Archive for Thursday, August 13, 2009

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Vinland Fair 2009

What is your favorite part of the Vinland Fair?

Response Percent
Food (including pie)
Children’s events
Tractor pull
Farm skills contests
Total 28

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New U.S. 59 will be built, but KDOT postpones K-7 project
August 13, 2009
Construction of a new U.S. 59 Highway south of Lawrence remains safe in the budget world of the Kansas Department of Transportation, but financial concerns are putting the brakes on another major project nearby.
Commuter forecast for August 13, 2009
August 13, 2009
Expect minor traffic delays on the morning commute today. The sun should be shining so be sure to grab your sunglasses as well.
Baldwin trio enjoy multi-events at national meet
August 13, 2009
Carson Barnes wasted no time in earning his first decathlon medal on the national level. During his first-ever competition at a national meet, the Baldwin High School junior placed high enough to be a medalist.
Second city-wide cleanup is Aug. 29
August 13, 2009
After the success of June’s City-Wide Cleanup, another one will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 29 at the wastewater treatment/power plant at 1100 Orange Street.
Army Corps of Engineers to take Intermodal comments
August 13, 2009
The Arms Corps of Engineers will be accepting public comment on the BNSF Intermodal Facility Draft Environment Assessment (Draft EA) and the preliminary evaluation until Sunday.
School district budget jumps 9.5 mills for 2009-2010
August 13, 2009
On Monday night, the Baldwin School Board increased its mill levy by 9.519 mills and unanimously approved a $15.4 budget for the 2009-2010 school year. The school district’s budget increased from $14.8 million in 2008-2009 to $15.4 this coming school year.
Letter to the editor
August 13, 2009
To the editor: I read, with great interest, the article dated July 16 regarding the meeting with Baldwin City Council, Baldwin School Board, Mayor, Douglas County Commission and Kansas Department of Transportation to discuss concerns over the new 60 mph speed limit on U.S. Highway 56.
Back to school
August 13, 2009
The Baldwin School District will be starting classes next week. Supt. Paul Dorathy is answering some questions about school starting and some changes for the 2009-2010 school year.
Fishing event scheduled for Aug. 22
August 13, 2009
Baldwin City’s Second Annual OK Kids event will be held on Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Baldwin City Park located next to Spring Creek Lake (1830 North 100 Rd).
Title-defense training
August 13, 2009
Julie Hill and Connor Twombly have been trying to do what they can this summer to insure a three-peat on the Class 4A girls’ cross country state championships. Two of the three top runners from the Baldwin High School team that won a second straight 4A state title were seniors. Now, this year’s seniors are working to keep that streak alive.