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Baker set for commencements
December 13, 2007
Baker University will honor graduates in three separate commencement ceremonies over the weekend. All three events will be held at the Collins Center on the Baldwin City campus.
Turnovers, rebounding woes doom BHS girls
December 13, 2007
LOUISBURG — Rebounding and turnover problems doomed the Baldwin High School girls’ basketball team here Friday night. The Bulldogs struggled against the much taller Louisburg team in the final game of the first-ever Wildcat/Bulldog Classic. BHS (1-2) lost 49-38 to the Wildcats.
BHS boys’ fourth quarter rally falls short
December 13, 2007
LOUISBURG — All three shots bounced off the backboard and the iron rim before time expired on the Bulldogs. In a matter of 7.2 seconds, the Baldwin High School boys’ basketball team managed to attempt three field goals, all within six feet of the basket. Unfortunately, all three shots teased the Bulldogs (2-1) as they lost a heartbreaker here Friday night to Louisburg, 70-69.
Wrestlers shine at Eudora tournament
December 13, 2007
EUDORA — Once again another two lightweights led the Baldwin High School wrestling team to another third-place finish here over the weekend. For the second straight tournament, the Bulldogs placed third as a team and brought home two individual winners. Baldwin finished third out of 24 teams with 209 points at the Eudora Tournament of Champions. The winning team was St. Thomas Aquinas, 235 points, while second place went to Prairie View, 211.
Bulldogs earn all-state honors
December 13, 2007
Postseason honors keep rolling in for several Baldwin High School football players. Last week it was All-Frontier League honors that were announced for the Bulldogs. This week it was Class 4A All-State recognition. A total of six Bulldogs were selected for 12 different spots on the three all-state teams, which marks the most players chosen under coach Mike Berg’s regime.
Weather prompts fast school board meeting
December 13, 2007
Icy weather helped make history at the Baldwin Board of Education meeting Monday night. Supt. Paul Dorathy and the school board shortened Monday’s agenda considerably at the beginning of the meeting. By 8:45 p.m., the meeting was over, which gave Dorathy time to cancel classes for Tuesday.
Winter grips Baldwin City
December 13, 2007
Old Man Winter took a big bite out of Baldwin City in the last week, forcing the cancellation of school, postponement of holiday events and — worst of all — canceling Santa Claus’ appearance in the annual Light Parade. But, it could have been worse.
Price of power: part II
December 13, 2007
While the pain of August’s outrageously high electric bills is mostly gone, the memory of them is still in the back of the minds of most everyone in Baldwin City. Count City Councilman Ken Wagner among them. While reports of $500 and $600 bills were many, Wagner topped them all. His August bill was right at $800. He brought it to a city council meeting to show.
Baldwin Briefs
December 13, 2007
Skyler Hayes Price
December 13, 2007
Skyler Hayes Price
Facility survey shows new buildings aren’t favored
December 13, 2007
Well, survey results are in on Baldwin School District’s facilities. According to the results, a new building, whether that would be a high school or elementary school, is not highly supported. However, renovations and upgrades to Baldwin Junior High School are top priority.
Baker pays different rate, but not so for Baldwin City schools
December 13, 2007
Baldwin City’s high electrical rates are shared by all, with one notable exception. But, it certainly isn’t a break. “Everyone pays the same rate — 10.3 cents per kilowatt hour,” said City Administrator Jeff Dingman. “Except Baker.” Baker University is the city’s largest electrical customer, with the Baldwin School District a distant second. The arrangement with Baker benefits the city, however.
Seventh Street at High Street is now open to traffic
December 13, 2007
After a week of being closed as a result of the Downtown Streetscape Project, Seventh Street at High Street is now open to traffic.
Annual Christmas Bird Count is Sunday
December 13, 2007
The annual Christmas Bird Count season is here. The Baldwin Bird Club will conduct its 66th annual count Sunday. The club will meet at the Santa Fe Depot at 7:15 a.m. to assign areas before heading to the field.
High school junior varsity tournament is postponed
December 13, 2007
The Baldwin High School junior varsity won’t be playing in the Ottawa Tournament today. Because of weather conditions, the tournament has been postponed.