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City council approves Streetscape project bid
April 5, 2007
Baldwin City Council members took the first real step toward making the Downtown Streetscape project a reality when they approved the low bid of $1.8 million during Monday’s meeting.
BHS boys rely on balanced scoring
April 5, 2007
It took two days to complete because of inclement weather, but the Baldwin Invitational Tournament track meet finished Monday evening. The meet began Friday and ran smoothly until lightning forced a stoppage of the meet. It continued after the weekend at Baker University’s Liston Stadium and was completed by 8 p.m. Monday.
Distance runners highlight BHS girls’ performances
April 5, 2007
If the first meet is any sign of the future, the Baldwin High School girls’ track team will be relying heavily on its distance runners this spring. Bulldog distance runners combined to score 66 of the 108 BHS points in the two-day weather delayed first meet. Baldwin’s score of 108 fell short of Eudora’s 123.5 points. BHS placed second at the Baldwin Invitational.
Opponents remain scoreless
April 5, 2007
Scoring 20 runs in two games is usually a good ingredient for success in softball. Combine that with shutting two opponents out and you’ve got a gourmet treat for beginning the 2007 season. In its first two games, the Baldwin High School softball team (2-0) has won 13-0 and 7-0 over Central Heights and Osawatomie. “It feels really good, especially since we are missing two of our starters,” junior Callie Craig said of starting 2-0. “It’s nice to start off winning. It was also nice to get the shutouts.” On Monday, the Bulldogs played their first home game of the season. They shut Osawatomie out 7-0. “It was also nice to win at home,” Craig said. “I like playing at home, because more people come to the games.”
It’s an end of an era
April 5, 2007
Gary Rochester is about to give the corner of Eighth Street and U.S. Highway 56 its first new look in more than 40 years. Rochester officially closed his business, Gary’s Service, Friday and is now preparing his shop to be torn down. “It’s in the process right now,” Rochester said. “I am gutting the inside. Then I am going to tear the roof off. Then I will just hire someone to come in here and push it down and haul the concrete off.” The building that occupies the southeast corner of the intersection will be demolished in the near future. After the building is demolished, Rochester hopes to sell the lot to allow a new business to take his place along the highway. “I’ve been in business for 40-some years and I’m just ready to get out,” Rochester said.
Fireworks planned for Maple Leaf
April 5, 2007
For the 50th anniversary of the Maple Leaf Festival this year, there will be a new bang for the buck. Maple Leaf Festival Committee President Donna Curran had an additional request for the Baldwin City Council at Monday’s meeting when the council gave its annual approval to street closings and other items for the festival.
Home runs propel Bulldogs to rally victory
April 5, 2007
Baldwin High School seniors Nick Jackson and Cory Lauridsen helped the BHS baseball team rally to its first win by each hitting a home run Monday night. After falling behind 5-2 in the third inning, the Bulldogs’ offense sparked a comeback in their home opener. Baldwin (1-1) defeated Osawatomie 10-7.
Voters choose old, new candidates
April 5, 2007
Baldwin City voters chose a mixed bag of new and old for city council and school board positions in Tuesday’s general election, with a heavy dose of returning incumbents.
Streetscape-Maple Leaf gold
April 5, 2007
Letters to the Editor
April 5, 2007
Election thanks
April 5, 2007
It’s time to hunt eggs once again
April 5, 2007
Thousands of colorful eggs, dozens of activities and the Easter Bunny will help bring hundreds of children to Baker University’s campus Saturday morning. Rainbow Experience Preschool will again be hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt in the middle of Baker’s campus. The festivities will begin at 10 a.m. and end at noon.
Baldwin Briefs
April 5, 2007