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Maple Leaf Festival briefs
October 8, 2014
Maple Leaf Festival briefs
Carnival, kids’ corner, entertainment tent offer festival diversions from shopping
October 8, 2014
Arts and crafts booths are the lifeblood of the annual Maple Leaf Festival in Baldwin City, but even single-minded shoppers will find entertainment venues vying for their attention.
DA declines opinion on public suicide names
October 8, 2014
A Kansas district attorney’s office has declined to issue an opinion on whether a local police department is violating the state’s open records law by refusing to release the names of people who kill themselves in public.
Baldwin volleyball team defends Wellsville tourney title, schools arch-rival
October 8, 2014
As part of a very successful week, the Baldwin High volleyball team successfully defended on Saturday its Wellsville Invitational Tournament title. Making the week more satisfying was three victories against arch-rival Eudora High, who the Bulldogs met its opening round of the tournament, the championship and Tuesday in Frontier League play. Baldwin was dominant at Wellsville, losing only one set on the way to the championship. The Bulldogs did that despite two injuries during the day.
Baldwin boys make big statement at last home cross country meet
October 8, 2014
As Joe Pierce finished his last home cross country race for Baldwin High School, he knew he and his teammates had made a statement.
Wellsville woman’s handcrafted Santas a regular at Maple Leaf
October 8, 2014
When she first started making her Santa Claus figures, Olive Buehler was looking to make a bit of money at craft shows before the holidays. “I thought I’d make enough to buy Christmas presents for the grandkids,” the Wellsville woman said of the origins of the figures she sells at the Maple Leaf Festival and three other shows each fall. “It kind of got out of hand.”
Festival weekend big for local businesses
October 8, 2014
When those from outside of the Baldwin City community think of the Maple Leaf Festival, images of arts and craft booths lining the city’s brick streets under beautiful fall foliage probably come to mind. Local business owners have a different vision. For them, the festival that annually draws from 30,000 to 40,000 visitors to Baldwin City in the third full weekend of October is a busy and important time.
Kansas GOP candidates announce endorsements
October 8, 2014
Three Kansas Republicans seeking re-election to statewide office are touting endorsements from other GOP elected officials.
Festival visitors encouraged to use park-and-ride sites
October 8, 2014
As in a number of recent years, Lawrence visitors to this year’s Maple Leaf Festival need to keep in mind a construction detour in planning the trip to Baldwin City.
Kansas officials pleased by federal agency’s delay
October 8, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration is pleased that the federal government is delaying enforcement of rules extending minimum-wage and overtime protections to home-care workers.