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Special session of school board for audit details
August 10, 2006
It’s budget time for the Baldwin Board of Education and it will be holding a special meeting at 7 p.m. tonight at the District Office. Topics include a special audit conducted last week, its ramifications and answers, as well as this year’s budget.
Baldwin City Police Report
August 10, 2006
Baldwin City police worked a wide variety of calls in the past week, with several involving alcohol.
Taco Bell is broken into over weekend
August 10, 2006
Thieves broke into Taco Bell on U.S. Highway 56 late Friday night or Saturday morning, breaking the drive-through window glass and escaping with an unknown amount of cash.
Bar owners help defeat ordinance
August 10, 2006
Local bar owners rallied together to voice their disapproval of an ordinance that would have limited who could be in their establishments during certain hours. It worked. The ordinance was voted down unanimously by the Baldwin City Council Monday.
Mill levy has slight reduction
August 10, 2006
A full-time fireman is in the Baldwin City budget for fiscal year 2007. While that’s good news, the better news is it won’t cause taxes to go up. In fact, the mill levy is going down.
Junction stops now required
August 10, 2006
It’s finally official. The four-way stop at the Baldwin Junction was finished Tuesday afternoon after several delays. “About an hour ago, the four-way stop was in,” Joe Blubaugh, Kansas Department of Transportation spokesman, said about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. “It’s up and running. We just got it finalized, getting the stop bar down. I got a call about 2:30. I think we’re there. “We’ll see what happens,” said Blubaugh. “I think the first week will be critical.” KDOT had planned to install the four-way stop since early July. It was expected to be in place the last week of July or by mid August. However, last week’s fatality accident at the intersection of U.S. Highways 59 and 56 hastened the efforts.
Dillon wins four-way tie at Baldwin Open
August 10, 2006
Travis Dillon, a 1996 Baldwin High School graduate, won the 55th annual Baldwin Open golf tournament Sunday at the Baldwin City Municipal Golf Course.
Bulldog wrestlers compete at Cadet Nationals
August 10, 2006
Baldwin High School wrestlers have been keeping busy all summer with camps, tournaments and training. The latest events of the BHS wrestling team are the results of sophomore Alan Callahan and junior Nick Rockhold from the Cadet National Tournament in Fargo, N.D.
Just around the corner…
August 10, 2006
Baldwin High School and Baker University coaches are excited about starting the fall sports season that begins Monday. Although BHS football coach Mike Berg will finalize equipment checkouts tonight, the Bulldogs’ season won’t officially begin until 6 a.m. Monday. Berg couldn’t be any happier to begin his season. “I am most definitely excited about starting the season Monday,” Berg said.
Audit shows school district has $300,000 shortfall
August 10, 2006
A recently completed audit has found that the Baldwin School District is almost $300,000 in the hole. The school board and a packed crowd got the unhappy news Thursday night at a special meeting.
Vinland Fair is ready to make its 99th run
August 10, 2006
It’s that time again. The Vinland Fair opens today for the 99th time in its long, rich history. The annual fair has been held in or around Vinland for all of those 99 years and still features the same old-fashioned fun that it started with.
Richard Warren Barney
August 10, 2006
Charles Lee Bamforth
August 10, 2006
Baldwin Briefs
August 10, 2006
Enrollment up, down for schools
August 10, 2006
Baldwin Junior High School Principal Connie Wright’s annual enrollment day was much easier this year because half of her students were done by the time Aug. 2 rolled around.
Letters to the Editor
August 10, 2006