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School board discusses adding soccer, wrestling
August 12, 2004
The Baldwin Board of Education hasn’t said no to additional athletic programs, but it hasn’t said yes either. At Monday’s meeting, board members discussed adding soccer and junior high wrestling as activities offered to Baldwin students, and though the programs have been ruled out for this year, next year is still up for debate.
New coffee shopt to open in trolley
August 12, 2004
Coffee could soon be more convenient for Baldwin commuters. At least, that’s what Beau and Tammy Moody hope to accomplish with their new business, Jitters Java and Ice.
Studios offer photo options
August 12, 2004
Baldwin residents don’t have to travel far to find a professional photography studio. In fact, they now have more than one from which to choose.
District’s budget similar to last year
August 12, 2004
The Baldwin School District’s budget for 2004-2005 looks very similar to this past year’s — tight.
Food, music to highlight 97th Vinland Fair
August 12, 2004
For the 97th consecutive year, it’s that time again. The Vinland Fair opens Thursday and will run through Saturday at the fairgrounds just east of the quaint southern Douglas County town.
Baldwin in brief
August 12, 2004
Students at school early for band camp
August 12, 2004
Baldwin students don’t officially start school until next week. But don’t try telling that to the high school band members. They’ve already been at school for nearly a week. More than half of the Baldwin High School band members have spent their last full week of summer vacation in band camp, donating several hours a day to rehearsal. “We have so many things to do,” band director Will Cooper said. The band camp isn’t mandatory, but Cooper said he strongly encourages his students to attend. “Musically, it gives us a huge head start,” he said.
Practices start Monday for BHS
August 12, 2004
First day of practices for Baldwin High School sports are Monday. Those sports are football, cross country, volleyball and tennis. Football will have the earliest start, but not by much. Coach Mike Berg will kickoff two-a-day practices at 6 a.m. Monday. Cross country coach Mike Spielman won’t be too far behind, as his defending state champion boys and girls squads will run for the first time at 6:30 a.m.
Baldwin’s Brown tabbed as top Big 12 freshman
August 12, 2004
Although she’s yet to step on the court for the University of Kansas volleyball team, Baldwin’s Emily Brown already has an honor under her belt. Big 12 Conference coaches have chosen Brown, along with Nebraska’s Sara Paven, as preseason co-freshmen of the year. Brown, who graduated from Baldwin High School in the spring, won numerous honors as a Bulldog and was one of the most highly sought players in the country.
Baker field relocation taking shape
August 12, 2004
An abundance of rain this summer has been good for crops and has kept the lawn mowers busy, but it hasn’t necessarily been kind to the realignment efforts with Baker University’s fields at the Charlie Richard Sports Complex. “Mother Nature has not been my best friend,” said Baker athletic director Dan Harris, about the multi-million dollar, three-year project at the complex and Liston Stadium.
Richard to be inducted into Hall of Fame
August 12, 2004
Legendary Baker University football coach Charlie Richard will receive the highest coaching honor available posthumously Saturday with his induction in the College Football Hall of Fame. “Absolutely, it’s the highest honor,” said Nancy Richard, his wife. “If he were alive, he would be embarrassed by it all. He would give full credit to his team, and rightfully so. “We’re very excited about it and proud,” she said.
Baker’s Grossner ready for football start
August 12, 2004
Sunday marks the first day of practice for Baker University first-year head football coach Mike Grossner. He, along with everyone else associated with the program, is ready. “We’re looking forward to Sunday,” said Grossner. “We’ve been anticipating this as a coaching staff for quite some time. I think the players are antsy to get going, too.”
Campaign trail has proven to be a thrill
August 12, 2004