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Baldwin in brief
July 22, 2004
Talent to be showcased at fair
July 22, 2004
There has been African drumming and French horn duets, as well as poetry readings and performances by bands. Chicken hypnotizing even occurred once.
New postmaster named for city
July 22, 2004
Jeanine Stifter was only supposed to be in Baldwin for a short time, just until a new postmaster was named. But Stifter, who temporarily took over the Baldwin post office in December following postmaster Sarah Wilson’s retirement, will be staying longer than originally planned. The 36-year-old Greeley woman was named Baldwin’s new postmaster July 10.
Thomas time
Annual Thomas event proves successful as thousands flock to Midland Railway
July 22, 2004
Kaleb Alexander is a huge Thomas the Tank Engine fan. So much so that the 3-year-old from Olathe had to see the big blue engine in person. “He had to have the real deal,” Brad Alexander, Kaleb’s father, said. “He’s been looking forward to it for weeks.” Kaleb, his father and his mother, Dena, made the 45-minute trip from Olathe Friday morning with friends so they could take their first ride ever on Thomas.
Family still waits for cause of teen’s death
July 22, 2004
While the wait continues for the cause of death of 13-year-old Krystal Bateson in June, doctors are apparently getting closer and there could be an answer this week, according to her mother, Theresa Bateson.
Letters to the editor
July 22, 2004
Group prepares noodles for Vinland Fair
July 22, 2004
It’s tradition. Vinland Fair goers expect to eat chicken and noodles on the Friday of every fair.
Soldier comes home, bicycles and a ‘fire’
July 22, 2004
Signal sports line
July 22, 2004
Baldwin Thunder bounces Bulls
July 22, 2004
By Ben Knoll Signal Sports Writer The Baldwin Thunder baseball team, playing in the Heinrich league in Lawrence, wrapped up their regular season last week with two blowout victories, one more surprising than the other. The Thunder’s first game came Wednesday, when Baldwin faced off against the Aquasox, a team the Thunder had owned in previous meetings during the season.
Baker picked to finish fifth in HAAC
July 22, 2004
The Baker University Wildcats have been picked to finish fifth in the Heart of America Athletic Conference by NAIA Preview magazine, with credit given to the hire of Mike Grossner as head coach. “Baker wants a winner again and Grossner will be the guy to do it,” NAIA Preview editor Jason Dannelly said. “It’s very hard to see what a coach can do in his first year at a program, but I feel very confident in what Grossner can do.
Rebels win state tournament
July 22, 2004
By Adam Hooker Signal Sports Writer The Midwest Rebels are state champions. The 16-and-under summer baseball team achieved the ultimate goal over the weekend at Johnson County 3 and 2. And they did so in extremely impressive fashion. In six games, the Rebels outscored their opponents 70-8.
Brown finishes in 19th spot at Olympic trial
July 22, 2004
Baldwin City’s Eric Brown finished as the No. 19 thrower in the javelin competition at last week’s Olympic trials in Sacramento, Calif. The 2002 Baldwin High School graduate, who now attends the University of Arkansas, threw 218-7 to finish 19th on Thursday. He didn’t advance to Saturday’s finals.
Attitude change for Bulldog basketball
July 22, 2004
By Ben Knoll Signal Sports Writer After a poor record and an exit in the second round of sub-state last year, the Baldwin High School Bulldog basketball program headed for a changing of the guard. Players got an early look at exactly what has changed last week when they attended new head coach Heath Cooper’s first summer basketball camp.