Archive for Thursday, July 1, 2010

Also from July 1

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Polls

Are you disappointed Baldwin City isn't having its annual fireworks show?

Response Percent
Yes
 
68%
No
 
18%
Don’t care, we do our own fireworks show
 
12%
Total 85
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Fourth of July events in area
July 1, 2010
Although there will not be a fireworks display in Baldwin City this year, several nearby communities will be having them.
Nominations being taken throughout July for Kansas Sampler Foundation’s final 8 Wonders contest
July 1, 2010
Nominations now are being taken for the final 8 Wonders of Kansas contest, the Kansas Sampler Foundation announced today.
High water closing beaches at some area lakes
July 1, 2010
High water is limiting use of some area lakes this July 4 weekend, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District.
Vinland’s Thomas headed to Ethiopia during July
July 1, 2010
Alica Thomas, fourth/fifth grade teacher at Vinland Elementary School has been invited to participate in “Ethiopia for Teachers” this summer. She will spend the month of July with 12 other American educators in Ethiopia to study the African nation’s language and culture and develop classroom lessons for U.S. school children.
Fireworks safety
July 1, 2010
Sunday is the Fourth of July and that means fireworks. Everyone should be aware of the laws regarding fireworks in Baldwin City. Legal shooting days are July 1-4 and times are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 1-2 and 8 a.m. to midnight on July 3-4. The State Fire Marshal gives the following advice on fireworks.
Letter to the editor
July 1, 2010
To the editor: First, on behalf of Baldwin First United Methodist Church, we would like to thank Baldwin City residents for their very generous nature.
Coping with mediocrity as age increases
Off the Rim column
July 1, 2010
After turning the big 28 a few weeks ago, I came to a realization that I’m past the prime of my athletic career. It’s true that I’ve probably been past my prime for a few years now, but as I edge closer to (cough, cough) 30, I realize that it’s true.
Toot brings in college coaches for BHS boys’ camp
July 1, 2010
Eric Toot altered his summer camp this year, but was pleased with its results, as well as the progress of his players this summer. This year marks Toot’s fifth as coach of the Baldwin High School boys’ basketball team. Each summer he’s adjusted his players’ workout and their camp, but this year he tried something completely new.
American Legion baseball squad improving
July 1, 2010
For the first time in years, Baldwin City has an American Legion baseball team, which consists of many players from the Baldwin High School varsity squad. This summer nine BHS players who were on the 2010 team are currently on the Baldwin American Legion team.
Brown elected to KHC director board
July 1, 2010
TOPEKA – Tony Brown of Baldwin City has been elected to the Kansas Humanities Council (KHC) board of directors. Brown is a professor of liberal arts at Baker University and is the state representative for the Kansas 10th District.
Fighting fire with fire
Volunteers have answered call for 100 years
July 1, 2010
Before there was a fire department in Baldwin City, bucket brigades were used to battle fires, such as the one that destroyed the original post office on Eighth Street. That blaze was in 1908, its origin was unknown and the total loss was listed at $18,000. That was also when the residents of Baldwin City realized they needed a better way to fight fire.
New BESPC work progressing toward first day of school
July 1, 2010
On most construction sites, weather can either help or hinder the progress of the project. Recent dry weather has helped the new Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center project pick up for lost time during the wet spring.
Catching up on a usual busy, busy June
Around Town column
July 1, 2010
Turning the calendar over today to July 1 officially brings the end of yet another extremely busy June in and around Baldwin City. It also hit me that I haven’t done a bits-and-pieces column in a long time and I certainly have them. So here it is.
No community fireworks display Sunday
July 1, 2010
It was announced last week that there will not be a Community Fireworks Display this year on the Fourth of July. That has not changed, said Steve Friend, Baldwin City Recreation Commission director.
New traffic laws going into effect this week across state
July 1, 2010
Diane McGee is among the 77 percent of drivers in Kansas who wear their seat belts, either while driving or as a passenger in the front seat of a vehicle making its way down interstate highways, major thoroughfares or county roads.