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Meal prices stay same in White’s swan song
June 29, 2006
Several items that affect next year’s budget were approved at Supt. James White’s final Baldwin Board of Education meeting Monday night. White is officially retired as of Saturday, after seven years in the district.
Baldwin City’s ‘moderate’ growth pleases leaders
June 29, 2006
Baldwin City is growing, but it’s a slow growth, according to the latest figures released by the census bureau. Those figures show that between 2004 and 2005, Baldwin’s population grew by 43 people — from 3,703 to 3,746. The population in 2000 was 3,400. So, on average over the five-year period, Baldwin has grown 1.6 percent per year.
Espinales to stand trial for local shooting
June 29, 2006
A mixture of alcohol, jealousy, anger and fisticuffs proved deadly inside a Baldwin City home during the early-morning hours of March 4, according to testimony Tuesday in Douglas County District Court.
Horror show’ set to grace stage
June 29, 2006
Anyone looking for humor, romance and a man-eating plant should see the Baldwin City Community Theater’s production this weekend. “The Little Shop of Horrors” is a musical based off the 1986 movie. It will provide something for everyone. “If anybody has seen the movie, that in itself would make you want to see it, because it’s just such a great show,” said Marion Constantinescu, who plays the shop keeper Mr. Mushnik. “The music in it is fantastic. It’s got humor, blood and guts, music and romance. It’s got a little bit of everything.”
Flags, but no fireworks this year
June 29, 2006
The lack of people and funding has combined to shut down the Fourth of July celebration this year at the Baldwin City ball fields.
Column: ESPN drifting to bad future
June 29, 2006
As I search the Internet furiously trying to find an idea for a sports column, I head to the source of sports around the world, ESPN. Then I began looking around espn.com for ideas on what to write about. I see the main articles about baseball, soccer and the pro basketball draft. But none of those topics jumped at me, so I kept searching the Web page.
BHS seniors teaching basics
June 29, 2006
Baldwin High School seniors Sam Scott and Blake Wieden killed two birds with one stone this week. The two seniors finished the activity part of their senior projects by hosting a basketball camp for youth boys. The camp began Monday and will finish tonight.
Baldwin City youth showing more interest in camp
June 29, 2006
A good recipe for success in building a high school program is making sure the youth of the town are learning the sport from good teachers. Baldwin High School wrestling coach Kit Harris is doing exactly that with his annual Team Champions Wrestling Camp. The camp is running this week at Baker University.
Wrestling camp teaches character
June 29, 2006
For a total of four days, area wrestlers learn about their sport from some talented and experienced grapplers from Kansas. But the focus isn’t only on wrestling at this camp. The Team Champions Wrestling Camp once again returned to Baldwin City, and once again it tried to teach wrestlers that there is more to life than their sport.
Ray and Maggie Gurley
June 29, 2006
Lavon Charles Bates
June 29, 2006
Robert Lee Myers
June 29, 2006
Letter to the editor
June 29, 2006
Weapons are drawn by police
June 29, 2006
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident Monday on U.S. Highway 59 involving a handgun that turned out to be a BB gun and led to a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 56 in front of the Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center where Baldwin officers drew weapons.
Independence means volunteering, too
June 29, 2006
Baldwin Briefs
June 29, 2006