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Column: March madness tough to predict
March 16, 2006
Well, it’s that time of the year again. Today officially begins the madness, so sit down, buckle yourself in to your chair and hang on for another exciting NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Of course, the madness actually began last week with the conference tournaments. I saw so many upsets and close games that should make this year’s tournament one of the best ever.
Baldwin ducks Sunday bout of nasty weather
March 16, 2006
Baldwin City’s storm sirens sounded Sunday, but the city dodged a big bullet when gale-force winds chose to develop farther north instead of here and laid siege to Lawrence.
District’s search is narrowed
March 16, 2006
The Baldwin Board of Education is still searching for the next superintendent to lead the district after Supt. James White retires in July. The school board interviewed four candidates March 1-6 and another one Feb. 7. On Wednesday, the board traveled to the district of one of the finalists for an on-site interview.
Baldwin Briefs
March 16, 2006
Z-League still teaches basics, fun
March 16, 2006
Monday night marked the XX straight year Baldwin Junior High School coach Ted Zuzzio has started his annual Z-League basketball camp for Baldwin City children. Z-League is a six-day basketball camp for fourth, fifth and sixth grade girls. Baldwin High School girls’ basketball players and coaches help Zuzzio run the annual event.
Bulldogs adjusting to change
March 16, 2006
Anyone wanting to watch the Baldwin High School track teams practice or compete at their home meet will have to travel to nearby Wellsville. The construction at Baker University’s Liston Stadium has forced BHS to find a new home this season. The Bulldogs travel to Wellsville nearly twice a week to practice.
Murder suspect returned
March 16, 2006
After about a week in Oklahoma, Hinndley K. Espinales, 25, Gardner, was returned to Douglas County where he made his first court appearance Monday to face first-degree murder charges from the March 4 shooting in Baldwin. “He’s back,” said Baldwin Police Chief Mike McKenna. “He’s going to have a new address for awhile.”
Lamberts to lead local LMH fund-raising efforts
March 16, 2006
It was a busy day last Wednesday at the Collins House on the Baker University campus. First, a new president was named at a late-afternoon news conference and later that evening it was the site of a kick-off event for expansion of Lawrence Memorial Hospital. LMH has announced plans for a $40 million expansion project and is seeking $8 million in help through a service-area wide capital campaign. Baldwin will have its own part of that campaign and Baker President Dan Lambert and his wife, Carolyn, our honorary co-chairs for the Baldwin division.
Marjorie M. Cooper
March 16, 2006
Helen E. Schwalm
March 16, 2006
Noble Scott Hopkins
March 16, 2006
Jeannette C. Smith
March 16, 2006
Vinland Fair feed is March 25
March 16, 2006
The Vinland Fair Whole-Hog Sausage and Pancake Supper, will be later in March this year, rather than the traditional weekend closest to St. Patrick’s Day. Instead this year, the event is set for 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Vinland Fairgrounds.
Severe weather season begins wild
March 16, 2006
This year’s Severe Weather Awareness Week started off with a powerful reminder of how quickly the weather can become deadly. The National Weather Service’s week, which began Monday to prepare the general public for severe weather, hadn’t yet started when storms spawning several tornadoes ripped across the Midwest Sunday. But the storms were proof that though most Midwesterners have long dealt with the realities of spring storms, annual lessons on preparedness are necessary.
Wellness festival set for April 1
March 16, 2006
As April 1 approaches, Ruth Sarna, Baker University director of student health services, continues to work hard to get ready for the fifth-annual Community Wellness Festival.
Monday’s meeting has wide array of topics, action
March 16, 2006
Monday’s Baldwin Board of Education meeting was packed full of topics and action that included elementary art, a new junior high sound system, Insight Schools, track update and next year’s budget.
Good choice for Baker University
March 16, 2006