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City council members remain at odds over rezoning recommendation
December 9, 2010
For the second time in two months, discussion among Baldwin City Council members about rezoning a property on U.S. Highway 56 became heated. On Monday, Councilman Ted Brecheisen was once again passionate about the property at 913 Ames St.
Baldwin City Children’s Choir will perform Sunday
December 9, 2010
Baldwin City Children’s Choir will see the culmination of four months of hard work and a lifelong dream Sunday when it performs its first Christmas concert. The program begins at 5 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church, 704 Eighth St. The performance is free and the public is invited to attend.
Sophomore post players fill Bulldogs’ void to assist with first win
December 9, 2010
GARNETT — Despite losing its best player during the first half, the Baldwin High School boys’ basketball team won its first game of the season here Tuesday night. Baldwin’s 6-foot-9 senior Justin Vander Tuig left the game in the second quarter with a hand injury. He didn’t return to the contest. In his absence, the other BHS players stepped up and won the game.
Balanced scoring attack boots Bulldogs to 3-0 start
December 9, 2010
GARNETT — A balanced scoring attack has helped the Baldwin High School girls’ basketball team begin the season unbeaten after adding two wins here this week. In each of the Bulldogs’ three wins this season, at least three players have scored in double figures and no player has scored more than 14 points.
BHS wrestling squad finishes fourth at Gardner
December 9, 2010
Kit Harris was thrilled about the opening tournament of the Baldwin High School wrestling season. His Bulldogs competed Saturday at Gardner-Edgerton and left with a fourth-place tie in 16-team tournament. Baldwin scored 161.5 points to tie Pittsburg. Platte County (Mo.) won the tournament with 200.5 team points, while Omaha Burke (Neb.) was runner-up and St. James Academy third.
Postseason football honors roll in for 11 Bulldogs
December 9, 2010
Another successful football season has led to many individual honors for Baldwin High School players this fall. Eleven BHS football players were honored with All-Frontier League awards for their performances this fall that helped the Bulldogs finish 10-2. Eight of those Bulldogs are seniors. Baldwin also had five players receive all-state awards.
City council OKs developing preliminary plans for library expansion
December 9, 2010
For the first time in five years, members of the Baldwin City Public Library board of directors are talking about the need for an expansion to the 17-year old building. On Monday, board members spoke to the Baldwin City Council about a possible expansion. After listening to the presentation, the council gave the library board the approval to move forward with the preliminary stages of the project.
Future of rural schools decision looms Monday night
December 9, 2010
As the Baldwin USD 348 Board of Education prepares Monday to make a decision on the future of two rural elementary schools, district patrons on both side of the issue say it is time for resolution. It’s a topic that has split the school district and damaged friendships. Parents and students have spoke to the school board and Superintendent Paul Dorathy on the issue for nearly a year.
Letters to the Editor
December 9, 2010
To the editor: After reading the opinions about the proposed district budget cuts on the Baldwin Signal’s website and attending the public hearing, I think I finally have some clear conclusions!
Heritage task force plans how to spend $350K
December 9, 2010
More than half of the $350,000 the Douglas County Commission has set aside for preserving historic and open spaces should be used for one or two major projects.