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Dingman gets raise from city
August 21, 2008
City Administrator Jeff Dingman was given a 4 percent salary increase at Monday’s Baldwin City Council meeting. The city council was unanimous in its approval of his job evaluation, but not for the amount of salary increase. It raised Dingman’s yearly pay to $82,634.
Rookies could have impact for Baker
August 21, 2008
Rarely do true freshmen become impact players in college football, even at the NAIA level. Yet Baker University coach Mike Grossner has two or three first-year players who could be listed as starters when the Wildcats open the season.
Baker eyes ‘next step’
August 21, 2008
By some reckoning, Mike Grossner should have been at least a little peeved. Here was the Heart of America Athletic Conference preseason football poll, and there was Baker University sitting in seventh place.
Mill levy impact minimal
August 21, 2008
Although the Baldwin School District’s mill levy slightly increased for the 2008-2009 fiscal year, the effect to taxpayers won’t be much, according to Supt. Paul Dorathy.
School board updated on open meetings
August 21, 2008
Last Monday, the Baldwin School Board was one of many districts around the state that sat through a brief webinar before its monthly meeting. Changes in the Kansas Open Meeting Act forced the school board’s first-ever Internet seminar.
Summer’s been tough on trees
August 21, 2008
Picking bagworms from trees can be a tedious task. But overlooking just one “bag,” can mean leaving hundreds of bagworms on a tree - literally.
Nighs thank district ‘life savers’ with gift
August 21, 2008
How does a person repay another for saving their life? If you’re Liz Nigh, you purchase two pieces of equipment that were used to save your life. She wanted to assist Ginny Honomichl in teaching the Baldwin School District staff how to save a life if they are ever faced with a life-threatening situation.
For Roger, it was a learning experience
August 21, 2008
She may not have landed a role in the next installment of Disney’s “High School Musical,” but Maddy Roger, Baldwin High School senior, says she still plans to keep looking for a way to break into show business.
Record-breaking summer for Bulldog Days
August 21, 2008
George and Cheryl McCrary provided t-shirts and free watermelon to a handful of Bulldog Days participants at Friday evening’s finale. Those who earned the t-shirt were given their award, while everyone shared the juicy fruit at Liston Stadium.
Fresh fall beginning
August 21, 2008
Although it was a week later than most years, the annual rite of passage came Monday, filling the gyms, courts and fields with teenagers eager to begin their sports’ season. On Monday morning and afternoon, the eight fall teams representing Baldwin High School and Baldwin Junior High School started their seasons.