Archive for Thursday, May 14, 2009

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Sen. Tom Holland appointed to KTEC board
May 14, 2009
State Sen. Tom Holland, a critic of the Kansas Technology Enterprise Corp., has been appointed to the board that oversees the economic development agency, it was announced Thursday.
Former Lawrence lawmaker is Parkinson’s pick for lieutenant governor
09:54 a.m., May 14, 2009 Updated 01:44 p.m.
Gov. Mark Parkinson on Thursday picked his chief of staff, Troy Findley, a former Lawrence legislator, to be lieutenant governor.
Commuter forecast, May 14, 2009
May 14, 2009
There will be some daytime roadwork on Highway 24 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. You can also expect routine roadwork on the west side of Kansas City.
BHS graduation set for Saturday
May 14, 2009
Baldwin High School will be losing one of the largest classes in the school district on Saturday. Each spring, BHS graduates its senior class with the traditional “pomp and circumstance” ceremony.
BHS baseball drops five of six in a week
May 14, 2009
After splitting a doubleheader with De Soto last week, the Baldwin High School baseball team has had a rough go of things.
Softball ends senior night with walk-off win
May 14, 2009
Sarah Johnson capped off a wonderful week of softball with an extra-inning, walk-off run Tuesday night. Her score lifted the Baldwin High School softball team to a sweep of Gardner-Edgerton. It was the fifth win out of six games for the Bulldogs during a six-day stretch that boosted the Bulldogs’ record to 13-5.
Eighth grade girls lead BJHS at league track
May 14, 2009
GARDNER — No Baldwin Junior High School track and field records were broken at the Frontier League meet here Saturday. However, the Bulldogs did set three league meet records as they brought home lots of hardware. BJHS won 10 events and placed in 18 others as all four teams finished in the top five of the eight-team competition.
Letters to the Editor
May 14, 2009
To the editor: On April 25 we hosted Baldwin Safe Night After-Prom at Royal Crest Bowl with a fantastic turn out with lots of food, fun and prizes in an environment that was safe for our students.
Food pantry help
May 14, 2009
For the past several months, students at Vinland Elementary School conducted a food drive for the Community Food Pantry. Because of the rocky economy, food pantry officials have said its use is way up. Kathy Wismer, one of the Vinland parents involved in the effort, answers questions on the effort.
Neighbors: Dan Wallsmith
May 14, 2009
Name: Dan Wallsmith Occupation: Elementary teacher
District budget cuts bad, but could be worse
May 14, 2009
Supt. Paul Dorathy announced Monday night that the Baldwin School District could be facing $741,000 in cuts to the 2009-2010 budget. That total results from state funding cuts and health insurance problems within the district.
Bulldogs finish 1, 2 at Redbud Classic
May 14, 2009
WELLSVILLE — Fast times and solid performances in the field events were the main themes here Friday. The Baldwin High School track and field teams battled a 19-team field at the annual Redbud Classic. Baldwin left the meet with two top team finishes and three traveling plaques.
Ag Hall opens poultry museum
May 14, 2009
In November 1994 an optimistic group of poultry lovers gathered to dedicate the Hatchery Building at the National Agriculture Hall of Fame. That was only the beginning of what would become a 15-year, painstaking process of raising funds and artifacts to pull together the group’s true vision.
Healthy practices can assist in defense against swine flu
May 14, 2009
The hot, current news item is the flu. In this case, it is influenza H1N1, or more commonly known as “swine flu.” H1N1 is one of several types of influenza (flu) virus that causes respiratory disease that can spread between people.
BBQ festival prepares for Sandstone debut
May 14, 2009
When a sweet, tangy, smoky aroma begins to fill the air next week, it will be a good sign the Great American Barbecue Festival has arrived. The festival will take place Memorial Day weekend, May 22-24, and will, for the first time ever, be at the Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone.
Bagworm season approaching fast in N.E. Kansas
May 14, 2009
We have just about reached the time for bagworms to emerge and start feeding on our trees.