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Grinch invades Baldwin City
December 14, 2006
It appears that Baldwin City has a Grinch. “Yeah, we do,” said Police Chief Mike McKenna. It doesn’t appear that this Grinch is too picky, nor is he — or she or they — seeking high-dollar items.
District survives lean times
December 14, 2006
Thanks to its Capital Outlay Bond that passed a protest period in October, the Baldwin School District will have enough money to get through 2006. Supt. Paul Dorathy informed the Baldwin Board of Education of this news at its meeting Monday night. He said the cash balances are low, but the district will survive the next month, until new tax money comes in.
Board makes virtual school commitment
December 14, 2006
A contractual agreement on paper continues to move the Baldwin Board of Education one step closer to a partnership with Insight Schools.
Homes tour was a holiday success
December 14, 2006
Sunday’s ninth-annual Holiday Homes Tour was a record breaker, according to Debbie French-Morgan, organizer of the event. “We had a great homes tour,” said French-Morgan. “Best ever. We had 85 people. Our usual attendance in the past was 30 or 40. The weather was perfect and I think we got the word out better.” There were four homes on the tour, plus a return to the tour’s roots with a holiday table setting display at Baker University’s Collins House. The display had been a mainstay of the tour, but hadn’t been a part of it for a few years. The Baldwin Community Arts Council put the table displays together.
School board discusses facility, bond issue needs
December 14, 2006
Before it begins making plans for new facilities, the Baldwin Board of Education wants to find its architect and financial advisor first. Supt. Paul Dorathy told the board Monday night that finding the right people to work with will be important. “If you’re going to look at a bond issue, that is one of the first steps,” Dorathy said.
Congressional briefing: Roberts backs McCain - not Brownback - for president
December 14, 2006
Well. This could make for some awkwardness at Kansas GOP meetings.
Baldwin Junction accident victim treated, released
December 14, 2006
A Greeley woman was treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital after she was injured in a two-vehicle accident early Thursday morning at the Baldwin Junction west of Baldwin City.
Guest editorial: Open Government
December 14, 2006
Lee Howard Martin
December 14, 2006
Police work variety of cases, arrests
December 14, 2006
Baldwin City police worked a rare accident in the intersection of U.S. Highway 56 and Sixth Street and made several non-rare driving under the influence arrests recently.
Bulldogs light up scoreboard in victory
December 14, 2006
EUDORA — It was the highest offensive output in more than two years for the Baldwin High School girls’ basketball program. A 69-56 victory over Bishop Ward here Thursday gave the Bulldogs a third-place team plaque in the Eudora Tournament.
BHS boys bounce back to take third
December 14, 2006
PAOLA — A victory over a tournament host and league opponent pleased first-year coach Eric Toot here Friday night. The Baldwin High School boys’ basketball team placed third in the Panther Invitational with its 57-49 win over tournament-host Paola.
National champion runner
December 14, 2006
Redemption has been the story of the year for Heather Garcia, as she won the Class 4A state cross-country title in October. But, this time it was on the national level. After a disappointing race in Kenosha, Wisc, on Nov. 25, the Baldwin High School junior wanted to prove something the next week in Orlando, Fla.
Baldwin Briefs
December 14, 2006
Letters to the Editor
December 14, 2006