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A record Thomas year
June 15, 2006
Thomas the Tank Engine has come and gone again for the fifth straight year. A Day Out With Thomas 2006: Come Ride the Rails finished its Baldwin City tour Sunday afternoon. During its two weeks, Thomas put smiles on the faces of many children from all over the world.
Police work variety of cases
June 15, 2006
Baldwin City police had their hands full with an on-line investigation as well as numerous infractions — some involving alcohol — in the last few weeks.
Life at lake set to return with changes
June 15, 2006
It won’t be too much longer before water begins to refill Douglas County State Fishing Lake. Well, that is if it rains.
Letter to the editor
June 15, 2006
When it comes to pool, we told you so
June 15, 2006
Razorback runner-up
June 15, 2006
University of Arkansas senior Eric Brown came up short of his national championship bid in the javelin, but secured runner-up honors at the 2006 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, Calif. Arkansas finished fifth in the team competition with 33 points, snapping a streak of three-consecutive national titles at the national outdoor meet. It also marked only the fourth time in the past 15 tries that Arkansas didn’t hoist the championship trophy. This time around Florida State took home the crown with 67 points.
City cleanup set for Saturday
June 15, 2006
In addition to what else is going on the Baldwin City this weekend, there’s also an old standby — city-wide cleanup.
Changes are in store for Relay For Life
June 15, 2006
To say that this year’s Relay For Life event in Baldwin City will be different is an understatement. Everything has changed — except the cause.
Track talk is tabled
June 15, 2006
Little to no action was taken at the Baldwin Board of Education meeting Monday night. Most items of note, including the much-talked about building of a track north of Baldwin High School, were tabled until the next meeting.
Parking is a pool problem
June 15, 2006
Summer is here. It’s hot. The swimming pool is cool. Parking is a problem. Much like death and taxes, Baldwin City finds itself in the same predicament again this year. Too many people want to cool off at the Baldwin City Municipal Pool, which is located in the heart of the city without sufficient parking to handle the hordes.
Planes, trains and (award-winning) automobiles
June 15, 2006
An award-winning 1934 Ford Coupe owned by Baldwin City’s Bud and Sandra Watson will be one of the many vintage vehicles downtown Saturday. The Watson’s car won the Event Director’s Pick Award at the Mid-America Street Rod Nationals in Springfield, Mo., over Memorial Day weekend. That is the top honor given to a car in that show of 2,257 cars. “I was flabbergasted and humbled that I won that award,” B. Watson said. “I was really taken back that our car was picked. It was a once-in-a-lifetime thing and quite an honor.”
Column: Troubles begin at first hole
June 15, 2006
Is it just me, or is golf a really hard game to play when you are just trying to have fun, but still remain competitive? I am the type of person that enjoys being active in sports, while trying to have fun with friends and family. But I am also the type of person that doesn’t like to play bad at something and, worst of all, I hate losing anything.
About dads and nincompoops
June 15, 2006
BU logo, sand complete field at Liston Stadium
June 15, 2006
Baker University football coach Mike Grossner returned from Green Bay, Wisc., on Monday to see the his Wildcat field finished. Grossner came home to Baldwin City to view the completed artificial turf field at Baker’s historic Liston Stadium. “The field and turf have turned out great,” Grossner said. “It’s exactly how we envisioned on paper. It’s even above and beyond what I envisioned.”
Baldwin Briefs
June 15, 2006