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Lack of varsity experience may hurt Bulldogs
August 23, 2007
Although many players return from a year ago, the Baldwin High School girls’ tennis team will be lacking varsity experience from its squad this fall. Only one player, senior Marianne Schroer, saw valuable playing time on the varsity level last year. Schroer played No. 2 doubles for the Bulldogs a year ago.
Offensive improvements in store of BHS volleyball squad
August 23, 2007
Offensive production was a weakness last year, but Baldwin High School volleyball coach Kelly Brown is hoping it will be a strength of her team this fall. Added height, experience and some line up adjustments have Brown ready to begin the season Tuesday evening.
Brazilian connection … again
August 23, 2007
Brazil is known for its soccer. Baldwin High School will soon be known for its Brazilian soccer players. For the second straight year, BHS will have an exchange student from South America on its team … and once again there are high expectations surrounding the Brazilian. Last fall, Fernando Chuery helped BHS to a 12-5-1 record and a regional runner-up finish. This year Alex Silva, a foreign exchange student from Brazil, has caught the attention of the Bulldogs’ star player, senior Dustin Schiller.
Frontier League shrinks to 8 schools
August 23, 2007
It’s good news for those coaches that want a competitive conference and bad news for those who enjoyed easy victories against smaller schools. For everyone, except football this fall, the newly aligned Frontier League will be a change. The formerly 13-school league is now down to eight, which has some Baldwin High School coaches excited.
Baker enrollment swells to 3,621 system wide
August 23, 2007
Baker University reported an overall enrollment of 3,621 students — an increase of 283 students from last year’s first-day figures — at all of its campuses on Wednesday, the first day of classes.
BESIC evacuated by electrical woes
August 23, 2007
Tuesday afternoon’s power glitch at Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center proved to be a good test for the emergency system, but has also put Baldwin City’s electrical supply in question. A power problem at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday knocked out an air conditioning unit at BESIC and eventually led to the building’s mechanical room filling with smoke. BESIC Principal Tom Mundinger immediately evacuated the building and the 250 students and staff were bused to the district office before being returned in time for school to get out. Emergency procedures were tested and they passed. “I would have rather it didn’t happen, but everybody did what they were supposed to do,” said Mundinger. “On short notice, it went really well. “It’s business as usual,” he said Wednesday morning. “Everything is back to normal. You’d never know anything happened.”
Council nod given for bond issue
August 23, 2007
Baldwin City Council members took steps to finance several major projects, raised water and sewer rates and issued proclamations recognizing Baker University and Rick Weaver at Monday’s meeting. The council authorized a bond issue to cover storm water improvements at $465,000, improvements to Sixth Street at $500,000 and to pay off a temporary note of $1.29 million used to finance the Women’s Bridge ($221,075) and Downtown Streetscape ($554,854) projects, as well as pay for the purchase of the Baldwin City Municipal Golf Course ($495,000).
Baker gets OK from council
August 23, 2007
Baldwin City Council members cleared the way Monday night for a new $6.3 million residence hall at Baker University. In order to fit the three-story, 190-bed apartment style residence hall in what is currently the parking lot north of Harter Union, Baker officials requested vacation of a portion of the right-of-way along the 600 block of Dearborn and 300 block of Seventh streets. It’s a bit of a formality. The hall will not be in the streets.
Baldwin City Police Report
August 23, 2007
Baldwin City police worked several incidents in the past week, including one where skinny-dipping at the municipal pool was alleged.
Dorathy has close eye on district curriculum
August 23, 2007
With the financial duties off his plate, Supt. Paul Dorathy has been spending much of his time working on the district’s curriculum. Dorathy took over curriculum duties last year after former curriculum director Connie Wehmeyer resigned. Since then Dorathy hired Cyndi Frick as the director of financial operations.
Baldwin Briefs
August 23, 2007
It was a good test
August 23, 2007