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Baldwin City Council approves resolution stating its intent to issue industrial revenue bonds

You are spot on and a little research about Mike Bosch and his company you realize why he wants this. I quote from his blog.

'Within 12 months, we outgrew the office and the local internet infrastructure. We found ourselves asking the same question, “Wouldn’t it be better for us to move the business?” At the time, we were thinking of Kansas City because of Google fiber. That way, we could still live in a small town. But I thought “Isn’t that why we started this business in the first place? to work as geeks in the town we love?” So we’re building Dawn Fiber, an internet service company building the most advanced internet infrastructure right here in Baldwin City, Kansas'

You can find the whole thing at

This is all about his company and what they need to get bigger. He also mentions several failed ventures.

October 26, 2013 at 3:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Baldwin City Council approves resolution stating its intent to issue industrial revenue bonds

What happens when the company files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy?

We are left holding an expensive fiber optic cable that goes to nowhere.

5 million is about $3300 per household in the city. That's expensive internet.

October 23, 2013 at 6:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ticket leads to petition drive for crosswalk light

how do you get a ticket for failing to yield to a pedestrian in the crosswalk if the pedestrian is on the sidewalk? Seems to me the Pedestrian is in the wrong if he stepped off the curb when she was close to driving by. and note to the author the title of the law is pedestrian IN the crosswalk not waiting at the crosswalk. Cops don't seem to know the law in this town.


Sec. 64. Pedestrians' Right-of-Way in Crosswalks; Control Signals.

(a) When traffic-control signals are not in place or not in operation the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way, slowing down or stopping if need be to so yield, to a pedestrian entering or crossing the roadway within a crosswalk.

(b) No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.

September 24, 2013 at 7:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Baldwin City police officer back on the job after mission in Afghanistan

I am glad he is back. Greg is good officer, but now we have a Chief, 2 sergeants and a corporal? All from 8 full time officers? Seems a bit overkill for a town of 4000.

September 24, 2013 at 7:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Baldwin board selects Kansas City, Mo., developer's proposal to purchase, redevelop Chapel Street properties

'Because of the property’s proximity to Baker, his proposal assumed the apartments would be market-driven rentals, Krsnich said '

I guess Krsnich didn't do his homework. Bakers students are required to live on campus or in a Greek house unless they file and get approved exemption (usually for married or living with parents). So that is pretty much out.

On to the low rent apartments. Yea just what we need. Don't we have enough with the Chicken coops and the trailer park?

Really East Lawrence isn't that great.

September 24, 2013 at 7:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Baldwin school district receives two proposals to buy, redevelop Chapel Street properties

Why not tear the junk down sell the property to Baker so they can build a new building.

I thought the whole reason for building a new school was because this building was too bad to be cost effective to fix up. If it is so worthy to renovate that the board thinks it needs to stiuplate that in a the sale then they should have saved the taxpayers millions and spent the $500,000 and kept it, Shoot even $5 mil. is a far cry from the 22 mil than what we are paying now.

I am not sure why anyone would buy anything from someone who wanted to regulate what it would be used for after it was sold. Tear it down and start over.

September 23, 2013 at 4:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Progress made on problems plaguing Baldwin High School iPad connectivity

I am all about technology. We have an entire home network but Ipad is a waste. My child had to use my Laptop tonight to type a paper because the school uses google drive for papers but the Ipad doesn't work with google drive.

Complete waste of money and it's time for the IT guy to retire. Apple is not used in any large scale business or government and is way overpriced. Now it doesn't work like they wanted it to. How about being a good steward of our tax dollars.

September 19, 2013 at 7:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Progress made on problems plaguing Baldwin High School iPad connectivity

This has been a boondoggle from the start. And we figured out the problem at the parent meeting. Steve Hemphill introduced himself and said he had been with the district since something like 1978. Then he proceeds to say that he hasn't mastered everything on the Ipad yet.

I am sure my 70 year old mother could do as good a job leading the IT dept. She has mastered most of Windows 8. Really and this guy is leading the IT dept?

Then they said they were going to push out the apps that they had purchased after students had their Ipads. Now take 445 computers connect them to one network wifi router at the same time and try to have them download software all at one time. Are you kidding me. Now I realize that I don't know what they are using and there are accesses points that can handle this bandwidth but given that it USD348 and the cost they would be I would say the accesses points they have are good for about 12 computers and that is it. They already had to touch each Ipad when they got it buy putting in their admin connection ect. Why wouldn't you just put on the apps at the same time.

Lastly they have not blocked any apps. Children can download and buy any app they want. So now you have every student in school who is connected to the internet while setting in class. What do you think most of they are doing? They ban cell phones in class but now every student has an iChat device. Or an Twitter device ect. even if they didn't have a smart phone to begin with.

And the squirrel issue? If it's near the primary center why would a fiber optic cable be anywhere except underground? And my dog ate my homework.

September 19, 2013 at 6:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

El Jacal to emphasize fresh, on-site prepared food

No I just believe in supporting local people.

You need to read this story.

August 30, 2013 at 6:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

El Jacal to emphasize fresh, on-site prepared food

I have two comments.

You thought Ottawa was too saturated so you come to Baldwin City that will now have 3 mexican resturants and a total of what 8 or 9 places to eat?

Second. It sounds like you should fair better than El Patron if you cook everything fresh. I hope you do since you have ties to the area and KS, well heck to just the US. I know I will choose you over El Patron.

August 30, 2013 at 11:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )