Archive for Thursday, July 2, 2009

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Gov. Parkinson cuts public schools and higher education funding by 2 percent
July 2, 2009
TOPEKA — Public schools and higher education were cut 2 percent by Gov. Mark Parkinson on Thursday as part of a $160 million budget-reduction plan.
Commuter Forecast for July 2, 2009
July 2, 2009
Roadwork on U.S. Highway 24 and K-4 North between Lawrence and Topeka shouldn’t delay you more than five or 10 minutes. There is bridge construction from Lawrence to Kansas City along I-70 between mile markers 202 and 236.
Camaraderie strong amongst tennis buddies
July 2, 2009
Needing a fourth player for a game of doubles’ tennis, Alan Wright called upon one of his friends. A slightly injured foot wasn’t enough to stop Gerard Arantowicz from joining three of his tennis buddies one evening this summer.
Neighbors: Gerard Arantowicz
July 2, 2009
Name: Gerard Arantowicz Occupation: Traumatic Brain Injury Social Worker and “Creator of www.jewelcartoons.com.
Wheat harvest has been spotty in county so far
July 2, 2009
Although this year’s wheat harvest got its usual jump start in Douglas County from the Baldwin City area, it’s not going to be one to brag about.
Baldwin City Police Report
July 2, 2009
Baldwin City police arrested a 37-year-old Baldwin City man at 11 p.m. Monday at Ames and Sixth streets for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Baker layoffs draw clarification
July 2, 2009
All seven Baker University staff members who were laid off in June worked on the Baldwin City campus, but four of them had university-wide positions, Baker spokesman Steve Rottinghaus clarified.
Fireworks facts
July 2, 2009
With the Fourth of July bearing down and the fireworks going off, city officials and the State Fire Marshal have provided rules and safety tips to follow for a safe and enjoyable holiday.
Police caution about having too much Fourth fun
July 2, 2009
Fourth of July celebrations are ready to roll, but Baldwin City Police will be on the lookout for too much fun and urge residents to be cautious with fireworks.
BHS football players stay busy during summer
July 2, 2009
New state rules have kept Mike Berg and his Baldwin High School football team busy during June. The Bulldogs’ month began with a team camp at Baker University. Since then, they have been busy lifting weights, practicing and participating at Bulldogs Days. That keeps them busy for three days a week.
Newcomers enjoy annual BHS soccer camp
July 2, 2009
Last week’s Baldwin High School soccer camp had one goal — lots of touches with a ball for each player. Second-year coach Matt McCune had that simple goal in mind for his team during his annual summer camp. The 30 or so players who attended the four-day camp did just that.
Letters to the Editor
July 2, 2009
To the editor: I wanted to share with the community a story involving some very nice people I recently met in Baldwin City.
The Big Bang: Vinland’s First Family of Fireworks and their epic Fourth of July bash
July 2, 2009
The sleepy little town of Vinland, 10 miles south of Lawrence, is about to wake up.