Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Anniversary: Ralph and Marja Pearson to Celebrate 67 Years on July 7, 2016

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 Ralph and Marja Pearson to Celebrate their 67th Anniversary on July 7th, 2016.
Ralph and Marja were married in 1949 at her family home west of Baldwin.  Ralph, along with his wife, owned and operated Pearson Heating and Sheet Metal in Baldwin for over 25 years.
Their children invite anyone interested to help them celebrate by sending well wishes to:
Ralph and Marja Pearson, c/o 232 Elm St., Baldwin City, Kansas  66006.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Baldwin City Area Residents Turn Out to Support Senior Wheels

Residents lined up for biscuits and gravy.
Photographer Kevin Surbaugh
Saturday June 25, 2016 volunteers for Baldwin City Senior Wheels held their annual fundraiser in front of the Lumberyard Arts Center at Eighth and High Streets in downtown Baldwin City. The fundraiser, which accepted freewill donations help raise funds for the cities transportation services for the elderly and handicapped.

After getting their plate, residents had the opportunity to go inside and sit down at tables to eat at inside the Lumberyard.  Coffee, an orange drink and water were offered to wet their whistle. 


Baldwin City Senior Wheels Van
Photographer Kevin Surbaugh

Baldwin City Senior Wheels Van
Photographer Kevin Surbaugh

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Kansas Dad Gets Tattoo to Match His Son's Surgery Scar

Hutchinson, KS - A Hutchinson father’s effort to ease his son’s insecurity after a cancer surgery left him with a scar on his head is gaining attention across the internet  around the world. After undergoing surgery for brain cancer,  Gabriel Marshall, age 8,  was left with a scar on the right side of his head. In order to boost his self-confidence, Gabriel's father, Josh Marshall, decided to get a tattoo exactly like his son's scar.
photo courtesy of Josh Marshall
According to national and international press reports, his father said that his son, felt insecure with a scar on the right side of his head after the surgery.  So Marshall decided to do something about it.  Telling Gabriel, "if people want to stare at you, then they can stare at both of us."
After getting the tattoo, Marshall shared a photo of himself and his son showing off their scars on Facebook for a Best Dad competition in Wichita, being held by the St Baldricks Foundation, writing “got my son’s scar tattooed to help his self confidence.”  He received 5,000 votes in the competition to win the title of Best Bald Dad, and after Baldnicks shared the photo, the father/son duo has won the hearts of people all over the world. Leading the hosts of the weekend edition of the Today Show to quip, that in their minds he is the Best Dad Ever.  Not just the Best Bald Dad.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A Packed Agenda on the First Day of Summer

Mayor Marilyn Pearse called the June 20, 2016 meeting to order. Before the council dived into it's business, one city resident, approached the podium, to speak before the council about an issue that was not on the agenda. Bill Snyder addressed the council about moving his oversized shed to a trailer park. However, the shed is larger then any currently located in the trailer park which is already considered non-compliant.
He was informed, he needs to go to the Board of Zoning Appeals. If he didn't like their decision he could then take it to District Court, but the city council could not over rule this kind of decision.
The  Wellsville Water Agreement was again on the agenda.  The 40-year contract between the two cities is set to expire next year, on December 31, 2017. 
Baldwin City finance director Brad Smith told the Baldwin City Council on Monday that the city and Wellsville were close to an agreement that would sell water to Wellsville at a rate of anywhere from $1.09 to $1.25 per 1,000 gallons. That charge would be on top of Baldwin City’s purchase price from Lawrence of $2.91 per 1,000 gallons. Wellsville currently pays $3.60 per 1,000 gallons. Smith said the city is looking for an agreement that makes sense, with simple updates as both communities look at their annual budgets.
Mike Brungardt, Wellsville City Engineer, said Wellsville wants Baldwin City to be compensated for it's costs of getting water from Lawrence to Wellsville.  Smith said that he hoped to have a new agreement in the next month.

