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Send-off rally today for Baldwin High School state bound wrestlers
February 26, 2014
There will be a send-off rally at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the BJHS cafeteria for the six Baldwin Bulldog state qualifying wrestlers just before the team departs for Salina.
County allows wind energy company to apply for construction of two meteorological towers west of Baldwin City
February 26, 2014
The Douglas County Commission will allow NextEra Energy Resources, the largest wind energy developer in the United States, to proceed in the application process to erect two meteorological towers in the countryside to study the area’s wind patterns.
Kansas bill to open police records advances
February 26, 2014
A proposal for making Kansas police records more available to the public has cleared a committee, a victory for open-records advocates who have been working to overcome opposition from prosecutors.
Master gardeners to share knowledge at Vinland
February 26, 2014
The Master Gardeners of Douglas County and the Vinland United Methodist Church will present a free “Spring Seeding and Irrigation Workshop” beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Vinland church.
Kansas: As critics rally, efforts under way to revive anti-gay marriage bill
February 26, 2014
As protestors rallied Tuesday outside the Capitol to bury a bill that they said would have provided legal protection for discrimination against gays, a Christian group sought to revive an alternative.
Kansas: Liquor store owners oppose push for grocery stores to sell alcohol
February 26, 2014
Brian Fadden, owner of Parkway Wine & Spirits in Lawrence, says that if a proposed bill to allow grocery and convenience stores to sell wine, liquor and strong beer passes, he’ll likely go out of business. But he’ll at least be able to find another job.
Two Baker softball players earn HAAC honors
February 26, 2014
After an impressive 3-1 record at the Oklahoma Baptist University Spring Festival over the weekend, a pair of freshman from Baker University earned this week’s Heart of America Athletic Conference Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week awards.
Baldwin Junior High team hopes to improve lives of autistic students
February 26, 2014
Four Baldwin Junior High School students are awaiting word on whether their entry into a U.S. Department of Defense-sponsored contest will earn them a summer trip to Disney World. Should the team earn the trip and go on to win the national contest, the real winners could be young autistic students in central Kansas.
Baldwin boys in zone against man defense
February 26, 2014
The Baldwin High School boys faced a man defense Tuesday and promptly showed why they have seen a steady diet of zone in the past four games as the Bulldogs raced to an 81-46 victory against Spring Hill.