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Commuter forecast for October 14, 2010
October 14, 2010
A chilly start to the morning will give way to warmer weather this afternoon. Weather-related delays should be non-existent.
Wildcats nip BHS volleyball squad in five games
October 14, 2010
DE SOTO — Baldwin High School’s volleyball squad came one point away from picking up a huge Frontier League win here Tuesday night. After winning the first two games of the league contest, Baldwin looked poised to sweep the Wildcats. However, the third game went into extra points, and De Soto ran with the momentum, winning the match in five games.
Bulldogs split league contests with Louisburg, Eudora
October 14, 2010
Baldwin High School’s soccer team split a pair of Frontier League games this week to keep its record above .500. Last Thursday, the Bulldogs traveled to Eudora and won 3-1, but they fell Tuesday to Louisburg at home. They are now 7-5-1 on the season with three contests remaining before the regional tournament starts Oct. 25.
BHS cross country teams sweep Sabetha, ready for league meet
October 14, 2010
Tony Weiss picked a great time to run his fastest 5-kilometer cross country time. The Baldwin High School senior set a personal best time last Thursday at the Sabetha Invitational. It was the Bulldogs’ final tune up before their final three meets: Frontier League, Class 4A regional and 4A state.
Louisburg tops BHS in battle of unbeatens
Bulldog football team learning from mistakes made against Wildcats
October 14, 2010
LOUISBURG — Mike Berg is making sure his team learns from their loss here Friday night. His Baldwin High School football team lost its first game of the season when it fell 42-26 to Louisburg (6-0). The Bulldogs (5-1) are keeping a positive outlook about the loss.
Five Bulldogs qualify for state as team finishes runner-up
October 14, 2010
TOPEKA — Baldwin High School’s girls’ tennis program had one of its best Class 4A regional tournaments here last weekend. The Bulldogs qualified five of their six players for the state tournament this weekend. The five qualifiers helped the Bulldogs earn a runner-up finish and a team plaque.
Big turnout expected for Maple Leaf run
October 14, 2010
Kit Harris is trying to make this year’s Maple Leaf Run the biggest ever, and thus far he’s feeling confident about reaching that goal. Harris, a Baldwin City resident, has received numerous registration forms and several other people expressed interest in information about the run.
KU mascots to grace Maple Leaf Festival parade
October 14, 2010
Two special guests from Lawrence will be in the annual Maple Leaf Festival grand parade, which begins at 11 a.m. Saturday. Kansas University mascots Big Jay and Baby Jay will be making the trek from Lawrence to be in the 2010 fall festival parade, according to Jeremy Rodrock, parade committee chair.
Boyd family named 2010 parade grand marshals
October 14, 2010
This year’s Maple Leaf Festival Parade grand marshals have direct ties to one of the festival’s co-founders. In fact, they are the children of Ivan Boyd, a late biology professor at Baker University who helped start the festival in 1958. Roger Boyd and Barbara Pressgrove will be the grand marshals of the 53rd annual festival.
Festival committee fine tunes downtown booth layout
October 14, 2010
A change to the layout for craft booths should create more room for foot traffic at the 53rd annual Maple Leaf Festival. During the past several years, the middle of High Street has been filled with two rows of booths, while there were booths lining the edge of the street, as well. This year, the festival committee decided to allow only one row of booths down the middle of the street.
Organizers ready for annual Maple Leaf influx
October 14, 2010
It’s that annual time in Baldwin City where thousands of visitors flock to town to shop for homemade crafts, sample delicious foods and view colorful fall foliage. The Maple Leaf Festival was founded in 1958. City. It’s now celebrated on the third full weekend of October. This year is the 53rd annual celebration of the festival.
BHS for Vets plans event at Oct. 22 home football game
October 14, 2010
Colin Thomas and the Baldwin High School Patriot’s Club are planning a bigger and better second edition of the BHS for Vets ceremony and they’ve had help this year. In 2008, Thomas planned the first-ever BHS for Vets ceremony at halftime of a football game.
School board hears concerns from patrons
October 14, 2010
Although there is a public hearing on the issue slated for Nov. 11, more than a dozen Baldwin School District patrons expressed concerns Monday about the possible closing of rural elementary schools. While the Baldwin School Board didn’t discuss the issue, the small contingent of patrons at the meeting wanted their opinions voiced.