Archive for Thursday, May 28, 2009

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Emergency crews responding to second Douglas County accident
05:12 p.m., May 28, 2009 Updated 08:36 a.m.
Douglas County emergency crews were kept busy Thursday afternoon responding to two separate accidents within about an hour of one another.
Douglas County Rural Water District No. 4 wins lawsuit against city of Eudora
03:49 p.m., May 28, 2009 Updated 11:05 a.m.
The jury in the case of Douglas County Rural Water District No. 4 versus the city of Eudora has ruled against Eudora.
Commuter forecast for May 28, 2009
May 28, 2009
No adverse weather this morning, but there’s plenty of regional roadwork to slow you down. Namely, Highways 24 and 59 are both experiencing some road projects.
Neighbors: Fred McCreary
May 28, 2009
Name: Fred McCreary Occupation: Substitute teacher— education’s sixth man since 1991.
Baldwin City will be busy in June … again
May 28, 2009
June will once again be a busy month in Baldwin City, with the majority of the events happening in the downtown area. All of the events begin next week, starting with the summer musical.
City-wide events coming soon to Baldwin City
May 28, 2009
Friends of the Baldwin City Public Library will sponsor city-wide garage sales June 6 beginning at 8 a.m.
Wright brothers aim to make history Saturday
May 28, 2009
It was almost as if Connor Wright knew his brother was behind him. Connor slightly turned his head and reached his arm back, waiting for his younger brother’s hand.
Historians offer more local lessons
May 28, 2009
Q. In 1884, W. E. Washburn of Media (now West Baldwin) was granted a patent for a mechanical device. What was it?
Battle of Black Jack anniversary event is set for Saturday
May 28, 2009
The Battle of Black Jack will be celebrated Saturday on its 153rd anniversary at the battle site, off Highway 56, just southeast of Baldwin City.
Police break up long-standing car-theft ring
May 28, 2009
Baldwin City police got a break and captured four Baldwin City teenagers who had been stealing from unlocked vehicles for months. The break was a victim who saw one of the boys Saturday night – and identified him easily because of his hair.
Relay anchors BHS girls’ 4A regional crown
May 28, 2009
CARBONDALE — Baldwin High School’s girls’ track and field team ended the Class 4A regional meet here with another gold-medal relay. Once again, the Bulldogs won the final race of the night. It’s almost become habit for them. Friday’s race was the most important of the season to date and the Bulldogs stepped up.
Blasting begins for new U.S. 59; it will last a month
May 28, 2009
Drivers traveling on U.S. Highway 59 south of Lawrence may hear some unusually loud noise over the next month.
Thomas the Tank Engine to roll back into town
May 28, 2009
Thomas the Tank Engine will be rolling into town, beginning Friday, for the next two weekends. The Midland Depot will be busy with hundreds of families from all over the country during the annual two-weekend festival.
Dorathy summarizes 2009-2010 budget cuts
May 28, 2009
Amidst speculation of what might be on the chopping block, Supt. Paul Dorathy outlined cuts on the 2009-2010 Baldwin School District budget last week. Cuts to the school district’s budget are estimated at $741,000 from where it started this year until the 2009-2010 school year.
Roberts touts SLT as component of high-tech corridor for state
May 28, 2009
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is renewing his push to finance completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway, and to get there he’s calling on some high-tech assistance from some high-profile projects.
BHS boys qualify for state in seven events
May 28, 2009
CARBONDALE — Isaac Twombly’s final year of track and field will be ending with his inaugural trip to Wichita, thanks to his performance here Friday.
Letters to the Editor
May 28, 2009
To the editor: Baldwin School Board Members — Thank you so much for listening to your community members and responding with action. Your job is often a thankless one, and I know you’ve taken a lot of heat in the past month.