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Offensive woes hurt BHS
May 25, 2006
One bad throw to first base and lack of hits led to the Baldwin High School softball team’s season ending May 17. In a game where pitchers dominated, the Bulldogs committed one error and lost 2-0 to Spring Hill in the semifinal round of regionals.
BHS sophomore twosome place seventh at state
May 25, 2006
For their first time at the state tennis tournament, Baldwin High School sophomores Josh Beaulieu and Dustin Schiller made a good showing. The doubles team went 3-2 during the two-day tournament, placing seventh in Class 4A.
Bulldogs stride into state
May 25, 2006
TONGANOXIE — With a goal of a state championship in sight, the Baldwin High School boys’ track team qualified 11 Bulldogs for state and won the Class 4A regional meet here Friday.
Celebration nears for Black Jack
May 25, 2006
It’s almost here. It’s almost time for the Battle of Black Jack celebration, set for June 2-3 east of Baldwin City. It marks the 150th anniversary of the battle, which historians call the first armed skirmish of the Civil War. It culminates years of planning and work, but that work still isn’t quite done.
Council, board agree on SRO
May 25, 2006
After a lengthy — and at time heated — discussion, there were signs of finally finding resolve between the Baldwin City Council and the Baldwin School Board regarding the School Resource Officer during a joint meeting Monday night.
Wreck injures motorcyclist
May 25, 2006
The 66-year-old Lawrence man injured in a motorcycle/vehicle collision Sunday afternoon in Baldwin City is in stable, but critical condition at Kansas University Medical Center, according to his friend, Bill Fisher, who was riding with him.
Saying Baker’s goodbyes
May 25, 2006
Baker University President Dan Lambert shared a special friend of his in his final speech to the undergraduates in the commencement ceremony Sunday afternoon at the Collins Center. Lambert passed around his stuffed animal of Babar the Elephant. Babar has been with Lambert every one of his 19 years as president. “I thought it was really cute,” graduate Allison Scahill said of Babar. “I know it’s special to Dr. Lambert. I think it was his way of trying to lighten the mood, because I know it was sad for him to say goodbye. I even saw people taking pictures with Babar while he was being passed around.” Lambert began his final speech to the graduates speaking about his time as president of the university.
Garcia survives busy meet to lead BHS girls
May 25, 2006
TONGANOXIE — Between the hours of 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., Baldwin High School sophomore Heather Garcia found the energy to win three distance races and help a relay place second here Friday night.
Coaching vacancy filled by Toot
May 25, 2006
Eric Toot is back coaching basketball at Baldwin High School, but he has switched genders. The Baldwin Junior High School teacher was hired as the BHS boys’ basketball coach Monday, less than one year after resigning from the head girls’ position.
BHS grads told ‘The future is here’
May 25, 2006
As the songs “Shenandoah” and “Pomp and Circumstance” played, the Baldwin High School graduating class of 2006 walked its way around the top of the Baldwin Junior High School gymnasium and down into their seats, forming rows of purple and white.
A. Laverne Kampschroeder
May 25, 2006
Donald A. Heim
May 25, 2006
Baldwin Briefs
May 25, 2006
Column: Senior class will be missed at BHS
May 25, 2006
This weekend will be the final high school athletic competition for several Baldwin High School seniors who comprise a very diverse and talented senior class.
Good news on the SRO front finally
May 25, 2006
Bill advancing to establish National Heritage Area
Black Jack site could play role in designation
May 25, 2006
If northeast Kansas one day becomes a National Heritage Area, telling the story of pre-Civil War “Bleeding Kansas,” the Black Jack Battlefield will be a key element in the system.
Volunteers vital in Black Jack site cleanup efforts
Students, community members pitch in with preparations
May 25, 2006
Volunteers are playing a major role in preparing Black Jack Battlefield to eventually become a public park and nature preserve.
Battle commemoration planned in Osawatomie
May 25, 2006
During the time of “Bleeding Kansas,” the nation watched as violence erupted. Abolitionist John Brown came to Osawatomie and became involved in the conflict.
Historian to give tour of John Brown’s trail
May 25, 2006
Noted historian Brenda Day, curator of Baker University’s Old Castle Museum as well as a board member of the Friends of the Battle of Black Jack, will lead the motor coach tour of John Brown’s trail starting at 1:30 p.m. June 3.
Search fails to yield artifacts from battle site
Historical evidence sought at Black Jack
May 25, 2006
A two-day search in early May for archaeological evidence of the Battle of Black Jack turned up only wire, cans and other trash.
Black Jack battle lit a fuse to Civil War
Historians recount critical events of skirmish
May 25, 2006
As battles go, it wasn’t much of one. No one was killed, and only three people were severely wounded.
Calendar of events
May 25, 2006
Keep track of the festivities
Plan ahead to participate in commemoration
May 25, 2006
Descendants of John Brown and August Bondi will take part in commemoration events related to the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Black Jack the weekend of June 2-3.
Park site will become nature preserve
Cleanup efforts will put battlefield to use
May 25, 2006
When abolitionist and pro-slavery forces clashed nearly 150 years ago on the night of June 2, 1856, they fought between two wooded ravines on a 40-acre piece of land east of Baldwin.
Black Jack anniversary gets Senate resolution
May 25, 2006
A resolution recognizing the upcoming 150th anniversary of the Battle of Black Jack was approved May 1 by the Kansas Senate.
Pearson Home part of cleanup efforts
Historic homestead stays in family’s hands until 2003
May 25, 2006
Robert Hall Pearson was a man of simple means who took part in a monumental battle that shaped a country.
John Brown’s crusade turns violent in Kansas
May 25, 2006
Nowadays, there’s a lot of talk — good and bad — about certain politicians’ willingness to blur the once-bright lines between church and state.