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August 19, 2004
The tradition continues
Unseasonably cool temperatures attract thousands to 97th Vinland Fair
August 19, 2004
The Vinland Fair was the place to be last week. At least, that’s what a few thousand area residents thought. The attendance at this year’s 97th Vinland Fair was larger than any have seen for a long time.
Ice cream, community band on tap for third Art Walk
August 19, 2004
The Baldwin Community Art Council Art Walks are always summer favorites with area residents, according to Gerard Arantowicz, but become even more popular when ice cream is involved.
Habitat dedication set for Saturday
August 19, 2004
Diane Kennedy has been waiting for Saturday for nearly four years. After months of waiting and hours of labor, Kennedy’s Habitat for Humanity house will be dedicated Saturday.
BHS principals on hand for start of school
Trips to hospital won’t keep Poplin, Jones from school
August 19, 2004
Both Baldwin High School principals are expected to be on hand to start the school year this week, though that didn’t always seem like a possibility.
Business park could be decided by voters
August 19, 2004
There are some people who believe the decision of whether to build a business park should be made by the residents of Baldwin, and there seems to be some Baldwin City Council members who agree with them.
Baldwin in brief
August 19, 2004
Button designs highlight Vinland Fair favorites
August 19, 2004
Whether it’s the pie or the livestock, the exhibition barn or the tractors, most people have a favorite aspect of the Vinland Fair — and, if there’s any doubt, it can probably be found on a button. Since 1986, certain aspects of the Vinland Fair have been captured in pictures and used first for buttons, and then aprons and t-shirts. “It changes each year,” Mary Gensler, a fair board member, said. “The idea is to highlight some part of the fair itself.”
Wildcat cross country teams are young
August 19, 2004
In five years as Baker’s head cross country coach, Rob Mallinder has never had eight newcomers in one year. It is a stark contrast to last year, when he had five seniors on the mens team and no newcomers on the womens team; when experience was the team’s adjective, not potential. Now, with only one senior on the entire team, the Cats are again working on fulfilling potential.
Defense key for BU soccer women
August 19, 2004
When Baker head womens soccer coach Nate Houser went after his first recruiting class, he focused on defense, defense and defense. Now his players will get a chance to see what the Baker coach, who sparked a remarkable turnaround in his first year, can do for an encore when he gets to style his own team.
Baker men want to erase soccer playoff results
August 19, 2004
The tenuous finale of Baker’s 2003 mens soccer season is still fresh in the minds of the players and fans who traveled to the NAIA National Tournament in Olathe. The first-round game versus underdog Bethel College came down to penalty kicks after a scoreless second half and two overtimes failed to break a 1-1 tie. Baker made its first four penalty kicks and needed to convert a fifth to win. The kick went high. Needing to make a sixth kick to tie, a Wildcat again kicked high.
Wildcat volleyball squad young, but experienced
August 19, 2004
After four straight seasons of 25 or more wins, the Baker volleyball team crumbled to a 13-24 record in 2003. Now the 2004 Wildcats will attempt to prove last season was just the result of growing pains for a large and talented freshman class. The 2003 roster featured eight freshmen and just two upperclassmen on a roster of 17. This year’s 18-woman roster will have five freshmen, several sophomores with varsity experience and six upperclassmen.
Baker University sports schedules
August 19, 2004
Church concentration added to BU offerings
August 19, 2004
Baker University students who think they have been called to ministry work will now have a chance to explore their interests before heading to seminary after graduation. Starting this fall, Baker will offer a 36-credit hour Foundations of Church Leadership concentration. The pre-ministerial program is designed to prepare students for graduate training in church leadership, especially a seminary degree leading to ministry. Students of any major and of any faith may participate.
New dean keys on building relationships
August 19, 2004
At first glance, the young man in the Baker polo shirt looks like a campus athlete, perhaps a member of the football team. A closer examination shows the blond highlights might actually be gray and a few facial lines reveal that age can be deceiving. At 39, John Frazier has put his own undergraduate school days behind him in favor of leading students as Baker’s new dean of student development.