In other business:

  • Bill Neuenswander addressed the council about the Seniors Wheel Program.
    Honored Fire Chief Allen Craig who retired last week after 45 years with the cities volunteer Fire Department.
    Approved ordinance 1335, the animal control ordinance that officially allows up to twelve chickens and ducks, but continues the ban on roosters.
  • Approved ordinance 1093, which ends the practice of having a first and second reading of ordinances before being voted on.
  • Approved charter ordinance 24, which brings the city into compliance with a new state Corporation law, that requires the spring local elections to be moved to November of odd years.
  • Heard from Hank Booth and Dave Hill about the Economic Development (EDC), seeking $15,000 from the city to go alongside private sector funding. The council postponed a decision, so that they could have time to consider the matter.
  • Cancelled the July 5 meeting due to the majority of the council being unavailable after the holiday.  The following week, July 11 is still a special Council of the Whole, tackling the upcoming budget. That meeting will meet at 6:30 P.M.
  • Trump Meeting with Politically Conservative Christian Leaders

    WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Yesterday, June 21, 2016, some politically conservative Christian leaders will meet with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to learn more about the candidate and his position on certain issues.
    The following statement can be attributed to Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World:
    “The group that is meeting with Donald Trump today does not represent the entire Christian community – or even all evangelicals.
    "The leaders of a wide array of Christian church bodies have asked presidential candidates to explain what they would do about hunger and poverty if elected. These are issues that are important in all faith traditions. Nearly all the candidates have provided statements (www.circleofprotection.us). But despite repeated requests, the Trump campaign has yet to respond.
    “Bread for the World calls on Donald Trump to offer a statement on what he would do to provide help and opportunity to hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world.
    “Currently, 48 million Americans, including nearly 16 million children, struggle with hunger. A recent voter survey commissioned by Bread for the World found that 1 in 3 voters say they will vote only for candidates who promise to make ending hunger one of their top priorities. Bread for the World is working to elect leaders who will make this happen.
    “Bread for the World hopes that Mr. Trump considers ending hunger and poverty to be an important issue, just as millions of Christians across this country do.”

    Tuesday, June 21, 2016

    Saturday 25 is a Day Full of Events


  • Start your Saturday June 25 off with a delicious breakfast of Biscuits and Gravy (and a Cinnamon Roll to). It's all to support the Baldwin City Senior Wheels. Serving 8 A.M. to 10 A.M. in front of the Chamber Office at 8th and High Streets in Baldwin City. All donations received will support the continuation of the Senior Wheels Program.
  • The eighth annual Lawrence Memorial (LMH) Spray Run will be held from 7:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M. on the morning of Saturday June 25, 2016. The Baldwin City event will begin at Baldwin City Golf Clubhouse located at 1102 Main Street in Baldwin City. The course is USA Track and Field (USATF)certified. As participants run or walk the certified course, they will be sprinkled, splashed and sprayed with water, all for great fun and two great causes, the hospital itself, which is ranked as one of the nations Top 100 Hospitals and a wellness grant for the Baldwin City Community. Similar events will be held in Tonganoxie and July 16 and Eudora on Jul 30. Entry Fees are Kids 12 & Under $10, Adult Preregistration $25, Adult Registration at the Event $30, and Team Relay Registration $50
  • The evening of Saturday June 25 head on over to the Baldwin City Intermediate Center for Bingo night to support the Communities Emergency Fund from 7 P.M. to 9 P.M.
  • Monday, June 20, 2016

    Chisholm Trail-150th Anniversary

    Abilene, KS (PRWEB) - The legacy of Chisholm and McCoy will be carried on through education. Symposiums, re-enactments and books will drive the energy and excitement toward the Labor Day Weekend Event.
    September 2-4 of 2016 will kickoff the first annual Trails, Rails and Tales event to celebrate the rough and tumble, wild and woolly days of the lawless West. It is a party thrown in the spirit of Joseph McCoy’s first cattle drive.
    McCoy arrived in Abilene on July 1, 1867, and within two short months, he was able to transform a quiet whistle stop town, into a bustling Cow Town filling our streets with drovers, gamblers, cowboy legends, aristocratic ranchers and tourists wanting to catch a view of Wild Bill, Jesse James or John Wesley Hardin. Abilene was the best advertised small town in America.
    These are the events that will kick off the 2016 Trails, Rail and Tales: Abilene, Kansas Labor Day Event

  • Friday night street dance and old-fashioned bonfire
  • Chisholm Trail Auto Classic Car show
  • Saturday morning "Saddle Up, Let's Ride" parade
  • Abilene's Longhorn Parade of Legends, twice a day
  • Kids Buckaroo Camp
  • Red Steagall, Cowboy entertainer
  • Melodramas, historical performances and reenactors, tintype photographers
  • Saturday night country-western concert
  • Native American Powow
  • Sunday chuck-wagon breakfast and cowboy church service

  • The entire family and visitors from everywhere are encouraged to visit Abilene  for this annual event. 

