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City approves budget, ban on some animals at Monday’s meeting
August 9, 2007
Baldwin City Council members approved a $16.5 million budget for next year, raised sewer and water rates, banned animals from public events, gave the city administrator a raise and discussed various speed limits during a lengthy Monday night meeting.
Midland to make 20th milestone
August 9, 2007
A milestone will be reached at the Midland Railway Depot Saturday. Midland will be celebrating its 20th anniversary with several speakers and discounted train rides. The one-day event begins at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the Baldwin City depot.
KDOT mum about bridge
August 9, 2007
Baldwin City owns the distinction of having the lowest rated bridge in Douglas County. It’s the bridge on U.S. Highway 56 just as people enter town from the west. There are five bridges in the county that are termed “structurally deficient,” the same category that the collapsed bridge in Minneapolis that killed five people last week was rated. The scale is based on a 100-point system and the Baldwin bridge, at 11.5, is at the bottom of the scale.
Vinland celebrates a century
August 9, 2007
Celebrating a century of good old-fashioned family fun is the aim this week as the Vinland Fair turns 100 years old. “We’re excited and it’s going to be great,” said Julie Craig, who along with her husband Mike are presidents of the fair. “We’ve got some new things, such as the antique car show. “It’s not the same old fair, but in other ways it is the same old fair,” said Craig. There are numerous special events for the centennial, including the car show and hot air balloon lift offs. But, the fair remains centered on what’s kept it around for that century — the simple country life of family fun and great food.
Fair time comes to a close again
August 9, 2007
Once again the Douglas County Fair ended with the livestock auction Sunday, but not before plenty of local 4-H’ers won plenty of awards and ribbons. Baldwin City 4-H’ers competed in many contests during the annual fair’s near two-week run. Those entries included food, sheep, swine, cattle and much more.
Grease’ makes triumphant return for BCCT
August 9, 2007
Hot summer nights haven’t kept theater fans from checking out “Grease” at the downtown “lot-o-torium” in Baldwin City. However, the weather did cause a few technical problems. Those issues were fixed and the show ran smoothly over the weekend.
Baldwin Briefs
August 9, 2007
Longtime coach earns plaques for wins, years of service
August 9, 2007
Baldwin High School’s most successful girls’ basketball coach was honored by his peers last week. Ted Zuzzio, now Baldwin Junior High School eighth grade girls’ varsity basketball coach, received two plaques from the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association. His plaques were for years of service and career victories.
BHS, BJHS begin practice Monday
August 9, 2007
Baldwin High School and Baldwin Junior High School athletes better be ready to start their fall seasons with practices beginning just around the corner. At 6 a.m. Monday, the fall sports’ season in Baldwin kicks off with BHS football practice. The Bulldogs will be the first team to begin practicing Monday.
Bulldogs’ conditioning to end Friday under Liston lights
August 9, 2007
Baldwin football fans can get their first taste of the famed Friday night lights this week at Liston Stadium. Beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, members of the Baldwin High School football team will be participating in a special Bulldog Days’ workout. It will be their final conditioning before practice starts Monday morning.
Letter to the editor
August 9, 2007
Patrick Robert David Gates
August 9, 2007
KDOT school plan pleases BESIC’s Mundinger
August 9, 2007
Tom Mundinger was pleased with the Kansas Department of Transportation’s answer for speed limits on U.S. Highway 56. So was Jeff Dingman. KDOT officials met with Mundinger, principal of Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center that fronts U.S. 56, Supt. Paul Dorathy, City Administrator Dingman and Utility Director Bill Winegar on Thursday. The topic was the outcry KDOT caused when it announced two weeks ago that the speed limit on all of U.S. 56 would be raised from 55 to 60 mph.
Congressional briefing: Roberts wants more family and medical leave for injured soldiers
August 9, 2007
Here are today’s headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation: