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Frontier League sweep
October 19, 2006
LAWRENCE — Not only was it a Bulldog team sweep, it was also a Bulldog individual sweep. The Baldwin High School cross country teams brought home lots of hardware from Thursday’s Frontier League meet at Rim Rock. The Bulldogs won both boys’ and girls’ team titles, while senior Chris Elniff and junior Heather Garcia won the boys’ and girls’ races, respectively.
Leona E. Hunsinger
October 19, 2006
Council discusses regulating tradition of burning leaves
October 19, 2006
To burn or not to burn, that is the question. As Baldwin City prepares for its annual Maple Leaf Festival celebration of fall foliage, the city council heard from resident Dennis Waymire at Monday’s meeting. Waymire wants to see an end to the long-held practice of burning leaves in the city.
Alcohol brings police response
October 19, 2006
Baldwin City police worked a variety of cases last week, including four involving alcohol. On Oct. 11, a controlled buy was done at one of the local liquor stores.
Ceremony for Long is looming
October 19, 2006
Patricia N. Long, president of Baker University, will announce her vision for the university during inaugural ceremonies at 11 a.m. Oct. 26 at Rice Auditorium on the Baldwin City campus. Long has the distinction of being the first female president in the 148-year history of Baker, Kansas’ first university.
Voting volunteers are needed
October 19, 2006
Baldwin City youths will once again have the opportunity to vote in the upcoming election, but volunteers are needed to help run the polling sites. Each of the five locations for the students need people to work each shift. Margaret Perkins-McGuinness, manager of Roger Hill Volunteer Center, said she has had trouble finding workers.
More parking, playground is on way at pool
October 19, 2006
Off-season improvements are on the way at the Baldwin City Municipal Pool. Last week, city crews began work on turning the east edge of the park area into diagonal paved parking. The pool has had parking issues since it opened in the late 1990s.
Founder’s Day returns
October 19, 2006
Storytelling and tours of the Vinland area were the highlights of a fun-filled day for area first graders last week. Vinland Elementary School and Marion Springs Elementary School first graders celebrated Columbus Day last Thursday by having their own Founder’s Day at VES. “It was really fun,” VES first grader Kyle Norris said. “We got to drive around and see fun stuff.” To begin the day, the students listened to VES librarian Rita Tutschulte tell a story about days long ago. After lunch and recess, they came back inside for story time with Danny and Becky McMillen.
District Web site now features improved look
October 19, 2006
A new Baldwin School District Web site has now made it easier for Internet users to find information about the district. The renovated site of www.usd348.com became available last week and Supt. Paul Dorathy likes it. “In the last week or so, they have come up with a new look,” Dorathy said. “I really like the new look. I really think it’s very user friendly.”
Late turnovers doom Bulldogs in district opener
October 19, 2006
Unable to take advantage of nine De Soto turnovers, the Baldwin High School football team threw two interceptions late in their 22-13 loss at home Friday night. The cold night at Liston Stadium produced lots of turnovers in the Bulldogs’ first district game. Baldwin (3-4) couldn’t capitalize on the Wildcats (4-3) misfortunes.
Long-time BHS football coach honored by former players
October 19, 2006
As they watched the Baldwin High School football game Friday night, Baldwin City residents Merle Venable and George McCrary debated who won a game for the Bulldogs in 1976. The former BHS coach was certain Baldwin resident Scott Lauridsen caught the game-winning touchdown against Louisburg, while McCrary believed another Baldwin resident by the name of Mike Craig won the game. “He argued with me about who scored the touchdown all night,” McCrary said. “The next day I went and checked the archives at the library.”
City council approves help for Black Jack Park
October 19, 2006
Baldwin City will support the Black Jack Battlefield Trust’s next step toward turning the site east of town into a national tourist attraction.
Baldwin Briefs
October 19, 2006
Campaign briefing: Washington Post: Moderates flee the Kansas GOP
October 19, 2006
Here are today’s headlines from the 2006 election race:
Children’s parade has new route, too
October 19, 2006
A group of youths will be giving a preview of the Maple Leaf Festival parade with the Children’s Parade Saturday morning.
Kids Zone includes new, old entertainment offerings
October 19, 2006
Once again, the Maple Leaf Festival will have plenty of activities for children at the Kids Zone, including one new special feature.
Carnival will again be a highlight for festival fans
October 19, 2006
For many that come to the Maple Leaf Festival, one of the most popular attractions is the carnival in downtown Baldwin City.
Quilt show is ready for its 33rd run
October 19, 2006
Quilts will again take center stage in the Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center for the 33rd Maple Leaf Festival Quilt Show, one of the longest standing shows in the state.
Terror Tracks makes return to festival lineup
October 19, 2006
Something will go bump in the night once again during the Maple Leaf Festival.
Parking will again be at a premium
October 19, 2006
Every year thousands of people flood into Baldwin City for the annual Maple Leaf Festival looking for a place to park. This year is no exception as there changes to the parking regulations.
Festival has rich history, benefits entire community
October 19, 2006
As the Maple Leaf Festival nears its 50th anniversary year, its history is being examined and its amazing growth is, too.
Long, Dorathy to lead festival parade
October 19, 2006
Neither have ever been to the Maple Leaf Festival, but come Saturday morning they will be riding front and center for the thousands of visitors.
Brian Lynn Blecha
October 19, 2006
Georgia Wilma Rockhold
October 19, 2006
Parade route to take new twist
October 19, 2006
A lengthier parade, more politicians and fewer bands are just a few of the changes to the Maple Leaf Parade this year, but none of those top the list of modifications.
Wildcats hungry for first win on new Liston field
October 19, 2006
Still looking for its first win at home this season, the Baker University football team will hope to end its four-game losing streak and beat Avila University Saturday evening. The Wildcats (2-5) are 0-3 on the new artificial turf at Liston Stadium, but look to end that skid this week against the Eagles (2-5).
Ho, ho, ho, time for Maple Leaf Festival cheer again
October 19, 2006
Maple Leaf Festival BPW booth listing
October 19, 2006
Maple Leaf Festival booth listing
October 19, 2006
Booths are festival crowd pleasers
October 19, 2006
For many people, it’s the 300-plus craft booths that bring them to the Maple Leaf Festival every year.