    Kwik Shop Relocation is Underway

    Baldwin City, KS – According to a press release issued by Kwik Shop, Inc. of Hutchinson, KS (a division of Kroger, Inc (NYSE: KR) of Cincinnati, OH. Kwik Shop has purchased the Santa Fe Market at 522 Ames Street, and plans to remodel the facility in order to replace its smaller location at 600 Ames Street. The new store will open within the next 45 days after the renovations and re-imaging is complete. Moose’s Backwoods BBQ will remain in its current location and continue serving customers. The press release also said, "Kwik Shop is very excited to have the ability to provide a better facility/offering in order to meet our customers’ expectations."
    Santa Fe and Phillips 66 signs begin to disappear
    as the store begins remodeling and re-branding
    to become a Kwik Shop. 
    Photographer Kevin Surbaugh
    Some of the features of the new Kwik Shop in comparison to the current location will include, more dueling dispensers from two to five (aka ten vehicle fueling positions instead of four). The new location will add diesel, farm diesel, kerosene, and racing fuel, which the current location doesn't offer.  In addition the new facility will off a larger facility, additional parking capacity and a car wash.
    Kwik Shop, promises that customers can save both time and money when they participate in Kwik Shop/Dillon's fuel rewards program. Customers can redeem up to 1,000 points at one time to save up to $1 off per gallon of fuel at Kwik Shop/Dillon's Fuel Centers. Customers are invited to see the store and visit www.kwikshop.com for complete details of the fuel rewards program or visit them at www.facebook.com/kwikshopstores where for further information and additional promotions.
    Requests for information on what will happen to the current location, after the move went unanswered.  

    Saturday, June 18, 2016

    2016 Car Show in Pictures

    The third annual Piston N Pin Ups Car Show was held this past weekend. Vintage cars and hot rod lined the streets in downtown along with vendors and a beauty pageant of sorts. Visitors to the car show took their time to view the numerous cars on display. 
    Photographer Kevin Surbaugh

    Photographer Kevin Surbaugh

    Photographer Kevin Surbaugh

    Photographer Kevin Surbaugh

    Photographer Kevin Surbaugh

    Photographer Kevin Surbaugh

    Photographer Kevin Surbaugh

    Photographer Kevin Surbaugh

    Photographer Kevin Surbaugh

    Photographer Kevin Surbaugh

    Photographer Kevin Surbaugh

    Thursday, June 16, 2016

    Goodbye to Santa Fe Market

    Santa Fe Market employee, Debbie waits on a
    steady stream of customers and well wishers on the final day
    of business for Santa Fe Market. The Kwik Shop across the street has
    bought the property and will begin renovations shortly. At the time the picture was taken,
    Debbie was unsure of where she was going to work. She had applied at both Kwik Shop and
    Baldwin City Market. However, in a Facebook later in the day, she said that after being
    unemployed for an hour and twenty-five minutes, she accepted a job with Baldwin City Market.
    Photographer Kevin Surbaugh
    A steady stream of regular customers and well wishers came in to the Santa Fe Market, on it's last day of business on June 15, 2016.  As for the U-Haul portion of the business, Frank Foye, said that Arrowhead Hardware will be the new U-haul rental facility for the city of Baldwin City.

    Lumberyard Arts Center Presents TAOS - East

    Baldwin City, KS -  The Friday June 17 art walk, from 6:30-8 P.M. will include an art display at the Lumberyard Arts Center Gallery which will presents TAOS - EAST Gallery Exhibit. Visitors will be able to see the works of nine different artists from Baldwin City, Paola, Overland Park and Shawnee, with works reminiscent of the artist's haven of Taos, New Mexico.
    Paintings, drawings and photographs from Sandy Cardens, Christy Carlisle, Verna Crane, Paul Knapp, Jacqui Lichius, Bobbi Sharbutt, Dawn Thomas and Sharron Spence and New Mexico inspired pottery by Sandy Davidson Tugman. These are primarily artists who spent at least one week in Taos in 2015 painting and photographing together. Several of these artists have been going to the same painting retreat for over twenty years.
    The show will continue through July 16.  Lumberyard Arts Center normal hours are Tuesday-Friday 1 P.M. – 4 P.M. and Saturdays  9 A.M. - noon. 
    According to a press release sent to the Gazette. Friday's event will include live music from Jupiter Two, paint the truck for kids and adults, and then go inside to see the artwork, where you can enjoy some  appetizers and a cool drink and visit for a while!

