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Lights go out tonight on purpose
November 16, 2006
After midnight tonight, Baldwin City will go dark. But, it’s on purpose. Rob Culley, Baldwin City power plant supervisor, said residents will experience short electrical outages between midnight and 7 a.m.
Elementary schools thank veterans
November 16, 2006
Marion Springs Elementary School Principal Gus Wegner was joined by his daughter for the second-annual Veterans Day celebration Friday. Wegner, a Marines Corp veteran, was once again part of the Marion Springs Veteran’s Day observance. But this year, Ellen Wegner, Lawrence, came to MSES to introduce her father.
Patrons express concerns at meeting
November 16, 2006
Several Baldwin City patrons voiced their opinions about several different topics at the Baldwin Board of Education meeting Monday night. The items that were brought to the board included a bond issue, sports injuries and problems at the Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center.
Catching up after Iraq
November 16, 2006
Tyler Trowbridge, a 2002 graduate of Baldwin High School, just finished a 15-month stretch that he’d just as soon forget. He was stationed in Iraq and was in the thick of the war. “I’m definitely glad it’s over,” said Trowbridge, who left Iraq Oct. 31 and made it state side several days later. “I’m glad to be home. I feel bad for the guys who replaced us. I remember when I first got there thinking I’ve got a year of this. “I’m glad to be home and able to get back with my life,” he said. “Right now, I’m just trying to make up for lost time. When you’re over there and call home, your friends are always doing something fun. I want to get caught back up.”
Column: True character of Wildcat players shows during victory
November 16, 2006
After I left Liston Stadium Saturday afternoon, I was feeling great about the game I just watched. I knew immediately what my column was going to be about this week. I thought hard about the right words to describe the Baker University football game that took place last weekend. I searched for inspirational quotes that fit the Wildcats’ performance, and I found the correct one.
Watkins’ shot to beat Ottawa keeps Baker men unbeaten
November 16, 2006
Baker University senior DJ Watkins nailed a jump shot with 5.6 seconds left in the game to help the Wildcats defeat Ottawa University 74-73 Monday night. The Wildcats trailed by one point with time winding down, until Watkins received the ball. He fired the shot that gave Baker the lead and won the game.
Seniors step up in BU finale
November 16, 2006
Baker University senior Jeremiah Gress has now experienced dejvu when it comes to senior day victories. Last November, Gress was honored on senior day, before the Wildcats went on to defeat Culver-Stockton College 28-17. He thought it was his last game in a Baker uniform. In August, Gress was granted one more year of eligibility because he only played one junior varsity game during his freshman year. Then on Saturday, he helped lead the Wildcats (4-6) to a 23-10 victory over Lindenwood University (5-7) at Liston Stadium.
Food bandit wasn’t the McBurglar this time
November 16, 2006
It wasn’t the McBurglar, but an inside job last week at the Baldwin City McDonald’s. “Yeah, something like that,” Baldwin City Police Chief Mike McKenna said about the McBurglar.
BHS teachers want voice in curriculum
November 16, 2006
Before any curriculum changes happen at Baldwin High School, many members of the faculty want their opinion included in the discussion. BHS teachers Ginny Honomichl and Laura Beaulieu made a presentation at Monday’s Baldwin Board of Education meeting. It included the information and research that was gathered by the high school staff.
Virtual School takes step toward reality
November 16, 2006
Thanks to School Board member Scott Lauridsen, the Baldwin School District is one step closer to reaching a partnership with Insight Schools. The Baldwin Board of Education decided to move forward and ask for a contract from Insight, which would provide an on-line virtual school based out of Baldwin High School. The board will review the contract and ask questions at its work session Nov. 27.
Winter sports begin at BHS
November 16, 2006
The middle of November always signifies the beginning of winter sports’ seasons in high school athletics. All three Baldwin High School winter sports teams held their first practices Monday afternoon. As with every year, the basketball and wrestling teams are focusing on conditioning and fundamentals.
J. Robert Nelson
November 16, 2006
Claudine Agnes Bell
November 16, 2006
Lester U. Herridge
November 16, 2006
Baldwin Briefs
November 16, 2006
Letters to the Editor
November 16, 2006