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Baldwin wins (Bull)dog fight
November 8, 2007
MARYSVILLE — It may not have been pretty, but in the postseason, only victories count. Baldwin High School (9-2) won the battle of the Bulldogs over host Marysville (5-6) here Saturday. BHS came out on top 28-7 in the Class 4A regional football playoff round. BHS now advances into the 4A sectional round with seven other teams. “We are a little bit lucky, because we didn’t play very well today,” Baldwin coach Mike Berg said.
Let’s go Bulldogs
November 8, 2007
School district takes aim against MRSA
November 8, 2007
Supt. Paul Dorathy and Carrie Enick are doing what they can to keep their students healthy. With the recent news surrounding the MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) infection, which has killed at least two students on the east coast, the Baldwin School District has taken action. Hundreds of other students across the country have been diagnosed with MRSA during the last month.
Carbondale man arrested here for attempted rapes
November 8, 2007
Baldwin City police arrested a 38-year-old Carbondale man here Friday morning on two charges of attempted rape and electronic solicitation of a child, said Police Chief Mike McKenna. The alleged crimes involve 12- and 13-year-old Baldwin City girls. The man was charged in Douglas County District Court Monday with attempted rape and attempted sodomy. The electronic solicitation charges will come from Osage County where the solicitation allegedly occurred, he said.
Doudna recalls WWII days
November 8, 2007
Nancy Porter listened intently as the man sitting a few feet away from her described what it was like to be an Army chaplain serving in Europe during World War II. “We weren’t allowed to carry arms,” 100-year-old Charles Doudna said in response to a question Porter asked. That was just one of a long list of questions Porter had for Doudna, a Baldwin City resident and former Baker University professor who also was chairman of the philosophy and religion departments. While Porter conducted the interview, Robert Elder manned a nearby video camera. The video and a transcript of the interview will be stored at Watkins Community Museum of History and the Lawrence Public Library. Porter has conducted many of the more than 200 interviews with Douglas County military veterans and others who lived through World War II. Some of the interviews are being shared with the Kansas Historical Society. The interviews began a few years ago.
Rottweiler shows up at council meeting
November 8, 2007
If there had been a pony, too, there would have been a dog and pony show at the Baldwin City Council meeting Monday night. Instead, there was only a dog when Baldwin City resident Sarah Warmuskerken brought her Rottweiler, “Cross Check,” to the meeting to show that it wasn’t a vicious dog, but instead a service animal. The Wamuskerkens pit bull, “Bunny,” was impounded last month as a result of the city’s pit bull ordinance. “Bunny” had been involved in an August incident which drew a 911 call and concerns over the animal.
Council OKs sewer upgrades
November 8, 2007
There are facelifts on the horizon for wastewater along 11th Street and City Hall after action at Monday night’s Baldwin City Council meeting. The council authorized City Administrator Jeff Dingman to begin the process to obtain a state loan for the $1.9 million wastewater project that will replace sewer line and lift stations along 11th Street. The council also said yes to spending $22,762 to repair, replace windows and add air conditioning and heating to the second floor of City Hall.
Columbus’ offense all too familiar for Bulldogs
November 8, 2007
Friday’s opponent might be a new one for Baldwin High School, but its offense isn’t. BHS is trying to reach its first football sub-state game in 14 years. If the Bulldogs want to get there, their defense better learn from the previous two victories. The Bulldogs (9-2) face a Columbus (10-1) team coming off a 41-27 victory over Fort Scott. Friday’s contest will be one of four Class 4A sectional playoff games. The last time Baldwin and Columbus met, BHS won 50-19 in 1999. “It’s been a long time since we’ve been in the final four,” coach Mike Berg said. “It’s been since 1993. We’re super excited.”
Pioneers end Wildcats’ home winning streak
November 8, 2007
Mack Brown’s marvelous aerial circus seemed like it might play forever. Then MidAmerica Nazarene struck his tent. Brown and his Baker University teammates couldn’t overcome the NAIA No. 16-ranked Pioneers, falling 34-30 on Saturday afternoon in Heart of America Athletic Conference football at Liston Stadium.
Tailgate party set to begin at 5:45 p.m. Friday
November 8, 2007
The Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce has designated Friday “Purple Pride Day” in accordance with the Baldwin High School football game. The Bulldogs play Columbus at 7 p.m. Friday in the sectional round of the Class 4A state playoffs.
Baldwin Briefs
November 8, 2007