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School board schedules meetings
August 17, 2006
There are a series of meetings scheduled by the Baldwin School Board to address a wide-variety of issues, two of which involve money in the wake of last week’s revelation that the district overspent the 2005-2006 budget by around $300,000.
School board decides against new track
August 17, 2006
Several small items of discussion came up Monday night at the Baldwin Board of Education meeting, including track bids, student fees, facility agreement with Baker University and an activity fund. After months of talking and planning, the school board decided to halt the proposed track facility near Baldwin High School. The main reason stemmed from the financial deficit that the district is currently in.
Waterline break is termed as minor
August 17, 2006
Yes, there was another waterline break in the Baker University Wetlands that supplies water to Baldwin City. But, it was not a major problem, according to City Administrator Jeff Dingman, who said it was discovered Monday morning and was fixed Monday evening.
Hawkins latest to join Baldwin police
August 17, 2006
With a strong family tradition behind him, James W. Hawkins, who is also a Marine veteran of the war in Iraq, has joined the Baldwin City Police Department as its newest officer.
Column: Practices start just in time
August 17, 2006
Well, you might not know it if you saw me this week, but I am so thankful fall sports have started up again. The past two weeks of this summer have kept me very busy, and not with sports.
Dorathy clarifies mill levy
August 17, 2006
Supt. Paul Dorathy wanted to clarify a few things about the 2006-2007 budget that were discussed at the Baldwin Board of Education meeting Monday night. The school board approved the capital outlay resolution that was passed last December. The resolution raised the capital outlay mill levy to 8 mills last year.
New volleyball regime takes over at BHS
August 17, 2006
First-year Baldwin High School volleyball coach Kelly Brown has her Bulldogs working hard at practice during her first week on the job. The Bulldogs had 38 girls come out for volleyball this fall, which was more than Brown expected. “It’s a little overwhelming, but we have had a great turn out,” Brown said. “Practice has been very intense so far.”
Fall sports are up, running
BHS teams began practice Monday
August 17, 2006
Baldwin High School and its surrounding sports facilities have been busy with practice since early Monday morning. The fall sports season officially kicked off Monday with all of the BHS teams beginning practice. BHS senior Blake Wieden was glad to be starting football practice. “We are all really excited to be going,” Wieden said. “It’s fun so far and we are all working hard.” The BHS football team was the first team to begin practice this fall. The Bulldogs began the season at 6 a.m. Monday at the BHS practice field.
School district is showing red
August 17, 2006
As the reality of a $300,000 shortfall in the Baldwin School District sinks in, reaction has started and solutions are being sought. Bottom line is, school will go on. Budgets will be tight. “The supplemental general fund was overspent to the tune of $295,000,” School Board Attorney Bob Bezek told the board at a special meeting last Thursday that was attended by well over 60 people. Although the district is broke, it’s not a matter of any criminal wrongdoing with funds being taken. “This is not a case of taking any money, no suggestion of that at all,” said Bezek. “Overspending your checkbook is not good, but it’s not a criminal thing.”
Baker University campus calendar
August 17, 2006
Baker students required to have second vaccine
August 17, 2006
To help resolve the mumps outbreak in Kansas, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has made 200 doses of the MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella) vaccine available to the health care center at Baker University.
Houser high on talented women’s soccer team
August 17, 2006
Three times last year the Baker University women’s soccer team came up short against NAIA squads ranked in the top 15.
New soccer coach eager for season to begin
August 17, 2006
Baker University men’s 2006 soccer season should be interesting with the addition of new head coach Alan Koch.
Seniors bolster BU volleyball team
August 17, 2006
Baker University volleyball coach Kathy Allen returns four seniors in hopes of claiming the Heart of America Athletic Conference championship.
Baldwin City attractive place for Baker Alums
August 17, 2006
Cheryl McCrary has been hooked on Baldwin City since she was a teenager.
Longtime food service director dishes team attitude
August 17, 2006
When Darrell Bowersox stations himself next to the conveyor belt in the Harter Union cafeteria, he’s tracking the leftover food found on the dishes.
Baker alumnus to return for concert
August 17, 2006
A benefit concert by jazz vocalist Kevin Mahogany highlights Baker University’s 2006-2007 Artist and Lecture Series.
New turf installed at Liston Stadium
August 17, 2006
Liston Stadium has a new look for 2006.
University prepares for 150th anniversary
August 17, 2006
Founded in 1858 as the first university in Kansas, Baker will observe its 150th anniversary with a year-long celebration starting in August 2007. Though a year away, preparations already have begun.
Arrests made in Taco Bell break-in
August 17, 2006
An investigation into the break-in Aug. 4 at the Baldwin City Taco Bell has resulted in the arrest of three people and has tied it to another break-in at Sonic July 31.
Talented runners return for cross country teams
August 17, 2006
Expect the 2006 Baker University cross country team to be led by the same group of young runners from last season.
Wildcats hope to build on momentum
August 17, 2006
A young Baker University football team grew up last season.
Chapel to celebrate 10th anniversary
August 17, 2006
A sacred space and popular tourist attraction on Baker University’s campus will celebrate its 10th anniversary this fall.
Baldwin Briefs
August 17, 2006
President eager to connect with community, students
August 17, 2006
New Baker University President Pat Long is a people person.
U.S. 59 price tag takes jump in Douglas County
August 17, 2006
By Mike Belt Theworldco.info The price tag for building the new U.S. Highway 59 freeway through Douglas County is climbing, thanks primarily to increased fuel and construction costs, a representative of the Kansas Department of Transportation said.
District shame
August 17, 2006