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Penalty kicks doom BHS against Wildcats
August 30, 2007
DE SOTO — What remained a close contest for 73 minutes, began to turn ugly for the Baldwin High School soccer team. In their season opener, the Bulldogs (0-1) were defeated 4-1 by De Soto Monday. The Wildcats scored a pair of their goals in the final seven minutes of play.
Youthful squad rallies to beat Bonner Springs
August 30, 2007
BASEHOR — Most teams have good and bad moments during their first contests of a season and the Baldwin High School volleyball team is no exception. To begin their 2007 campaign, the Bulldogs (1-2) almost won two of their three matches, but also almost lost all three here Tuesday. It was that up and down of a night for the youthful BHS squad.
Bulldogs, Blazers set to do battle at Bash
August 30, 2007
One year ago, the Baldwin High School football team left Gardner-Edgerton High School with a bruising 36-19 loss. This year, the Bulldogs hope to get revenge on their Class 5A opponents. One advantage Baldwin will have is the eighth-annual Bulldog Bash, the annual fundraiser that is hoping to draw 1,000 fans to Liston Stadium.
Electricity at BESIC a puzzler
August 30, 2007
Although there still aren’t any solid answers regarding last week’s electrical malfunction that caused the evacuation of Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center, changes may be in order.
Magic’ oil man to be on TV tonight
August 30, 2007
Instincts that earned Jim Mietchen the nickname “magic man” have now landed him a spot on a cable television series. His “magic man” techniques of finding oil in Kansas sparked the interest of Discovery Channel. The Baldwin City man will be one of three featured on “Wildcatters,” which begins at 9 p.m. today. “They filmed us for 30 days out there with two cameras,” Mietchen said. “What they did was put us in a race with two other companies to see which one could drill the quickest and find oil. You’ll have to watch the program to see the conclusion.”
Century-old sermons return
August 30, 2007
The manuscripts, with sloppy handwriting faded almost beyond readability, were delivered as sermons about 100 years ago. But when the Rev. Ira DeSpain read through them recently, he was surprised at their relevance. “What I found was great depth for today,” said DeSpain. DeSpain, Baker University minister, is using those sermons from William Alfred Quayle as the basis for an occasional sermon series at the university’s chapel services this year, Baker’s 150th. Quayle is a cornerstone for Baker University. He graduated from the university in 1884 and became its president in 1890. A Methodist minister, he later served as Methodist bishop from 1908 until his death in 1925.
BHS aims to reclaim state titles
August 30, 2007
Redemption might not be the right word, but the Baldwin High School cross country teams have goals of taking back their Class 4A state titles. Last fall, both BHS teams placed at the state meet. The boys’ team had previously won eight straight championships, while the girls won the title three of the four seasons prior to last year. Any of the Bulldogs will tell you what their goal for this season is. It’s obvious when talking to them. “That is always the goal,” senior Aaron Karlin said. “We are two votes behind El Dorado in the preseason poll, so it gives us a goal for the year.” The preseason polls came out this week and the BHS girls are picked first while the boys are second behind defending state champion El Dorado.
District’s emergency notification system passes first test
August 30, 2007
Supt. Paul Dorathy has taken another step to improve the communication in the Baldwin School District. It got its first test last week. Included in the 2007-2008 USD 348 budget will be about $3,400 to be used to pay for the SchoolReach automated phone system. When an electrical problem at Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center last week forced its evacuation, the new phone system was used.
Railfest set for annual weekend run
August 30, 2007
Midland Railway Railfest 2007 is set for Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the Midland Depot in west Baldwin.
Police work variety of cases
August 30, 2007
Baldwin City police investigated several incidents during the past week, including two involving alcohol. One arrest was made and the other case is still under investigation.
Delta Tau Delta’s back taxes less than reported
August 30, 2007
Baker University’s Delta Tau Delta fraternity was not nearly $2,700 behind on its 2006 taxes, as originally reported by Douglas County, but actually owed about $700.
Ethel Mae Morris
August 30, 2007
Board, principals discuss communication
August 30, 2007
A three-hour special meeting between the Baldwin School Board and the district principals came down to one simple topic — communication. The school board and the administrators discussed several topics during their meeting Aug. 22, including attendance boundary lines and a district organizational/evaluation chart. However, when the meeting finished, both groups agreed better communication is the answer to their problems.
Interesting dialogue from board meeting
August 30, 2007
Baldwin Briefs
August 30, 2007
Congressional briefing: Boyda targeted in advertising campaign
August 30, 2007
Here are today’s headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:
Merlin Lester Fisher
August 30, 2007