Baldwin in brief
BHS class of 1968
to have 35th reunion
The Baldwin High School Class of 1968 will hold its 35th reunion on Sat., July 19, 2003, at the Delbert Sheldon residence. All members of B.H.S. Class of '68 are encouraged to attend, along with any guests they wish to bring. Graduates of the classes of 1967 and 1969 are also welcome, as well as teachers, coaches and administrators who were a part of the B.H.S. staff during that time. The reunion will begin at 4 p.m. with a catered BBQ served at 6 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. Anyone wishing to RSVP, or needing additional information may contact Margi Walbridge at (785) 594-6947 or PO Box 235, Baldwin. Please RSVP by July 11.
The Clearfield-Ives Chapel United Methodist Youth Ministry will meet at 7 p.m. today at Ives Chapel for youth sixth through 12th grades are welcome.
The American Legion Auxiliary will be in front of the post office Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. with poppies. Donations will be accepted. The Annual Poppy Day is a fundraiser to remember the Veterans.
to be at Oakwood
Memorial Day Services will be conducted by Lloyd Beaton Post No. 228, American Legiion, at Oakwood Cemetery on Monday at 10 a.m. The public is welcome to attend.
The ABC group will be meeting at 7p.m. Wednesday, May 28, at the Baldwin Public Library. This is a public forum. Administrators, teachers, students, parents and USD 348 patrons are strongly encouraged to attend and participate. The ABC group hopes to present the school board with suggested budget considerations that will not cancel any academic programming, close schools, or cut teachers. The school board budget meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 2. It is open to the public.
City Garage Sale
Friends of the Baldwin City Library are sponsoring the 16th Annual City-Wide Garage Sale to be held Sat., June 7. The registration fee includes a sign, a listing in the directory and a copy of the directory. Registration forms must be submitted and fees paid by Sat., May 31. Directories and signs can be picked up from 4 to 7 p.m. Fri., June 6. Forms are available at the Baldwin City Library now. For more information, call the library at 594-3411.
Home and Garden
Rainbow Experience Preschool Home and Garden Tour will be Sat., May 31 from 1 to 5 p.m. Four homes and gardens will be featured on the tour. Tickets can be purchased starting May 26 at Baldwin State Bank, Mid-America Bank or C. Designs Floral and Garden for $7. Demonstrations will be given at Vinland Valley Nursery at noon on the basics of landscaping and C. Designs will have a question and answer session on annuals and perennials beginning at 1:30 p.m. and a mosaic tile demonstration at 3:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the preschool.
Thomas Sigvaldson, a teacher at Baldwin High School, has been awarded a scholarship from the Security Benefit Group Charitable Trust Scholarship Program, to further his studies in mathematics at Baker University. The program was established in 2002 to help members of the education community reach their personal and professional goals through ongoing education.
Kathy Johnston of Baldwin City Library was recognized with a level 6 continuing education award for achieving 600 hours of continuing education hours during the Northeast Kansas Library System's Annual Spring Assembly in Topeka. The Kansas State Library, Division of Library Development, presented the Library Employees Education Program Certificates. LEEP Certificates represent a significant investment in continuing education professional activities. Level 1 certificates are awarded for 30 hours and Level 6 are awarded for 600 hours. Sandra Johnson, Becky Hayes and Kathy Johnston were among those attending the meeting. Approximately 125 librarians, trustees and library friends and volunteers attended the event. The Northeast Kansas Library System provides direct grants, consulting services, continuing education and other support to member libraries in a 14-county area of northeast Kansas.
Anna Skaggs, a senior at Baldwin High School, has received the Dale Dennis Excellence in Education award sponsored by United School Administrators and Jostens of Kansas. Allen Poplin, principal at BHS, announced that Skaggs has demonstrated the characteristics necessary to receive this annual award given in honor of one of Kansas' educational leaders. Winners are individuals who have displayed citizenship, community and school service, scholarship and common sense characteristics that make them a quality person. The award was established in 1996 by Kansas school administrators to honor the service of Dale Dennis to Kansas education.
