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School board buys land for $130,000
April 26, 2007
Several months of executive session discussions came to an end at the Baldwin School Board meeting Monday night. The school board unanimously approved a property acquisition. The area purchased, 10 lots directly south of Baldwin Junior High School, is located at the corner of Quayle and Wesley streets. Price tag is $130,000.
Teacher retention gets board attention
April 26, 2007
Recent resignations have sparked School Board Member Scott Lauridsen’s attention, causing him to form a committee to retain district teachers. Lauridsen explained his idea at Monday’s Baldwin School Board meeting. He simply wants the district to keep its best instructors and not lose them because of salary or other issues.
Bomb threats bring questions
April 26, 2007
Lessons were learned last Thursday when a “generic” bomb threat was phoned into 911 dispatch in Lawrence and virtually locked down schools in the entire county. The bomb threats only said school and City Hall and were eventually traced to a 46-year-old Lawrence man, Michael E. Parker, who was arrested. The first call was made around 6 a.m. last Thursday. Baldwin City schools weren’t notified until around 8 a.m. and it was a radio station in Lawrence that made that call. “We were not notified by law enforcement,” said Supt. Paul Dorathy. “The first time I actually knew something was going on was around 8 a.m.” The Baldwin City Police Department was notified by dispatch via the radio. No calls were made.
Bulldogs survive busy week
April 26, 2007
Whether they were competing in Eudora, Lawrence or Spring Hill, every member of the Baldwin High School track teams had a chance to shine during the past week. In a matter of five days, the Bulldogs participated in three meets, including the prestigious Kansas Relays. The BHS coaches enjoyed giving every team member a chance to compete.
Softball splits sweeps
April 26, 2007
All good things must come to an end. After sweeping Hays for the first time Friday, the Baldwin High School softball team lost the battle of the unbeatens against Spring Hill Tuesday. The Bulldogs (6-2) didn’t allow Hays to score a run Friday as they won 2-0 and 5-0. Then they allowed 10 runs to the Broncos as they lost 5-3 and 5-4. Everyone enjoyed the victories against Hays.
Baldwin Briefs
April 26, 2007
Busy June in on Baldwin City’s horizon
April 26, 2007
There won’t be a Battle of Black Jack sesquicentennial celebration, but there will be another historical event on Baldwin City’s busy June schedule. Once again the first month of summer will be packed with events such as Thomas the Tank Engine, city-wide garage sale, bike race and Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
Virginia Lee Nelson
April 26, 2007
Pauline Coates
April 26, 2007
Bomb threat bomb
April 26, 2007
BHS baseball drops three league games
April 26, 2007
Three road games turned into three nightmares for the Baldwin High School baseball team last week. The Bulldogs (2-4) were defeated at Prairie View 13-3 last Thursday before being swept at Spring Hill Monday, 9-0 and 15-0.
Letters to the Editor
April 26, 2007