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Column: Favorites survive weekend unbeaten
September 27, 2007
Four wins, zero losses. What a great weekend of football that just passed. Well, if you cheer for the same teams as me, you were smiling for about a 48-hour period.
Rim Rock Classic set for Saturday
September 27, 2007
Dozens of the best cross country teams from Kansas and Missouri will be competing in the 2007 Rim Rock Farm Classic Saturday. Baldwin High School will be one of those teams battling in the “Gold” division. BHS competes in the top tier of the races every year and that will continue this weekend.
Bulldogs weather Cyclones to 46-0 rout
September 27, 2007
Sam Cooper took the hand off, ran around several Ottawa defenders and up the sideline for his first-ever varsity touchdown. It was the highlight of his young career. Cooper, a Baldwin High School sophomore, helped the Bulldogs defeat the Cyclones 46-0 Friday night at Liston Stadium. “It was a lot of fun to score,” Cooper said.
Wildcats pluck rival Ravens
September 27, 2007
Needing a defensive stop to seal the victory, the Baker University football team turned to its third-team All-Heart of America Athletic Conference defensive back. Junior Eric Allen jumped a Benedictine College receiver’s route to intercept a pass late in the fourth quarter. Allen’s interception clinched Baker’s 25-20 victory over its rival Saturday at Liston Stadium. “This was a very big win for us,” Allen said. “It’s one of the greatest feelings in the world to beat Benedictine. I love beating them.” With the game on the line and a defensive stop needed, Allen said he had to make a play for his team and his coaches. “I knew I had to step up and make a play,” Allen said. “My coaches are always asking me to in practice. I was given the opportunity and I took advantage of it.”
Homecoming parade invite
September 27, 2007
No longer will the Baldwin High School homecoming parade be just an event for BHS students. BHS administrators are inviting community businesses, organizations and the other five district schools to participate in the Oct. 5 parade. It will begin at 4:30 p.m.
District enrollment is up slightly
September 27, 2007
It’s not much, but the Baldwin School District is up four students more than last year at this time. Supt. Paul Dorathy reported the slight increase in student head count last Thursday. The head count on Sept. 20 is the determining factor for school district enrollments and that’s the number that state aid is based on. Last year, the district had 1,415 students.
Meetings regarding boundary lines scheduled for parents
September 27, 2007
Attention Elementary school parents: Supt. Paul Dorathy and the Baldwin School Board are seeking your input. Next week they will be holding three different meetings where they are looking for public comment regarding district attendance boundaries. The topics will only involve parents of elementary school students.
Vernell H. Randel
September 27, 2007
Lenora Holtom
September 27, 2007
Oscar W. Stoebener
September 27, 2007
Baker enrolls record number of students
September 27, 2007
Bolstered by increased numbers at all of its campuses, Baker University’s overall enrollment reached a record-high 3,959 students, according to 20th day enrollment figures released today.
U.S. 59 funding could be in peril
September 27, 2007
TOPEKA — A federal funding shortfall could jeopardize reconstruction of U.S. Highway 59 from Lawrence to Ottawa, officials said today. State and federal officials sounded the alarm about a projected $4.3 billion shortfall in the federal highway fund, which if not addressed, could result in a cut of $130 million to $150 million to Kansas for road projects.
District security beefed up
September 27, 2007
Supt. Paul Dorathy is continuing to improve the Baldwin School District’s security and safety for the students. One major step came at the beginning of the school year when electronic door buzzers were installed at the front door of every school. All buildings are locked during school hours, so visitors must identify themselves and their purpose before entering the building.
Fountain ceremony was a big hit
September 27, 2007
It was a big night in downtown Baldwin City Friday. The community made a happy birthday salute to Baker University complete with ice cream, cake, a rendition of the traditional song and presented gifts. Along with the birthday festivities, downtown was also the site of the annual Art Walk season finale known as Cuppa Java. There was fun for all and a big crowd took part. As for the birthday gifts, there was a bonus for Baker. A group of about 46 people donated $500 to the fountain project. The fountain itself cost just under $22,000, said Dave Hill, one of the members of the fountain committee, so that allowed them to sweeten the pot even more. “We had a really good turnout,” said Hill.
Letters to the Editor
September 27, 2007
Baldwin Briefs
September 27, 2007
Charges filed in highway deaths
September 27, 2007
Two counts of reckless second-degree murder were filed Tuesday in Douglas County against Ramona Morgan in the Sept. 11 deaths of two highway workers. Morgan, 48, also was charged with one count of reckless aggravated battery with a deadly weapon in the injury of a third highway worker.