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Attendance suffers at 98th fair
August 18, 2005
Several inches of rain on Friday and Saturday hurt the attendance and canceled the tractor pull, but didn’t stop the 98th Annual Vinland Fair from continuing on. “We had all of that rain, so attendance was down,” said Mike Craig, president of the fair. “There were some disappointments like the tractor pull and the band Saturday night.” Allen Osborn, vice president of the fair, agreed that the rain caused some problems for the fair financially. “It cut our crowd way down, especially Saturday,” Osborn said. “We had to cancel most of the activities that night, except the homemade ice cream contest.”
Armbrister succumbs to rare brain disease
August 18, 2005
Word spread fast Wednesday morning throughout the Baldwin School District when it was learned that Gale Armbrister had died at 4 a.m. as a result of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).
School board opts for all 8 mills for capital outlay
August 18, 2005
After a special budget meeting Monday, the Baldwin School Board decided to stick with the maximum 8 mills for the capital outlay fund so it can fund many projects throughout the district.
Council to eye Sunday liquor sales
August 18, 2005
Although the agenda for Monday night’s Baldwin City Council meeting didn’t have much meat on it, it turned into an interesting — but brief — meeting.
Column: School couldn’t come at better time
August 18, 2005
Ahhh, finally fall sports have arrived and I can quit trying to fill the sports section with boring columns about myself and feature stories.
BHS, BJHS teams start practice
August 18, 2005
School is here. One sure sign of that is the hundreds of sports participants and coaches in and around Baldwin High School and Baldwin Junior High School beginning their fall team practices.
Through the years
August 18, 2005
Baker welcomes four new faculty
August 18, 2005
Baker University welcomes four full-time faculty members this fall in physics, biology and communications.
Campus facilities, grounds receive upgrades
August 18, 2005
Baker University students should notice improvement to buildings, residence halls and the grounds when they return for the 2005-2006 school year.
Midfield experience key for BU women’s soccer
August 18, 2005
Experience is going to be key for Baker University women’s soccer team, something the team hasn’t had necessarily in the past, head coach Nate Houser said.
Men’s soccer team seeks return to playoffs
August 18, 2005
With three national tournament appearances in the past three years, Baker University’s men’s soccer team has lofty goals for the 2005 season.
Returners to fuel BU runners
August 18, 2005
The growing pains of the 2004 season for the Baker University men’s and women’s cross country teams should pay off in 2005.
Baker volleyball squad optimistic
August 18, 2005
Baker University head volleyball coach Kathy Allen knows this season could be special.
Offense to carry load early
August 18, 2005
An explosive offense was the highlight of the 2004 Baker University football season.
Baker Welcome Week Schedule
August 18, 2005
Baker Welcome Week schedule Saturday, Aug. 20 8 a.m.: Residence halls open.
Health center offers care for BU students
August 18, 2005
A renovated home on the southeast corner of Sixth and Grove streets houses Baker University’s Student Health and Counseling Center, a place that stays busy accommodating the health needs of 900 students.
Activities director eager to connect with students
August 18, 2005
Students with a sweet tooth will find Shelby Coxon’s office to their liking. Baker University’s new director of student activities has a bowl of sweets to attract people to her office on the main level of Harter Union.
Boyd cuts back on duties
August 18, 2005
Roger Boyd will get to see more of the world now that he has semi-retired from Baker University.
Artist, Lecture Series has busy schedule
August 18, 2005
Award-winning guitarist Stephen Bennett will launch Baker University’s annual Artist and Lecture Series, a collection of talented musicians and ensembles, plus a former CIA agent.
Lamberts enter final year at Baker
August 18, 2005
It didn’t take Dan and Carolyn Lambert long to get comfortable at Baker University.
Services are set Saturday for Armbrister
August 18, 2005
Funeral services for Gale Armbrister, 60, rural Baldwin, have been set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Lawrence First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. Armbrister died Wednesday morning at a nursing home in Olathe. He had been diagnosed with the rare brain malady, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Another story on Armbrister is elsewhere on the Web site and his obituary follows.
Enrollment numbers rise
August 18, 2005
Baker University officials are anticipating an increase in new students for the 2005-2006 academic year because of aggressive recruiting and marketing efforts.
Campus offers variety of faith opportunities
August 18, 2005
Baker University’s religious roots run deep. “The university was founded by a church, so it’s been important to the institution since the beginning,” said the Rev. Ira DeSpain, Baker’s campus minister.
Richard retires after 25 years at university
August 18, 2005
A familiar face will be missing from the Baker University campus in 2005-2006. Nancy Richard retired in June after working 25 years for the university. She was supervisor of the campus mailroom for two years in the early 1980s before becoming the associate dean of students, a position she held for 23 years.
Community service inspires Greek organizations
August 18, 2005
Community service has been ingrained in Lindy McNicoll’s life since she attended Olathe East High School.
Deaths
August 18, 2005
Baldwin Briefs
August 18, 2005
Art Walk ready to roll on Friday
August 18, 2005
Art and music will again invade downtown when the Baldwin Community Arts Council puts on its August Art Walk. It will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.
BU to add to Hall of Fame
August 18, 2005
Baker University has selected five former sports standouts to be inducted this fall into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.