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City council ponders late fee grace period
June 24, 2004
Baldwin residents could be given a little leeway in paying their utility bills. The Baldwin City Council is considering extending the grace period five days before rate payers are assessed a penalty for non-payment of utility bills.
Learning to cope
Batesons try to go on without daughter, Krystal
June 24, 2004
For the Bateson family, the world changed forever on June 13. That’s the day Krystal Bateson, 13-year-old daughter of Kenneth and Theresa Bateson and sister to David died unexpectedly while on a softball tournament trip in Winfield.
Baldwin in brief
June 24, 2004
BHS principal flown to hospital after fall at house
June 24, 2004
Baldwin High School Principal Allen Poplin was taken by air ambulance Sunday afternoon to the University of Kansas Medical Center after falling from a ladder at his new home under construction north of Baldwin.
Baldwin children to perform Andrew Lloyd Weber musical
June 24, 2004
Catherine Gerstner hasn’t had too many boring moments since school ended in May. The 13-year-old Baldwin girl has spent her summer mornings memorizing lines, rehearsing songs and making props — not something she said she usually does during the summer.
Suspected burglar gets stuck in air shaft
June 24, 2004
A burglary suspect was found stuck in an exhaust shaft at a rural Baldwin auto dealership early Sunday.
Thomas to make return trip to Baldwin
June 24, 2004
Thomas fans can rest easy. The big blue engine is making a return trip to Baldwin. Thomas the Tank Engine, the popular children’s book and public television show character — complete with his trademark smiley face — will be at Midland Railway July 16-18 and 23-25 for Day Out With Thomas.
Chamber festival attracts visitors, brings commerce
June 24, 2004
There were classic cars, muscle cars, late model cars and even trucks on display in downtown Baldwin Saturday. Twenty-five in all, which Star Novak believes is a good turnout for Baldwin’s first-ever Planes, Trains and Automobiles festival. But she believes that’s a number that will just continue to grow each year. “For a first-year car show, 25 cars is still a good number to start from,” said Novak, who organized the car show. “But I expect we could double that number (next year).”
Deaths
June 24, 2004
Two plead to charges from attempted theft at Heritage
June 24, 2004
Two men have pled guilty to charges stemming from an attempted theft at local tractor dealership earlier this year.
Summer Baldwin events going well
June 24, 2004
New venue for 10-and-under baseball
June 24, 2004
There’s been a change for Baldwin’s competitive-level 10-and-under baseball team this year. After winning the Douglas County Amateur Baseball Association championship a year ago, the Bulldogs moved to a higher level of competition with Tournament Level Baseball. The team is playing as a USSSA Class AA Tournament team.
Rebels win first summer tourney
June 24, 2004
By Adam Hooker Special to the Signal The Midwest Rebels are back in full swing this year. The 16-and-younger baseball team has been taking the “off” out of the off-season for several years. And the team has been turning it on lately.
Bulldog football schedule changes
June 24, 2004
There’s going to be a new look to the Frontier League this year and that’s obvious from Baldwin High School’s football schedule that was just released. Gone from the schedule are Anderson County, Perry-Lecompton and Topeka Hayden. Perry and Hayden were district opponents. Those two schools have been replaced in the district slate by Spring Hill and Eudora. Wellsville has been added to the regular schedule after several years where the natural rivalry with Baldwin has been missing. Also rejoining the schedule as a regular season game is Ottawa.
Cooper to lead BHS boys basketball
June 24, 2004
Baldwin High School has a new head boys basketball coach. Heath Cooper was hired last week by the Baldwin School Board to fill the position. Cooper, a University of Kansas graduate, has been an assistant varsity basketball coach and head sophomore coach at Raytown (Mo.) High School for the last three years. Prior to that, he student taught at J.C. Harmon High School in Kansas City and coaches baseball.
Signal sports line
June 24, 2004