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School board approves budget
August 31, 2006
This year’s budget for the school district is finished, making a very relieved Supt. Paul Dorathy. After the Baldwin Board of Education approved the 2006-2007 budget Sunday, Dorathy made sure it was distributed properly Monday.
Volleyball team collects first win at home opener
August 31, 2006
Before falling in its final two matches of the night, the Baldwin High School volleyball team began the season 1-0. The Bulldogs opened their season with home matches Tuesday night. They finished the night 1-2, but began by beating Bonner Springs handily.
BHS boys hoping for nine straight titles
August 31, 2006
With another season underway, the Baldwin High School boys’ cross country team is once again preparing for a monstrous campaign. Just as in year’s past, Baldwin is the team with a huge target on its back, because it is looking to defend the Class 4A state title for the ninth year in a row. The Bulldogs are the team that is every other team’s goal to beat. The runners know this but it only makes them a stronger team.
BHS girls add depth for Class 4A title repeat
August 31, 2006
There will be no rebuilding necessary for the defending Class 4A state champion Bulldogs this year. The Baldwin High School girls’ cross country team returns six of its seven runners from its state title team a year ago. Plus, the Bulldogs have added several newcomers to the team to form a deep roster.
Wildcats to rely on strong defense
August 31, 2006
A much-improved defense has Baker University football coach Mike Grossner excited about the upcoming season that begins Saturday. The Wildcat defense will have a tough competitor in Benedictine College for its season opener on the road. “I think our defense is much improved,” Grossner said. “Hopefully, that proves to be true Saturday.”
Bulldogs ready for Gardner
August 31, 2006
Baldwin High School football coach Mike Berg has been ready to get back to the gridiron since his Bulldogs lost to Chanute last November. Berg will get his first chance to see his team in action in Gardner Friday night. “I think our kids are really ready,” Berg said. “I’ve been ready since the season was over.
Taco Bell burglar faces more charges
August 31, 2006
Baldwin City police have arrested a 20-year-old drifter in connection with three recent burglaries, including the Taco Bell and Sonic. In addition to those burglaries, the man — who does not have a permanent address — is accused of a residential burglary where two rifles were stolen Aug. 19. Police Chief Mike McKenna said the cases were intertwined.
Railfest to include depot’s 100th year
August 31, 2006
It’s that time again — Midland Railway Railfest 2006. The annual celebration of old trains at the depot will also have a birthday party, marking the 100th year the building has been standing.
Railroad run for record read
August 31, 2006
If riding a train, eating ice cream and meeting the first gentleman of Kansas wasn’t enough for a class of Baldwin City first graders, they also got to be part of an attempt at a world record. Jean Reimer’s class of Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center first graders were part of the “Read for the Record” program last Thursday. As part of its field trip, the class rode on the Midland Railway and listened to a story read by Gary Sebelius, husband of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Prestigious award shocks teacher
August 31, 2006
Imagine the shock of being named a recipient of a national teaching award, and then having 15 members of your family jump out of a closet. It surprised Bill Ratliff. Ratliff, a third grade teacher at Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center, received the American Stars of Teaching Award at an assembly Friday morning. “I was very, very surprised,” Ratliff said. “I had no idea about it and it took me a while after they announced it to decide if it was the real thing. It was completely out of my thinking.” An even bigger surprise came when he went to the podium to accept his award. Ratliff was greeted by members of his family, who jumped out of a closet from behind him.
Frank R. Waters Jr.
August 31, 2006
Irene A. Bates
August 31, 2006
Baldwin Briefs
August 31, 2006
Letters to the Editor
August 31, 2006