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Council members talk trash
June 21, 2007
There was a lot of trash talk at Monday’s Baldwin City Council meeting. No, words weren’t flying. It was actually information and action. The action was an approval to raise trash collection rates from $10.02 per household per month to $10.86, an increase of 9.4 percent. Ottawa Sanitation made the request because of increases it had in tipping fees recently. It’s the first increase since 2003.
Hard work, fun combined at BHS summer camp
June 21, 2007
Last week, the Baldwin High School girls’ basketball players began playing in the Baker University summer league. On Monday, they began working together at their annual team camp. The Bulldogs have been working for three days on fundamentals and basic drills. Their willingness to work hard and attitude have impressed coach Bob Martin.
Grossner given own Lambeau office
June 21, 2007
Mike Grossner has an office at Lambeau Field, unofficially. On his second trip to Green Bay, Wisc., the Baker University football coach once again took over an office in the historic stadium. It was his second straight year to visit Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, a Baker alumnus and teammate of Grossner’s.
New U.S. Highway 59 officially underway
June 21, 2007
The end is in sight for a highway some call “the silent killer.” At a rural intersection 3 miles north of Ottawa, ground was broken Wednesday morning to mark the start of construction on a new U.S. Highway 59.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles draws another strong turnout
June 21, 2007
Beautiful weather and nearly 40 more cars helped bring a large crowd of people to the fourth-annual Planes, Trains and Automobiles event Saturday. Downtown Baldwin City was busy with bands, motorcycles, cars and other events on the main stage. Vinland Airport and Midland Depot were also busy throughout the day.
Chautauqua Days brings history
June 21, 2007
Baldwin City has been a beehive of activity this month, but the best may be on its doorstep now with the living history of Kansas coming alive with Chautauqua Days. “It’s been a busy month and people are worn out, but this is our chance to see living history in Baldwin City,” said Tony Brown, co-chairman of the local effort behind the Kansas Humanities Council’s long-standing state-wide historical event. “I hope people take advantage of this and learn about history and our Kansas heritage.” It opened earlier this week with the Youth Chautauqua Camp for children at the Baldwin City Public Library. A dozen Baldwin youth took advantage. On Wednesday night, the big tent on Baker University’s campus was the setting for an introduction and ice cream social for the event.
Healthy Hawk helpful
June 21, 2007
Emily Brown was able to attend her volleyball camp this year and participate all week. Last summer, the 2004 Baldwin High School graduate was in bed with an awful case of the flu during the camp. Her mother and former BHS volleyball coach, Jill Brown, held the camp without her daughter. E. Brown did show up on the final day last year, but only to watch and talk to the campers. She was happy to be working the camp this year with her University of Kansas teammate Natalie Uhart. “Last year, we tried to do a camp and it did not go well,” E. Brown said. “When I came in, some of the girls asked if they were going to have to pull me around on the blanket again. I was totally healthy this time.”
Bike race rolling into town over weekend
June 21, 2007
The fifth-annual Baldwin City Bicycle Race will be taking over parts of town this weekend. The yearly event will be using a six-square-block area in Baldwin and areas north and south of town for its annual races.
Doris W. Tomlinson
June 21, 2007
Vikki Lee Love
June 21, 2007
Robert A. Johnson
June 21, 2007
Baldwin Briefs
June 21, 2007
School district scores 100 percent in spending efficiency
June 21, 2007
Twenty-one of Kansas’ school districts, including Baldwin City, are achieving 100 percent efficiency for spending and student learning, according to a Standard & Poor’s study.
Mary Katherine Douglas
June 21, 2007
Letter to the editor
June 21, 2007