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Homes Tour will unfold Sunday
December 6, 2007
Once again, the Holiday Homes Tour is ready to help usher in the Christmas holiday season in and around Baldwin City. “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,” said Debbie French-Morgan, organizer of the event. “At Baldwin City’s 2007 Holiday Home Tour and Holiday Table Displays, you’ll experience the sights, sounds and flavors of the season. We hope you will join us for an afternoon of fun and fellowship.”
Christmas activities ready to go
December 6, 2007
Santa Claus is coming to town. On Saturday night, Santa will be stopping by Baldwin City to light the city Christmas tree. Santa’s visit will conclude the annual Light Parade, which will end in front of the Lumberyard Arts Center. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday. It will finish when Santa arrives at the tree. He will then choose a child to help him light the Christmas tree, which has become an annual tradition.
Century-old sermon comes alive
December 6, 2007
Words used in a sermon delivered a century ago rang out again in Baker University’s Osborne Chapel last Thursday. It was the Rev. Ira DeSpain’s second delivery using sermon topics from Bishop William Alfred Quayle, probably the university’s most famous clergyman. The sermon was entitled “God Is Still Talking” and Quayle delivered it in the Christmas season more than 100 years ago. Thursday’s version was just as well received as DeSpain’s initial Quayle-like sermon in August. “Response has been positive,” said DeSpain. “People respond like, ‘Gee, this sure sounds like it was delivered today.’ Part of that is I’m revising the sermons to make them fit today’s language, etc.
Callahans win gold to lead BHS wrestlers
December 6, 2007
The Baldwin High School wrestling team started its season with a bang at the Blazer Invitational Saturday at Gardner-Edgerton High School. The Blazer Invitational was a 16-team tournament that BHS has attended for the second straight year. BHS placed third behind Gardner-Edgerton by only 7.5 points and Omaha-Burke (Neb.) by 13 points.
Career high kicks off Bulldogs’ season
December 6, 2007
LOUISBURG — It wasn’t the prettiest of season openers, but Brandon Tommer did his best to lead the Baldwin High School boys’ basketball team to a victory here Monday. Tommer, BHS junior, scored 28 points to lead the Bulldogs (1-0) as they defeated Anderson County 73-54 in the Wildcat/Bulldog Classic. “We kind of played a little sloppy, but we still got the win,” Tommer said. “That’s all that matters.”
BJHS girls sweep all four tournaments
December 6, 2007
The Baldwin Junior High School girls’ basketball program pulled off a remarkable feat Saturday with all four teams competing and winning their individual tournaments. A “once in a lifetime” happening.
Column: Eight-team BCS playoff possibility
December 6, 2007
BCS — three letters that strike fear into the heart of college football fans and coaches. Once again the Bowl Championship Series has itself a mess. Every year this happens — teams get shafted out of the national championship or other bowl games — but this year was the cherry on top.
Early three-pointers propel BHS to victory
December 6, 2007
LOUISBURG — Five shots behind the arc and tenacious defense in the first half helped the Baldwin High School girls’ basketball team win its season-opening contest. Baldwin (1-0) defeated Anderson County 46-30 here on Monday night. It was the first game of the Bulldog/Wildcat classic, which also includes the Louisburg and Burlington teams.
Football honors come barking
December 6, 2007
A 10-3 season that was the best Baldwin High School has had in 19 years was sure to produce individual awards — and it did. In fact, BHS took up 21 spots on the All-Frontier League teams this fall, which included 14 different BHS players. It was a fitting result for the Bulldogs, whose season finished in the Class 4A state semifinals. “Like I always say, individual honors come with team success,” coach Mike Berg said.
Price of power: part I
December 6, 2007
Saturday evening’s power outage in Baldwin City provided a good glimpse at one of the biggest reasons to be in the power generation business. While Baldwin City was without electricity — during the Big 12 football championship game — for less than an hour, thousands of other KCPL customers in the area were in the dark well into Sunday morning. Local residents got to see the second half of the game, while those in neighboring towns and rural areas could only watch candlelight.
City council hears recycling plan
December 6, 2007
Increased recycling in Baldwin City could be on the horizon if the city council goes along with a plan introduced by Roger Boyd at Monday’s meeting. Boyd, long-time Baldwin City resident and professor of biology at Baker University, outlined a recycling area located at the power plant that would have an estimated cost of $9,100 and would provide almost all the city’s needs for recycling. Currently, there is a recycling bin at the Santa Fe Railroad Depot, but only a limited amount of items can be left there.
Here’s a real squirrelly outage tale
December 6, 2007
Black start’ necessary in case of KCPL outages
December 6, 2007
A “black start,” such as the one city crews pulled off during Saturday’s power outage, is just that — starting in the black. When Rob Culley, power plant operator, arrived at the plant Saturday at 8:35 p.m. it was just like most of Baldwin City — dark. The lights were out, except for the emergency lights strategically placed in the building.
BJHS basketball games fall victim to weather
December 6, 2007
Because of the winter weather conditions today, basketball games scheduled for this evening at Baldwin Junior High School have been canceled.
Congressional briefing: Olathe businessman to challenge Roberts
December 6, 2007
Here is today’s news from the Kansas Congressional delegation.