Archive for Thursday, March 26, 2009

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Big turnout for city council, mayoral candidate forum
02:36 p.m., March 26, 2009 Updated 01:51 p.m.
A packed house on the Baker University campus listened to the eight candidates for Baldwin City Council and mayor sing a similar tune – in these difficult times, do more with less.
Baldwin City included in winter storm watch
March 26, 2009
The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a winter storm watch for several Kansas cities, including Baldwin City.
Commuter forecast, March 26, 2009
March 26, 2009
This morning’s commute will be quiet, but a significant storm system is heading our way. We could see a wintry mix settling over us for the weekend. Delays at MCI are expected.
City’s history
March 26, 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.
At age 91, Counts believes in importance of healthy living
March 26, 2009
You’re never too old to be cautious about your health. At age 91, Margaret Counts takes active steps each spring to prolong her youthfulness. On Saturday, the long-time rural Baldwin City resident will attend the Community Wellness Festival for the seventh straight year.
Food pantry in need of donations
Boy Scouts, BHS scholars to pick up food Saturday morning
March 26, 2009
Food and household items are needed at the Community Food Pantry. Lack of support isn’t the problem. In fact, it’s just the opposite. The Baldwin City community has continued to give and give, but the need from other families is growing.
Youthful Bulldogs should have depth on mound
March 26, 2009
While youthfulness might once again hinder the Baldwin High School baseball team, coach Brock Hartshorn is hoping pitching will be one of the Bulldogs’ stronger traits. One half of Hartshorn’s squad might find time on the mound, while 80 percent of the 30-man roster are underclassmen.
Experienced softball squad searching for ace
March 26, 2009
Bob Martin has several challenges to face before his Baldwin High School softball team opens its season Tuesday. The first-year coach is taking over the program after longtime teacher and coach Ginny Honomichl retired last year.
New wetlands taking shape
March 26, 2009
The Ziploc bags are all lined up, each filled with seeds designated for swales being carved into former corn and soybean fields north of the Wakarusa River. By this summer, the 57 water-filled depressions will receive their plantings — floatings, really — for germination into a new 142-acre expanse of wetlands.
Neighbors: Sandy Cardens
March 26, 2009
Name: Sandra Joyce Baker Cardens Occupation: Retired, most recently from the Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce.
Letters to the Editor
March 26, 2009
To the Editor: I can’t cast a vote in the upcoming election, but I can sure voice my opinion on who I think would make the best mayor.
Youth wrestlers place at district tournament
March 26, 2009
Six wrestlers from the Baldwin City Wrestling Club placed at Districts and will now compete in the Kids State Wrestling Tournament at the Topeka Expocenter this weekend.
Wildcat hosting summer volleyball camp
March 26, 2009
Baker University’s Volleyball Camp will be held June 29 — July 2 at Collins Gymnasium, located at Sixth and Fremont streets on the Baker campus.
BHS basketball players named to all-league teams
March 26, 2009
Several Baldwin High School basketball players earned postseason honors from the Frontier League.
Annual breakfast nets record crowd for education foundation
March 26, 2009
A new venue brought out a record number of attendees at the third-annual State of the District Breakfast March 12. Despite an absent Supt. Paul Dorathy, the Baldwin Education Foundation fundraiser attracted a record 150 people. That raised more than $4,000 for the foundation. It was held at Stony Point Hall for the firs time.