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Kansas leaders celebrate biosecurity lab recommendation
11:13 a.m., December 4, 2008 Updated 12:36 p.m.
Kansas leaders Thursday said the proposal to build a biosecurity lab in the state was a historic development.
League honors roll in for BHS
December 4, 2008
Amidst successful seasons by a trio of other Frontier League schools, a dozen Baldwin High School football players earned postseason honors. The 12 Bulldogs were voted on the all-league teams by the seven other league coaches. The postseason recognition helped cement another solid season by the Bulldogs under Mike Berg’s regime.
Santa enjoys annual visit
December 4, 2008
He came. He saw all of the children. He lit the community Christmas tree. Yes, Santa Claus made the first of his trips to Baldwin City on Saturday. In the morning, he ate pancakes and visited with dozens of local children. He returned later that evening for the annual Holiday Light Parade.
BJHS basket auction to highlight Friday night
December 4, 2008
Anyone searching for a variety of Christmas gifts might stop by Baldwin Junior High School on Friday evening. Some of the gifts that can be purchased at the BJHS annual basket auction include flying lessons, professional baseball game tickets and a basketball signed by the University of Kansas men’s basketball team.
City’s take over of cemeteries set for new year
December 4, 2008
A smooth transition for operation of two cemeteries set to be deeded over to the city got a start at Monday’s Baldwin City Council meeting. The Baldwin City Cemetery Board approached the council in May wanting to deed the two properties, Oakwood Cemetery and Pioneer cemeteries, to the city.
Bryant leads Wildcats’ all-conference awards
December 4, 2008
Mike Grossner and his Baker University Wildcat football team earned a handful of postseason honors from the Heart of America Athletic Conference. The Wildcats, who finished their season 8-4, went to the national playoffs for the first time since 1993. Their success as a team led to them receiving 16 All-HAAC selections, including seven first-team players.
Baker football made strides
December 4, 2008
The opener was a disaster — a 56-0 blasting at Tennessee-Martin, an NCAA Football Sub-Division school. The finale was a bummer — a 65-27 stumble at Morningside in the NAIA playoffs. The inside of that sandwich, however, was mighty tasty for Baker University’s football team.
Youthful BHS wrestlers ready to begin Saturday
December 4, 2008
Unlike the past few years, Kit Harris admits there are many questions left unanswered leading up to Saturday’s first tournament. Harris’ Baldwin High School wrestling team has fewer numbers than it’s had in several years and most of those wrestlers are sophomores and freshmen. It’s not experience on the mat that concerns him; it’s experience at the high school varsity level.
BHS boys’ team battling health issues
December 4, 2008
While most high school basketball coaches are excited about beginning their season this week or next, Eric Toot is a bit apprehensive about starting Tuesday night. One major reason — health of his players. Toot’s Baldwin High School boys’ basketball team has been battling sickness since the season began Nov. 17. Toot knows his team will take the court when the games begin Tuesday. He just isn’t sure he will have healthy enough players to play for him.
78th annual Christmas Vespers set for Sunday
December 4, 2008
The 78th annual Christmas Candlelight Vespers will be at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, Eighth and Grove streets. Admission is free.
Rader wins Lions Club poster contest
December 4, 2008
Alexandra Rader, a seventh grade student at Baldwin Junior High School and daughter of Gregory and Chelsey Rader, has taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning the local competition sponsored by the Baldwin City Lions Club.
Shop locally, stay home for holidays
Our View Editorial
December 4, 2008
Let’s take home for the holidays even a step further this year. Let’s try our best to shop at home every chance we get. Some may scoff at that, but it can be done. In these tough economic times, it especially needs to be done.
Bulldogs ready for home tournament
December 4, 2008
Bob Martin is happy to welcome a trio of home games to open the Baldwin High School girls’ basketball season. In past years, Martin’s Bulldogs have been lucky to get one or two home contests in before the Christmas break.
City passes water hike to residents
December 4, 2008
Water will be more expensive after the first of the year after action taken by the Baldwin City Council at its Monday meeting. Lawrence, which supplies Baldwin City’s water, raised its price 33 cents per 100 cubic feet. After lengthy discussion, the council voted 3-1 to pass that jump to ratepayers.