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Column: Basketball season comes far too soon
November 9, 2006
I couldn’t believe it when I heard it last week. It was still the end of October, so how could it be? Just after the fall sports season ended at Baldwin High School on Oct. 28, I was preparing to wrap up fall sports at Baker University. Then it hit me: basketball season is here and starting this week.
Wildcats win season opener
November 9, 2006
Season-opening games can often feature a high number of turnovers and fouls, but Saturday’s game at Baker University took that to a new level. Baker and Ottawa University men’s basketball teams combined for 49 personal fouls and 30 turnovers in the Saturday afternoon game. “It was kind of a foul-plagued game,” Baker coach Rick Weaver said. “There were 49 total fouls. We tried to play up-tempo and play a lot of guys. Depth helped us, because we had five guys with two fouls in the first half.” The Wildcats won the game 85-79 to start the season 1-0. Weaver credits much of the sloppy, foul-played game to the Wildcats not playing any preseason scrimmages.
Letter to the Editor
November 9, 2006
Police have a busy week
November 9, 2006
Baldwin City police dealt with unruly teens, a drunken Franklin County driver and dogs during a busy week. On Saturday night, police received a call about a mailbox being damaged in the 200 block of Signal Ridge Drive. It had been hit with a club of some type between 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Not long after that, additional calls came in.
Benefit concert Friday for UMC organ restoration
November 9, 2006
After 43 years of service to the Baldwin City community, a valuable piece of the First United Methodist Church needs money to be refurbished and updated. Nearly two-thirds of the funds for the church’s organ have been raised, but nearly $16,000 is still needed.
Veteran’s Day activities planned at schools
November 9, 2006
In honor of all military personnel, two area elementary schools will be celebrating Veteran’s Day in different manners Friday. Marion Springs Elementary School and Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center will be honoring area military veterans during lunch, just as both schools did last fall. “Last year was the first year we did it to that extent,” BESIC Principal Tom Mundinger said.
Dale E. Bush
November 9, 2006
Leaf burning at issue with city council
November 9, 2006
Baldwin City Council members dealt with a variety of items at Monday’s meeting, but deferred on the “burning issue” of possible regulations on leaf disposal.
County soybeans fair, corn lags behind
November 9, 2006
As harvest winds down for Douglas County farmers, the results have been mixed. County Agent Bill Wood’s numbers show that, but rural Baldwin farmer Kermit Kalb wasn’t so cheerful as he cut soybeans south of Baldwin City Friday afternoon. “It’s going all right,” said Kalb. “Nothing special.”
Boyda edges Ryun 50-47
November 9, 2006
TOPEKAU.S. Rep. Jim Ryun, R-Kan., didn’t know what hit him. A five-term incumbent, Ryun was soundly defeated Tuesday by Democratic challenger Nancy Boyda, stunning most observers and contributing to a Democratic recapture of the U.S. House.
BU class of 1986 learns to love Lambeau
November 9, 2006
Supporting a former teammate is not uncommon for football players, especially when it involves a trip to historic Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. This was exactly why a group of former Baker University players traveled to visit alumnus Mike McCarthy, who is in his first year as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers.
Missed opportunities hurt Wildcats late in overtime loss
November 9, 2006
After rallying back from 10 points down, the Baker University football team failed to close out a victory against Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo., Saturday. Baker had two chances for a game-winning field goal and a holding call brought back a possible victory touchdown, but lost 20-17 in overtime.
Youthful Baker women’s team off to fast start
November 9, 2006
Beginning the season 2-0 with a young team has made Baker University women’s basketball coach Susan Decker happy. The Wildcats defeated Missouri Baptist College and Kansas Wesleyan University in the Baker Classic last weekend.
Katherine W. Horner
November 9, 2006
Baldwin Briefs
November 9, 2006
Holland keeps House seat
November 9, 2006
It wasn’t even close this time around for Rep. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, who easily regained his District 10 seat at the statehouse in Tuesday’s election. Holland received 4,320 votes for 61 percent of the vote, compared to his Republican challenger from Ottawa, Roy Dunn, who had 2,524 votes for 36 percent. Libertarian candidate Robert Garrard of Edgerton had 192 votes for 2 percent. “I’m pretty pleased,” Holland said Wednesday morning. “I’m just extremely pleased that I got such a strong affirmation for what I’m doing. I just really feel good about what the people said I’m doing for them. “I also want to thank Roy Dunn for running a positive campaign,” he said. “I wish him the best as he continues to serve as a Franklin County Commissioner.”
Election results have made us all proud
November 9, 2006