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Three file Thursday for Baldwin City mayor position
02:10 p.m., January 15, 2009 Updated 09:52 a.m.
A lack of candidates for the Baldwin City mayor’s position didn’t last too long. Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew said he received paperwork for three candidates Thursday.
Commuter forecast, January 15, 2008
January 15, 2009
Temperatures are cold this morning, but there aren’t any issues traveling from Lawrence to Topeka or Kansas City. Currently, everything is on time at MCI in Kansas City.
Baker students to attend inauguration
January 15, 2009
Sixteen Baker University students won’t just be earning credit between semesters this winter, they’ll also get a chance to witness a little history, too. They will be traveling with their professor, Lee Green, to Washington, D.C., to witness the inauguration ceremonies for soon-to-be President Barack Obama.
BJHS varsity boys’ teams undefeated
January 15, 2009
Both Baldwin Junior High School varsity boys’ basketball teams are still undefeated. The Bulldogs beat Mill Creek on Monday to advance to 5-0 on the season. The eighth graders won a close game, 43-39, as the seventh graders came out victorious, 36-26.
Offense struggles against rival as BHS girls fall
January 15, 2009
Neither Baldwin High School nor Eudora could get much offense going in the first half of Friday’s varsity girls’ contest. However, unlike their opponent, the Bulldogs continued to struggle in the second half as well. BHS was outscored 28-17 in the final two quarters as it lost to Eudora 43-29 at home Friday.
Late game heroics missing again
January 15, 2009
Game-winning shots haven’t fallen for the Baldwin High School boys’ basketball team this season. When it comes to needing a basket in the final seconds of a game to clinch a victory, the Bulldogs are now 0-2. After a two-point loss against Louisburg in December, the Bulldogs dropped another close contest at home Friday.
Wellsville transfer makes Wright choice
January 15, 2009
There he sat on the bench beside his current teammates. On the court his former team played his new team. If he had stayed home, he’d be leading his squad at home against a rival school. Instead he was forced to ride the pine — ineligible to play by state regulations.
BIT action begins Tuesday
January 15, 2009
Baldwin High School’s boys’ basketball team may have a tougher road to winning its home tournament this year than it had a year ago. The Bulldogs are the two-time defending champions of the Baldwin Invitational Tournament, which begins Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Annual bird count shows declines
January 15, 2009
The Baldwin Bird Club conducted its 67th annual Christmas Bird Count, sponsored by the National Audubon Society, on Dec. 14. The Christmas Bird Count was established in 1900 as an alternative to the traditional Christmas Day Hunt. This was a tradition where people would go out to see how many different birds an individual could shoot in a day.
Local cousins win grand prize
January 15, 2009
A trio of Baldwin City cousins put their heads together and solved all 27 clues on this year’s holiday scavenger hunt. Their reward — $300. The grand prize winners were Sarah Baker, Jaclyn Reffitt and Joe Hendry.
Technology upgrades approved by board
January 15, 2009
Bids have begun to roll in for the Baldwin School District and technology is the first department to benefit from the $22.9 million bond issue. That first step happened Monday night at the Baldwin School Board meeting. A pair of bids was unanimously approved.
Franklin to be keynote speaker at Baker
January 15, 2009
Bernard Franklin, Vice Chancellor of Advancement and Entrepreneurship and President of Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley, will be the keynote speaker at Baker University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at 11 a.m. Jan. 29 at Osborne Chapel on the Baldwin City campus.
Only two file for school, city positions
January 15, 2009
Rumors and posturing aside, there are only two candidates who have filed for the upcoming April elections. Incumbent Baldwin School Board Members Ande Parks and Ruth Barkley had filed by Tuesday afternoon, according to Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew. No one else has, he said.
School district feeling budget squeeze
January 15, 2009
Budget crunches and cuts at the state level are beginning to trickle down to the school district level. Some tough times will be ahead for the Baldwin School District. That realization happened Monday night at the Baldwin School Board meeting with even more news coming Tuesday afternoon.