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016

    Vinland Community Blood Drive on Friday

    Kansas City, MO - Community Blood Center (CBC) is the primary provider of blood components to 70 plus hospitals and medical centers in the Kansas City region.  CBC will conduct a life saving blood drive on Friday, June 17 (2016), 2 P.M. - 6 P.M.
    “When individuals normally think of essential community services, they think about the fire and police departments.” said David Graham, Executive Director with Community Blood Center. “Community Blood Center and its donors are very similar to police officers and fire fighters. We make up a life-saving team that is here to meet the needs of local patients. Our volunteer donors roll up their sleeves and do so without hesitation.”
    Baldwin City Individuals can help by donating blood at this Community Blood Center blood drive on Friday, June 17, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. The drive will be held at Vinland United Methodist Church, Basement. All presenting donors will be entered into a drawing for 2 Royals tickets!
    To make an appointment online, visit savealifenow.org, click the “Schedule an Appointment” icon and enter Sponsor Code Vinland community. For additional details, contact Kelly Garrison at 785-594-2777.
    Community Blood Center serves hospitals in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area, as well as eastern Kansas and western Missouri. CBC provides nearly 200,000 blood products per year to 70 area hospitals – and relies on volunteer donors each day to meet the need for life-saving gifts of blood. CBC operates 365/24/7 to deliver safe, high-quality products to meet transfusion needs for routine care and emergencies.

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016

    Obituary: Shirley Ann Cornelius

    Shirley Ann Cornelius, 84 of Baldwin City, KS passed away June 9, 2016 at Vintage Park Assisted Living Center in Baldwin City, KS.  She was born July 22, 1931 in Pontiac, Michigan, the daughter of Harold Fred Weaver and Ethel May (Clark) Weaver. 
    Shirley grew up in a very patriotic family and always held the belief that everyone should "serve our country." Upon graduating from high school with the class of 1950, she immediately followed in the footsteps of her six uncles and enlisted in the United States Army. She completed her basic training at Fort Lee, Virginia. Her next stop was Fort Riley, KS where she became a member of the first group of all women to go through training at Fort Riley, KS.  She was assigned to Fort Belvoir, VA when the Korean War erupted. There, she did requisitions for supplies for the war, which "included men, tanks, jeeps, guns, artillery just everything needed to the fight the war was my job." Shirley was honorably discharged in 1952 at Fort Belvoir, VA with the rank of Private First Class.
    On September 5, 1952 in Hyattsville, Maryland, Shirley was united in marriage with Marvin L. Cornelius.  They shared over sixty-three years of marriage. He preceded her in death on February 17, 2016.
    Their family, including four boys and two girls, moved to Baldwin City after Marvin was honorably discharged as a Sergeant First Class from the United States Army following an assignment in the Panama Canal Zone.
    Shirley would go on to work as a cafeteria cook for Baldwin City, KS schools for eight years and also worked at Dazey Products of Gardner, KS as a tester and the quality assurance department.
    She was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church, Baldwin City.  Shirley was presented with her Baldwin City Quilt of Valor in 2015.  She actively supported Native American Children's Fund and Operation Smile. 
    Shirley loved her family and The Lord.  She enjoyed meals with the "Young At Heart" club, quilting, reading, completing word searches, gardening, especially African Violets, watching "The Jetsons" and movies. In fact, she documented watching over 1,000 movies in one year.
    Mrs. Cornelius was also preceded in death by her parents; a son, Leonard Cornelius; a brother, Harold F. Weaver; and three sisters, Dorothy Clark, Delores McKeckmie, and Rosie Weaver. 
    Survivors include her children, Laurence Cornelius of Middleburg, FL, La Verne Lane Cornelius of Raytown, MO, Leslie Cornelius of Baldwin City, Kansas, Laura Leigh Cornelius of Baldwin City, KS, Loretta Weber of Topeka, KS; a sister, Margaret Barnes, Jackson, North Carolina; twelve grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren.
    Memorial funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 17, 2016 at Lighthouse Baptist Church, Baldwin City.  Internment will follow at Vinland Cemetery, Vinland, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to Lighthouse Baptist Church and sent in c/o Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.  Condolences may be sent to the family through lamb-roberts.com.

