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U.S. Highway 56 reopens to traffic east of Baldwin City
03:55 p.m., May 12, 2011 Updated 05:12 p.m.
Traffic is moving again on U.S. Highway 56 east of Baldwin City after a Wednesday night thunderstorm knocked down several power poles and caused officials to close the highway for several hours.
One lane of U.S. 56 now open east of Baldwin City
07:25 a.m., May 12, 2011 Updated 01:17 p.m.
One lane of U.S. Highway 56 east of Baldwin City has reopened after power lines fell on the road during a thunderstorm Wednesday night.
Lober ties Cook’s hurdles school record
May 12, 2011
Several Baldwin High School girls’ track and field class records were broken here Friday, but Lyndsey Lober was the only one to tie a school record. Lober will now be a part of BHS track and field history. She tied 1998 BHS graduate Jenny Cook’s 100-meter hurdles record at the Red Bud Classic Friday.
Hannon, Wright pace BHS boys to Redbud victory
May 12, 2011
Asher Hannon displayed speed that he didn’t know existed here Friday at the Red Bud Classic track and field meet. The Baldwin High School junior had enough speed to nearly win the 100-meter and 400-meter dashes. He also anchored two gold-medal relays to help the BHS boys team win the meet.
BHS students raise money for ‘Heart Awareness Week’
May 12, 2011
Shock ran through the nation as high-school star athlete Wes Leonard was pronounced dead at a home basketball game in Michigan during early March.
Bulldogs sweep Chieftains in regular season finale
May 12, 2011
Despite no games or practices for four days, the Baldwin High School softball team finished its regular season with a sweep at Tonganoxie on Monday. The Bulldogs swept Eudora last week and were scheduled to play Paola at home for senior night.
BHS baseball crushes Kaws to end senior night
May 12, 2011
Baldwin High School’s baseball team couldn’t sweep anyone during the regular season, but it did rout the Perry-Lecompton Kaws in its final contest before the regional tournament. First-year head coach Brian Turk and his players were hoping their first doubleheader sweep would happen Monday at home for senior night.
BJHS track teams win three league crowns
May 12, 2011
Baldwin Junior High School nearly swept the Frontier League track and field meet Saturday at Eudora. The Bulldogs won three of the four team championships. The seventh-grade girls, seventh-grade boys and eighth-grade girls teams won the league track and field titles.
Trio of Bulldogs headed to state tennis
May 12, 2011
Weather delays extended the opening day of the Class 4A boys’ regional tournament here last week, but when it all cleared Baldwin High School will be sending three players to state. Rain and lightning delayed action three times last Thursday when the tournament was starting.
Letters to the Editor
May 12, 2011
To the editor: To the person(s) who came and dug through the clothes that were tied in bags left over from the auction in Baldwin, I want to give a “big thanks.”
Alzheimer’s center opening in June
May 12, 2011
The newest Baldwin City business, ComfortCare Homes, will open in June and will be the only facility in Baldwin that handles the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Doug Stark created ComfortCare Homes in Wichita 18 years ago.
Bulldog Days returning to free-of-charge origins
May 12, 2011
Baldwin City’s popular community workout program is returning this summer to its roots and this year it’s free. Bulldog Days will officially start at 6 a.m. Monday at Liston Stadium. It will continue at 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday until it ends Aug. 12.
Newly hired BHS principal makes good impression during Monday’s visit
May 12, 2011
The last time Rob McKim walked through the doors of Baldwin High School he was interviewing for the vacant principal position. McKim walked through the doors of the high school again Monday afternoon, with the job securely in hand, ready to meet the Baldwin City community.
School board sides with safety over savings in busing decision
May 12, 2011
USD 348 Board of Education members followed the advice of Superintendent Paul Dorathy and rejected the transportation committee’s recommendation that was proposed in April. Board members agreed Monday with Dorathy that the savings from ending bus service to students inside the city limits of Baldwin City didn’t outweigh the safety concerns of children walking to school.
Going small pays big for Baker University senior
May 12, 2011
Baker University senior Justin Morello was not used to a small-school, or small-town, atmosphere. Morello grew up living for nine years in Cologne, Germany, which is home to nearly 1 million people, and graduated from Blue Valley North High School in Overland Park.
Successful class of seniors graduating from BHS
May 12, 2011
On Sunday, a group of 108 seniors will be leaving behind a legacy at Baldwin High School. Whether it’s been state championship teams, national titles in engineering, organizing dozens of military veterans at a football game, leading clubs and groups or earning academic honors, the class of 2011 has left its mark at BHS.
Yo-yos add new dimension to Marble Days celebration
May 12, 2011
Residents were out en masse Saturday at the fifth annual Marble Days celebration, taking part in activities ranging from marble shooting to letting large, bubble wand-made bubbles float down Oak Street.