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BHS boys rally to beat Ottawa; BHS girls fall to Cyclones
February 26, 2009
OTTAWA — Brandon Tommer scored all of his 17 points during Baldwin High’s second half comeback here Thursday. Tommer helped the Bulldogs pick up a confidence booster over Ottawa (14-5), 56-51.
Commuter forecast for Feb. 26, 2009
February 26, 2009
We’ll have a decent commute this morning with a small chance of rain and temperatures around 50 degrees.
BJHS seventh grades complete undefeated season
February 26, 2009
Baldwin Junior High School’s seventh grade varsity boys’ basketball team finished its season 16-0 on Saturday. The Bulldogs defeated Spring Hill 55-30 in the Frontier League championship game.
Back-to-back wins boost BHS girls’ confidence
February 26, 2009
Tracie Weege caught fire during the first quarter of Tuesday night’s blowout. She scored 13 points, which included a pair of three-pointers and three free throws, all in the first eight minutes. Unfortunately, the Baldwin High School senior’s minutes were limited during the remainder of the game.
Neighbors: Gary Stevanus
February 26, 2009
Baldwin School District Activities Director Gary Stevanus
Freshman year
February 26, 2009
State Rep. Tony Brown, D-Baldwin City, reflected on his first weeks at the Statehouse during a day off Monday. This is his first year to serve in the House of Representatives.
Patrons air budget concerns
February 26, 2009
Budget cut discussions brought out hordes of Baldwin School District patrons and staff members Monday night. A handful of the 46 audience members wanted to voice their opinions about possible cost-savings items that were rumored to be on the chopping block.
District eyes $885K in budget cuts for 2009-2010 school year
February 26, 2009
Supt. Paul Dorathy reminded audience members repeatedly that he doesn’t want to make any cuts from next year’s budget. He said that several times during Monday night’s special Baldwin School Board meeting. However, he realizes many cuts are imminent for the 2009-2010 school year.
Shedding light on history
February 26, 2009
Baker University’s Tracy Light is shedding some light on W.C. Bauer, the father of electricity in Baldwin City. Light, a senior from Naples, Italy, is doing a documentary on Bauer, a professor of physics and chemistry, who brought electricity to Baker and Baldwin City in 1906. Towns of Baldwin City’s size simply didn’t have electricity back then.
Baker sports roundup
February 26, 2009
Junior Ashlee Miller won two events and placed second twice to lead Baker University’s women to a third-place finish at the Heart of America Athletic Conference indoor track and field meet over the weekend at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.
Maple Leaf founder Doudna dead at 101
February 26, 2009
Iconic Baldwin City centenarian the Rev. Charles Doudna, one of the founding fathers of the Maple Leaf Festival, died Sunday in Lawrence. He was 101. Doudna was a professor of philosophy and religion at Baker University for 22 years and was inducted into its Faculty Hall of Fame.
BHS boys string together three straight wins
February 26, 2009
There wasn’t a 39-point effort by any players Tuesday night, but the Baldwin High School boys’ basketball team came away with its third straight victory. The Bulldogs’ 47-30 win over Atchison was their third straight home contest. They also beat Spring Hill on Friday, 77-67, when sophomore Justin Vander Tuig exploded for 39 points.
Rockin’ the cradle
Five Bulldogs qualify for state wrestling tournament
February 26, 2009
SPRING HILL — Andrew Morgan held firmly with his arms wrapped around his opponent’s head and right arm here Saturday afternoon. Those 40 seconds might have been the longest of his life. Time was ticking down. His opponent was trying to squirm free of the cradle he was locked into. Pain was flowing through the Baldwin High School freshman’s arm.