    Baldwin City Community Garden Lots Available


    The Baldwin City Chapter, Business & Professional Women (BPW) has joined with the City of Baldwin City make these garden plots available to members of the community for a small fee (cost covers water and maintenance of area around plot). It’s a not-for-profit effort we are proud to support and we hope you will be excited to help also.   Cynthia Beall with the BPW said that 10’ x 50’ plots are still available.  According to Beall,  It’s not too late to plant beans, tomatoes, pumpkins, and more.
    For more information about the community garden which is located at 3 rd St. north of Oakwood Cemetery and for pricing please contact 785-594- 3832.

    Wednesday, June 8, 2016

    Obituary: MARGARET JUNE HOWE JEWETT

    Margaret June (Howe) Jewett, age 96, of Baldwin City, Kansas, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016 at the Baldwin Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on February 10, 1920, in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Thomas Benton Howe and Margaret Ada (Van Haagen) Howe.
    For over 20 years, June wrote her column, "Musings from the Hill", for the Baldwin City Signal newspaper. Each column was filled with historical facts and personal stories from the past and present. She loved the town of Baldwin City, her many friends, the Baldwin Public library, where she conducted much of her research, and Baker University. For over 20 years, she lived in her beloved "house on the hill", overlooking Douglas State Lake, surrounded by flower gardens, birds and wildlife.  One of her favorite pastimes was sitting on her upper deck, enjoying the peace and quiet and beauty of nature. A few of her notable achievements include being interviewed by National Public Radio, at the age of 95, as one of the oldest and continuing published columnists in the United States as well as being featured in the Sunday edition of the Kansas City Star, for her long running column. She also was interviewed by the Smithsonian Institute for one of their Projects, "The Way We Worked".
    The following is a favorite poem June wrote on the celebration of her 95th Birthday:
    "Upon Becoming Ninety-Five: I'm not old, she gaily said. I can't be ninety-five!
    This morning while still abed, I felt but sixty-five! The years fly by! Fast they
    Go! I wonder what's in store? Yesterdays I used to know, alas they are no more.
    How could this be, this swift flight? It seems but a while ago, Wakened by a cry at
    night, I crooned words soft and low. Treasure dreams that lie ahead. Hopeful in the
    wakeful dawn, Arise! No need to stay abed, Hear the birds' morning song." –June H. Jewett
    June was united in marriage to Gale K. Jewett in 1943 in Woodbury, New Jersey. Gale was a successful business man who also played the violin with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, in Illinois.  June and Gale shared over 51 years of marriage. Gale preceded her in death in 1994. Their beloved daughter Wendy, age 8, preceded her in death as well, from cystic fibrosis.
    June is survived by four daughters, Carol Horrocks and husband, Peter, Granbury, Texas;  Holly Heller and husband Paul Laramie, Wyoming;  Patricia Spencer and husband Kelly, Lexington, Kentucky; Candace Jewett, Cleburne, Texas; and a son, Preston Jewett, Thailand; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Jean Blanton, and husband John, Florida.
    A Memorial Service was held Sunday, June 5th, at the Baldwin City Lumber Yard Art Center at 2:00 PM, for all the wonderful friends in Baldwin and family members.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the Baldwin City Public Library, for collating June's writings for the Kansas room, c/o Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.   Condolences may be sent to family through www.lamb-roberts.com.

