Thursday, July 28, 2016

Baker University Leads the Heart, State of Kansas in Final Learfield Standings


BALDWIN CITY, KS – After arguably one of the greatest athletics seasons in Baker University history, the Wildcat athletic department finished No. 26 nationally and No. 1 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference and the State of Kansas in the 2015-16 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup NAIA Final standings, announced this week.

Baker finished with 372.75 points, just 3.75 points ahead of fellow Heart member MidAmerica Nazarene who finished at No. 27.

Also ranked in the standings from the Heart include Benedictine (No. 30), Grand View (No. 45), Central Methodist (No. 75), William Penn (No. 77), Missouri Valley (No. 86), Evangel (No. 136), Graceland (No. 167), Avila (No. 169) and Peru State (No. 172).

Baker earned 166 points in the fall, 162.75 in the winter and 44 points in the spring. Overall the Wildcats captured four Heart of America Athletic Conference championships in 2015-16, including Football, Men’s Soccer, Men’s Indoor Track & Field and Men’s Outdoor Track & Field.

The women’s basketball team made a historic run through the 2016 NAIA DI Women’s Basketball National Championship advancing all the way to the national title game, finishing as the national runner-up and the wrestling program captured Baker’s second and third all-time national champions in the sport, as Victor Hughes (149-pounds) and Colby Crank (157-pounds) won national titles respectively.

All together in the 2015-16 academic year, Baker athletes earned 109 Heart of America All-Conference awards, 45 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete awards and 15 ‘Cats were named NAIA All-Americans.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Kansas School One of the Most Affordable Online Colleges in the US ccording to OnlineSchoolsCenter.com

NASHVILLE, TN (PRNewswire) -  OnlineSchoolsCenter.com has recently released their list of the Most Affordable Online Colleges, which is a comprehensive list of distance education schools with the most reasonable tuition rates in the country!
You may view the list, along with a description of the benefits of each institution, by clicking the link
http://www.onlineschoolscenter.com/affordable-online-colleges/
Unfortunately, tuition costs can keep outstanding and highly motivated online students from applying to college, simply because it would create an unreasonably large college debt. Upon graduation, some students are burdened by tens of thousands of dollars in repayment to their alma mater. However, these twenty colleges provide students with incredibly practical tuition rates, exceptional financial aid and award programs, interest-free payment plans, and/or tuition based on time spent, rather than credits earned. These twenty distance education institutions provide their students with marvelous coursework and additional benefits within their degree programs, as well as, excellent resources inside and outside of their academic careers.
Without sacrificing educational structure or thoroughness, these schools provide students with the best available tuition rates. Many of the institutions on this list have been repeatedly recognized for their achievements and academic prowess by respected journalistic resources and accrediting agencies/commissions. Online students attending one of these schools have the same opportunities as on-campus students, and receive the same amount of attention and recognition from world-class professors.
According to lead researcher and writer, Rowan Jones, "Affordability should not stand in one's way of going to an online college. These institutions provide students with fantastic programs, as well as highly beneficial channels through which they can pay for their schooling, without stretching their budgets too thin."
Below we have listed the schools that have made the listing:

  • Western Governors University - Salt Lake City, UT
  • Fayetteville State University - Fayetteville, NC
  • Fort Hays State University - Hays, KS
  • Penn State World Campus - University Park, PA
  • Liberty University - Lynchburg, VA
  • Great Basin College - Elko, NV
  • University of Illinois at Springfield - Springfield, IL
  • Murray State University - Murray, KY
  • Bellevue University - Bellevue, NE
  • Washington University in St. Louis - St. Louis, MO
  • South Texas College - McAllen, TX
  • University of Wyoming - Laramie, WY
  • American Public University - Charles Town, WV
  • Hodges University - Naples, FL
  • Darton State College - Albany, GA
  • Lee University - Cleveland, TN
  • Kaplan University - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Marylhurst University - Marylhurst, OR
  • Georgia Southern University - Statesboro, GA
  • University of Maryland, University College - Upper Marlboro, MD
    These colleges were chosen for several factors that put them ahead of other online graduate programs, due to the: nature of the coursework, degree of thoroughness and complexity of the curriculum, 100% online availability, sufficient financial aid availability, and an education that give students more than just classroom experience.
    OnlineSchoolsCenter.com is an online web publication that is committed to enhancing the information available to students when choosing an academic institution. The editors collect the most important and relevant data about colleges, universities, and campus facilities from various highly respected sources and offer them in a simple format that is easy to understand. In developing this list, we chose not to list the schools in an ordered way, but instead highlighted twenty of the very best programs, all of which have their own unique strengths.
  • World Class Sports Complex Combines Retail, Hotels, Office Space, and Soccer Fields

