Archive for Thursday, June 4, 2009

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Emergency crews remove bottle of blue liquid from Eudora mailbox
02:49 p.m., June 4, 2009 Updated 03:27 p.m.
Emergency crews responded Thursday afternoon to a possible hazardous materials call in Eudora.
Kansas schools awarded an additional $301 million from stimulus program
June 4, 2009
Topeka — The U.S. Department of Education announced it has released $301 million for Kansas schools under the federal economic stimulus program.
Swine flu confirmed in Leavenworth County child
June 4, 2009
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced Thursday morning that a case of swine flu has been confirmed in a Leavenworth County child.
Legislative leaders consider review of Statehouse renovation project
June 4, 2009
Topeka — Legislative leaders are considering a review of the Kansas Statehouse renovation project in light of sky-rocketing costs.
Commuter Forecast for June 4, 2009
June 4, 2009
Expect 5-15 minute delays heading from Lawrence to Topeka this morning.
Pair of school records fall at state track meet
June 4, 2009
WICHITA — Less than one second separated Connor Wright from two gold medals here Saturday. Instead of Class 4A state championships, the Baldwin High School senior left the state track and field meet with two school records and a smile.
Howard jumps to fourth in discus; two hurdlers medal at state
June 4, 2009
WICHITA — Baldwin High School sophomore Allison Howard saved her best toss of the weekend here for last. After two flights of the discus, Howard sat in third place with her mark of 119-feet-5. Before her final attempt, she slipped down to fifth place.
BHS girls finish state runner-up in relays
June 4, 2009
WICHITA — For the first time since 2005, the Baldwin High School girls’ track and field team left here with no state champions. However, the Bulldogs did return home Saturday with several personal records, 11 Class 4A medals, a pair of runner-up finishes and one school record.
Neighbors: Barbara Pressgrove
June 4, 2009
Name: Barbara Pressgrove Occupation: Retired school librarian
History buffs revisit John Brown battle site
June 4, 2009
John Brown, with a wool black coat, wild gray bread and sharp-shooting rifle in hand, stood amongst a grove of trees Saturday afternoon and told the story of the Battle of Black Jack.
Couple comes to police station needing help with handcuffs
June 4, 2009
A young couple came to the Baldwin City Police Station last week with an odd problem. They needed a key to handcuffs. “He stayed in the car. She came in and was obviously embarrassed,” said Police Chief Mike McKenna.
Council clear up voting glitch, discuss fireworks
June 4, 2009
Baldwin City Council members cleaned up a voting glitch and started the process to allow sale and discharge of fireworks on July 1 at Monday’s meeting.
Health insurance news is good for district
June 4, 2009
Baldwin School District employees may finally have some good news regarding health insurance. On Monday night, the Baldwin School Board unanimously approved Greenbush Health as its insurance provider for the 2009-2010 school year.
Thomas brings miles of smiles to Baldwin City
June 4, 2009
“They’re two, they’re four, they’re six, they’re eight … ” So goes the theme song for the popular storybook character Thomas the Tank.
Bulldogs’ 3,200 relay places fourth
June 4, 2009
WICHITA — Although it wasn’t what they were hoping for, the BHS boys’ 3,200-meter relay team left here satisfied with its performance.
BHS boys medal in discus, 3,200 run
June 4, 2009
WICHITA — A pair of Bulldogs earned individual medals here over the weekend, one of which was his first. Sophomore Tony Weiss improved from his seventh-place finish in 2008 in the 3,200-meter run Friday evening.
First-year senator
June 4, 2009
Sen. Tom Holland, top right, of Baldwin City, just completed his first session as a Kansas state senator.
Springer lauded as top SRO
June 4, 2009
Work by Baldwin City Police School Resource Officer Kim Springer brought her an honor at Monday’s city council meeting – the 2009 Distinguished Service Award.
Let’s get on same SRO page
Our View Editorial
June 4, 2009
We were thrilled when we heard Baldwin City Police Cpl. Kim Springer had been chosen by the Douglas County Crime Stoppers as its first-ever winner of the Distinguished Service Award.
Willy Wonka’ ready for two-week downtown run
June 4, 2009
Baldwin City’s ‘lotatorium’ is soon to be filled with visions of chocolate and Oompa Loompas. One golden ticket and Charlie Bucket will be headed to a magic land of sweets. He will travel to his candy paradise with his grandfather and adventures will ensue.