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BHS soccer squad loses game, Schiller to injury
October 18, 2007
Bad news turned into worse news for the Baldwin High School soccer team Monday afternoon. Early in the Bulldogs’ game with Topeka-Hayden, senior captain Dustin Schiller went down with an undisclosed injury. BHS (7-8) lost the game 9-0, but that wasn’t the worst news of the day. Schiller’s injury will force him to miss the remainder of the season, which includes one regular season game and regionals.
Baker to induct McCarthy into Hall of Fame
October 18, 2007
Mike McCarthy, head coach of the NFC North-leading Green Bay Packers, will be inducted into Baker University’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday on the Baldwin City campus. The induction ceremony will take place at approximately 1:45 p.m. at the Collins House on the corner of Eighth and Elm streets, which is on the west edge of Baker’s campus. The ceremony will be held after a private luncheon. Later Saturday, McCarthy will serve as honorary captain for the Wildcat football team. The Wildcats will play host to Central Methodist at 6 p.m. at Liston Stadium. The Green Bay coach also will be honored at halftime.
Bulldogs rout Wildcats 35-7
October 18, 2007
DE SOTO — Baldwin High School opened district play with a dominating victory here over the Wildcats Friday. The Bulldogs (5-2, 1-0) rushed for 421 yards and five touchdowns as they cruised to a 35-7 win over De Soto (4-3, 0-1). “This is a new season for us and we told our kids before the game that everybody is 0-0 in the state,” BHS coach Mike Berg said. “We played a very good ball club tonight with a lot of team speed. I am proud of our defense and how they corralled them.”
A new BHS is newest facility idea
October 18, 2007
Instead of nailing down a list of projects for a bond issue, the facilities committee threw out several more ideas at the Oct. 10 meeting. The new projects discussed were renovations to the Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center, ball fields and a new high school.
Leaf fires to linger for awhile
October 18, 2007
After several changes in wind direction regarding the regulation of leaf burning in town, the Baldwin City Council approved the measure on a 4-1 vote at Monday’s meeting. How much did opinion change on the leaf-burning ordinance? Tony Brown, who heads the city’s safety committee and drafted the ordinance, was the lone dissenting vote.
Elmo’s swan song
October 18, 2007
There will be no more clowning around at the Maple Leaf Festival parade for Danny McMillen after Saturday. Yes, it’s Elmo the Clown’s swan song after 27 years. He’s retiring to the old clowns’ home. It’s the oversized clown shoes that got to him. “I want to quit while I’m ahead,” said McMillen, long-time Baldwin City resident who has been clowning it up at the festival since 1980. “I’ve got an ankle that’s getting bad. I can’t wear those big shoes anymore. “I may do some little things for people in town, but this is it for the parade,” he said. “I want to walk. I don’t want to ride.” During those 27 years, Elmo has seen it all, brought tons of smiles and laughter — and scared a child or two, which he always seemed to fix. His fondest Maple Leaf parade memory came from that first trip down the brick streets. “The very first year — I’ll never forget this — I turned the corner on Eighth Street,” said McMillen.
Streak of league titles halted
October 18, 2007
Another Baldwin High School cross country streak has ended. Last Thursday, the BHS teams ended their respective runs of double-digit Frontier League championships won. Both teams finished runners-up to De Soto. The BHS boys had won 11 straight titles, while the girls were winners of the last 10 titles.
Mayor calls for pit bull ban to be enforced
October 18, 2007
Bunny” the pit bull was impounded Tuesday morning by Baldwin City police after an edict handed down by Mayor Gary Walbridge at Monday’s city council meeting. Three Baldwin City residents voiced their opposition to the pit bull’s continued presence near Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center. Its owners had successfully obtained a continuance on their citation for having a pit bull, which is against city ordinance, in municipal court last week. The council had indicated they might change the ordinance. After a lengthy discussion during public comment Monday night, Walbridge laid down the law.
Baldwin Briefs
October 18, 2007
A notable option
October 18, 2007
Letter to the editor
October 18, 2007
Baker University’s Maple Leaf Festival events
October 18, 2007
Kiddie Parade set for pre-grand parade start
October 18, 2007
Although the Maple Leaf Festival parade is a main attraction each year, the children get their chance to showcase their parade first.
Slight tweaks made in Maple Leaf Festival booth line ups
October 18, 2007
There will be a couple of new looks to the famed downtown Maple Leaf Festival craft and food booths for the 50th anniversary year.
Foliage, Terror Tracks to be on board Midland Railway
October 18, 2007
The Midland Railway will offer an expanded schedule of excursion train rides through the area’s fall foliage as well as special haunted trains this Maple Leaf Festival. Departures for both will be from Baldwin’s historic Santa Fe Depot.
Baldwin City police arrest girl at Baldwin High School
October 18, 2007
Updated at 2:30 p.m. Baldwin City police removed a student from Baldwin High School at about 11 a.m. today and she was arrested.
New locale for Kids Zone is in front of library
October 18, 2007
Although the Kids Zone and petting zoo have moved to a new location this year, the same great entertainment will still be there, along with a couple of new visitors.
Doudna, Nelsons are grand marshals of festival parade
October 18, 2007
For the 50th anniversary of the Maple Leaf Festival, two legendary figures have been chosen as the 2007 grand marshals of the MLF parade.
Maple Leaf Festival has colorful 50-year history
October 18, 2007
What started as an idea to promote Baldwin City 50 years ago that drew several hundred people has grown steadily to estimates as high as 30,000 to 40,000 people every year.
Second try for new festival parade route
October 18, 2007
A new parade route was ruined by cold, soggy weather last year.
Traveling from Kansas City area? U.S. 56 is closed
October 18, 2007
Those traveling to the 50th Maple Leaf Festival from the Kansas City area need to be aware of a detour
Dogs no longer welcome at Maple Leaf Festival
October 18, 2007
While the thousands and thousands of annual visitors to the Maple Leaf Festival are welcome for the 50th version this year as always, their dogs aren’t — any other animals, either.
Changes are in store for Maple Leaf Festival’s 50th
October 18, 2007
It’s the golden year for the Maple Leaf Festival.
Congressional briefing: Roberts, Tiahrt give opposing SCHIP arguments
October 18, 2007
Here are today’s headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:
Past parade dignitaries to return for 50th festival
October 18, 2007
Many past participants of the Maple Leaf Festival parade will be back in it this year as part of the 50th anniversary.