    GRANDVIEW, MO. (PRNewswire) - A July 26 press from Gateway Sports Village announced a partnership with Liberty Hotel Group to add two new hotels to the sports and entertainment development.  Liberty will build a Best Western Plus that will be integrated on-site with soccer fields, retail, and a multi-sport field house. 
    Liberty Hotel Group is a hotel development, investment, and management company with hotel holdings across the United States.  The Hotel Group brings experience in various segments of both the lodging and the real-estate industry.  Led by hotel veteran Larry Patel, the company owns hotels across the United States. 
    Gateway Sports Village is the first of its kind, $300 million dollar sports complex that combines youth soccer fields, retail, office space, and hotels.  The complex will attract 1.8 million visitors a year, generating thousands of hotel rooms a night for visiting teams, players, and families. 
    "It is very gratifying to create this strategic partnership with Liberty Hotel Group," said Deron Cherry, Gateway Sports Village Managing Partner.  "Our vision has been to develop a one stop destination for soccer and sports' families.  Hotels are an integral part of that vision, and Liberty operates quality hotels that will serve our soccer and sports' visitors well."
    "We are excited to become part of this incredible sports complex.  Our confidence in entering the sports' market is heightened by Gateway's soccer partner who has been operating and managing large scale soccer events and tournaments for over 38 years here in Kansas City," explained Larry Patel.  "Having the largest soccer league in America as a master tenant makes this development a winner from day one.  We could not be more excited to build our hotels and welcome guests from across the country."
    "This strategic partnership with Liberty enables us to accelerate our planned growth.  Together we will concentrate on developing the best new family-oriented sports' complex," said Cherry. 
    Gateway Sports Village is scheduled to open soccer fields in Spring 2017, and the first of two hotels is set to begin construction in early 2017. 

    Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    Broadway at Baker Production Presents Bells Are Ringing


    Broadway at Baker and Music Theatre Kansas City will present "Bells Are Ringing" at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, July 31, at Rice Auditorium on the Baldwin City campus.

    Students 13 to 18 years of age gain stage skills during the week long intensive preparation, which culminates in a full-scale performance at the Sunday performance.

    “Bells Are Ringing” is a classic musical comedy set in a time before answering machines and voicemail, when a real person answered the telephone for  someone that was unavailable. After just one phone call, danger, romance and hi-jinks ensue. The production features a score by Jule Styne and Comden and Green with popular songs like “I Met a Girl” and “Just in Time.” Cary Danielson Pandzik will direct and the show that will be choreographed by David Grindrod, who recently worked on the national tour of “Beauty and the Beast.”

    According to the press release, admission will be $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and children under 12. Tickets will be available at the door.




    Monday, July 25, 2016

    Kwik Shop Set to Move In Today

    This morning at 6 A.M. the new Kwik Shop location will open, in the former Santa Fe Market location, 522 Ames.  The previous location at 600 Ames, closed at 10 P.M. last night, so that staff could begin the final relocating of equipment and stock to the new store.
    As for what will happen to the previous location. That is still up in the air.  The location is suspected to be leased, where as Kwik Shop owns the new location. 

    Upcoming Events

    July 28
    6-7 PM
    Free Community Meal
    Ives Chapel UMC
    1018 Miami
    Everyone in the community is invited to come for a great meal and fellowship.
    For more information or transportation
    call 785-766-2973

    Jul 30
    8 A.M.-Noon
    Back to School
    Neighbor Helping Neighbor
    Lighthouse Baptist Church
    700 Chapel
    Baldwin City, KS
     First Come, First Serve


    August 6, 2016
    7-10 P.M.
    Spend an Evening with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
    Hearty Dinner
    Tasty Beverages
    Rinky Dink Piano
    Gal Singer
    Poker
    Horseshoes
    Bingo
    Photo Op

    Tickets: $50
    Tickets available in the Lumberyard and Chamber offices.
    or call 785-594-3186
    Proceeds support the Lumberyard Arts Center



