Archive for Thursday, September 3, 2009

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Commuter forecast for September 3, 2009
September 3, 2009
There will be 10-20 minute delays on US 24/40 on your way toward Topeka and Kansas City from Lawrence. There will also be minor delays and detours along I-70 and I-435. The weather is dry right now, but there is a chance for showers and storms this morning.
High expectations for BHS cross country teams … again
September 3, 2009
Mike Spielman’s teams are used to high preseason expectations and they usually don’t disappoint when they bring home state championships and medals. This year is no exception. The Baldwin High School girls’ cross country team was voted first in the Class 4A preseason coaches’ poll.
BHS soccer falls to Hayden in home opener
September 3, 2009
After two games, the Baldwin High School soccer team is winless, but it only has one loss on its record. The Bulldogs opened the season with a tie at Tonganoxie Friday, before losing their first contest of the season to a perennially talented team, Topeka-Hayden, on Tuesday afternoon.
BHS football ready for opener against Paola
September 3, 2009
When the Baldwin High School football team takes to the field Friday night to begin the season, it’s going to look much different than a year ago. The 2009 Bulldogs lost 16 seniors from the 2008 squad. They do return five varsity players on offense and four starters on defense, all of whom are ready to start Friday.
Neighbors: Jane Miller
September 3, 2009
Name: Jane Miller Occupation: Librarian at Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate and Primary Centers
DUI check lane nets one arrest
September 3, 2009
A joint law enforcement driving under the influence check lane resulted in one arrest early Saturday morning.
Letters to the Editor
September 3, 2009
To the editor: Labor Day is approaching and that means our local fire fighters will be asking for donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Famed sunflowers
September 3, 2009
For years the Grinter family has been planting sunflowers. Once again the sunflowers are in full bloom just off U.S. Highway 24-40 between Tonganoxie and Lawrence. Ted Grinter answers our questions about his family’s sunflower tradition.
Flory has flair for showing at fair
September 3, 2009
When the Kansas State Fair begins next weekend, MacKenzie Flory will be hoping to continue her summer success. Flory, a Baldwin High School senior, practically swept the livestock judging at the Douglas County Fair in early August.
More honors go to Brown, Vintage Park
September 3, 2009
Good news just keeps coming Sue Brown’s way this year. Tuesday she was named the 2009 Director of the Year by the Kansas Health Care Association. “Wow, what a year,” said Brown, Vintage Park Assisted Living director.
Downtown district rules to be enforced
September 3, 2009
There are signs in downtown Baldwin City stating “No U-Turn,” “No Left Turn To Park” and “No Bicycles, Skateboards or Rollerblades on Sidewalks.” But largely they are ignored.
Debunking ‘Baker vote’ myth
Our View Editorial
01:00 a.m., September 3, 2009 Updated 02:23 p.m.
We’ve heard references to the “Baker University vote” over the years, but not quite like this past year when Baldwin City voters approved the $22.9 million bond issue for the Baldwin School District.
BEF awards Innovative Project Grants again
September 3, 2009
Teachers and students all around the Baldwin School District were pleasantly surprised by a group of visitors Friday morning. For the fourth consecutive year, the Baldwin Education Foundation “prize patrol” toured the district.
Food pantry effort to start Sept. 14
September 3, 2009
Rodrock Chiropractic will be conducting a food drive Sept. 14-17 to benefit the Community Food Pantry.