Dairy club reports
Local dairy club members traveled to Stillwater, Okla., to exhibit at the Southern Nationals Exposition in April. Results were: Casey George, top 3 for 10-12 year olds in Showmanship. Bailey Brown, Dale and Kelly Baker also participated in showmanship class. Jersey Show Results -- Quinton Keen, Fall heifer, shown by Kalli Keen, second Jr. show -- third open show, Sr. yearling heifer, first Jr. show -- first open shows, Jr. Champion of Jr. Show, with Sr. Yearling Heifer. Holstein show results -- Bailey Brown, Winter yearling heifer, ninth Jr. show -- ninth open show, Dry 3-4 yr-old-cow, second open show. Brittnay George, Winter heifer calf, fourth Jr. show -- sixth open show. Casey George, Fall heifer calf, fifth Jr. show -- 13th open show; Sr. yearling heifer, fourth Jr. show -- fourth open show, Dry 3-4 yr-old, first open class, Jr. 3-year-old cow, third Jr. show -- first open show. Dale Baker, Spring yearling heifer, 6th Jr. show, 5th open show. Kalli Keen, Summer yearling heifer, first Jr. show, third open show, Winter yearling heifer, first Jr show -- first open show; Reserve Jr. Champion Winter yearling heifer of the Jr. show, Jr. 2-year-old cow, first Jr. show -- first open, Sr. 2-year-old cow, first Jr. show -- fifth open show, Jr. 3-year-old cow, first Jr. show -- second open show, Reserve Intermediate Champion, Jr. 2-year-old cow, Jr. show and open show, Aged cow class second Jr, show -- second open show, Aged cow class second Jr. show -- second open show. Kelly Baker, Winter yearling heifer sixth Jr. show -- fifth open show.
Pittsburg State University has released the names of students eligible to graduate in the May 2003 commencement exercises. Dustin L. Gilges, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Gilges, Baldwin City, will receive a Bachelor of Science in Technology degree; Jessica Marie Lang, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lang, Overbrook, will receive a Bachelor of Science degree; Stephanie McIver, daughter of Marilyn Ruggles, Overbrook, will receive a Bachelor of Science degree and Christopher J. Bell, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Bell, Wellsville, will receive a Bachelor of Science degree.
listed at ESU
Emporia State University has announced the students who are eligible to graduate at commencement exercises in May 2003. Students from Baldwin City are Benjamin W. Allen, B.I.S; Deon Lea Darting, B.S.E., cum laude; Kristina Michelle Saile, B.S. and Nancy Jo Walker, B.S.
Chapter CK of P.E.O.
Chapter CK of P.E.O. met with Georgiana Monninger with Lenore Mauslein and Vivian Courtney assisting. Susan Butell and Margi Walbridge gave the program "Sharing Wedding Advice." The next meeting is a brunch on June 10 at 10 a.m. Hostess will be Ivy Hey with Barbara Henre, Anita White and Merrie Skaggs assisting. A report will be given on the state convention.
Vinland Valley 4-H
Club has meeting
Vinland Valley 4-H Club met at the Vinland Elementary School. Guests to the meeting were Palmyra club members Rhonda and Lindsay Hitchcock, Katie and Emily Krysztof and Wesley Callahan. Leah Hoelscher and club leaders presented reports. Fair books, concession and judging sheets were handed out. Sheep, swine and photography members presented project talks. The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. June 2 at Vinland Elementary School. The George family and the Smart family will host the meeting.
offers ranch tour
The Douglas County Livestock and Ranch Tour will be July 12 in western Douglas County. Four cattle operations will be featured on the tour. Pre-registration of $17.50 per person is a must in order to pay for the bus and evening catered brisket meal. Registration is due June 27 to the Douglas County Extension Office at 2110 Harper, Lawrence, KS 66046. For more information or to make reservations, call 785-843-7058.