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Four school board posts are up for grabs
December 21, 2006
Elections aren’t until April, but anyone interested in running for a spot on the Baldwin Board of Education has less than one month to officially file for the position. Everybody running for any of the school board positions must file at the Douglas County Clerk’s office by noon on Jan. 23. There is a $5 filing fee and paperwork that must be filled out.
Column: Unfriendly confines of Viking gym
December 21, 2006
In case you haven’t seen it, try to imagine a gymnasium from the hit movie “Back to the Future.” I don’t mean from the 1980s when the movie was made. I mean a gym from the 1950s, the destination of Michael J. Fox’s character.
Changes in line up hurt BHS wrestlers
December 21, 2006
A tough tournament proved to be a challenge for the Baldwin High School wrestling team. Placing 11th out of 16 teams that competed in the Raytown Christmas Invitational, Baldwin was able to place seven wrestlers in the top eight.
Captains’ call for press lifts Bulldogs to victory
December 21, 2006
CENTRAL HEIGHTS — In a rare occasion, 33 points can be enough to win a high school varsity boys’ basketball game. Friday night was one of those rare occasions.
BHS girls rout Vikings in 37-point blowout
December 21, 2006
CENTRAL HEIGHTS — What began as an ugly game, ended up being a Bulldog blowout here Friday night. A quick 5-0 lead turned into a 59-22 victory in favor of the Baldwin High School girls’ basketball team. The win over Central Heights moved Baldwin to 3-1 on the season.
Baldwin City Police Report
December 21, 2006
Baldwin City police made several arrests in the past week, mostly for alcohol violations, but there was one Monday night involving domestic violence.
Shelter area to be reality for students
December 21, 2006
Thanks to numerous fundraisers and contributions, the dream of a shelter will become a reality for Baldwin City elementary students. After nearly three years of planning and collecting money, the Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center received its final approval for the shelter at the Dec. 11 Board of Education meeting.
Baldwin Briefs
December 21, 2006
Work begins on restoration of Women’s Bridge
December 21, 2006
Work began in earnest this week on the restoration of the historic “Women’s Bridge.” Motorists discovered that the hard way when 11th Street was closed for a while this week. Road closures on 11th, as well as High Street from 11th to 10th Street will be periodic during the reconstruction, said City Administrator Jeff Dingman.
Espinales sentenced to 12 years in prison for Baldwin murder
December 21, 2006
A judge on Tuesday sentenced a Gardner man to more than 12 years in prison for shooting and killing his brother-in-law early this year after an argument at a birthday party in Baldwin City. District Court Judge Jack Murphy turned down a request for a lighter sentence for Hinndley K. Espinales, 25, and sentenced him to 155 months in prison for the March 4 shooting death of Alvin Sanchez. “It’s been a terrible tragedy for the family,” Murphy said.
Dirt flies regarding city roads
December 21, 2006
Unpaved streets in Baldwin City raised some dirt at Monday’s Baldwin City Council meeting. There was an agenda item regarding unpaved roads in the city limits, but the subject was raised much earlier when rural Baldwin resident Ron Skaggs asked the council about Eisenhower Street which borders his property on the northeast edge of the city.
Long makes Baker graduation debut
December 21, 2006
Baker University honored more than 700 undergraduate, graduate and nursing students with two ceremonies during Winter Commencement Sunday at the Collins Center. It marked the first graduation proceedings for new Baker President Patricia Long. She took over July 1 for the retired Dan Lambert and became the first female president in the nearly 150 years of Baker’s existence. “We’re in this together,” Long told graduates during her address at the second ceremony Sunday. “This is my first graduation at Baker University, too.”
Three city council positions open
December 21, 2006
Three positions on the Baldwin City Council will be on the April ballot. Incumbents for those positions currently are Ted Brecheisen, Jr., Tony Brown and Nancy Brown. None have indicated whether they will seek re-election.
Spring coaching voids filled
December 21, 2006
Baldwin High School has filled its spring coaching positions for the 2007 season. Both head coaching vacancies were filled at the Dec. 11 Board of Education meeting, when the school board approved the hiring of Brock Hartshorn (baseball) and Justin Hoffman (boys’ tennis).
Letters to the Editor
December 21, 2006
Christmas time in never, never land
December 21, 2006
City approves buying 150 trees for board
December 21, 2006
Thanks to the work of the Baldwin City Tree Board and the generosity of the Baldwin City Council, there will be 150 new trees planted in the city in the spring.
Wiley E. Stevens
December 21, 2006
Congressional briefing: Moore — ‘No Child’ needs changes
December 21, 2006
Here are today’s headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation: