vote on the final budget for the upcoming fiscal year at the next school board meeting on July 14.

Baldwin graduates

cum laude

Catherine Baldwin, daughter of Steve and Jean Baldwin, Baldwin City, graduated cum laude from Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa., with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. Baldwin is a 1999 graduate of Baldwin High School. She is a member of Tau Beta Pi, the National Engineering Honor Society and Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She has accepted a position as an engineer at Merck and Company in Pennsylvania.

ESU hosts Future

Teachers Academy

The Kansas Future Teachers Academy will be at Emporia State University Sunday through July 10. The academy introduces high school students in Kansas to the rewards of the teaching profession. Students are accepted based on academic standing, involvement in school and community activities, and interest in exploring a career in teaching. Contact Beth Warren for more information at (620) 341-5372.

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