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Changes in store for Cuppa Java
September 20, 2007
Baldwin Community Arts Council’s Art Walk wraps up Friday with its usual Cuppa Java, but its location and time has changed. The annual Art Walk finale will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. It will take place in front of the Baldwin City Public Library at Seventh and High streets. Always in the past, Art Walks have been along High Street.
Roberts touts local history at Baker University’s convocation
September 20, 2007
Journalist, political commentator and author Cokie Roberts has witnessed, studied and written plenty about history. But she told Baker University students, faculty and alumni that single sentences or dates in a history book don’t provide a complete picture, especially settling on the “wild and woolly” Kansas frontier in the 1850s. “It doesn’t give you any sense of what a great, incredible undertaking that would be,” Roberts said. The senior news analyst for National Public Radio and political commentator for ABC News was in Baldwin City to help the university celebrate the beginning of its 150th year.
Mental mistakes hurt BHS on senior night
September 20, 2007
After two tough losses, Kelly Brown was proud of her players, but knew they had the ability to win both matches. Missed serves, bad passing and other unforced errors doomed the Baldwin High School volleyball team Tuesday night. BHS lost both of its matches to Spring Hill and Gardner.
Bulldogs air it out against Buffalos
September 20, 2007
LA CYGNE — It might not be airing it out, but the eight completions for 113 yards helped the Baldwin High School football team defeat Prairie View 35-17 here Friday night. Last week, the Bulldogs rushed over Paola for 378 yards and three touchdowns. This week the Bulldogs spread out the Buffalos with a passing game.
Weather leads to fast times
September 20, 2007
Light rain and sub-50 degree temperatures didn’t hurt the Baldwin High School cross country teams Saturday morning … instead they helped. There might have only been eight teams at Saturday’s Community America Bank Invitational in Baldwin City, but the competition and weather combined to create fast times for the Bulldogs. “As far as for the body, it was the best temperature, even with the light rain,” coach Mike Spielman said. “The kids’ bodies won’t have a better day than what we had Saturday to run at their peak performance.” Junior Connor Wright said he enjoyed the weather, because it was fit for running fast. “It was a good day,” Wright said. “We all ran really fast times and it was great weather.” Several runners set new personal records at the meet Saturday. Some were minimal, while others improved more than a minute from their best time. “All of them set new PRs and it was anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute,” Spielman said.
Facility costs are revealed for district
September 20, 2007
Money finally became an issue last week. After months of hearing about the problems in the Baldwin School District, the facilities’ committee finally got to see dollar figures attached to the solutions. “So far the committee had done a lot to address and point out those needs,” Supt. Paul Dorathy said. “They have not prioritized those needs yet. Then, of course, you have to put a price tag on all of those needs. I think this was the first time the committee got an idea of how much these things might cost.”
Friday fountain ceremony a go
September 20, 2007
There will be a birthday party thrown by Baldwin City for Baker University Friday night no matter what the state of progress is on the $1.8 million Downtown Streetscape Project. A group of community members donated money for the Baker fountain, which will be in front of the chamber of commerce office at Eighth and High streets. On Friday, work crews erected the fountain, which had been built elsewhere, onto the base that had been poured when the streetscape project first began.
U.S. 56 banner proposal nets council’s views
September 20, 2007
If Stan Vickers gets his way, there will be a banner across U.S. Highway 56 promoting events in and around Baldwin City, as well as urging people to shop in the community. Vickers unveiled his idea to the Baldwin City Council at Monday night’s meeting. The banner would be in the area of the Baldwin City Market to across the street. It would promote such events as the Maple Leaf Festival, Battle of Black Jack, Baker University activities and others including Planes, Trains and Automobiles throughout the year.
Baker University men’s soccer
September 20, 2007
Baker University volleyball
September 20, 2007
Baker University football
September 20, 2007
Soccer team avenges opening-day loss
September 20, 2007
After the Baldwin High School soccer team recovered from its loss against Ottawa last Wednesday, it avenged its opening loss of the season. The Bulldogs defeated De Soto 3-1 Monday at home. The Wildcats beat the Bulldogs 4-1 on Aug. 27, which was the first game of the season for BHS.
BHS doubles teams finish fourth at BIT
September 20, 2007
As the school year gets into full swing, the Baldwin High School girls’ tennis team is perfecting its swing. On Sept. 12, the weather was favorable for all the players at the Baldwin Varsity Invitational Tournament. The Baldwin team took seventh place out of 10 teams with 12 points. De Soto and Topeka-Hayden tied for first place with 34 points. Third place went to Marysville with 26 points.
William Lee Sanders
September 20, 2007
Baldwin Briefs
September 20, 2007
Baker mourns the loss of yet another student
September 20, 2007
Baker University has lost too many students to traffic accidents in recent years, the campus minister said last Thursday, the same day the university lost another student. Molly K. Larson, a 20-year-old junior, died last Thursday at Kansas University Hospital, where she had been in a coma for more than a week after sustaining critical injuries from a single-vehicle rollover accident on Sept. 2 on County Road 1055 south of Lawrence.
Council hears from BCEDC; approves bond issues
September 20, 2007
Baldwin City Council members heard a report from the recently formed Baldwin City Economic Development Committee and finalized two bond issues totaling $3.405 million at Monday’s meeting.
Bond reduced for passenger in hit-and-run fatalities
September 20, 2007
LYNDON — Bond was reduced Thursday morning for a woman said to be a passenger in a truck involved in a high-speed chase following a fatal hit-and-run last week.
Baker University cross country
September 20, 2007
Baker University women’s soccer
September 20, 2007
Baker unveils new art for 150th anniversary
September 20, 2007
Karen Jacks has left her mark on Baker University’s sesquicentennial celebration. Her year-in-the-making artwork was unveiled last Thursday in the lower level of Baker’s Collins Library. Jacks, a local artist, created five assemblages for Baker’s 150th anniversary.