Archive for Thursday, February 19, 2009

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Commuter forecast, February 19, 2009
February 19, 2009
It’s another chilly commute with temperatures in the upper-teens this morning. Winds will be reasonable this morning. No delays are expected if you’re leaving from MCI this morning.
BHS girls fall to unbeaten Panthers
February 19, 2009
A stagnant offense for three quarters doomed the Baldwin High School varsity girls’ basketball team as it tried to hand the Paola Panthers their first loss of the season. Baldwin only scored 17 points through the first 24 minutes of Tuesday’s contest. BHS made just five field goals during the three quarters.
Second half rally ends BHS boys’ losing streak
February 19, 2009
Baldwin High School’s varsity boys’ basketball team won its first league contest of the season … unofficially. On Tuesday, the Bulldogs hosted Paola and rallied in the second half to win 56-48. It would count as a Frontier League win, except the two teams played once this season. Paola won the Jan. 16 contest and that’s the one that counts in the standings.
Bulldogs ready for regional wrestling tournament
February 19, 2009
Baldwin High School wrestlers will be heading to Spring Hill for the second straight weekend. Last week, Spring Hill hosted the eight-team Frontier League Tournament. This weekend, the school will host a 15-team Class 4A regional.
Incomplete wrestling squad leads to fourth place finish
February 19, 2009
SPRING HILL — Baldwin High School’s wrestling team’s streak of runner-up finishes came to a halt here Saturday. For the past three seasons, the Bulldogs have placed second at the Frontier League Tournament. That run ended this year with a fourth-place BHS finish, but a full Bulldog roster would have been enough to keep the streak alive.
Budget cuts to be discussed at Monday’s school board meeting
01:00 a.m., February 19, 2009 Updated 12:43 p.m.
Money, money, money. That will be the primary subject at Monday’s Baldwin School Board meeting. Whether it’s possible budget cuts this year, next year’s budget or millions in bond issue dollars, the school board will have important issues to discuss at its special meeting. Because it is a special meeting and the agenda does not include public comment, patrons will not be able to comment regarding the board’s financial discussions. It will begin at 7 p.m. Monday at the District Office. An executive session to discuss personnel will precede the three previously mentioned topics at the meeting.
Neighbors: Jackie Lorenzen
February 19, 2009
Jackie Lorenzen was the Signal’s “neighbor” for the Feb. 19 issue of the paper.
Library makeover increases volumes
February 19, 2009
It may not look like it from the outside, but the Baldwin City Public Library grew by 400,000 items over the weekend. Well, it doesn’t look much like it from the inside, either, but it’s true. The library joined forces with NExpress over the weekend, which puts it in a network of 14 northeast Kansas libraries to increase each one’s volumes.
BHS students win Real World Design Challenge
February 19, 2009
Four Baldwin High School students were the first to win the inaugural U.S. Department of Energy’s Real World Design Challenge. Senior Colin Busby, junior Lauren Barnes, sophomore Carson Barnes and sophomore Colby Soden were awarded on Tuesday in the office of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. They were given certificates and medals while meeting Sebelius in Topeka.
History lesson
February 19, 2009
Sandra Johnson and Richard Wellman, historians at the Baldwin City Public Library, have been doing a series called “Questions and Answers” for the past year. This is their latest version. They can be contacted at the library for additional information.
10-year-old Jayhawk fan fights rare lung disease
February 19, 2009
WELLSVILLE — Dragging around a small oxygen tank, 10-year-old Michael Douglas shoots baskets during recess. He doesn’t let the plastic tubing, which runs from the tank to his nose, get in the way.
Letter to the Editor
February 19, 2009
To the editor: As everyone knows, the economy has been in, is in, and will continue to be in a spiraling downturn for an extended time period. That is all we hear about from general conversations, the media and even our president.