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BHS soccer squad continues dominance over Cardinals
September 13, 2007
Although coach Gus Wegner and junior James Simmons agreed Eudora has improved, the Baldwin High School soccer team remained undefeated against the Cardinals. The Bulldogs beat the Cardinals 6-3 Monday afternoon at Eudora. Baldwin leads the all-time series 5-0.
Bulldogs improve, place sixth at BIT
September 13, 2007
Only a handful of points kept the Baldwin High School volleyball team from placing fifth in its home tournament Saturday. Instead, the Bulldogs placed sixth in the Baldwin Invitational Tournament, going 3-3 on the day. Last year Baldwin placed eighth at the event.
Rushing attack rolls over Panthers
September 13, 2007
Mike Berg slightly tweaked his offense after his Bulldogs lost their opening game to Gardner-Edgerton and it worked Friday night. It worked so well the Baldwin High School football team rushed for 378 yards against reigning Class 5A state runner-up Paola. Baldwin (1-1) controlled the game from the start as it rolled over the Panthers 20-7 in Liston Stadium.
Back in Black’
September 13, 2007
Vintage black uniforms, a new mascot and the home opener. Anything other than a blowout win wouldn’t seem fitting for the Baker University football team. Well, the Wildcats delivered just that Saturday afternoon at Liston Stadium. The Wildcats (1-1) crushed Culver-Stockton College 40-14. “I thought we came out and played well,” coach Mike Grossner said. “We did what we had to do on both sides of the ball to get a good lead. There is nothing more we could have asked for from a home opener.” Baker sported the vintage black uniforms that were worn during the 1980s and early ‘90s under the coaching of the late Charlie Richard. The Wildcats have returned to the black for Baker’s 150th anniversary. Wildcat players enjoyed returning to the black uniforms, which once marked the glory days of Baker football. “Oh yeah, especially in the black (uniforms),” senior Frank Owens said. “We are bringing the black back. I love wearing the black. It’s much more intimidating.”
Roberts to speak at Baker’s convocation
September 13, 2007
Cokie Roberts, a political commentator for ABC News and senior news analyst for National Public Radio, will deliver the keynote address at Baker University’s Convocation on Sept. 18.
Maple Leaf Committee seeking past parade guests
September 13, 2007
For the 50th anniversary of the Maple Leaf Festival, committee members are hoping to have as many former parade marshals and others on hand. “The Maple Leaf Festival Committee is looking for all the past grand marshals, queens and Boyd scholars from the past 50 years so that we can honor them in this ‘50 Years of Celebration’ parade,” said Donna Curran, committee president. “This is just a great way of celebrating their achievements once again.
Fountain ceremony set for Friday
September 13, 2007
Downtown construction might interfere with the gift presentation, but it will not stop Baldwin City from giving Baker University a birthday party Sept. 21. Baldwin City will be donating a fountain, which is being constructed at the corner of Eighth and High streets, to Baker for its 150th anniversary. However, that corner is under construction, along with the north side of High Street as the $1.8 million Downtown Streetscape Project rolls on. Despite the construction in downtown, the birthday party will happen from 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21, according to co-organizer Cheryl McCrary. “We’re going to work around the construction,” McCrary said. “We might go down the other side of Eighth Street, but we will still have the party.”
District takes technology bite out of Apple
September 13, 2007
Improving technology has been a goal of Supt. Paul Dorathy’s and the Baldwin School Board and they took one step to achieve that goal Monday night. With a unanimous vote, the school board approved a lease with Apple Computers that will provide the district with 32 projectors, 69 laptops, 33 desktop computers and a server upgrade. The lease will cost $151,025.70, but will have 0 percent interest.
Tragedy strikes on U.S. 59
September 13, 2007
Investigators are trying to determine why a motorist barreled through a construction area Tuesday morning, killing two highway workers. Two women were taken into custody when the truck they were traveling in was stopped by law enforcement officers after an 11-mile chase that led into Osage County. A spike strip was used to flatten two of the truck’s tires. Charges are pending.
Traffic violations pressed while U.S. 59 fatality investigation continues
September 13, 2007
LYNDON — The driver of a pickup truck being pursued by a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper following the deaths of two highway workers on Tuesday forced one car to the shoulder and tried to avoid a spike strip placed by officers.
Baker University men’s golf
September 13, 2007
Baker University won its opening fall tournament on Monday at Lamoni (Iowa) Golf and Country Club.
Baker University volleyball
September 13, 2007
Baker University cross country
September 13, 2007
Freshman Chelsea Twietmeyer placed 26th in 16 minutes, 20 seconds to lead Baker’s women’s cross country team Friday at a 4-kilometer race in Warrensburg, Mo.
Baker University men’s soccer
September 13, 2007
Baker men’s soccer team posted two victories over the weekend to improve its record to 4-1.
Harold J. Payne
September 13, 2007
Baldwin Briefs
September 13, 2007
Letter to the Editor
September 13, 2007
BHS girls finish second to De Soto
September 13, 2007
Only two weeks into the season and both the Baldwin High School varsity and junior varsity girls’ cross country teams have much to brag about. The varsity team placed second in the very tough Wamego Invitational on Saturday losing to De Soto.
Maple Leaf Festival’s 50th anniversary schedule for 2007
September 13, 2007
The Maple Leaf Festival will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Many special events are planned. Following is the schedule of events so far for 2007.
Trio of top 10 finishers help BHS boys take fourth
September 13, 2007
Three runners placing in the top 10 helped the Baldwin High School boys’ cross country team to its fourth-place finish at the Wamego Invitational Saturday. The Bulldogs raced the best competition in Class 4A at the prestigious meet. Although they finished fourth, coach Mike Spielman said the team could have placed higher, but just didn’t have the type of races it needed.
Heys’ alpaca farm to be among national effort
September 13, 2007
Rural Baldwin City residents Bob and Claudia Hey will participate in the first-ever “National Alpaca Farm Day” Sept. 29-30. The Hey’s operate “Ad Astra Alpacas” just south of Baldwin City at 168 E. 1700 Rd. Four other area alpaca farms will participate in the event, too. Two have Paola addresses and the others have Spring Hill and Gardner addresses.
Bailey is cataloging Baker’s art
September 13, 2007
Walt Bailey stands in the registration and records office at Baker University, looking around the room. It’s a fairly nondescript office — white walls, cubicles, lots of paperwork. Secretly, he’d like to perform an experiment.
Foundation hands out grants to teachers
September 13, 2007
Money once again came back into the Baldwin School District, thanks to the innovative project grant recipients. On Friday, members of the Baldwin Education Foundation surprised 14 district educators with checks for their grants. A total of $4,650 was given out this year. “We had a great day Friday delivering money,” said Kathy Gerstner, BEF president. “It’s always fun giving away money.”