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Homes Tour ready for ninth run
December 7, 2006
In its nine years on the Baldwin City holiday slate, the Holiday Homes Tour has benefited various local projects and always provided Yuletide cheer with different venues and events.
A century of power is noted
December 7, 2006
A birthday of sorts was celebrated at Monday’s Baldwin City Council meeting. The city’s electrical utility department has been in operation for a century. Diann Buress of the Kansas Municipal Energy Agency was at the meeting to present a plaque commemorating Baldwin’s plunge into electrical service in 1906.
Claus takes timeout for interview
December 7, 2006
It was nearly a year since he’s been to town, but on Sunday evening a very special guest came to Baldwin City a few weeks before his busy night around the world. After the annual Light Parade, the Signal was granted an exclusive interview with Santa Claus before he flew away with his reindeer. Santa came to Baldwin for one specific reason.
Santa, parade bring in Christmas
December 7, 2006
For the second straight year, Baldwin City residents bundled up and stood outside in the frigid temperatures to bring in the Christmas season. Hundreds of adults and children lined up downtown Baldwin for the annual Light Parade Sunday night. After the parade, which was sponsored by the Baldwin City Recreation Commission, Santa Claus lit the Christmas tree, located at the corner of Eighth and High streets. “All in all, it seemed like a great night,” BCRC Director Monte Ezell said. “It was a chance for everyone to get together and have a good time. There was a very good crowd and things looked sharp. I am happy.” The “Picture Perfect Christmas” evening began at 6 p.m. with a performance from Stacy’s Dance Studio. Then the parade started and moved its way south down Eighth Street.
Column: Time to move past BCS griping; winter sports have arrived
December 7, 2006
It happened just like I wished; only it didn’t end up how I wanted. Of course, I am talking about the college football upset Saturday. The University of California-Los Angeles defeated rival University of Southern California.
Bulldogs drop close contest
December 7, 2006
PAOLA — Eric Toot had his team off on the right foot in his inaugural game, but a three-point loss on Tuesday has him preparing for the third-place game at the Panther Invitational. The Baldwin High School boys’ basketball team defeated JC Harmon 70-51 Monday night, but fell 56-53 to Belton (Mo.) Tuesday. Now the Bulldogs (1-1) will play host Paola at 7 p.m. Friday night for third place in the tournament.
Turnovers doom Baldwin girls in tournament
December 7, 2006
EUDORA — If shooting 36 percent from the field and 45 percent from the free throw line wasn’t bad enough; add numerous turnovers and you have a recipe for disaster. Committing 25 turnovers only added to the problems for the Baldwin High School girls’ basketball team here Tuesday.
BHS wrestlers blaze opponents at GEHS
December 7, 2006
Saturday brought much excitement to the Baldwin High School wrestling team, whether it was the varsity or junior varsity team. The varsity Bulldogs began the season with a thrilling team victory at the Gardner-Edgerton Invitational. Meanwhile, the JV Bulldogs brought home five gold medals from Emporia.
Wintry mix forces schools to be closed
December 7, 2006
November didn’t want to end without leaving its mark, along with wintry weather, on the Midwest. Last week’s winter storm covered Baldwin City streets with ice and snow, leaving first-year Supt. Paul Dorathy no choice about closing the schools.
Darl Dean Lewellen
December 7, 2006
Billy Ray Jardon
December 7, 2006
Donna Lee Hill
December 7, 2006
Letter to the Editor
December 7, 2006
Accident snarls intersection; no one hurt
December 7, 2006
No one was injured in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Sixth Street and U.S. Highway 56 today at about 12:30 p.m. Baldwin City Police are still working the accident and no official details are available. The Signal will update breaking news when more information is provided. A witness to the accident, Baker University student Jason Mock, said it appeared to him that the eastbound car on U.S. 56 went through a red light and was hit in the intersection by a dump truck that was northbound on Sixth Street.
Baldwin Briefs
December 7, 2006