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Wagner takes position on city council
May 10, 2007
There was a changing of the guard at Monday night’s Baldwin City Council meeting, but not much of one. Ken Wagner took his place on the council. He served a four-year term from 2001 to 2005 and gained election in April.
Records fall at junior high league meet
May 10, 2007
SPRING HILL — Brian Wright entered three events and he came away with a trio of school and Frontier League records here Saturday. Wright, a Baldwin Junior High School seventh grader, led all performances at the junior high league meet. Wright not only won the seventh grade high jump, 800-meter run and 1,600-meter run, he also set new records in each event.
Magnificent mile
May 10, 2007
WELLSVILLE — She may not be legendary miler Roger Bannister, but Heather Garcia’s mile run here Friday night captured the imagination of the crowd. Bannister was the first man to break four minutes in the mile. Garcia wasn’t the first girl to break five minutes in the 1,600-meter run, but she took the lead and never looked back as she ran the fastest time in the state this year. “Heather’s mile was chilling,” coach Ted Zuzzio said. “Very seldom do you see a high school girl go under five minutes in the mile and we were privileged to see it Friday night.” Garcia’s record-breaking run helped the BHS girls place third as a team at the Red Bud Classic. Eudora scored 110 points, while Paola and Baldwin each totaled 78 and 70.75 points, respectively. “We had a good day, but if we would have had a monster day I think we could have gotten second,” Zuzzio said. “We got what I predicted, which was third out of 19 schools, so that’s not too bad.”
Teachers are still without new contract
May 10, 2007
A surprise meeting was called this week for contract negotiations with Baldwin School District teachers, but no action was taken after Monday’s meeting. After 90 minutes in executive session Monday night, the Baldwin School Board adjourned its meeting with no decision on the negotiated agreement.
BHS gets a taste of Windy City
May 10, 2007
A 45-minute concert turned into a weekend of touring Chicago for 63 Baldwin High School students. Two years ago the BHS band students traveled to Orlando, Fla., but chose a different location for it’s bi-annual trip. The 2007 destination was northeast Illinois.
Reaching out to Greensburg
May 10, 2007
Once again, the Baldwin City and Baker University community is reaching out to help those touched by natural disaster following the devastating tornado Friday in Greensburg. The Baldwin City Cares Foundation, which was established several years ago in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, has $2,500 to offer and hopes residents will donate more. The local Rotary Club has established a fund for people to donate to and are also sponsoring trash bag drop-off areas. Baker is setting up donation jars around campus and will match what’s raised up to $1,000. “The foundation is meeting Monday to decide what to do with the money, but it needs to go to Greensburg,” said Ken Wagner, president of the foundation.
BHS ends losing streak
May 10, 2007
WELLSVILLE — Just when the season seemed hopeless, the Baldwin High School baseball team may have found light at the end of a dark tunnel. Riding a 10-game losing streak, the Bulldogs (3-12) headed here for a doubleheader Tuesday. They only needed three outs to end their slump in the first game, but the Eagles scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to win 3-2.
Column: ‘Chilling’ mile was race to remember
May 10, 2007
She left me speechless …again. She left me standing there smiling and excited, but speechless. After gathering my thoughts, all I could muster out was a simple, three-letter word, “wow!”
Relay times benefit from weather
May 10, 2007
WELLSVILLE — Warm temperatures and calm conditions helped the Baldwin High School boys’ track team improve its times here Friday night. Baldwin tied for fifth place out of 19 schools at the Red Bud Classic. Baldwin tied Jayhawk-Linn for fifth. Both teams scored 42 points, as Paola won the meet with 98 team points.
Home runs lift Bulldogs over Eagles
May 10, 2007
WELLSVILLE — Most people enjoy trotting around the bases after driving a ball over the outfield fence. Not Callie Craig. The Baldwin High School junior softball player hit her first-ever home run here Tuesday night, but didn’t enjoy her jog around the diamond.
Letters to the Editor
May 10, 2007
Greensburg hits way too close to home
May 10, 2007
Baldwin Briefs
May 10, 2007