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Have you driven on the new four-lane stretch of U.S. Highway 59 in Franklin County?

Response Percent
Yes, and loved it
 
58%
No, never travel that route
 
34%
Yes, but 70 mph is too fast
 
4%
No, but can’t wait for the Douglas County portion to be finished
 
2%
Total 75

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Home, Lawn and Leisure Expo will be March 11 and 12 in Leavenworth
March 3, 2011
The Home, Lawn and Leisure Expo will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 11 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, March 12 at the Riverfront Community Center, Esplanade and Delaware streets in downtown Leavenworth.
Second half offense leads BHS girls to sub-state win
March 3, 2011
Once shots began falling in the second half, the Baldwin High School girls’ basketball team rolled to its first-round sub-state win at home Tuesday night. The Bulldogs put Perry-Lecompton away by outscoring the Kaws 35-7 in the second half. The Bulldogs beat the Kaws 50-22 to advance to Friday’s Class 4A sub-state semifinal game.
Trio of first-time qualifiers win state matches
March 3, 2011
SALINA — Without its top competitor, this year wasn’t Baldwin High School’s best here at the Class 4A state wrestling tournament. However, it wasn’t all lost as three first-time wrestlers won their first-ever state matches.
Third time’s a charm for Baldwin High’s Morgan
March 3, 2011
SALINA — Andrew Morgan has improved from a below .500 freshman to a fifth-place finisher in two years as a Baldwin High School wrestler. His third time at the Class 4A state tournament here was his best. Morgan ended his junior campaign with his first-ever Class 4A state medal, but he wanted a better finish.
Community garden ready to go with spring
March 3, 2011
Plans for a community garden in Baldwin City have been in the works since 2008, but local gardeners will have their first chance to see what they can grow this April.
Distinguished BHS alumnus will be keynote speaker at BEF luncheon
March 3, 2011
Mike Carriker and Merle Venable will be headlining this year’s Baldwin Education Foundation Luncheon. The Baldwin High School alumnus and distinguished BHS football coach will be honored at the fifth annual event, which is set for noon March 10 at Stony Point Hall.
U.S. Highway 59 paving to begin this summer
March 3, 2011
Southern Douglas County should expect to see the northern portion of the new U.S. Highway 59 take shape this summer. Although the extensive project to build a new four-lane highway from Interstate 35 to Lawrence won’t be completed until 2012, the Douglas County portion will see pavement laid this year.
KU’s Gill highlights annual Chamber of Commerce dinner
March 3, 2011
Turner Gill, University of Kansas’ head football coach, was among the roughly 125 people in attendance at the annual awards dinner hosted by Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce Saturday at Stony Point Hall.
Baldwin First UMC to include ‘safe place’ wording in welcoming statement
March 3, 2011
After a unanimous vote Jan. 24 by the council of the Baldwin First United Methodist Church, BFUMC became the first church in Baldwin City to include a welcoming statement acknowledging it as a “safe space.” A safe space means a place that is openly welcoming of all people, especially in terms of sexual orientation.
BHS boys fall to Thunder in sub-state opener
March 3, 2011
LENEXA — Despite a hard-fought game against the favored home team, the Baldwin High School boys’ basketball season ended here Monday night in the Class 4A sub-state. After pulling within four points following a Caleb Gaylord three-pointer, the Bulldogs were unable to score again during the final minute.