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School board approves budget for public hearing
August 24, 2006
In preparation for its budget hearing on Sunday, the Baldwin Board of Education finalized its budget by funding two additional positions in the district. The school board held a special budget work session last Thursday evening. During the meeting, the board agreed upon still funding half of the school resource officer for this school year, which is $29,000.
Letters to the Editor
August 24, 2006
BHS freshman termed ‘fine’
August 24, 2006
Although Baldwin Supt. Paul Dorathy can’t say much about Tuesday’s helicopter ambulance ride for a Baldwin High School freshman, he can say the girl is fine. “She’s in school today attending her classes,” said Dorathy. “That’s what I can tell you. For everyone to know, she’s fine.”
Back to class for Baker
August 24, 2006
New year. New president. But, the same old bag pipes on campus at Baker University. Students and faculty members settled into the first day of classes Wednesday on the Baldwin campus and were treated to melodies from a Great Highland bagpipe. University leaders have hired the musicians to play during special occasions and the first day of classes for 20 years. “It definitely adds to the atmosphere. Some freshmen don’t know what to make of it though,” said Ben Mejia, an Olathe senior.
Girls battling for BHS tennis line up
August 24, 2006
With several players returning with varsity experience, the Baldwin High School girls’ tennis team opens its season next week.
BHS weary of home opener on Tuesday
August 24, 2006
Even though the first Baldwin High School volleyball match is at home, the Bulldogs aren’t all that excited about it. The Bulldogs begin their season at 5 p.m. Tuesday at home, but the opening match doesn’t exactly excite the players or coach.
White disputes district audit; Dorathy doesn’t
August 24, 2006
Former Baldwin School District Superintendent James White has taken exception to budget information released showing the district is $300,000 in the red. The school district, and its new auditor, stand behind it. White has outlined his contentions in a detailed letter to the editor. He also sent it as an e-mail to almost everyone in the school district. Bob Bezek, school district attorney who also received the letter, has responded and it is also in the letters to the editor.
City council holds off on SRO
August 24, 2006
It was a routine agenda for the Baldwin City Council at Monday’s meeting, so much so that the two biggest items were both tabled until the next meeting.
Bulldogs to begin in Lawrence
August 24, 2006
When the Baldwin High School soccer team opens its season Monday, it will be playing its home opener in Lawrence. The Bulldogs open their season with a home game against St. James Academy at 4 p.m. Monday. But, the game is being played at the Youth Sports Incorporated fields in west Lawrence. “Due to the hot and dry summer, we determined our soccer field is not an adequate game facility,” Activities Director Gary Stevanus said. The Bulldogs will be playing their first three home games at YSI. Coach Gus Wegner said the change of location shouldn’t affect the team, because many players have played at YSI before. “Many of them have played in Lawrence and played on that field,” Wegner said. “So that’s nice.”
Steven K. Allen
August 24, 2006
Dennis N. Caruthers
August 24, 2006
Baldwin Briefs
August 24, 2006