    August 7, 2016

    The Baldwin Golf Association’s Baldwin Open Come play in the sand with us!!
    When: Sunday, August 7th 2016
    Where: Baldwin Golf Course
    This is an “open” Tournament Multiple flights!
    Every skill level is welcome!!!
    Tee Times: 7:00am - 10am
    Price: $25.00 per player $10.00 for club cart (limited availability)
    Sponsorship Opportunities Available!
    *Example* Sponsored by: Baldwin Golf Association, Baldwin Feed, Stephens Insurance
    Contact Brad Scraper for details and to schedule a tee time 785-550-8694


    August 10, 2016
    The Baldwin City Community Senior Mix will meet at 2 P.M. on Wednesday, Aug. 10 for their 7th "Birthday Party." The Senior Mix is seven years old! Those attending are asked to bring a "goodie" to share at the birthday table, if they wish. The event will be held in Fellowship Hall of the Ives Chapel United Methodist Church, 1018 Miami, Baldwin City at 2:00 p.m. Special guests will present an entertaining program.  All seniors from "55 to 105" in the Baldwin community/area are welcome! 



    August 27, 2016
    Ride for Research 150
    Motorcycle ride for cancer research sponsored by the Palmyra #23 Masonic Lodge (Baldwin City)


    Every 4th Thursday of the Month
    10 A.M. - 11 A.M.
    Mobile Food Bank
    Baldwin City New Life Assembly of God
    118 5th St
    Baldwin City, KS
    Stay in car, line up and drive through

    Every Tuesday through October
    Eudora Local Gardening Farmer’s Market
    4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Tuesdays 
     through October 2016
    1402 Church Street
    Eudora, KS. 
    In the parking lot of Gene’s Hartland Foods. 
    Local, fresh produce and foods offered by local growers and producers!

    Paul Harvey: Police

    Today, we thought it would be great to include this video/transcript to honor the men and women of the Baldwin City Police Department. Not just the BCPD, but every police agency in Douglas and Miami Counties. We thank Paul Harvey, who put into words our thoughts better, than I myself could, for this great reminder. We thank all the men and women of the our local police and sheriffs departments, the Highway Patrol, Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Federal Bureau of Investigation and every agency in between.


    Yeah, policeman! A policeman is a composite of what all men are I guess the mingling of saint and sinner, dust and dearly. What that really means is that they are exceptional they are unusual they are not commonplace. Buried under the fraud is the fact, and the fact is the less than one half of one percent of policemen misfit that uniform and that is a better average than you'd find among clergyman. What is the policeman he of all men is at once the most needed and the most wanted. A strangely nameless creature who is Sir to his face and pig or worse behind his back. He must be such a diplomat that he can settle differences between individuals so that each will think he won but if a policeman is neat he's conceited if he's careless he's a bum if he's pleasant he's a flirt if he's not he's a grouch he must make instant decisions which would require months for a lawyer but if he hurries he's careless, if he's deliberate he is lazy.
    He must be first to an accident, infallible with the diagnosis. He must be able to start breathing stopped bleeding, tie splints and above all be sure the victim goes home without a limp. The police officer must know every gun draw on the run and hit where it doesn't hurt.
    He must be able to whip two men twice his size and half his age without damaging his uniform and without being brutal. If you hit him he's a coward if he hits you he's a bully.
    The policeman from a single human hair must be able to describe the crime, the weapon, the criminal and tell you where the criminal is hiding, but if he catches the criminal he's lucky if he doesn't he's a dunce. He runs, files, and writes reports until his eyes ache to build a case against some felon, who get dealed out by a shameless shameless. The policeman must be a minister, a social worker, a diplomat, a tough guy and a gentle man and of course he'll have to be a genius because you have to feed a family on a policeman's salary.


    Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    Baldwin City Council Met on July 18

    Mayor Marilyn Pearse called the July 18, 2016 Baldwin City council meeting to order. Tom Larkin, Flint Hills Development, who is a member of the development team of the School House Lofts at 704 Chapel addressed the council about the affordable housing project in the former school building.
    The group already operates several other properties  around Kansas including in Lawrence, Olathe and Fort Scott. Remodeling of the building is expected to begin this fall and be completed by January 1, 2018.
    Larkin requested a Neighborhood Revitalization Act "NRA" Tax Abatement of 95% for fifteen years.  Council-member Steve Bauer moved that the city staff draft a resolution to show their support for the project and the creation of the Neighborhood Revitalization Area.
    Steve Friend, Baldwin City Recreation Commission (BCRC), addressed the council in regards to the proposed new recreation center. Friend said the school board would be asked to approve an increase in the BCRC’s annual property tax levy of 2 mills to provide $2.5 million to help construct a community center. Even though the BCRC has no taxing authority, but it has an agreement with the Baldwin school district to approve its annual 4 mill levy for operations.
    He asked the Baldwin City Council to provide the other $2.5 million needed with a half-cent sales tax, which unlike the property-tax,  requires a city-wide vote by state statute. Although a petition drive could force a vote on the school boards mill levy increase.  The council and school board plan to have a joint meeting on the issue at 6:30 P.M. on August 9.  A location for the meeting has not been set yet. Council Member Kristi Darnell made a motion directing the city staff to draft an ordinance, seconded by Council Member Kathy Gerstner.
    In other business: 





  • The council approved a request for $15,000 (annually) from the city for the Economic Development Corporation.
    Jeannette Blackmar, Interim Director, Chamber of Commerce, address the council about the benefits of the Chamber, a members only Non-Profit and an advocate for local businesses.
  • Unanimously approved ordinance 1344 to rezone a parcel of land from Agricultural to R-1B.
  • Approved the 2017 budget summary. Public hearings on the budget tentatively scheduled for August 1, 2016.
  • Unanimously approved the Water Supply Loan Fund Resolution 2016-08.
  • Approved each of the following Special Event Resolutions.
    1. Chairity Fundraiser for Lumberyard Arts Center
    2. Downtown Ballet Production
    3. Wildcat Wobble Dance Party
    4. BCRC's Maple Leaf Triathalon
    The meeting adjourned about 8:30 P.M.


  • Monday, July 18, 2016

    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday July 19, 2016
    7 P.M.
    Pre-TV: The Powerful Art of Storytelling
    Presented by storyteller Robin Schulte
    Baldwin City Library
    7th and High St
    Cool refreshments will be served. More information on the presenter is at www.robinschulte.com



    July 22
    Old fashion Ice Cream Social
    6:30 PM
    Ives Chapel UMC
    1018 Miami
    Free Will Donation


    July 23, 2016
    Maple Leaf Triathlon
     317 Fremont Baldwin City, KS
    Sprint and Short Course
    ages 12-Up
    Check-in: 5:30 A.M.-6:30 A.M.
    Start: 7 A.M.

    Youth Course
    Check-in: 8:30 A.M.-9:30 A.M.
    Start: 10 A.M. 
    Proceeds benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.



    July 28
    6-7 PM
    Free Community Meal
    Ives Chapel UMC
    1018 Miami
    Everyone in the community is invited to come for a great meal and fellowship.
    For more information or transportation
    call 785-766-2973


    August 6, 2016
    7-10 P.M.
    Spend an Evening with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
    Hearty Dinner
    Tasty Beverages
    Rinky Dink Piano
    Gal Singer
    Poker
    Horseshoes
    Bingo
    Photo Op

    Tickets: $50
    Tickets available in the Lumberyard and Chamber offices.
    or call 785-594-3186
    Proceeds support the Lumberyard Arts Center



    August 7, 2016

    The Baldwin Golf Association’s Baldwin Open Come play in the sand with us!!
    When: Sunday, August 7th 2016
    Where: Baldwin Golf Course
    This is an “open” Tournament Multiple flights!
    Every skill level is welcome!!!
    Tee Times: 7:00am - 10am
    Price: $25.00 per player $10.00 for club cart (limited availability)
    Sponsorship Opportunities Available!
    *Example*Sponsored by: Baldwin Golf Association, Baldwin Feed, Stephens Insurance
    Contact Brad Scraper for details and to schedule a tee time 785-550-8694


    August 10, 2016
    The Baldwin City Community Senior Mix will meet at 2 P.M. on Wednesday, Aug. 10 for their 7th "Birthday Party." The Senior Mix is seven years old! Those attending are asked to bring a "goodie" to share at the birthday table, if they wish. The event will be held in Fellowship Hall of the Ives Chapel United Methodist Church, 1018 Miami, Baldwin City at 2:00 p.m. Special guests will present an entertaining program.  All seniors from "55 to 105" in the Baldwin community/area are welcome! 



