Archive for Thursday, March 31, 2011

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Which election results are you more interested in seeing Tuesday night?

Response Percent
USD 348 Board of Education
 
73%
Baldwin City Council
 
26%
Total 49

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Rural school families remain skeptical; Baldwin parent group trying to reach out
02:30 a.m., March 31, 2011 Updated 05:06 p.m.
The vote to close the Vinland and Marion Springs Elementary Schools has left many members of those communities upset with the Baldwin USD 348 Board of Education. Although some parents are trying to move forward with the decision to close the schools, many are still grieving the loss.
Larger class sizes still focus of USD 348 school closing critics
02:30 a.m., March 31, 2011 Updated 05:06 p.m.
Larger class sizes, longer commutes for students and many unhappy rural elementary school parents will result from the consolidation of elementary schools in Baldwin City USD 348.
City council forum answers: Coy Weege
March 31, 2011
The current City Council has taken part of the advancement of research and believes that a financial interest with the Public Water Authority partnership is a positive advance for Baldwin City, noting it has worked for our very close neighbors, like Paola and Louisburg.
City council forum answers: Shane Starkey
March 31, 2011
I believe that Baldwin City should explore the option of an alternative water source. Some concerns that we should have answered would be short term cost, long term cost, and the service level.
City council forum answers: Jason Mock
March 31, 2011
This issue seems to be already settled by the current city council. At the March 21, 2011 meeting, the council voted to move forward with this partnership. While the decision has already been made, I do support the decision the council made.
Polls open Tuesday for city, school board elections
02:30 a.m., March 31, 2011 Updated 06:31 a.m.
With voters set to go the polls Tuesday to decide who will win the seven open seats on the Baldwin City Council and USD 348 Board of Education, Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew took the time to answer some questions about the voting process.
City council forum answers: Ken Hayes
March 31, 2011
I agree that seeking an agreement with DeSoto and the other entities makes sense from a business standpoint and severing our reliance on Lawrence for water.
Four Bulldogs named to all-league basketball teams
March 31, 2011
Four Baldwin High School basketball players were honored by the Frontier League coaches for their seasons.
Baldwin High track, field teams enter season with lofty goals
March 31, 2011
Mike Spielman and Ted Zuzzio are excited about beginning the Baldwin High School track and field teams Friday at Liston Stadium. Both BHS coaches have high expectations entering the 2011 spring, as well as their athletes do this year. The Bulldogs’ season starts at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Baker University’s stadium.
BHS seniors ready to end careers on a winning note
March 31, 2011
Many of the names and faces on the Baldwin High School baseball uniforms haven’t changed in the past three years, but the attitude is different this spring. The group of eight BHS seniors on the Bulldogs’ baseball team have endured three losing seasons while many of them have seen significant varsity playing time.
Bulldogs battle chilly start, sweep Eagles in opener
March 31, 2011
Although the weather wasn’t spring-like, the Baldwin High School softball season began Tuesday. Despite the overcast skies and temperature near 40 degrees, the Bulldogs battled through their opener and won a pair of games. The Bulldogs swept Wellsville to open the home complex with two wins.
Letter to the editor
March 31, 2011
To the editor: Last night (March 23) at the BOE candidate forum I heard words like “healing the community,” “more transparency,” “better communication” and “quality of education.”
Late Baker historian, archivist remembered
March 31, 2011
Harold Kolling, former Baker University historian and archivist, knew when the bagpipes were first included in the university’s graduation ceremony and the score of the first-ever football game between Baker and the University of Kansas.
Wellness Festival to offer screenings, prizes Saturday morning
March 31, 2011
The Community Wellness Festival began as a small grant from the Douglas County Health Foundation and is now about to begin its 10th year in existence.
City staff plans electrical system upgrade
March 31, 2011
Baldwin City residents: don’t say you weren’t warned. Upgrades to Baldwin City’s electrical system on Wednesday and April 12 could possibly cause a power outage for hours. The city staff isn’t expecting to lose service during the morning upgrades, but there is a chance it could happen.
City council candidates address high electrical rates at forum
March 31, 2011
The four candidates running for the Baldwin City Council are concerned about the city’s electrical rates while speaking of the cause and ways to address the issue. Baldwin City’s second pre-election public forum was Tuesday evening at Baker University. The first was last week for the 10 USD 348 Board of Education candidates.