Archive for Wednesday, June 4, 2003

Baldwin in brief

June 4, 2003

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.

BCAC to host

arts center meeting

The Baldwin Community Arts Council will host an all community meeting regarding the proposed Arts Center. The informational and organizational meeting will be held June 18 at 7 p.m. at the Baldwin City Library. The meeting will be held to consider preliminary plans, discuss community needs, take suggestions and form a steering committee for the project.

The proposed site for the Baldwin Arts Center is 718 High St. in the building previously occupied by the Baldwin Lumber Company. The project is in need of expertise in various aspects of fund-raising, renovation, classroom needs, arts space, theater and more.The Baldwin Community Arts Council is asking for volunteers who will help in all these areas. They are also looking for donors who may be interested in helping fund the initial phases of the project.

All interested persons and organizations are urged to attend.

Evening Circle to have

meeting at Ives

The Evening Circle of the Ives Chapel United Methodist Church will meet June 11 at 7:15 p.m. at the church. Kathleen Winkleman will be hostess and will have devotions. There will be no July or August meetings.

Arts Council to

have meeting

Baldwin Community Arts Council will have its annual all-member dinner meeting on Thursday, June 12 in the garden at the Three Sisters Inn. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Bring side dish or dessert, table service and lawn chairs. The main dish, beverage and entertainment will be provided.

Bicycle races to be in

downtown Baldwin

A series of bicycle races will take place on city streets in and around downtown Baldwin City on Sat., June 14. There will be an expected 150-180 racers plus support crews from all over the Midwest.

The racers will depart from the south end of town on Douglas Country Road 1055 and will be riding south along the shoulder of the road. There will be a three-mile turn around point where they will return to Baldwin City.

Saturday afternoon, there will be races from 2 to 8 p.m from Eighth and High streets south to Jersey Street, west on Jersey to 10th Street and north on 10th to High Street. Streets will be closed off about 30 minutes before the races begin. Each race will last about 45 minutes. Vehicles should be removed from the race course.

Sunday morning the final race will be held from the high school parking lot north on Douglas Country Road 1055, heading toward Vinland.

BPW announces

award recipients

The Baldwin City Business and Professional Women awarded the BPW Scholarship, formerly the Alice Haigh Memorial Scholarship, to two Baldwin High School seniors, Kate Lammers and Kora Anderson. Each recipient was awarded $1,000 to go toward two semesters at the college of their choice.

Robertson to attend

Girls State

Jaclyn Robertson, daughter of Billy and Lisa Robertson, Baldwin City, will join 575 other young women who have just completed their junior year of high school at Sunflower Girls State on the University of Kansas campus. Robertson will be sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 228, Baldwin City. Speakers will share their expertise on government and will answer questions. A staff of 60 American Legion Auxiliary members volunteer their service to this program.

ESU announces

Spring honor roll

Emporia State University has announced that Natalie J. Moreau, senior, Baldwin City, is on the spring 2003 honor roll. Seniors had to hold a 4.0 grade point average to qualify for the honor roll.

Schwalm to

celebrate 90th

The family of Helen Sutton Schwalm will host a card shower for her 90th birthday. She was born June 12, 1913. Cards may be sent to 229 1/2 Baker St., Baldwin City, KS 66006.

Worden UMC to have

special service

Joya Homes-Syed will share her music and faith at a special service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Worden United Methodist Church. She is from Mound City and grew up in Lawrence. She currently lives in Lawrence and is a para-educator at Southwest Junior High School.

PSU announces

2003 scholarship

Pittsburg State University has announced that Scott Grammer, son of Steve and Becky Grammer, Baldwin City, has received a scholarship at Pittsburg State University for the 2003 fall academic semester. Grammer was recognized for being on the Dean's List with a GPA of 4.0-3.5.

Wilson named

to Dean's List

Brandie L. Wilson, daughter of Bill and Cheryl Wilson, Eudora, was on the Dean's List at Harding University, Searcy, Ark., for grade's achieved during the spring semester. A student must carry 12 or more hours and have an average scholarship level of 3.65 minimum. Wilson is a senior majoring in management. She is a Baldwin High School graduate.

Curran graduates

with top GPA

Michael Curran, II, graduated from Wichita State University, Summa Cum Laude in Mechanical Engineering with a GPA of 3.9. He received the 2003 Scholastic Award for the highest GPA in the class. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society.

Curran's senior design project was to redesign the hidden swing arm for the Chopper motorcycle manufactured by Big Dogs Motorcycle in Wichita. Other members of the team were Justin Tatom and Rick Neill, who also graduated from WSU. Their project presentation received second place as judged by the Mechanical Engineering Department and third place as judged by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Curran and his wife, Vickie, live in Park City, and are expecting their first child in June. He is the son of Mike and Donna Curran, Baldwin City.

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