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County services return
Treasurer open office again on part-time basis
February 21, 2008
Although an official ribbon cutting opened the new Douglas County treasurer’s office last week, Baldwin City residents will have to wait a few weeks to take advantage of the premium location again. On Feb. 13, the Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of the new treasurer’s office, located at the Baldwin State Bank office inside the Baldwin City Market.
Committee says yes to $22.5 million
Bond issue to include new BESPC, auditorium, etc.
February 21, 2008
More than nine months of discussion and analysis of the Baldwin School District’s facilities came to a close Tuesday night. The end result of the district’s facilities’ committee was a recommendation to the Baldwin School Board about what should be on its upcoming bond issue. The recommendation carries a $22.5 million price tag.
Brotherly pursuit
February 21, 2008
Baldwin High wrestler Kevin Callahan isn’t too keen on breaking records. He says he’d much rather win a state championship. If he happens to crack the record books along the way, that’s just icing on the cake.
Bulldogs’ resiliency shined on Saturday
February 21, 2008
If the Baldwin High School girls’ basketball team hasn’t shown its resiliency this season, it sure did this past weekend. Less than 24 hours after suffering a one-point loss at Spring Hill, the Bulldogs returned home to stomp Kansas City Turner. The 67-19 rout came just hours after the 57-56 defeat.
Home winning streak at 19 now
February 21, 2008
Chalk up two more wins for the Baldwin High School boys’ basketball team, both of which came during a 24-hour period this weekend. On Friday, the Bulldogs traveled to Spring Hill’s new high school and came away with a 66-52 victory. They turned around less than a day later and hosted Kansas City Turner Saturday afternoon. BHS survived a much-closer game, winning 63-56.
For education, it’s money well spent
Our View Editorial
February 21, 2008
We’re pleased with the work and the findings from the long-running efforts by the Baldwin School District’s facilities’ committee. The committee has been dedicated for the past year to finding what is needed most for the district. There have been many meetings to attend, schools to visit and other items for the committee members. We applaud their efforts.
City ponders change for utility billing cycle
February 21, 2008
Those utility bills may be coming due sooner if the city’s billing cycle is adjusted in the spring. The Baldwin City Council approved the move on first reading at Monday’s meeting. Currently, utility bills are sent out on the 25th of the month and are due on the 10th. Under the new cycle, bills would be sent out on the 10th and due on the 25th.
Brown seeks 10th District House seat
February 21, 2008
Tony Brown plans to take his political career to a bigger playing field. Brown, a long-time Baker University professor and Baldwin City Council member, filed Tuesday morning for the 10th District State Representative seat.
BHS varsity teams win at Atchison
February 21, 2008
A pair of victories Tuesday night in Atchison may have helped the Baldwin High School varsity basketball teams’ sub-state seedings. Both wins were crucial for the Bulldogs as they battled for potential seeding in next week’s Class 4A sub-state tournament. The postseason action will begin Monday and Tuesday and finish up next weekend in Spring Hill.
Sending six Bulldogs to Salina
February 21, 2008
Tough teams and talented wrestlers filled the gym here for the Class 4A regional tournament over the weekend. After the mats were cleared and the competition completed, the Baldwin High School wrestling team qualified six for the state tournament and finished fourth as a team.
Animal control officer outlines work, plans
February 21, 2008
Baldwin City has had an animal control officer for almost a year and she’s been busy. She also has high hopes to implement a program to reduce the feral cat population in town. Friday will be Julia Taylor’s one-year anniversary with the city.