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Mostly good signs so far on elections
Our View Editorial
February 7, 2008
No matter which candidates won on Super Tuesday, the real winners were the voters. The huge turnout nationwide was great, but the response from Kansans to our Democratic caucuses was fabulous.
BHS wrestlers split duals with SFT
February 7, 2008
Despite missing five varsity starters, the Baldwin High School wrestling team split its duals against Santa Fe Trail Friday. The varsity Bulldogs were in a battle until the Chargers won the final three matches. SFT won the dual 41-30. The younger junior varsity Bulldogs’ squad won the JV dual by a score of 42-22.
BHS girls drop two league games
February 7, 2008
Despite a close halftime score, the Baldwin High School girls’ basketball team was unable to pick up a win here Friday night.
Offensive struggles doom Bulldogs
February 7, 2008
A poor offensive first half doomed the Baldwin High School boys’ basketball team here Friday night.
Column: Patriots’ loss brought smile to face
February 7, 2008
All right, time to take a quick step away from the prep sports world and review the past eight days worth of action in our neck of the woods. Of course, there was some college basketball, which will be discussed - with a little grumbling and chuckling about a certain Wildcat team - but there was a slightly bigger game played Sunday.
League wrestling set for Saturday
February 7, 2008
With the wrestling season coming closer to a close, it is time for the Baldwin High School wrestlers to compete in the annual Frontier League Tournament. This year’s tournament is a little different than it has been in previous years. The Frontier League has been reduced from 13 teams to eight.
Freshman hits game winner
February 7, 2008
Justin Vander Tuig sank a 6-foot jump shot to clinch a much-needed home victory for his team Monday evening. With time winding down and the game tied, the 6-foot-7 freshman’s basket rolled in with one second on the clock. It was the game winner as the Baldwin High School boys’ basketball team defeated Belton (Mo.) 44-42.
Council settles on full-time for fire chief
February 7, 2008
Baldwin City will have its first full-time, paid fire chief after the Baldwin City Council concluded a month of discussion with a 3-2 vote at Monday night’s meeting. The Baldwin City Volunteer Fire Department has always elected its own chief and for decades that’s been Allen Craig. However, that will change in the near future when the chief is appointed by the mayor and approved by the council.
Baker University, Lincoln share birthday
February 7, 2008
Abraham Lincoln won’t be here, but if he was alive, he could celebrate his birthday along with Baker University. Kansas’ oldest university will officially turn 150 years old Tuesday. That day just happens to be Lincoln’s birthday, although he was born 49 years before Baker became a school.
City council is updated on Streetscape
February 7, 2008
Baldwin City Council members asked questions and expressed concerns about the ongoing Downtown Streetscape project at Monday’s meeting. “Where are we at with the streetscape project?” said Council Member Ken Wagner. “People around town have been asking me about it. Are we half way done or where are we at with it?”
Langleys sweet on Chocolate Auction
February 7, 2008
Sunday’s annual Chocolate Auction isn’t all about the sweets and goodies. John and Cleo Langley have been proving that for more than five years. For the past several years, the Baldwin City couple has been donating handmade woodwork to the annual event. “It’s just kind of fun to do each year,” John Langley said. “We like giving stuff each year.”