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BHS coach pleased with camp numbers
August 2, 2007
Nick Barkley almost missed his one shining moment at the Baldwin High School soccer camp last week. The BHS junior injured his knee wakeboarding right before camp started. He sat out a couple of days of camp, but returned just in time for Friday’s scrimmage. With the game tied 3-3, Barkley headed a corner kick into the goal in the waning minutes. The goal was enough to give the red team a 4-3 victory.
Bailey named as newest Baker Dean of Students
August 2, 2007
Cassy Bailey has been named Baker University’s Dean of Students and will assume her new position on Nov. 1, Baker President Patricia Long recently announced.
Tot injured on Friday is released
August 2, 2007
A 3-year-old Baldwin City boy taken by helicopter ambulance Friday after a television fell on him was released Monday from Children’s Mercy Hospital. Baldwin City Police Chief Mike McKenna said the accident happened around 3:30 p.m. Friday when children were playing in a home at 107 Second Street when a television was pushed and landed on Berlon Muse, Jr.
Grease’ set to take stage
August 2, 2007
Beginning at 7:30 p.m. tonight, the Baldwin City Community Theater will return to its outdoor stage for the first time since 2002. “Grease” will be taking stage in the lot between the post office and Lumberyard Arts Center on High Street. The pre-show performance will start at 7:30 p.m. with the main show beginning at 8 p.m. “I think it’s going to be great,” Director Annette Cook said. “I hope it doesn’t rain, but if it does, we have enough dates that people can still come and see us. It’s going to be great. It’s a lot of fun to do outside.” There will be a short performance from local children at 7:30 p.m. Cook advises audience members to arrive before that show begins.
KDOT backtracks on U.S. 56
August 2, 2007
Apparently, the radar gun got jumped last week. The speed limit on U.S. Highway 56 isn’t going up to 60 mph just yet. Only days after announcing the speed limit would go up from 55 mph last week, officials with the Kansas Department of Transportation had second thoughts, especially regarding the stretch of U.S. 56 that fronts Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center. On Tuesday, KDOT announced the speed limit change would be “postponed for now.”
Offseason workouts pay off
August 2, 2007
Baldwin High School football coach Mike Berg was impressed by his players’ pre-camp conditioning. Last week, the Bulldogs held their annual summer camp. Their fitness and physical shape allowed them to work more on football than conditioning this year. That made camp more enjoyable for Berg and his players. “From a conditioning standpoint, this was one of our best camps,” Berg said.
Soccer camp set for Aug. 10-12
August 2, 2007
The Vinland Valley Soccer Academy will be hosting its preseason training camp during the evenings of Aug. 10-12 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Baldwin City hit with recent rash of break-ins
August 2, 2007
Baldwin City police are investigating a series of break-ins last week, but they have the help of surveillance video that might have captured an image of the thief.
Douglas County Fair is off to good start
August 2, 2007
The week might be half over, but there are still plenty of activities and events left to do at the Douglas County Fair in Lawrence. Several events have taken place during the past week to begin the fair, while the highlights will be coming soon. Baldwin City 4-H’ers have been enjoying the opening days of the 101st-annual fair.
Speed limit sense II
August 2, 2007
Baldwin Briefs
August 2, 2007
Cal H. Dickinson
August 2, 2007
Dickinson memorial service set for Saturday
August 2, 2007
Updated at noon Long-time Baldwin City resident Cal Dickinson died Sunday at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He was 80. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church. Inurnment will be at a later date.