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BHS girls haul home hardware
May 31, 2007
WICHITA — Seven events, four school records and one team trophy capped off the Baldwin High School girls’ track season here Saturday. Baldwin scored three more points than last year, which was just enough to capture third place as a team. BHS racked up 35 points to hold off three teams within five points. Concordia won the meet with 82 points and Eudora finished second with 44. “We are pretty ecstatic to finish third, get a trophy and put our year up on the banner in the gym,” coach Ted Zuzzio said.
Community group seeks funds for Baker fountain
May 31, 2007
A group of Baldwin City residents wants to do something to honor Baker University’s 150th anniversary. It’s a downtown water fountain and help is needed. The Baldwin City Chamber Fountain Committee has been gathering funds for some time for the fountain, which will be located in front of the chamber office at Eighth and High streets, according to Kate Badenoch, a member of the committee.
151st for Battle of Black Jack
May 31, 2007
Although there won’t be the same fanfare that graced the Black Jack Battlefield east of Baldwin City last year, organizers are still planning a good time Saturday for the 151st anniversary. “We want to make it an event every year,” said Tony Brown, vice president of the Black Jack board of trustees.
Thomas is set to toot into town
May 31, 2007
All aboard. Thomas the Tank Engine is rolling into Baldwin City Friday for its first of two weekends. Once again, the annual celebration will be taking over Midland Railway depot this weekend and the following one. Workers have been busy for weeks preparing for the event and they are ready for it to begin. “We’re looking forward to another fun event,” Event Organizer Tim DeMott said.
Baker names its first provost
May 31, 2007
Founded in 1858, Baker University is the oldest four-year college in Kansas. But throughout that time, the school has not had a person carrying the title of provost, the second-in-command to the university’s president. That changed Tuesday with the announcement of Randy Pembrook as Baker’s provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. “I think the transition is going to be one of the interesting things — just to see how you make something that’s new work within an existing system,” Pembrook said. Pembrook, 51, comes to Baker from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he has been dean of the Conservatory of Music and Dance.
State champion … again
May 31, 2007
WICHITA — Chalk up two more state titles for Heather Garcia. She now has five for her career. Four individual events were enough to wear out the versatile Baldwin High School junior. But not before she earned four medals from the state meet here this weekend. “It was tiring and long, but it was good I guess,” Garcia said of her weekend. “I don’t know how many people can say they have medaled in four individual events and have two gold medals. It was nice.” Not only did the BHS standout medal in all four events, she also set new personal and school records in two of those races. The one record she was chasing all season was the 400-meter dash, but that escaped her grasp this spring. “It was nice to PR, because I like doing that,” Garcia said. “That was really good. My time was really good, so that made it a lot better. My 400 didn’t quite work out like I wanted it to, but that’s OK.” In the process of her medaling and setting school records, Garcia also came within fractions of time from rewriting the Class 4A state meet record book.
Senior duo redeem ‘06 state performance
May 31, 2007
WICHITA — Redemption helped fuel two Baldwin High School seniors to three state medals here Saturday. Chris Elniff and Caj Kueffer each brought home hardware from the state track and field meet. They each placed in the 800-meter run, 1,600-meter relay and 3,200-meter relay.
Jeffery Lawrence Deel
May 31, 2007
Busy June is here for community
May 31, 2007
Baldwin Briefs
May 31, 2007