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Bond issue looms; hard decisions, too
Our View Editorial
January 31, 2008
We welcomed the sense of urgency expressed at the latest Baldwin School District facilities’ committee meeting. The quicker a bond issue for needed improvements in the district is done, the better.
Transformer gets attention
January 31, 2008
A glitch in a transformer Friday brought the old downtown power plant back online while repairs were being made. “We had to do some maintenance on the transformer behind the old power plant,” said City Administrator Jeff Dingman.
Eye on the environment
January 31, 2008
If you’ve got an old computer and you’re planning to toss it in the trash, you might want to rethink that decision. It can be recycled - an easier venture in some places in the region than others - and sometimes for free.
Body Walk experience
January 31, 2008
Local elementary students experienced an innovative new way to learn the importance of good nutrition and physical fitness last week. Students from Marion Springs Elementary School and Vinland Elementary School came to Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center last Wednesday to take part in the Body Walk exhibit.
Bulldogs drop first league contest
January 31, 2008
A full-court press and a late fourth quarter rally nearly helped the Baldwin High School boys’ basketball team escape with a win here Friday. Instead of advancing to 3-0 in Frontier League action, the Bulldogs fell to 2-1 as they lost to the Wildcats, 54-48.
Despite no titles, BHS wrestlers finish fourth
January 31, 2008
For the first time in years, the Baldwin High School wrestling team didn’t crown any champions at its home tournament. A pair of Bulldogs finished runners-up in their weight classes as the Bulldogs placed fourth as a team at the Baldwin Invitational Tournament. This year’s 12-team tournament might have featured the best competition that the BIT has seen, according to BHS coach Kit Harris.
Weege’s three-pointer saves Bulldogs
January 31, 2008
There wasn’t a three-peat here this year. However, there was an exciting finish to the third-place game of the Top Gun Tournament Saturday. Tracie Weege hit a pair of three-pointers, one of which won the game, to score the final six points for the Baldwin High School girls’ basketball team.
Scruggs to be awarded Eagle Scout rank on Saturday
January 31, 2008
Cameron Scruggs, 18, the son of John and Lena Scruggs, will be awarded the Eagle Scout rank, Scouting’s highest rank, during an Eagle Court of Honor at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the First United Methodist Church of Baldwin.
District eyes May election
January 31, 2008
If a bond issue is to be voted on this year, the time to crunch numbers and make a decision is now, according to the pair of DLR architects aiding the Baldwin School District. John Fuller, DLR architect, told the district facilities’ committee that the school board must have a vote in May or wait until a year from now. He broke that news at the Jan. 23 meeting. He also had a suggested price tag - $28.6 million.
Work heats up despite cold temperatures
January 31, 2008
As work on the second level begins on its new residence hall, Baker University Director of Physical Plant Gary Walbridge says the construction is right on schedule. Winter weather has tried to slow down the progress of Baker’s new $6.3 million, 190-bed living and learning center, but it hasn’t stopped the construction workers from remaining on schedule for the Aug. 1 completion date.
Column: Tenacious Bulldogs hitting the hard court
January 31, 2008
It’s been almost two-thirds of the high school basketball season and both Baldwin High School varsity basketball teams have experienced some highs and lows. There have been more highs for both squads as they both sport winning records. The boys are 10-2 and the girls are 7-5. Not bad records considering they each lost valuable seniors.