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Former Cornhusker transfers to Baker
August 16, 2007
KANSAS CITY, MO. — If the line had appeared in the transactions on the Scoreboard page, it might have read something like this: COLLEGE BAKER — Sent DE Andrew Patch to Nebraska to complete deal for WR Tyrell Spain.
Track trio places at nationals
August 16, 2007
Baldwin City is now home to three national top 10 track and field performers thanks to their success this summer. A brother-sister combination placed fourth and ninth, respectively, in the pentathlon, while a high school phenomenon helped a relay to its fourth-place finish.
Midland’s 20th draws an anniversary crowd
August 16, 2007
Jack Morgan approached the 1906 Santa Fe Railway depot, donning an old, olive green Midland Railway uniform with a tattered sewn-on patch and a yellow cap. He remembers the day when the first train from Ottawa was brought to Baldwin City.
U.S. 56 bridge is ‘fine,’ says KDOT
August 16, 2007
It may score low on the scale, but the U.S. Highway 56 bridge at the west edge of Baldwin City isn’t dangerous, according to highway officials. In the wake of the Minneapolis bridge collapse Aug. 5 that killed at least nine people, bridges around the country are getting a closer look. That includes the small bridge that crosses Tauy Creek on the highway. On a scale of 100, it has an 11.5 rating, the lowest in the county. But, there are many factors that go into that rating.
KCPL at fault for power outages
August 16, 2007
Two separate power outages in Baldwin City Sunday night were the result of problems with KCPL, which supplies the city on off-peak times in the summer. The city has been generating its own power during the recent heat wave, but typically doesn’t during the weekends. However, the city was generating until about 6 p.m. Sunday, then switched to the KCPL feed. That’s when problems occurred.
Steamy centennial success
August 16, 2007
It was easily a hot time at the 100th Vinland Fair last week. Temperatures and plenty to do made sure. With temperatures hovering at the century mark, too, fair-goers had to want it. They did. As usual, the homemade food and family fun brought scores of people, as did new items added for the centennial. “I think considering the temperatures, it went wonderful,” said Nora Cleland, long-time board member of the fair. “The temperatures were extreme, as we knew they would be, but the people still came. “We would have liked to have had better temperatures and more people,” said Cleland. “But, we had good crowds and they seemed to like what we had for them.”
Scorching start to season
August 16, 2007
Baldwin High School fall practices couldn’t have fallen on a worse weather week than this one. With temperatures topping 100 degrees, all six BHS fall teams began practicing this week. The scorching temperatures have many of the teams practicing in the morning and evening to avoid any heat-related problems. “Our first concern is the safety of these guys,” said Mike Berg, BHS football coach. “I want our guys to stay healthy and keep hydrated. We’re doing the best we can, but it’s tough on their legs to practice late at night and then come back in the morning. They are handling it well though.”
Ceremony to honor Baker Hall of Famers
August 16, 2007
The Baker sports scene will introduce a new-look mascot and re-introduce black football jerseys and pants from the Wildcats’ heyday.
Legendary coaches have graced Baker University
August 16, 2007
There have been several coaches that have made a huge impact on Baker University during its 150 years. They are:
Baker students to help construct home in Baldwin City
August 16, 2007
Community service has been a value upheld at Baker University since it opened it doors in 1858.
President Taft made memorable visit to Baker
August 16, 2007
The morning of Sept. 24, 1911, crowds made their way from Baldwin City and beyond to fill Baldwin’s Methodist Church.
Volunteer group to assist Baker during 150th
August 16, 2007
A new organization will be assisting Baker University during its yearlong 150th celebration.
Spirit shows with ‘Wildcats on the Prowl’
August 16, 2007
Baldwin City residents, business owners and alumni will have an opportunity to unleash their Wildcat spirit and creativity the next couple of months with Wildcats on the Prowl, part of Baker’s 150th celebration.
Minister to speak at ‘Union of Mind and Spirit’
August 16, 2007
Regarded as the pre-eminent living teacher of preaching, ordained minister Fred Craddock will be the featured speaker at the “Union of Mind and Spirit Lecture” in late October.
Baker University Rhodes Scholars
August 16, 2007
Baker University has had four Rhodes Scholars during its 150-year history. They are:
Students to portray historical Baker characters
August 16, 2007
Baker University’s rich history will come to life throughout its sesquicentennial celebration and students will play a major role.
Gala, auction to benefit scholarship fund
August 16, 2007
A special occasion in the spring will serve as a fund-raiser to benefit Baker’s alumni scholarship fund.
Alumni to join in on panel discussion
August 16, 2007
Four distinguished Baker alumni in the music industry and journalism, including a Pulitzer Prize winner, will participate in panel discussions with Baker students during convocation events at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at McKibben Hall on the Baldwin City campus.
Roberts to speak at university’s convocation
August 16, 2007
Cokie Roberts, a political commentator for ABC News and senior news analyst for National Public Radio, will deliver the keynote address at Baker University’s Convocation next month.
Bible collection to salute Quayle
August 16, 2007
One of Baker’s most famous sons will be celebrated in September.
Old Castle Hall symbolizes journey
August 16, 2007
Their names adorn athletic fields, buildings, hallways, dorms and classrooms. Their faces peer out at us from sepia-toned photographs taken from the Archives. Their dusty diaries with precise and tiny writings mesmerize us. Their stories are many.
Baker’s 150th celebration to begin
August 16, 2007
Baker University’s yearlong 150th birthday celebration should have something for everyone.
Letter to the Editor
August 16, 2007
Enrollment is steady
August 16, 2007
It’s still early but enrollment in the Baldwin School District might remain steady from a year ago. The final enrollment numbers are turned in Sept. 20, but districts always try to estimate where they stand before that date. Baldwin has a couple of schools that have increased, while others have decreased in size.
Winters to be cooler in district schools
August 16, 2007
Baldwin School District children may want to dress slightly warmer for school when winter rolls around. On Monday, the Baldwin School Board approved a new policy to conserve energy and save money. That policy will drop the room temperature in the buildings to 68 degrees this winter.
Baldwin Briefs
August 16, 2007
Year to celebrate our rich heritage
August 16, 2007
City to present fountain as gift for Baker’s 150th
August 16, 2007
A downtown water fountain will be presented to Baker University at 5:45 p.m. on Sept. 21 as a gift from Baldwin City to commemorate the university’s 150th birthday. The community is invited to attend the ceremony.
Musicians, dancers highlight Artist and Lecture series
August 16, 2007
A collection of musicians, dance troupes and singers highlight Baker University’s annual Artist and Lecture Series for 2007-2008.
Exhibits to focus on faculty, donors
August 16, 2007
Art enthusiasts this year will have an opportunity to gain a deeper appreciation of the creative contributions from Baker students, faculty and donors over the years.