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Cross country teams tune up for league
October 11, 2007
It might be their longest trip of the season, but Baldwin High School cross country runners always enjoy the trip to Sabetha. Last Thursday, the Bulldogs traveled nearly three hours to the Sabetha Invitational. They brought home four team titles, plenty of medals and stomachs full of home-cooked food.
Home sweet home(coming)
October 11, 2007
Homecoming couldn’t have been any sweeter for the Bulldogs. Baldwin High School (4-2) trampled Osawatomie 48-0 Friday night at Liston Stadium. To go along with the rout, the Bulldogs’ senior linebacker Luke Weaver was chosen as the homecoming king at halftime of the contest. It was a night many of the Bulldogs will remember.
Girls’ tennis season ends at sub-state
October 11, 2007
The Baldwin High School girls’ tennis team saw its season end Saturday at the Class 4A sub-state tournament in Topeka. It was the duo of juniors Brianna Krysztof and Alyssa Peterson that ended with the biggest highlight, as they placed third at the regional meet, held last Thursday at BHS.
Bulldogs string three straight wins together
October 11, 2007
The Baldwin High School varsity soccer team had a successful week by winning three games, two of which were shutouts. BHS (6-6) defeated Spring Hill 7-2 Tuesday to wrap up a 3-0 week. Coach Gus Wegner was proud of his team’s effort against the first-year Spring Hill team.
Board meeting laden with reports
October 11, 2007
Baldwin School Board members heard several reports at their monthly meeting Monday night. The reports that were given covered the district’s curriculum, financial situation and architect’s update. All were presented at Monday’s meeting, which saw little, to no action.
Schools shine bright on state assessments
October 11, 2007
Baldwin School District students nearly swept the gauntlet of state assessments last year. Out of 32 tests, the district received the standard of excellence rating on 25 of those. The district also scored well enough to receive the standard of excellence building-wide on seven of the eight assessments.
School board eyes full-day kindergarten
October 11, 2007
Interest in full-day kindergarten has increased at the state level and now in Baldwin City. A full-day 4-year-old program class began this year in the Baldwin School District. Combine that with parents’ interest and surrounding districts offering full-day kindergarten and you have a committee formed to research the issue.
Council approves resolution switch for bond money
October 11, 2007
Baldwin City Council members took care of a technical problem with bonds to fund a culvert replacement project during a special meeting Monday afternoon. The council had approved an ordinance in August that provided for $465,000 worth of bonds to fund the replacement of seven culverts in the city. However, that ordinance wasn’t published in the Signal and couldn’t be published until today, a day after the closing date for the bond issue.
Letters to the Editor
October 11, 2007
District scores shine
October 11, 2007
Military matters: Blackwater, private military contractors under Fort Leavenworth scrutiny
October 11, 2007
With all the recent discussion about Blackwater and other private military contractors in Iraq, a two-year-old paper on the topic from Fort Leavenworth’s Combat Studies Institute is receiving renewed attention in the blogosphere.
Baldwin Briefs
October 11, 2007
Congressional briefing: Roberts on listening tour
October 11, 2007
Here are today’s headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation: