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Baldwin in brief
July 29, 2004
Volunteers make quilts for Habitat house
July 29, 2004
Dozens of volunteers have worked to construct Diane Kennedy’s new house. They put the walls up and the roof on, they installed the wiring and painted inside and out.
Going batty over the fair
July 29, 2004
Those that haven’t made it to the Douglas County Free Fair still have time. The fair, which began last Saturday, will run through Sunday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Lawrence. The annual fair features a number of 4-H and FFA exhibits including livestock, cooking, horitculture, photography and clothing. Many Baldwin area youth from the Worden Workers, Palmyra, Vinland Valley and Pioneers 4-H clubs have exhibits entered.
Local doctor not selling practice
July 29, 2004
Although negotiations are ongoing between Baldwin Family Practice and Lawrence Memorial Hospital, David Jones, D.O., who has had the local practice since 1981, said those talks are of merger and not buy out.
No parking zones cause problems for organizations
July 29, 2004
The Baldwin Lions Club is concerned new parking restrictions could affect the attendance of its meetings.
Rain soaks Thomas event, but attendance still strong
July 29, 2004
In a word, it was wet. A good portion of the weekend proved to be pretty soggy, but the buckets of rain Saturday didn’t keep Thomas from making his scheduled trips down Midland Railway.
Candidates to square off for open Senate seat
July 29, 2004
Roger Pine and Richard Rodewald are two of the candidates who will square off in Tuesday’s Republican primary for the 3rd District seat in the state Senate, which represents Baldwin City. The other two are Connie O’Brien, Tonganoxie, and Chuck Quinn of Perry.
Education key issue for House candidates
July 29, 2004
Leo Kerwin thinks a closer look is needed at the connection, or lack thereof, of the cost and quality of education in Kansas. “People are beginning to question whether there’s a connection between the money spent and actual learning that goes on in the classroom,” he said.
Deaths
July 29, 2004
Signal sports line
July 29, 2004
Baldwin All-Stars finish in second
July 29, 2004
The Baldwin 7-and-8-year-old All Stars journeyed to Wellsville July 16-18 for an All-Star Tournament and came home with second-place trophies and several individual awards.
Phenix team finishes second
July 29, 2004
The Lawrence Phenix 12-and-under softball team, which includes players and coaches from Baldwin, finished second in the ASA Mid-American Region 12 tournament in Topeka July 9-12.
Youth football on the rise in Baldwin
July 29, 2004
Youth football continues to draw more interest in Baldwin City and there was a definite sign of that last week during Mike Berg’s Youth Football Camp. Berg, head football coach at Baldwin High School, has been putting on the camp for years. But this year, attendance went off the charts.
Mason ready for Saturday Shrine Bowl game
July 29, 2004
Micah Mason has always been at the top when it came to athletics, most notably football. But the Baldwin City product is finding he’s at another level as practices heat up for Saturday’s Shrine Bowl Game. “It’s going great,” Mason said Monday from the East squad’s Shrine Bowl camp in Emporia. “These guys are huge. I’m looking forward to when practice ends. I’m so sore right now. Sunday we slapped on the pads and got after it. We’ve been hitting pretty hard.”
Talking about that rain … sort of
July 29, 2004