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Bulldogs prepared for Vikings
March 29, 2007
Lack of varsity experience and a lack of depth might be the two biggest road blocks sitting in the path of the Baldwin High School baseball team this spring. The Bulldogs, who open the season at 4:30 p.m. today at Central Heights, are hoping for a successful season.
McKenna is on KCMO review board
March 29, 2007
During his decades in law enforcement, Baldwin City Police Chief Mike McKenna has interviewed his fair share of suspects. But the former Wichita police detective has also been called on frequently to conduct interviews across the country of those on the other side of the law enforcement coin: Officers looking to get promoted.
Three join BCPD; staff at full strength
March 29, 2007
For the first time since he took over as Baldwin City Police Chief, Mike McKenna has a full slate of employees with the hiring of a new officer, a part-time animal services officer and a part-time records clerk. “Yes, we are at our maximum and we’re enjoying it,” said McKenna.
Candidates answer candid questions
March 29, 2007
Voters had their last chance to hear candidates for Baldwin City Council and Baldwin School Board speak publicly Tuesday. The Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce sponsored the candidate forum at the Baldwin Junior High School auditorium and about 40 people heard the candidates give opening and closing statements, as well as answers to questions that they hadn’t been prepared for. That was a change from previous forums. Ivan Huntoon, vice president of the chamber who was in charge of the series of three candidate forums, thought the candidates did well. “I thought it went well,” said Huntoon. “I thought the candidates gave some good responses and you can tell where they stand on certain issues, so I thought it was enlightening.”
Wellness festival a sound saver
March 29, 2007
Free health screenings have been a part of Lisa Crettol’s life for years, but it wasn’t until four years ago when she realized their importance. After losing 95 percent of the hearing in her right ear, the Baldwin City area resident decided to have her ears checked at the Community Wellness Festival in 2003. This year’s Wellness Festival is Saturday. “I was working as a nurse in the Vintage Park booth,” Crettol said. “I had noticed that when my son would wake up at night, I couldn’t hear him cry. I thought I would just had my hearing check.”
Boys’ track team excited for home meet
March 29, 2007
What looks to be another promising season for the Baldwin High School boys’ track team begins at home Friday. For the first time since 2005, the BHS track teams will be holding the Baldwin Invitational at Baker University’s Liston Stadium. Last year, BHS hosted the meet at Wellsville, because Liston was being renovated for a new track surface, artificial turf surface and other upgrades.
Garcia sets aim for another BHS record
March 29, 2007
Four school records, two gold medals and one silver medal weren’t enough for Heather Garcia last spring. The Baldwin High School junior standout runner has her sights on one more record: the 400-meter dash. Rachel Miles, 2004 BHS graduate, set the 400 record at the state meet her senior year. She was clocked at running 58.95 seconds in her final quarter-mile race.
Contrasting pitching styles to benefit softball squad
March 29, 2007
Rainy weather hasn’t dampened the spirits of the Baldwin High School softball players, as they know they have two star pitchers ready for the first game today. Since the middle of last week, soggy weather has soaked the BHS fields and forced the Bulldogs to practice inside. The rain has created problems for BHS, which is scheduled to begin the season with a single game at 4:30 p.m. today at Central Heights.
Bids are in on Baldwin City Streetscape project
March 29, 2007
For Baldwin City’s Downtown Streetscape project, the third time was the charm. Five bids — four more than each of the first two times it was bid — for the million-dollar-plus project were opened Wednesday afternoon and the apparent low bid is for approximately $1.8 million.
Mildred Lewis
March 29, 2007
William M. Merrill
March 29, 2007
Mildred May Davidson
March 29, 2007
Baldwin Briefs
March 29, 2007
It’s time to vote
March 29, 2007
Idonna L. Walter
March 29, 2007