    Tuesday, June 7, 2016

    Baldwin City Tackles Amending Chicken Ordinance

    Baldwin City, KS - The June 6, 2016 city council meeting was called to order by Mayor Marilyn  Pearse. The council introduced the new Community Development Director Ed Courton, who is into his second week on the job, attending his first council meeting.
    new Community Development
    Director Ed Courton
    Photographer Kevin Surbaugh
    After discussion at previous meetings about being the only city in Kansas that still requires two readings of an ordinance, before being approved, ordinance 1093 was introduced.  The ordinance would change that practice by striking the word final from the original ordinance.  If approved the new wording would read, "The vote on the final passage of an ordinance shall be taken by yeas and Nays."  Councilman David Simmons, as in the previous two discussions, expressed his concerns about the transparency to the public, if we eliminate the second reading of an ordinance.
    The suggestion was made that the language should include a reading with the vote at a subsequent meeting. Eliminating only the vote after the first reading, which moves an ordinance to the second reading. The discussion was tabled, to hammer out the verbiage suggested by Simmons.
    Next on the agenda was ordinance 1335, to clarify the cities regulations regarding chickens. The new ordinance eliminates the minimum square footage required per chicken.
    Council members discuss chickens.
    Photographer Kevin Surbaugh
    However,
    it would limit the number of chickens and ducks to no more then 20, which is similar to an ordinance in Lawrence.  The ordinance does specifically ban roosters, meaning no chicken breeders inside the city limits. Only those wanting chickens and ducks for fresh eggs will be allowed. The chicken ordinance was unanimously moved to a second reading.
    To come into compliance with a new state law regarding elections, charter ordinance 24 to repeal charter ordinance 2. The new ordinance will move the spring elections of the odd election years, to November of the odd election years. Meaning new city and school elected officials will take office the following January. 

    In other business:


  • The council discussed and approved ordinance 1343, the annexation of real property which adjoins the city along Washington Street.
  • Approved the School Resource Officer (SRO) contract with the Baldwin City School District.
  • Approved the special event application for the car show, but expressed extreme concern about the pinup name and promotion of the event. Councilwoman Kathy Gerstner felt the pinup contest was derogatory to women as a whole.  The application was approved with two yeas, two nays and two abstentions.
  • Unanimously approved the special event application for the 52nd annual Maple Leaf Festival.
  • WGOLF: Baker University's Lindsey Mateer Named 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-American



    BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker University senior women’s golfer Lindsey Mateer made history on Monday, as she became just the fifth athlete in Baker Athletics history to be named a 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-American, earning a spot on the College Division Women’s At-Large Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

    Mateer now joins the elite group of fellow Wildcats named to the list, which includes Aaron Caldwell (Men’s Track & Field), Katie Thurbon (Women’s Track & Field), Jordan Dolbin (Women’s Soccer) and Josh Rydberg (Men’s Soccer).

    The at-large program for CoSIDA Academic All-America program includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo, bowing, crew, field hockey, men’s volleyball and wrestling.

    “The announcement of recent Baker University graduate Lindsey Mateer being named a 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-American validates Lindsey’s quality of personal character, intellect, scholarship and athlete accomplishment’s,” said Baker University head men’s and women’s golf coach Karen Exon.

    “She exemplifies her teammates past and present and her accomplishment speaks volumes for the personal, academic and athlete expectations of Baker, our athletics department and golf programs. I am pleased for Lindsey and so very proud of her.”

    A native of Spring Hill, Kansas, Mateer had one of the most prolific career’s in Baker women’s golf history, capturing 13 Heart of America Athletic Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week awards and helped lead Baker to three-straight Heart Conference championships 2013-15.

    To be nominated for the award, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve on its team with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average and must have participated in at least 50-percent of the team’s games or tournament’s.

    No student-athlete is eligible until they have completed one full calendar year at their current institution and has reached sophomore athletic eligibility.






    MEN'S GOLF: Chad Phillips Named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete


     
    BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker University junior golfer Chad Phillips was named one of 147 men’s golfers from around the NAIA a 2016 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete, announced on Monday.

    In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved junior academic status.

    The Andover, Kansas native helped lead Baker to a 7th-Place finish in the 2016 Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship in May.




    Monday, June 6, 2016

    Baldwin City Habitat Home Proceeding Along

    photographer Kevin Surbaugh
    As the Habitat for Humanity home build in Baldwin City moves into it's fifth weekend, the roof is on and siding was expected to be on by the end of the day on Saturday June 4, 2016. Bootsie Lauridsen, the projects co-chair, said that the community has really supported this project.  According to Lauridsen, enough money was raised that the community will be building the family a garage addition to the house.  After which, enough money will be left over to start another house, that Lawrence Habitat for Humanity will commit to build in Baldwin City.  

    Pastor Richard Austin, Joel Austin and
    an unidentified man raise up one of the
    siding panels.
    photographer Kevin Surbaugh

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