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Musings from the HIll, Nov. 12, 2115
November 10, 2015
Another Halloween has come and gone. Oh, how the years fly swiftly to the sweet by and by of the days of our youth. According to recent polls, Halloween is now ranked just below Christmas in money spent on decorations, costume and “trick or treat” handouts.
2 downtown Baldwin City storefronts razed
November 10, 2015
Downtown Baldwin City saw its biggest change in several years with the razing last week to two buildings on High Street. On Nov. 4, the closed Title and Abstract building at 707 High St. and the old L&M Catering building next door were razed.
Baldwin City to start update of comprehensive plan next year
November 10, 2015
The Baldwin City Planning Commission and City Council will with an update of the city’s comprehensive plan. Interim City Administrator Brad Smith said $20,000 was earmarked in the city 2016 budget for the update.
Grant spikes Baldwin City new home starts
November 10, 2015
Baldwin City is in the midst of its best year for new housing starts since the start of the recession thanks to a grant the community received earlier this year. Tina Rakes, Baldwin City codes inspector, said eight permits for the construction of new single-family homes have been issued this year in the city and construction started on two others for which permits were issued in late December 2014.
Baldwin City students find multiple benefits from martial arts class
November 10, 2015
Melinda Shoemaker is looking forward to getting a new green belt in January to replace the yellow one she wore Monday evening. In late January, Shoemaker and the other students in Tom Christian’s martial arts class will demonstrate their technique to a visiting master and square off against fellow students with the goal of improving their belt rank.