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Thunderstorms, hail possible Thursday afternoon, evening
April 14, 2011
Thunderstorms, heavy rain and hail are possible Thursday afternoon and evening across northeast Kansas, according to the Hazardous Weather Outlook from the National Weather Service offices in Topeka and Pleasant Hill, Mo.
Baker’s Decker steps down as basketball coach
April 14, 2011
Baker University women’s basketball coach Susan Decker announced on Monday that she has resigned her post after 11 seasons leading the Wildcat program.
USD School Board considering cutting busing inside city limits
April 14, 2011
Any USD 348 student who rides the bus to school and lives in the Baldwin City limits might have to find a different way to school next year. No decision was made regarding in-town transportation for the 2011-2012 school year at Monday’s USD 348 Board of Education meeting.
Baldwin City still competitive in Take Charge Challenge
April 14, 2011
While citizens of Baldwin City could be saving money through the Take Charge! Challenge, the city could be winning money. The Take Charge! Challenge began Jan. 1 and is a competition between 16 Kansas cities to reduce energy use.
School board moves one step closer to adding BHS girls soccer program
April 14, 2011
Baldwin High School female soccer players are one step closer to having their own program next year, but one important step still remains. The USD 348 Board of Education must approve the program, which parents are proposing to fully fund for the first three years. However, one large step was taken Monday night.
Founding members return for ceremony marking Baker diversity group’s 31st year
April 14, 2011
The past and the present of Baker University’s Mungano organization joined together at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Osborme Memorial Chapel for the 31st annual Candlelight Vigil. Cheryl Brown Henderson, president of the Brown versus Board of Education National Historic Site and Baker alumna from 1972, was the featured speaker at the vigil for the multicultural organization.
Young girl’s big heart gets results at BESPC
April 14, 2011
Maiya Evans has an interest in helping animals and fellow humans and it’s already showing at nine years of age. As a third-grader at Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center, Evans has donated money and supplies to the Lawrence Humane Society and the American Red Cross relief effort for Japan. All of this has happened the past two months.
BHS girls break sprint medley record at Baker Relays
April 14, 2011
Baldwin High School’s track and field teams sure enjoy running at Baker University’s Liston Stadium. In two meets at home this season, the Bulldogs have run or performed at their best on the track and in the field and the meets started just two weeks ago.
Spring Hill’s late rally keeps BHS baseball winless
April 14, 2011
Baldwin High School’s baseball team came one out away from earning its first victory of the season during its home opener Tuesday night. Unfortunately, that third and final out of the seventh inning came too late. Spring Hill rallied and scored four runs on two outs in the top of the inning to take a one-run lead.
Brungardt’s leadoff run propels BHS softball split
April 14, 2011
Little did she know, but Madeline Brungardt’s first-inning heroics would help the Baldwin High School softball team ends it’s five-game losing streak. The BHS junior scored the only run in the second game of Tuesday’s doubleheader at home. BHS (3-5) beat Spring Hill 1-0 after losing 5-4 in the opener.
Morgan earns All-American status at Iowa tournament
April 14, 2011
Andrew Morgan wasn’t satisfied with a fifth-place finish at the Class 4A state wrestling tournament in February. The Baldwin High School junior wanted more and he wasted no time in achieving it this offseason.
On the chopping block: A special report on Baldwin City food inspections
April 14, 2011
This interactive piece, produced by journalism students at Baker University, takes an in-depth look at state inspections at Baldwin City establishments that serve food to the public.