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Legendary Baldwin High School football coach Merle Venable will have the sports complex around the high school named after him. The Baldwin School Board approved the motion at its Aug. 9 meeting.

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School board approves Merle Venable Complex

After months of discussion by the Baldwin School Board, Merle Venable is one giant step closer to being honored by his former Baldwin High School football players.

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School board holds off on naming facility policy

Scott Lauridsen’s idea to honor his former Baldwin High School football coach may have hit a snag within the Baldwin School Board. In January, Lauridsen mentioned the idea of naming the sports complex north and west of BHS after longtime coach Merle Venable.

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Merle Venable complex a possibility

School board asks for policy regarding naming facilities

Merle Venable might become the first former Baldwin High School coach or teacher to have his or her name attached to a sports facility. Baldwin School Board Member Scott Lauridsen briefly introduced the idea to honor his former coach at the January meeting and it was an agenda item Monday night.

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