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BHS girls run away with regionals, boys finish second
October 25, 2007
If Saturday’s regional meet is any sign for this weekend’s state meet, the Baldwin High School girls’ cross country team is ready to capture gold. After a more-than-convincing victory in Ottawa Saturday, the Bulldogs are hoping to carry momentum and confidence into this Saturday’s Class 4A state race.
Bulldogs cruise to another district road victory, 49-22
October 25, 2007
SPRING HILL — After two three-and-outs, the Baldwin High School football team scored on its next four possessions as it put Spring Hill away early here Friday night. Baldwin (6-2, 2-0) won the game 49-22 after the Broncos scored two late touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Five BHS players scored touchdowns in the victory.
NFL coach returns to his alma mater
October 25, 2007
Mike McCarthy enjoyed one day away from the high-stress world of the National Football League. He spent a full day at his alma mater talking to old teammates, watching his former team and being inducted into the Baker University Athletic Hall of Fame.
Letters to the Editor
October 25, 2007
Golden Maple Leaf
October 25, 2007
Funnel cakes are festival tradition
October 25, 2007
Funnel cakes, get your funnel cakes. That’s been a familiar sound at the heart of the Maple Leaf Festival for more than 20 years. The Baldwin City Lions Club makes hundreds of funnel cakes each year. “I think we are now a tradition,” said Mike Gammage, Lions Club secretary and treasurer.
A few oddities adorn Maple Leaf’s 50th
October 25, 2007
It was going to be a different Maple Leaf Festival with the newly implemented animal ban in place, but a lack of dogs was hardly the oddest thing about the 50th anniversary of the fall classic. A National Football League head coach, Green Bay Packer Mike McCarthy, was here. There was a cement truck in the grand parade, a strangely appropriate sight with the Downtown Streetscape Project attracting those trucks by the score. But, the oddest sight had to have been another truck on High Street after the parade when the crowd was at its peak.
Elementary meetings wrapped up
October 25, 2007
All three elementary school meetings are finished and the opinions shared were mostly in favor of in-district transfers. Supt. Paul Dorathy and two school board members hosted a trio of meetings for elementary parents. The topics of discussion were attendance boundary lines, transportation of and in-district transfers of elementary students.
No rain on this year’s festival parade
October 25, 2007
Warm weather and a sunny day helped draw thousands of people to the 50th annual Maple Leaf Festival parade. After a cold, damp parade a year ago, festival officials welcomed the sun and 70-degree temperatures. “There was a wonderful turnout this year and I think the weather was a big contributing factor to that,” said Sheri Caldwell, parade organizer. “So many people missed last year’s parade because of the weather, so they really wanted to see it this year.”
Maple Leaf’s 50th was golden affair
October 25, 2007
Mother Nature smiled on the 50th anniversary of the Maple Leaf Festival — at least weather wise. The maple leaves weren’t at full color, but a record crowd didn’t seem to mind. The festival was golden. “It was a great festival,” said Donna Curran, chairman of the Maple Leaf Festival committee. “The weather was good — sometimes too windy, but all in all a wonderful weekend. “I think that it was the biggest ever,” said Curran. “After the parade, the crowd just kept coming and coming down Sixth Street. It was an unbelievable sight.” Crowd estimates over the years have grown to 30,000 to 40,000 people during the two-day event. Indications are at least that many showed up for the celebration of half a century of family fun.
OT header ends BHS soccer season
October 25, 2007
Sudden-death overtimes always end with one team heartbroken and disappointed. That team Tuesday night was the Baldwin High School soccer team (7-10). Its season ended with a 2-1 overtime loss to Coffeyville in the first round of regional action at home.
Bulldogs defeat Cardinals 20-19, win district title
October 25, 2007
Rivalry games often provide exciting finishes. Thursday’s game here was no exception as Baldwin and Eudora battled it out for a shot at a home game Tuesday. After the dust cleared, Baldwin (7-2, 3-0) held on to win 20-19 over Eudora (8-1, 2-1). “It’s feels awesome right now,” Baldwin’s Kyle Smith said. “You’ve got love games like this. It’s just a great rivalry game.”
Arrest made at BHS
October 25, 2007
Baldwin City Police Report
October 25, 2007
Baldwin City police have been busy with a variety of calls, arrests and citations in the past few weeks. As for Maple Leaf Festival police calls, there weren’t many. Police did have two cars towed from the festival area and there were several cars towed from private residences, said Police Chief Mike McKenna.
Daryl Dale Pickens, Sr.
October 25, 2007
Mary Elizabeth Plank
October 25, 2007
Baldwin Briefs
October 25, 2007
Flags fly in Wildcats’ win
October 25, 2007
On a night when Baker University alumnus and current Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy was inducted into the Baker athletic hall of fame and honored at halftime, the Wildcats football team participated in a display more worthy of a Pee Wee league audience than an NFL coach. So paltry were the offensive performances of both Baker and opponent Central Methodist on Saturday night, each team actually had more penalties than total points.
Military matters: Joint Chiefs chairman confronts Army’s challenges in Kansas
October 25, 2007
More coverage of Admiral Mike Mullen’s visit to Army bases in Kansas:
Congressional briefing: Boyda sponsors ‘Affordable Footware Act of 2007’
October 25, 2007
Here are today’s headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation: