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City council talks tornado shelter plans
June 7, 2007
Making sure the tornado shelter situation in Baldwin City works was a topic for the Baldwin City Council at Monday’s meeting.
Golf scramble set for Saturday
June 7, 2007
Baldwin Junior High School assistant principal Joe Gresnick is once again hosting a nine-hole golf scramble to raise money for uniforms.
Column: Garcia capped off sports year
June 7, 2007
Well, she did it. She helped Baldwin High School finish its 2006-07 sports year with a bang. The highly-decorated junior led the way as the BHS girls’ track team earned a trophy at the state meet. Heather Garcia captured everyone’s heart once again.
BHS ties Eudora in all-sports standings
June 7, 2007
It was the last year for a 13-team Frontier League and Baldwin High School beat nine schools in the all-sports standings. The Bulldogs tied with Eudora for third in the standings with 109 points. Gardner-Edgerton won this year as the Trailblazers scored 127 points, while Paola finished as the runner-up with 122.
Council gets look at safe route ideas
June 7, 2007
Problems with routes to various schools in Baldwin City have been identified and plans are being worked on for funding through the Safe Routes to Schools program. Baldwin City is one of only 20 cities in the state that have advanced through the grant process for $1 million available from the Kansas Department of Transportation.
Board OKs grant application for MSES 4-year-old program
June 7, 2007
Marion Springs Elementary School Principal Gus Wegner received the support from the Baldwin School Board to pursue a grant that would pay for a full-day 4-year-old program class. On Monday night, the school board voted unanimously to allow Wegner to fill out the Douglas County Pre-K Pilot Grant.
Good district signs foster good teachers
June 7, 2007
Teachers, school district tentatively agree on raise
June 7, 2007
It’s not official yet, but Baldwin School District teachers may receive a salary increase for the 2007-2008 contract. On Tuesday, the two negotiating sides agreed on a contract that would increase the district’s salary $270,236. That will be an increase of 6.5 percent from the previous contract.
Black Jack’s ‘Sacred ground’ revisited again
June 7, 2007
Here’s an interesting bit of American Civil War trivia: What many consider the first battle in the bloodiest war in the nation’s history — the Battle of Black Jack near Baldwin City — didn’t claim a single life. That battle, a small skirmish between bands of pro- and anti-slavery men, occurred about five years before what many textbooks and historians refer to as the first official event in the Civil War at Fort Sumter in South Carolina in 1861.
Stewarts’ Thomas tradition takes hold
June 7, 2007
Every family has annual traditions, most of which are associated with holidays. The Stewart family’s tradition includes a trip to Baldwin City to see a blue train. Bernetta Stewart and her two sons, Rhoades and Victory, have traveled from Chanute to Baldwin for the past several years to visit Thomas the Tank Engine. It has become their annual family tradition. “Some people eat turkey on Thanksgiving and some people open Christmas presents on Christmas day, but we come to Thomas,” said the 9-year-old Rhoades Stewart. Rhoades and his mother have attended the Thomas event every year for the past six years. Victory, 4, has been the last four years.
Bulldog trio selected for all-league honors
June 7, 2007
Despite new rule changes, three Baldwin High School softball players received good news after their season ended. Sophomores Tracie Weege and Alex Zordel were chosen as second-team All-Frontier League infielders, while senior Annie Hannon was selected as an honorable mention catcher.
Letters to the Editor
June 7, 2007
Gale E. Gimblet
June 7, 2007
Etta “Elaine” Vick
June 7, 2007
Grant Kugler
June 7, 2007
Baldwin Briefs
June 7, 2007
Relay For Life is Friday in Lawrence
June 7, 2007
Carnival for a Cure”, the Relay For Life of Douglas County, will take place on Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Trash rates could go up for residents
June 7, 2007
The Baldwin City Council approved on first reading an ordinance that would raise the rate for trash pick up in the city by 84 cents per month for a total of $10.86 per year at Monday’s meeting.
Citywide cleanup scheduled for Saturday
June 7, 2007
Baldwin’s citywide cleanup will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 9 at the power plant, 1100 Orange.
Military matters: Fort Riley — Deployments cause hospital problems
June 7, 2007
Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:
Lawsuit against district settled
June 7, 2007
The Baldwin School District has settled out of court with former employee Karen Young on a lawsuit she filed claiming age discrimination, according to Bob Bezek, school district attorney.