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Council gets QT on IT at meeting
April 19, 2007
An investment made by the Baldwin City Council last year has paid off through improvements in technology. Sean Hare, Information Technology director for the city, gave a presentation at Monday’s meeting regarding changes and upgrades made to the city’s computer system and network. That was prompted by a request several weeks ago by Council President Amy Cleavinger.
Baldwin Briefs
April 19, 2007
Durr’s arm helps oversome sloppy play
April 19, 2007
He had nearly two weeks to rest his arm, but Zach Durr didn’t see himself pitching nine innings Tuesday night. The Baldwin High School junior had a complete game and then some as he helped the Bulldogs (2-1) beat Anderson County 7-6 in extra innings.
Softball squad still unbeaten
April 19, 2007
Baldwin High School sophomores Haley Finucane and Alex Zordel proved their importance to the Bulldog softball team Tuesday night. The BHS duo connected for the final run of the game as the Bulldogs (3-0) defeated Anderson County 2-1 in nine innings.
Track teams return to Liston
April 19, 2007
It took 17 days since the first meet for the Baldwin High School track teams to complete their second meet, although the location never changed. On Tuesday, the Bulldogs participated in the 66th-annual Baker University Relays at Liston Stadium. Their first meet was the Baldwin Invitational on March 30. “We are two for two,” BHS boys’ coach Mike Spielman said.
Vinland Fair contest is on the button
April 19, 2007
Mary Gensler grew up in Vinland, and she can’t remember a year that she didn’t attend the small town’s summer fair. She recalls tasting homemade pies and ice cream. Listening to live music wafting through the valley and the roar of antique engines heaving sleds during the tractor pull. Watching children run and play with wild abandon.
Alaskan musher mesmerizes Marion Springs audience
April 19, 2007
He hasn’t run the Iditarod or encountered a wolf, but Doug Ruzicka did entertain Marion Springs Elementary School students for nearly an hour Friday afternoon. The Nebraska native also informed the students about dog sledding and his current home state, Alaska. MSES is one of the many schools that he presents at during his time in the lower 48 states.
Baker touched by Virginia tragedy
April 19, 2007
In the wake of the country’s largest massacre at Virginia Tech University Monday, school security is again at the forefront of many minds and that includes Baker University and the Baldwin School District. Monday’s mass murder/suicide in Virginia, where 33 people were killed, including the gunman at his own hand, has school officials and others examining security. “All schools and universities will be reviewing their plans and paying attention to how this case plays out,” said Steve Rottinghaus, Baker spokesman. Monday’s shootings involved a Virginia Tech student and Rottinghaus said there’s no way to plan for that and prevent it.
Helen K. Smelser
April 19, 2007
Cora E. McDaniel
April 19, 2007
Donald F. Shay
April 19, 2007
Baldwin City police, sheriff’s officers respond to bomb threats
April 19, 2007
Baldwin City police and Douglas County Sheriff’s officers have conducted searches of all schools in the district Thursday morning as a result of a “non-descript, generic” bomb threat made in a call to Douglas County dispatch around 5:30 a.m. Nothing has been found in any of the schools, said Cpl. Kristen Dymacek, and there’s no cause for alarm.
Letters to the Editor
April 19, 2007