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County approves of 2.9-mill increase
July 17, 2008

After some last-minute finagling, Douglas County commissioners Wednesday night unanimously agreed to a 2.92 mill levy increase to support its 2009 budget.

All-state three-peat
July 17, 2008
Alex Zordel hasn’t missed an All-State softball team yet and doesn’t hope to next year. The BHS senior has been named to the second-team All-State team all three years at Baldwin High School.
SRO bringing smiles
Our View Editorial
July 17, 2008
We were so pleased to hear both the Baldwin City Council and Baldwin School Board members gush praise for School Resource Officer Kim Springer.
Dingman bothered by valuation numbers
July 17, 2008
Recently released census numbers show continued slow growth for Baldwin City, but another figure has also caught City Administrator Jeff Dingman’s eye.
A new twist for Art Walk
July 17, 2008
Friday’s Art Walk will have the usual July fare of ice cream, music and art, but there will be even more.
Alumni run battles wet summer day
July 17, 2008
Mother nature tried to rear its ugly head Saturday, but the show must go on. And it did - rainy and autumn-like.
BHS players, coaches ready for volleyball season
July 17, 2008
Five hours of volleyball camps per day for five straight days would be enough to wear any coach out, yet last week only left Kelly Brown wanting more time with her team.
Grossner finds dual threat player
July 17, 2008
For the past three years, Grossner and the rest of the Baker University football team have joked about using senior Eric Allen as a wide receiver. He has started as a cornerback every game during his first three years as a Wildcat.
Maple Leaf pageant returns
July 17, 2008
When the annual Maple Leaf Festival thunders into Baldwin City this October, there will be one notable addition. In an executive session on Sunday, the festival’s board voted unanimously to hold a pageant at this year’s celebrations.
SRO position lauded by city, school board
July 17, 2008
About two weeks ago, representatives from the Baldwin City Council, Baldwin City Police Department and the Baldwin School District had their annual meeting to discuss the SRO position. Despite troubled times in the past between the groups, this meeting ran smoothly and all parties are in agreement with how the position and the contract.
School board holds line on most costs
July 17, 2008
Increasing prices for fuel, food and almost everything has hit school districts hard. However, after Monday’s Baldwin School Board meeting, most fees will be staying at their current cost from the 2007-2008 school year.
Lumberyard work continues
July 17, 2008
Despite the sweltering summer heat, construction continues on at the Lumberyard Arts Center. Workers at the site are currently tearing up the walls and floorboards to examine the building’s foundations.
Alcohol issue on tap
July 17, 2008
A public hearing tonight offers the chance for Baldwin City residents to weigh in with their opinions about liquor by the drink in downtown. But, apparently the longstanding Baker University “stipulation” isn’t a factor.