    August 27, 2016
    Ride for Research 150
    Motorcycle ride for cancer research sponsored by the Palmyra #23 Masonic Lodge (Baldwin City)

    Every Tuesday through October
    Eudora Local Gardening Farmer’s Market
    4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Tuesdays 
     through October 2016
    1402 Church Street
    Eudora, KS. 
    In the parking lot of Gene’s Hartland Foods. 
    Local, fresh produce and foods offered by local growers and producers!

    Habitat House Nears Completion

    The Habitat for Humanity house being built in Baldwin City is nearing completion. Volunteers gathered July 16th to paint the house. According to some of the volunteers, Habitat expects to hold the ceremony to turn over the keys on August 20, 2016.
    Photographer Kevin Surbaugh

    Photographer Kevin Surbaugh

    Volunteers gathering to paint the house Habitat for Humanity
    is building for the Bayless family, near 11th and Fremont.
    Photographer Kevin Surbaugh

    Signs of Change

    This past week, the former Santa Fe Market got a new sign.
    Photographer Kevin Surbaugh

    Saturday, July 16, 2016

    The 2016 GOP Convention Announces Speakers and Delegation Seating Arrangement

    CLEVELAND, OH (PRNewswire-USNewswire) - In the final 48 hours before the gavel falls to signify the start of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, the Committee on Arrangements has announced the locations of each delegation on the Convention floor.
    All 56 delegations, representing every state and territory, will convene Monday on the floor of the transformed Quicken Loans Arena. For the next four days they will be tasked with completing a wide array of party business like adopting rules and a platform, as well as listening to speeches from prominent Republicans on the values of the party. Finally, the delegates will cast their vote to nominate Donald Trump and Governor Mike Pence as the Republican candidates for President and Vice President.
    "Conventions are a time that bring our party together in one space to reaffirm what we believe in and look to what the future will bring," said Convention CEO Jeff Larson. "Regardless of our home state and background, we come together as one body to select our nominee for President of the United States."
    The week long convention's theme, "Make America Great Again," will focus on the core themes of Republican Presidential Nominee Donald J. Trump's campaign: national security, immigration, trade and jobs. The speaker list for the convention will include:
    • Pastor Mark Burns                                                    
    • Phil Ruffin                                                              
    • Congressman Ryan Zinke                                      
    • Pat Smith                                                                
    • Mark Geist                                                              
    • John Tiegen                                                            
    • Congressman Michael McCaul                                
    • Sheriff David Clarke                                                
    • Congressman Sean Duffy                                      
    • Darryl Glenn                                                          
    • Senator Tom Cotton                                                  
    • Karen Vaughn                        
    • Governor Mike Huckabee                                      
    • Mayor Rudy Giuliani                                            
    • Melania Trump                                                        
    • Senator Joni Ernst                                              
    • Kathryn Gates-Skipper                          
    • Marcus Luttrell                                        
    • Dana White            
    • Governor Asa Hutchinson  
    • Attorney General Leslie Rutledge  
    • Michael Mukasey
    • Andy Wist        
    • Senator Jeff Sessions      
    • Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn  
    • Alex Smith        
    • Speaker Paul Ryan  
    • Congressman Kevin McCarthy 
    • Kerry Woolard .
    • Senator Shelley Moore Capito
    • Dr. Ben Carson
    • Co-Chair Sharon Day
    • Natalie Gulbis
    • Kimberlin Brown
    • Antonio Sabato, Jr.
    • Peter Thiel
    • Eileen Collins
    • Senator Ted Cruz
    • Newt Gingrich
    • Michelle Van Etten
    • Lynne Patton
    • Eric Trump
    • Harold Hamm
    • Congressman Chris Collins
    • Brock Mealer
    • Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn
    • Governor Mary Fallin
    • Darrell Scott
    • Lisa Shin
    • Governor Rick Scott
    • Chairman Reince Priebus
    • Tom Barrack
    • Ivanka Trump
    • Attorney General Pam Bondi
    • Jerry Falwell Jr.
    • Rabbi Haskel Lookstein
    • Chris Cox
    • Senator Mitch McConnell
    • Tiffany Trump
    • Governor Chris Christie
    • Donald J. Trump Jr.
    • Governor Scott Walker
    According to TV Guide,  Caitlyn Jenner is also expected to appear.
    The convention begins Monday July 18 PBS and National Public Radio are also teaming up to offer live prime-time coverage from 7 P.M. to 10 P.M. locally each night on PBS and NPR. NBC and CBS both plan to air one hour of the convention during the prime time 9 P.M. hour. While CNN plans to cover both conventions 24/7. In addition Twitter and CBSN plan to live stream the coverage online.

