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Rains send river rush in Ottawa
July 5, 2007
OTTAWA — Record-breaking rainfall over the past several days has chased thousands of Kansans to higher ground, swamped towns and left many remembering the 1951 flood that has been called the state’s worst disaster.
Downtown project rolls; ‘Women’s Bridge’ slows
July 5, 2007
While the Downtown Streetscape project is well on its way, another project along High Street won’t be done as quickly as planned.
Column: Experience at ‘K’ was start of big-time career
July 5, 2007
I’ve finally started my trek to becoming a big-time sports writer. Well, maybe not. However, I did attend a professional sporting event as a member of the media.
BHS starting quarterback yet to be determined
July 5, 2007
A starting quarterback hasn’t been chosen, but that hasn’t affected the Baldwin High School football team when it comes to the annual 7-on-7 passing league. The Bulldogs cruised through the first two weeks of the league with a 4-1 record.
No ‘Dummy’ was he
July 5, 2007
His name isn’t well known, but Luther “Dummy” Taylor’s impact on the game of baseball is eternal. Taylor left his mark, or sign, on the game during his nine years in the major leagues. He was born deaf and was given the nickname “Dummy,” which was common at the time for deaf people. “That’s kind of tragic, that they used to call them dummy,” said Merle Venable, long-time Baldwin City resident and avid baseball fan. Taylor’s significance to the game of baseball can be found at every contest today. Since he was deaf, he had to use sign language to communicate with his coaches. Although signs were being used slightly before Taylor reached the major leagues, his impact on the game was never forgotten.
Duals highlight annual wrestling camp
July 5, 2007
Kit Harris not only recruits high profile wrestlers and clinicians to his Team Champions Wrestling Camp, he also attracts dozens of Baldwin City grapplers to the camp. Harris, who is entering his eighth season as the Baldwin High School wrestling coach, held his fourth annual Team Champions camp last week at Baker University.
Demographer’s numbers called ‘shocking’
July 5, 2007
If projections are correct, the two rural Baldwin School District buildings will remain open. After the facilities’ committee meeting in June, the demographer reported the district would save approximately $290,000 by closing Marion Springs and Vinland elementary schools.
Letters to the Editor
July 5, 2007
Barbara Kay Pippert
July 5, 2007
Baldwin Briefs
July 5, 2007
Doudna rolling lucky sevens
July 5, 2007
July 7, or 7/7/07, will hold significance beyond a calendar quirk for Charles Doudna of Baldwin City. The former Baker University professor turns 100 on Saturday and the university will mark the special occasion with a public reception. Doudna has spent more than half of those 100 years as a fixture of the Baldwin City community. He and Evelyn, his wife of 67 years, moved to Baldwin City in 1953. He met Evelyn while serving as a pastor in western Pennsylvania during the 1930s. She was a member of his church, but he noticed she would never attend his church services each week. She would go home after teaching Sunday school classes before the service. He approached Evelyn about her absences. “I discovered she wasn’t particularly interested in the sermons,” he said.
Congressional briefing: Ryun in hot pursuit of Boyda’s seat - but obstacles loom
July 5, 2007
Here are today’s headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:
Number’s don’t lie
July 5, 2007