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What was your reaction to the Big 12 conference remaining together?

Response Percent
I think the conference needs 2 more teams
I won’t miss Nebraska or Colorado
I was sad to see Nebraska and Colorado leave
I think 10 teams is just perfect
I think the conference should be split up
Total 76

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Commuter forecast for June 17, 2010
June 17, 2010
It’s finally going to be dry for the morning commute with temperatures hanging in the low 70s. No roads have been reported closed due to flooding but still keep your eyes open and drive safely.
Grilling greatness
June 17, 2010
Grilling season is into full swing and with Father’s Day on Sunday, maybe dad gets the day off from the grill and someone else tries their hands at it. With that in mind, the Kansas Beef Council offers up the following advice.
Letters to the Editor
June 17, 2010
To the editor: When asked to vote “yes” so a new school could be built in town, we had no idea it would be used as a way to move our children out of the school we love.
BHS volleyball players staying busy during summer
June 17, 2010
Although the Baldwin High School volleyball season doesn’t officially begin for two months, Kelly Brown is keeping her players busy early this summer. The Bulldogs have already had their week-long summer camp. They also have voluntary open gym sessions four days a week. On top of that, they play at least once a week in different summer leagues.
Young wins pitch, hit, run contest at Kauffman Stadium
June 17, 2010
Hunter Young, a 14-year-old from Baldwin City, won a skills contest sponsored by Major League Baseball on June 6 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Young beat all of his competitors in the MLB Pitch, Hit and Run contest at the Kansas City Royals stadium.
Hanson named BHS male senior athlete of 2010
BHS wrestlers places third at state, earns academic recognition
June 17, 2010
Josh Hanson worked nearly as hard on the mat as he did on his schoolwork during his four years at Baldwin High School. After completing his goal of earning a medal at the state wrestling tournament in February, Hanson has earned several honors for his wrestling and academic success.
Baltzell completes Fargo marathon as personal goal
June 17, 2010
What began as a senior project turned into a personal challenge for Baldwin High School’s Brandon Baltzell. To be exact, it was a 26.2-mile challenge for the BHS senior-to-be. Several months ago, Baltzell was planning on becoming the third BHS student to run a marathon for his senior project. Kyle Lauridsen and Brad Canterbury were the other two Bulldogs who accomplished the feat this decade.
Rumors of the Big 12’s death were greatly exaggerated
Around Town column
June 17, 2010
That collective sigh of relief heard this week in the area was from Big 12 fans who could finally breathe after a week plus of listening to what looked like the blow-by-blow destruction of their beloved conference.
Art Walk kickoff is Friday evening
June 17, 2010
There will be a new twist for the Baldwin Community Arts Council’s first Art Walk of the season from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown Baldwin City.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles coming Saturday
June 17, 2010
On Saturday morning, there will be plenty of classic automobiles, motorcycles and tractors in downtown Baldwin City for the annual Father’s Day weekend event. Although the event is geared toward fathers, one of the most popular attractions is for children only. McFarlane Aviation and the Vinland Airport, north of Baldwin City, will host one of the Experimental Aircraft Association Young Eagles Programs events.
Accident doesn’t deter Thomas the Tank Engine
June 17, 2010
Oh, no, it was Thomas the train wreck! Yes, the rumors are true. Thomas the Tank Engine collided with a trailer being pulled by a pickup. It happened during the last ride of the day Saturday for the famed cartoon character turned life-sized replica that comes to Baldwin City every year.
Good or bad weather, Thomas event still popular
June 17, 2010
Rain or shine, Thomas the Tank Engine will keep rolling down the tracks in Baldwin City. There were plenty of both during the final weekend of the annual event. On Friday, the sun was shining and hundreds of families experienced a warm, humid day of Thomas.
Kobach takes floor at scheduled candidate forum
June 17, 2010
Wednesday evening was supposed to be a time for candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Kansas secretary of state to voice their stances and ask young Johnson County Republicans for their vote.