Archive for Thursday, November 20, 2008

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2,000 homeowners receive property tax bills by mistake
November 20, 2008
About 2,000 homeowners in Douglas County were mistakenly sent property tax bills this week.
Baker jazz festival set for today, Friday
November 20, 2008
The 11th annual Baker University Jazz Festival, highlighted by a performance from the Baker Jazz Band, is set for today and Friday at Rice Auditorium on the Baldwin City campus.
Legislative duo a first since 1863
November 20, 2008
Abraham Lincoln was President the last time Baldwin City had both a Senator and member of the House of Representatives serving in Topeka. That was 1863.
BHS play to take stage Friday, Saturday
November 20, 2008
Once again it is time for the Baldwin High School fall musical. This year students are performing “Once Upon a Mattress,” a musical based on the classic fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea.”
Golf course raises ire at council
November 20, 2008
A heated discussion once again took place as the Baldwin City Council had its annual review of the lease for the Baldwin City Municipal Golf Course. The Chappell property was purchased four years ago for $550,000 by the city. It was bought with the idea of turning the area into a recreation area for everyone. So far, it’s continued as a nine-hole, sand-green golf course.
Comic opera set to run at Baker University
November 20, 2008
The Baker University music department will present the two-act comic opera “Too Many Sopranos” on Sunday and Monday at McKibbin Recital Hall in the Owens Musical Arts Building on the Baldwin City campus. Both performances begin at 7:30 p.m.
Letters to the Editor
November 20, 2008
Baldwin City Signal letters to the editor
School district funding from state in peril
November 20, 2008
Funding to Kansas public schools would face a cut under a proposal made by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ budget office, officials said last Thursday. The current fiscal year budget would be cut $11 million, from $3.246 billion to $3.235 billion. And the fiscal year that starts July 1, 2009, would face another cut of approximately $1.5 million.
Baker to square off with NAIA’s top scoring team
November 20, 2008
It’s been 15 years since Baker University has qualified for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Football Championship Series. Legendary coach Charlie Richard was running the Wildcats’ regime in 1993. Now, in 2008, Mike Grossner is at the helm. In his fifth year, Grossner has his Wildcats (8-3) headed to the 16-team playoffs.
Baker University sports roundup
November 20, 2008
The Baker University Alumni Office and Baldwin State Bank will host a chili feed before Saturday’s NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship Opening Round game between Baker and Park University at Liston Stadium.
Wildcats to host national playoff game Saturday
November 20, 2008
The Baker University men’s socce team, 13-6-2, take a No. 21 national ranking into the first-round game against No. 10 Park (11-3-3) at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Liston Stadium.
Winter sports begin practices
November 20, 2008
It’s official now. The football pads are off, soccer balls are in storage and there are no more high school runners jogging around town. Baldwin High School athletes have moved inside. They are staying warm in gymnasiums, hitting the hardwood or grappling on the mats. Yes, the winter sports’ season is already here for the Bulldogs.
Light Parade set for Nov. 29
November 20, 2008
Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce members are hoping to avoid a repeat of last year as far as the annual Light Parade is concerned. A year ago, ice covered the streets of Baldwin City before the parade, causing it to be canceled.
Baker senior class missing familiar face
November 20, 2008
One after another they ran through a cordon of teammates to midfield, where they embraced friends and relatives prior to their last football game at Liston Stadium. These were Baker University’s seniors, veteran players who had formed the nucleus of the Wildcats’ first trip to the NAIA playoffs in 15 years.
Successful BJHS wrestling season ends
November 20, 2008
The Baldwin Junior High School wrestling season ended Saturday at the Frontier League tournament held in Paola. The Bulldogs ended with a final record of 34-12 on the day, with 28 falls.
Burkhart selected to all-league team
November 20, 2008
Although the Baldwin High School volleyball team’s season was a disappointment, there was one bright spot for one Bulldog. Sophomore Ramie Burkhart was the lone BHS player to earn any honors from the Frontier League coaches. Burkhart was selected to the second-team All-Frontier League.