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Will you attend the Bulldog Bash on Sept. 4?

Response Percent
No, I won’t be attending
 
52%
Yes, already bought my ticket
 
22%
No, but I will buy a ticket to support the schools
 
13%
Yes, need to buy my ticket
 
11%
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Commuter forecast for August 27, 2009
August 27, 2009
The roads may be a little wet this morning from last night’s rain, but expect them to dry as the morning moves along. You should also be looking for the same minor construction delays to continue as you make your morning commute.
Baker football will be tested in first two games of 2009 season
August 27, 2009
When the Baker University football team kicks off its season Sept. 5, sixth-year head coach Mike Grossner is going to get an answer about his 2009 team. Grossner’s Wildcats surprised the country when they went 8-4 a year ago. They finished the season in the first-round of the NAIA playoffs. It was the first time in 15 years that Baker’s been to the playoffs.
Soccer squad kicking off BHS fall sports
August 27, 2009
For the first time in his coaching career, Matt McCune is actually excited about his team’s first contest of the season. McCune’s Baldwin High School soccer team will be the first fall sport to compete in a game. The Bulldogs take the field at 4:30 p.m. Friday in Tonganoxie.
BHS volleyball hungry for wins
August 27, 2009
Nine wins in the past two seasons. Fifty-nine losses during that stretch. Baldwin High School’s volleyball program last had a winning season in 2003, when it finished second at the Class 4A state tournament. Yet, Kelly Brown and her BHS volleyball players are confident this year will be different.
BC Police nab suspects in purple-paint caper
August 27, 2009
Baldwin City Police were able to find out who was involved with the July incident where purple paint was poured into the municipal swimming pool, closing it for a day and causing more than $1,000 in damage.
DUI check lane set for Friday
August 27, 2009
Those driving under the influence will have trouble Friday night, if law enforcement has its way. Greg Neis, interim Baldwin City Police chief, said officers will be conducting a driving under the influence check lane between midnight and 3 a.m. in the 1100 block of Ames St.
Neighbors: Sandra Johnson
August 27, 2009
Name: Sandra Johnson Occupation: On staff at Baldwin City Public Library
Second city-wide cleanup set for Saturday
August 27, 2009
After the success of June’s City-Wide Cleanup, another one will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the wastewater treatment/power plant at 1100 Orange Street.
No H1N1 …yet
August 27, 2009
With the current situation at the University of Kansas, where at last count there were 47 cases of confirmed H1N1 flu, Baker University’s Ruth Sarna, director of student health, and Steve Rottinghaus, director of public relations, answered questions regarding the situation at the Baldwin City campus.
City council opts for pair of sales tax questions
August 27, 2009
After lengthy discussion, the Baldwin City Council decided to put two sales tax questions on a Nov. 3 ballot for voters to decide on. But it wasn’t easy. The council debated the merits of two questions, as opposed to one, for more than an hour at Monday’s special meeting called to decide the issue.
Worden Church sends folded flags to troops
August 27, 2009
Once they got the hang of it, a group of Worden Methodist Church members quickly folded up 300 flags Sunday to be sent to front-line soldiers.
BESPC bids come in $1.3 million under budget
August 27, 2009
Good news came in the form of low bond issue project bids for the Baldwin School Board Monday night. The school board unanimously approved the recommended bids at its special meeting Monday. Those bids for the new Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center came in way under budget.