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Column: Football teams disappoint fan
October 12, 2006
To say that this football season has been a disappointment would be an understatement, because it’s been awful for me as a fan. I’m not just talking about the two local teams. Oh, no, they have been some of the bright spots so far. The two biggest letdowns have been the University of Kansas and the Oakland Raiders.
BHS girls ready for important meets
October 12, 2006
A clear, cool day over the Sabetha Golf Course brought another win to the Baldwin High School girls’ Cross Country team last Thursday. The Bulldogs nearly ran a perfect race as they beat their closest competitor by 39 points.
BHS boys enjoy Sabetha course, post-race meal
October 12, 2006
Driving all the way to Sabetha did not seem to affect the Baldwin High School boys’ cross country teams as the varsity team had a near perfect score of 26 points.
Various topics keep school board busy
October 12, 2006
Several minor items came up at the Baldwin Board of Education meeting and most were passed unanimously Monday night. The discussion items for the night included Insight schools, district insurance, Vinland Elementary School heating, monthly financial report and the board vision and ethics.
Clippinger qualifies for state tennis
October 12, 2006
The Baldwin High School girls’ varsity tennis team competed at the Class 4A Regionals in Andover last Thursday. Baldwin came in fourth place out of ten teams, but senior Mary Clippinger took fourth place in singles and qualified for state.
BHS soccer sweeps rival Eudora
October 12, 2006
The Baldwin High School varsity and junior varsity soccer teams swept Eudora on Saturday. The varsity won 4-0 to improve its record to 9-3-1, while the junior varsity won 2-1. “It was the first time we did something different,” coach Gus Wegner said.
School safety is discussed
October 12, 2006
The recent string of school shootings across the country has the Baldwin School District revisiting its crisis plans in case of an emergency. School safety has become a hot topic around the country and Supt. Paul Dorathy is fully aware of it. “I know in the last week, the school shootings around the country have raised everyone’s awareness,” Dorathy said. “We are aware of that concern and we are looking at how to address those.” The Baldwin Board of Education discussed school security at its meeting Monday night. The board talked about the school’s crisis plans, emergency plans and how to lock down the schools. “I don’t think we are overreacting, but we need to be as prepared as we can,” Board Member Ande Parks said.
Big plays boost Bulldogs over Trojans
October 12, 2006
OSAWATOMIE — Baldwin High School senior Aaron Mills gave the Bulldogs an offensive spark by scoring two touchdowns in their 27-16 win over the Trojans here Friday. Mills scored on an 80-yard reception and a 92-yard kickoff return. They were the first two touchdowns for Baldwin in the victory. “They were big plays,” coach Mike Berg said. “His speed was a big factor tonight.”
Board OK’s plan to ease money woes
October 12, 2006
Baldwin Board of Education members took one giant step closer to making the school district debt free at Monday’s meeting. The school board voted unanimously to approve the Capital Outlay Bond.
Former BHS principal files complaint withh EEOC
October 12, 2006
Former Baldwin High School principal Allen Poplin has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the Baldwin School District, according to Bob Bezek, district attorney. “Allen Poplin has filed a complaint with the EEOC based on disability,” Bezek said Wednesday morning.
Meetings seek public input on future growth plans
October 12, 2006
Both meetings were first glimpses, but the future of Baldwin City and Douglas County are starting to become clearer. Last Thursday, the new comprehensive plan for Baldwin was introduced for discussion at the first of several workshops on the document. On Monday, committee members of the ECO2 unveiled the county-wide effort to create a method to determine needs for industrial parks and open space. That plan has been in the works for six years.
Injury accident reported on U.S. 56 near Worden
October 12, 2006
Medics responded to an injury accident this afternoon on U.S. Highway 56.
Letter to the Editor
October 12, 2006
Charles W. Hoffman
October 12, 2006
District applause
October 12, 2006
Baldwin Briefs
October 12, 2006