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Postseason banquets help bring closure to fall athletics
November 22, 2006
Postseason banquets are great for players and families, but difficult for coaches of a second-year program, such as the Baldwin High School soccer team. Last fall, coach Gus Wegner wasn’t sure what to expect from his first BHS soccer banquet. With another year of coaching under his belt, Wegner knew how to host such an occasion last week.
Daily goals helping BHS girls improve
November 22, 2006
A simple goal of improving one day at a time is one entity Baldwin High School coach Bob Martin has tried to instill on his girls’ basketball team during his second year at the helm. Early season practices can be tough on players as they try to remember offensive and defensive schemes, while trying to play at a high intensity. This is one reason Martin sets small goals for his girls during the first few weeks of practice.
BHS boys emphasizing defense, conditioning
November 22, 2006
Conditioning and defense are two major focuses early in the season for first-year Baldwin High School boys’ basketball coach Eric Toot. Since beginning practice Nov. 13, Toot has been running his team, while working on their offensive and defensive fundamentals.
Local tennis star honored by USTA
November 22, 2006
A year filled with trips to Wimbledon and the U.S. Open was capped off with being named the best tennis player in a five-state region. Baldwin City’s Chloe Jones was recently honored as the 2006 United States Tennis Association Missouri Valley Junior Female Player of the Year. That section of the USTA covers Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma.
Workers busy at Black Jack Battlefield site
November 22, 2006
It’s a busy day at the Black Jack Battlefield site with two separate but important projects underway. A team of battlefield archeologists has returned to search for proof of the battle 150 years ago and a crew hired by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is busy clearing tons of illegally dumped trash from the area.
Community comes together once again
November 22, 2006
Pool parking nears finish; playground next
November 22, 2006
With at least 25 new parking places being installed at the Baldwin City Municipal Swimming Pool site, the past summers of parking problems may only be a memory. For the past month, city crews have been putting curb and guttering and paving parking areas both straight east of the pool and in the park to the south. Parking has been an issue at the pool since it was rebuilt in the late 1990s.
Christmas tree goes to Topeka
November 22, 2006
TOPEKA — An area Christmas tree farm made a special delivery Monday. Harry and Juanita Peckham, of Rantoul, picked a 15-year-old Scotch pine from their 6-acre Memory Lane Christmas Tree Farm and delivered it to Cedar Crest, the governor’s mansion.
Light Parade looking for more entrants
November 22, 2006
Although Thanksgiving hasn’t arrived yet, Monte Ezell and the rest of the Baldwin City Recreation Commission are already planning Christmas activities. Ezell, the BCRC director, has been working hard to find entries for the annual Light Parade that runs through downtown Dec. 3.
Electrical outages are varied
November 22, 2006
Short and sweet was the key phrase Friday when the Baldwin City Council met. The meeting lasted barely five minutes. Also, Friday was a big day for the electrical department which finished all necessary work resulting in no power outage Monday.
Baldwin pours out for Wood
November 22, 2006
Baldwin City resident Kevin Wood and his two sons will be thanking the community for its generous support last week when they sit down for their Thanksgiving meal Thursday. Members of the Baldwin City and Baker University communities graciously came out to support Wood’s wife, Sherrie Wood, by donating more than $10,000 at the chili supper. The dinner served more than 600 people and packed the Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center’s cafeteria Nov. 15. “It was unbelievable,” K. Wood said. “When I walked in and saw all of those people, I was just floored. It was overwhelming. We are definitely thankful.” Alice Gurley, co-organizer of the event, said the crowd was the largest she has witnessed at any benefit dinner. “I’ve done several of these benefit dinners and this is the biggest one I’ve ever seen,” Gurley said. “Everybody really pitched in for this.”
Despite problems, BHS pulls off hit with musical
November 22, 2006
Taking on the lead role of a high school play can be tough on any student, but imagine trying to sing and talk with a throat that needs surgical attention. After battling sickness and an infected throat, Baldwin High School senior Paul Minor finished the play Saturday and went in for surgery Tuesday.
Letters to the Editor
November 22, 2006
Isabelle Glaser
November 22, 2006
Baldwin Briefs
November 22, 2006