Archive for Thursday, October 5, 2006

We’ve got good news for a change

October 5, 2006

Separate, unrelated items caught our eyes this week. Good news for both Baldwin City and the Baldwin School District. How long has it been since that happened?

The city council had bids presented Monday for what was supposed to be a $1.2 million repair of the famed "Women's Bridge" on High Street. The low bid was roughly $765,000. That's nice. The Kansas Department of Transportation is picking up 80 percent of the cost, so the city council saved money there.

For the school district, the protest period for the Capital Outlay Resolution passed without a protest being filed. If the school board decides Monday to bond against that fund, the cash shortage crisis currently in place could be over. That would be good news, too.

Baldwin has seen more than its share of bad news in the past two years. It's good to see some light at the end of the tunnel.

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