    Thursday, July 14, 2016

    Baker Athletics Announces 2016 Hall of Fame Class



    BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Five new members will be inducted into the Baker University Athletics Hall of Fame with a ceremonial banquet at 6 p.m., Sept. 23, at the Overland Park Marriott, 10800 Metcalf Ave.

    The newest members of the esteemed hall of fame include Dennis Delay ’63, Gary Greenwood ’93, Rian Watts ’96, Triece (Baker) Krause ’01 and Emily Gibson ’11.

    Delay competed for both the Baker football and track and field programs and lettered four years for both.

    He played both sides of the football, as he earned All-Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) Honorable Mention All-Conference honors at defensive end as a junior and at wide receiver as a senior. He caught 20 passes for 520 yards that season.

    On the track, he was the 120-yard high hurdle conference champion as a junior and senior. He also set a high hurdles record twice in one day with a 14.7 in the preliminary race and a 14.4 in the finals.

    After graduation, Delay served as a high school principal in Council Grove, Kansas, from 1968-1998. He has also served as an official at numerous Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) high school events in track & field, football and swimming.

    He will be joined at the ceremony by his wife Ellen and children Kerry and Doug.

    Greenwood was a four-year starter for the Wildcats and was recruited by National College Football Hall of Fame and Baker Athletic Hall of Fame Coach Charlie Richard. He was a two-time Heart All-Conference performer at wide receiver and a two-time All-District selection. The Honorable Mention All-American broke four school records including receptions in a career, receiving yards in a game, receiving yards in a season and receiving yards in a career. He currently holds Baker records for receiving yards in a game (221) and receiving yards in a career (2,229).

    Greenwood has served 17 years in the on-air radio business across the Midwest and was a finalist for Country Music Association (CMA) Personality of the Year. Through his broadcasting career, he has raised over $1 million for pediatric cancer research.

    Greenwood met his wife, Mikilin Espostito, at Baker and they have two sons, Grady and Gavin.

    Watts was a four-year starter for the Baker men’s soccer program.  During his career he was named Heart Defender of the Year, First Team All-Conference, First Team All-District, and First Team All-Area in 1992 and 1993.  The defender was also named as the Heart of America Co-MVP and NAIA 2nd Team All-American in 1993. In 1994 Watts was named to the Umbro Senior Bowl All-Star team and was later drafted by the National Professional Soccer League (NPSL) Wichita Wings.

    Watts serves as Regional Key Account Director for Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and resides in Lenexa, Kansas, with his wife Wendy, a Baker alum, and children Lexington and Sydney.

    Krause finished her outstanding basketball career as Baker’s all-time leading scorer with 1,666 points —a record that is still standing. She was named to the Heart First Team All-Conference as a freshman and served as the team captain for two seasons in addition to starting every game of her four-year career.

    Krause also competed on the track for the Wildcats, where she was a three-time national competitor in long jump and triple jump. 

    After graduation, Krause taught French at Anderson County Jr./Sr. High School in Garnett, Kansas, and served as the JV volleyball coach, varsity girls basketball coach and track coach along the way. Since 2012, she has lived in Winnebago, Nebraska, with her husband Todd and children Jovee, Kamri and Rykar. Krause works as a special education and alternative education teacher at Winnebago Public Schools.

    Gibson played for the Wildcats women’s basketball team her junior and senior seasons and was named an NAIA Honorable Mention All-American in the 2009-2010 season as well as earning Heart Newcomer of the Year that season.

    At the time of her graduation, Gibson was the all-time leading shot blocker at Baker and record holder for most double/doubles in a season. She also held eight NAIA national rankings as a junior and seven as a senior.

    Gibson currently works at Bukaty Companies in Kansas City, one of the top health insurance benefit producers in the company. She also serves on the Catholic Education Foundation Futures Board and is on the Baker University Alumni Advisory Council.

