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No fountain of youth … but better
July 25, 2008
At the heart of downtown Baldwin City now stands a monument of sorts to why the city came about - Baker University. There’s a fountain at the intersection of Eighth and High streets that was given to Baker to mark its 150th anniversary this year. A group of citizens, headed by Rita Madl, raised the $20,000-plus to build the fountain.
Safe Routes grant brings $200,000 to city, district
July 25, 2008
Children in the Baldwin School District will be able to get to school safer this year, thanks in large part to a $206,630 grant from the state.
Technology, bond issue top items for school district
July 25, 2008
Although technology upgrades and the looming bond issue vote are signs of progress for the Baldwin School District, it has much more pressing needs right now.
New Baker residence hall ready for students to return
July 25, 2008
This year students at Baker University will have more choices for on-campus living as the university opens its living and learning center this fall.
Downtown make over is finally completed
July 25, 2008
Baldwin City’s historic downtown received a $1.8 million face-lift this past year. The idea was hatched back in 2003, and it’s been a long process to transform the sidewalks that border the famed brick streets into more appealing and handicap-accessible areas.
State lake is well on its way to returning
July 25, 2008
Baldwin City residents wanting to enjoy an evening of fishing at the Douglas County State Fishing Lake will have to wait at least a little while longer before they can dip their fishing poles in the water.
Progress aplenty this year
July 25, 2008
It’s easy to look at the nearly $3 million in improvements along High Street and Eighth Street and consider that Baldwin City’s progress this year. But, there’s been more than that - which may have not attracted as much attention - and there’s more on the way.
Judge restricts evidence testing in double homicide case involving Baker student
July 25, 2008

A judge has granted a defense attorney’s motion in a Lawrence homicide case that law enforcement cannot conduct any more lab testing on evidence without court approval.