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What is your favorite part of the Maple Leaf Festival?

Response Percent
Parade
 
36%
Food choices
 
31%
Carnival
 
25%
Craft booths
 
6%
Other
 
1%
Total 291
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2009 Maple Leaf Festival booth listings
October 15, 2009
Here is the list of arts and crafts booths for the 2009 Maple Leaf Festival.
Commuter Forecast for October 15, 2009
October 15, 2009
Patchy fog and mist will be our only precipitation this morning, but road work could get in the way of the a.m. commute.
Food offerings will once again be sure to please festival crowd
October 15, 2009
Everyone has a favorite part of the Maple Leaf Festival, but it just may be food that’s either No. 1 on the list or a close second.
Bailey honored as grand marshal of parade
October 15, 2009
Walt Bailey recalls watching the annual Maple Leaf Festival grand parade begin at his house decades ago. The longtime Baldwin City resident and Baker University professor also remembers when the parade route switched directions. Three years ago, the festival committee stopped the route at Sixth Street, ending Bailey’s run as a prime location.
Art, craft booths will have something for everyone
October 15, 2009
For many of the thousands of people who attend the Maple Leaf Festival every year, the reason for coming is hundreds of arts and crafts booths. Once again, space for the booths is sold out and there will 300 to shop at this year. There will be Maple Leaf mainstays, as usual, but there will also be the usual splash of new vendors.
Grand parade should last usual length
October 15, 2009
While the troubled economy has most places cutting back, it doesn’t seem to be affecting the annual Maple Leaf Festival grand parade. The length of the parade, which is usually more than an hour, should be about the same Saturday.
What to do, what not to do during Maple Leaf
October 15, 2009
There are certain things people should do and certain things they shouldn’t do when attending the Maple Leaf Festival. The biggest “do” on the list regards parking, which is severely limited around the downtown area during the festival.
School district makes grade on state assessments
October 15, 2009
Official results are in from the Kansas State Department of Education and the Baldwin School District scored high … once again. The good news came to Supt. Paul Dorathy on Tuesday. Baldwin received the standard of excellence on 42 of the 46 possibilities for the 2009 state assessments.
Bond issue projects continue to be low … including new road
October 15, 2009
Good news came Monday night regarding Baldwin School District’s 2008 bond issue projects’ budget. Merv Penner reported the good news to the Baldwin School Board members at their monthly meeting. He said the entire bond issue is tracking $1,017,000 under budget to date. That includes paying for the extension of Bullpup Drive to Elm Street and from Elm to Lawrence Street.
BJHS volleyball teams sweep league tournaments
October 15, 2009
Both Baldwin Junior High School varsity volleyball teams avenged previous losses en route to sweeping the Frontier League championships Saturday. It was the first time in recent years the Bulldogs have won both varsity league titles. The eighth grade team went 5-0 and the seventh graders were 4-0 at the tournaments.
Protasio qualifies for state tennis tournament
October 15, 2009
DE SOTO — Kara Protasio turned some heads at the Class 4A girls’ regional tennis tournament here last weekend. The Baldwin High School junior entered the 22-player tournament unseeded. She left with a 4-1 record, fifth-place finish and a trip to Topeka for the state tournament this weekend.
BHS cross country teams cruise to wins at Sabetha
October 15, 2009
Baldwin High School’s cross country teams came home Thursday night with a pair of titles from the Sabetha Invitational. Both teams won with ease last week. The BHS girls’ team scored 18 points to win, while the boys’ team scored 30 points.
BHS defense holds early as turnovers lead to 28-0 loss
October 15, 2009
LOUISBURG — If Baldwin High School’s offensive production would have matched that of the defense early in Friday’s Frontier League football contest here, the end result might have been different. A trio of turnovers to start the game proved costly for the Bulldogs.
Bulldogs’ record doesn’t reflect Saturday’s performance
October 15, 2009
DE SOTO — Although the record might not reflect it, Baldwin High School’s volleyball team played its best tournament of the season here Saturday. Baldwin went 1-3 in pool play and was unable to advance into the top six for the bracket round.
Sales tax public forum set for tonight at Legion Hall
October 15, 2009
A public forum Monday at the Baldwin City Council meeting is hoped to be educational, both for the council and those who attend. The forum on the two sales tax questions that voters will decide on Nov. 3 is scheduled for the start of the 7:30 p.m. meeting in the American Legion Hall.
Letters to the Editor
October 15, 2009
To the editor: Ad Astra Alpacas wishes to thank the Baldwin City Signal for the great stories and photos about National Alpaca Farm Days and our alpacas that appeared recently.
Douglas County RWD eyeing SFAAP water
October 15, 2009
De Soto city engineer Mike Brungardt shared information Tuesday on developments concerning the Sunflower water treatment with a potential customer.