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Accident sends one to hospital; reroutes traffic
October 1, 2003
A late-afternoon two-vehicle accident Friday near the intersection of U.S. Highway 56 and Lawrence St. sent a 21-year-old Colby man to a Kansas City hospital aboard a Lifestar helicopter.
Review committee members chosen before board made policy decision
October 1, 2003
The fate of a controversial young-adult novel’s use in a Baldwin High School classroom was supposed to be in the hands of a review committee this week. But that’s not the case anymore. “We All Fall Down” was supposed to be reviewed by a committee of seven to determine whether it was appropriate for use in the classroom as instructional material.
Board reverses decision about book committee
October 1, 2003
Without the packed house of concerned patrons and the glare of the media that surrounded last Monday’s Baldwin School Board meeting, the recessed version Saturday brought a reversal of the board’s previous action regarding the controversial book that had been used at Baldwin High School.
Baldwin adds two to police department
October 1, 2003
Baldwin has added to the Baldwin City Police Department’s force. David Hyman and Kim Barnhardt were recently hired as the BCPD’s newest officers. Hyman, 29, began his shifts with the department Sept. 22. The New Jersey native was a police officer in Osawatomie for nearly two years before accepting a position at Baldwin. Before becoming a police officer, he worked with the Emergency Medical Service in New Jersey for 10 years, as well as selling music and working as a veterinary technician. “I love people,” he said. “I have always worked with people.”
School board decision draws some criticism
October 1, 2003
Jeanne Scott is not happy with some of the decisions the Baldwin Board of Education has been making recently. Scott, a Baldwin High School language arts teacher, said she is displeased the board reversed its decision Saturday to have a committee begin reviewing a challenged book.
Deaths
October 1, 2003
Baldwin in brief
October 1, 2003