Richard adds Hall of Fame to legacy
August 19, 2004
It’s been nearly 10 years since Charlie Richard died, but the former football coach and athletic director is in no danger of being forgotten at Baker University. Every day, Baker students use the weight room, fitness center and training room that comprise the Coach Charlie Richard Physical Education Facility. A multi-million dollar renovation project that improves facilities for baseball, football, soccer, softball and track is taking place at the Charlie Richard Outdoor Sports Complex. And, most recently, Richard took his place among the all-time greats in the national College Football Hall of Fame at an enshrinement festival Saturday in South Bend, Ind. The university will commemorate the occasion with Charlie Richard Day on Oct. 23, preceded by a week of events for students.
Baker football picked seventh in HAAC
August 19, 2004
Coaches from the Heart of America Athletic Conference gathered last week for the annual media day and voted for their choices on how the conference standings would play out. MidAmerica Nazarene barely edged out Benedictine for first place. MidAmerica had 95 points, while Benedictine had 93. Baker University landed in the seventh-place slot with 49 points.
Expanded Frontier League expected to be tougher
August 19, 2004
By Ben Knoll Signal Sports Writer The Frontier League has built a reputation as one of the most competitive and talented leagues in Kansas over the years. But apparently it wasn’t enough, because the league is about to get even tougher. This coming sports year, the Frontier League will welcome Ottawa, DeSoto and Central Heights as league members, and each school brings with it something special to add.
Baker turns out for Richard ceremony
August 19, 2004
For Pat Richard, son of the late Charlie Richard, the induction Saturday of his dad into the College Football Hall of Fame was the ultimate coaching thrill. “Oh, it really is,” said Richard, who is head football coach at Orick, Mo., High School, a Baker graduate and former Wildcat quarterback. “To walk through the Hall of Fame and see how much greatness there is was amazing.
Practices start for Bulldogs
August 19, 2004
Weather smiled on the opening of practices for Baldwin High School sports Monday. Although it looks like August still may be on its way, the heat wasn’t a factor and turnout for all sports was good. “Keep bringing it on,” BHS football coach Mike Berg said about the unseasonably cool weather for Monday’s opener. “It’s the best thing that can happen for a football team right now.”
Back to school with new twist
August 19, 2004
Artist and Lecture Series showcases talent
August 19, 2004
Jazz music, classical piano, singing and dancing will highlight Baker University’s Artist and Lecture Series this season. Season tickets can be purchased for $35 for adults and $25 for youth at Baker’s business office, or at any of the three banks in Baldwin City: Baldwin State Bank, Kansas State Bank or Mid-America Bank. They can also be purchased by contacting Susan Buehler, director of the Artist and Lecture Series, at 594-8421 or sbuehler@bakeru.edu. All events are general admission and tickets may also be purchased at the door. Performances are free for Baker students with their Baker ID.
Baker University academic calendar
August 19, 2004
Baker football fortunes hinge on old, new
August 19, 2004
The induction of the late Charlie Richard into the College Football Hall of Fame and the hiring of Mike Grossner as head coach have been the hot topics for Baker University football fans, but several explosive players can be expected to grab the spotlight in September. All-American running back Jon Reeves, a senior from Palestine, Texas, will get a lot of attention and possibly some records. He set a record for rushing attempts last season and has set a goal of 2,000 yards this season, which would also be a Baker record.
Sports complex renovation is taking shape
August 19, 2004
The massive renovation of the Charlie Richard Outdoor Sports Complex is more than half-completed with three fields overhauled this summer. Baker University reorganized the layout of the baseball, softball and practice football fields at the complex between First and Third streets and Grove and High streets. The layout created more room for the baseball field, which was previously restricted by High Street to the south and Liston Stadium to the north, and improved the softball facilities.
Enrollment on track to fulfill goals
August 19, 2004
Baker University’s enrollment is on track again this year to reach nearly 900 students on the Baldwin City campus. This year Baker will have 260 freshmen and transfer students. The university hopes to reach 1,000 students at the main campus by 2006. Final numbers will not be available until student confirmation on Tuesday.