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Maple Leaf Festival booth listings
October 16, 2008
Following is a complete list of the booths at the 51st annual Maple Leaf Festival.
Leaves of Change’ parade theme
October 16, 2008
Following the golden anniversary of anything is difficult. This year’s 51st annual Maple Leaf Festival will be trying to attract visitors a year after the golden year. One of its largest events is the annual parade, which will be starting a new 50 years of festivals with its theme “Leaves of Change.”
Pageant returns to festival
October 16, 2008
After decades of absence, this year marks the return of a pageant for the Maple Leaf Festival, but it’s now a scholarship pageant, not a beauty pageant … although looks certainly don’t hurt.
McMillen, Weaver to lead parade
October 16, 2008
Elmo won’t be there, but the Maple Leaf Festival parade will be led by a couple of so-called clowns. The 2008 parade grand marshals will be a pair of longtime Baldwin City resident icons. They will be Danny McMillen and Rick Weaver.
Food choices always plentiful
October 16, 2008
If you’re hungry for a weekend of munchies, Baldwin City should be your destination this weekend. Your choices could include turkey legs, polish sausages, pork burgers, pizza, barbecue sandwiches, buffalo burgers or funnel cakes.
Maple Leaf Festival schedule
October 16, 2008
The 51st annual Maple Leaf Festival schedule begins Friday and ends Sunday.
Letters to the Editor
October 16, 2008
Baldwin City Signal letters to the editor
Poster contest winners chosen
October 16, 2008
Two entries in the “Get Out The Vote” poster contest have been selected by a panel of judges and will be published in the Oct. 23 and Oct. 30 issues of the Signal.
Paperless school board meetings discussed
October 16, 2008
Concerns about saving money and trees sparked the Baldwin School Board to discuss having paperless meetings. Two school board members use their own laptop computers at the meetings, while the others bring the paper copies of the information given to them.
Maple Leaf has arrived
01:00 a.m., October 16, 2008 Updated 01:17 p.m.
Yes, it’s Maple Leaf Festival time again. As usual, the Saturday and Sunday events are always the favorites, especially the parade and the booths – food, arts and crafts and plenty of them.
Music venues set to entertain visitors
October 16, 2008
Downtown Baldwin City will again be alive with music throughout the Maple Leaf Festival thanks to two nearby venues. The Country Music Tent will be back in the lot between the post office and the lumberyard, while Antiques on the Prairie will offer alternative music a block west at Eighth and High streets. It’s the old and new, as the country music has been flowing for years.
What visitors should know about the festival
October 16, 2008
Parking can be easy or hard, but regardless, don’t bring your pets. As thousands of people flock to the Maple Leaf Festival, especially Saturday morning’s parade, parking can be tough.
Booths will offer variety of products
October 16, 2008
There are always hundreds of arts and craft booths at the Maple Leaf Festival. This year, there’s even more.
Maple Leaf Festival briefs
October 16, 2008
This will be the 37th year for the Maple Leaf Festival Quilt Show, which makes it the oldest quilt show in the state.
Election brings voting measures front and center
October 16, 2008
Advance voting started Wednesday and there’s plenty of election news in the air as Nov. 4 nears. But there’s a deadline ahead of any voting for some. Voters must be registered by Monday.
BHS salute to veterans enhanced for Friday
October 16, 2008
Colin Thomas’s effort to honor veterans got a big boost last week when he received confirmation that there will be a military flyover and Sen. Pat Roberts will be here Friday for the event at Liston Stadium.
BHS ready to begin district play with SFT
October 16, 2008
Although the Baldwin High School football team will be excited about starting postseason action Friday night, it will also be sad to play its final home game of the season.
BHS volleyball coach remains optimistic
October 16, 2008
Despite not winning a single match in more than one month, Baldwin High School volleyball coach Kelly Brown is staying optimistic for the remainder of the season.
BHS tennis season ends at sub-state
October 16, 2008
For the second straight year, Baldwin High School seniors Brianna Krysztof and Alyssa Peterson made it to the sub-state round of girls’ tennis.
BJHS teams wrap up successful seasons
October 16, 2008
Baldwin Junior High School varsity volleyball teams ended their successful seasons Saturday at their respective Frontier League tournaments.
Cross country teams take over Sabetha
October 16, 2008
The Baldwin High School cross country teams had a successful meet at Sabetha last Thursday.
Krysztof, Twombly named Boyd Scholarship recipients
October 16, 2008
This year’s Ivan Boyd and Margaret Boyd Scholarship winners are Brianna Krysztof and Isaac Twombly. Both are seniors at Baldwin High School.
Safe-room grant may sweeten bond issue
October 16, 2008
If the Nov. 4 bond issue passes, the Baldwin School District could receive significant funding from the federal government for putting safety first in its new facilities. Supt. Paul Dorathy was given the go-ahead by the Baldwin School Baord Monday night to pursue a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant. The school district has the chance to receive up to $2 million from the grant.
Bulldogs avenge Louisburg
October 16, 2008
When Louisburg rolled into town Friday night, the Baldwin High School football team was playing for vengeance in the Frontier League contest. That’s exactly what they got. Two years of frustrations were taken out in 48 minutes of action at Liston Stadium.
School board members set to answer questions
October 16, 2008
In an effort to help Baldwin School District patrons better understand the upcoming $22.9 million bond issue, the Baldwin School Board will have five members at parent-teacher conferences Oct. 23.
BU deja vu
Doerfler kicks winning field goal two straight years to beat Cardinals
October 16, 2008
Derek Doerfler had a slight case of déjà vu here Saturday. Once again his field goal attempt drifted right, before curving back left and through the uprights. Once again the Baker University kicker boosted the Wildcats in front of their opponents, 31-28, in the final minute of the contest. Once again, it was the William Jewell Cardinals that were the victims of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics All-American.