Archive for Thursday, January 10, 2008

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Online sexual predator to stand trial
January 10, 2008
Trial set for sex offender caught in Baldwin City sting operation By Janet Reid jreid@theworldco.info Derek Marsocci already had the engraved dog tags for his two new sex slaves in the cab of his truck when he went to meet a 13-year-old girl and her mother. Instead, he was greeted by law enforcement officers in an undercover online sex sting conducted by the Baldwin City Police Department.
First, fourth quarter slumps doom Bulldogs
January 10, 2008
Half of the game here Friday went in favor of the Baldwin High School girls’ basketball team. Unfortunately, it was the beginning that went well, while it was the ending of the Frontier League contest that went poorly for the Bulldogs. Baldwin lost the game 57-31 to fall to 3-4 on the season. It was the first league game of the season for BHS.
A hand at Habitat
January 10, 2008
At 9 a.m. last Thursday, 16 students from Baker University showed up in North Lawrence ready to get working for Habitat for Humanity. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t as prepared as the volunteers.
Twas happy holidays for lumberyard
January 10, 2008
Christmas time proved to be just what the Lumberyard Arts Center Project needed. The feeling of giving was evident as the center received donations totaling in excess of $30,000 during December. The project is designed to transform the lumberyard in downtown Baldwin City into a home for the arts.
Third place … again
January 10, 2008
It was another third-place team finish and another victory for the Callahan brothers Saturday in Rossville. For the third time this season, the Baldwin High School wrestling team finished third at a tournament. The Bulldogs scored 181.5 points to finish behind Clay Center (242.5) and Shawnee Mission East (198).
Clue hunting was too much fun
January 10, 2008
Fun is the only word needed to describe the tale of three Baldwin City women’s experience with the second-annual scavenger hunt. “It was awesome,” Kathy Gerstner said. “We had a blast.”
Utility truck draws council interest
January 10, 2008
A new bucket truck for the utility department sparked another debate among the Baldwin City Council members at Monday’s meeting. The $143,569 truck, which is used to take electrical lineman high into the air to fix wires, trim trees and other duties, would replace a truck that was bought used in 1990. The item has been a part of budget talks for years, but made it through this year.
Council to decide on fire chief
January 10, 2008
Changes are brewing for the Baldwin City Fire Department. At Monday night’s Baldwin City Council meeting, City Administrator Jeff Dingman explained the need to change the organization of the department, as well as modify the full-time position, the first paid position for the volunteer department, to be the fire chief.
BHS seniors secure league win
January 10, 2008
Dustin Schiller and Drew Berg were bound and determined to avoid dejà vu here Friday. With the Frontier League contest in jeopardy, the pair of Baldwin High School seniors made big plays down the stretch to lead BHS to victory. Baldwin (5-1) defeated the Cardinals 46-38 to win its third consecutive game.
Lone BHS Shrine Bowl choice
January 10, 2008
Anthony Ciambrone received a surprise Monday afternoon. During one of Ciambrone’s classes, Baldwin High School football coach Mike Berg visited him with a list. Berg showed the list to his senior lineman and a smile ensued.
Stuffed animal students
January 10, 2008
It’s the art of preparing, stuffing and mounting the skins of animals and especially vertebrates, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Yes, that’s right, taxidermy. No longer is it just a profession; it’s now become a course at Baker University.