Archive for Thursday, August 25, 2011

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Polls

Was your July utility bill higher than expected?

Response Percent
Yes
 
48%
No, it was lower
 
33%
No, it was about what I expected
 
18%
Total 66

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After slow start, some sunflowers are blooming at Grinter farm south of Tonganoxie
August 25, 2011
Ted Grinter’s sunflower crop had a slight Goldilocks complex this summer — but he hopes his bounty of the state flower now has found that everything is just right.
BHS volleyball squad aiming to build on 2010’s success
August 25, 2011
Kaysha Green is one of five Baldwin High School senior volleyball players who weren’t satisfied with a near-winning record last fall. She and her teammates are aiming higher this season.
Baldwin High soccer ready to open season Friday at Tonganoxie
August 25, 2011
Clint Chapman is one of the Baldwin High School soccer players who remembers how painful last season’s finale was. Chapman is now one of more than a half-dozen seniors on the BHS boys’ soccer squad.
Elementary students transitioning well to BESPCBESIC
August 25, 2011
Franklin Delano Roosevelt might have said it best in one of his famous quotes: “Only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” The former U.S. president’s quote was appropriate for the move from the two outlying elementary schools into the pair of schools in Baldwin City.
Wildcats, Braves renew early season rivalry
August 25, 2011
Baker University and Ottawa University are renewing their football rivalry once again to open the fall season. Only this time, the game is on the Wildcats’ territory.
USD 348 utility bill for July doubles from 2010
August 25, 2011
Superintendent Paul Dorathy and the USD 348 Board of Education received a surprise when their July utility bill came from the city of Baldwin City. It was a surprise that cost the district more than $80,000, which is twice as much as the bill was from July 2010.
School board lowers mill levy before approving 2011-2012 budget
August 25, 2011
After a lengthy discussion on how to give USD 348 taxpayers a break this school year, the board of education decreased the annual budget by 1 mill Monday night. A nearly two-hour debate centered on the capital outlay and the bond and interest mill levies ended in a unanimous vote.