    If you would like to attend the hall of fame induction banquet, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@bakeru.edu.

    The event will take place the day before the Wildcat football team takes on Benedictine College. Kickoff for the homecoming game is 2 p.m. on Sept. 24 at historic Liston Stadium in Baldwin City.

    The entire evening will also be broadcast live on Baker’s live video network for free. To view the Hall of Fame banquet, please click here.



    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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    Baldwin City Weather Center Test Launch

    The Baldwin City Gazette is testing an idea to provide semi-official weather reporting through what is being dubbed the "Baldwin City Weather Center." The center will report weather at certain points in the day, depending on the owners full-time work schedule.

    The information will be posted on the existing weather page at www.baldwingazette.com/p/information.html.
    Today (7/13/2016) at 4:30 P.M. the Baldwin City Weather Center reported
    89 degrees and .25 inches of rain.

    Obituary: Pamela Page

    Pamela Sue (Miller) Page, 66, recently of Green Forrest, AR, died on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Table Rock Healthcare in Kimberling City, MO.

    Pam was born on July 21, 1949 to Albert “Junior” and Gladys (Olson) Miller of Lecompton, KS. She graduated from Lecompton High School.

    In 1968, Pam married Dee Poindexter of Baldwin City, KS. Together they had three children: Rhonda, Chad and Michael.

    Pam married Roger Page in 1983. They lived in Baldwin City until 2012, when Pam and Roger moved to Green Forrest, AR to enjoy retirement. Pam died peacefully—surrounded by family—from complications due to early-onset Alzheimer’s.

    During her life, Pam was a loving in-home daycare provider to dozens of Baldwin area children. She was a fierce survivor who conquered breast cancer. Pam was full of laughter, loved shopping for great antiques, time with her family and girlfriends, camping, and going for walks.

    Pam is survived by her husband, Roger; two brothers Gary Miller and his wife Norma,

    and Ron Miller and his wife Jill; three children, Rhonda Poindexter, Chad Poindexter

    and his wife Megan, and Michael Poindexter; and five grandchildren, Cody, Mariah and

    Cailyn Ball, and Kate and Abby Poindexter; and many other loving family members.

    Pam is preceded in death by her parents.

    A visitation will be held on Pam’s birthday, July 21, 2016 at 9:30am at Lecompton

    United Methodist Church, with a Celebration of Life to follow at 10:30am.  A private

    family interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lecompton

    United Methodist Church at 402 Elmore Street Lecompton, KS  66050.

    Amazon to Open New Sunflower State Fulfillment Center in Kansas City

    SEATTLE, KS (BUSINESS WIRE) - Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced it will open a new fulfillment center in Kansas City, Kansas. The new facility, the second large-sized fulfillment center Amazon has announced within a span of four months, will create over 1,000 full-time roles. In addition to the new fulfillment center in Wyandotte County and the upcoming facility in Edgerton, Amazon has existing Kansas facilities in Lenexa.


    “We are thrilled to continue investing in Kansas, proud of our ability to create great jobs, and most importantly, excited to better serve our customers throughout the Midwest,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s vice president of North American operations. “Together with the addition of the Kansas City and the Edgerton fulfillment centers, there will be 2,000 new Amazon jobs in Kansas and none of this would be have been possible without the support we’ve received from state and community leaders.”
    Governor Sam Brownback stated, “Strategically located in the middle of the country, Kansas is an ideal home for businesses looking for a skilled workforce and pro-growth environment. The state is dedicated to attracting companies and helping them grow and create jobs. I am proud that Amazon has chosen to once again expand its footprint in the state and am confident this continued partnership will benefit all Kansans.”
    Amazon employees at the 855,000-plus-square-foot Kansas City fulfillment center will pick, pack, and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and toys.
    Full-time employees at Amazon receive competitive hourly wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare, 401(k) and company stock awards, starting on day one. Amazon also offers regular full-time employees maternity and paternal leave benefits and access to innovative programs like Career Choice, where it will pre-pay up to 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon. Since the program’s launch, employees are pursuing degrees in game design and visual communications, nursing, IT programming, and radiology, to name a few.
    “This is a transformative capital investment in our city. It continues the growth Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, has enjoyed for more than a decade, building on its status as a leading job creator in the state,” said Kansas City Mayor and Unified Government CEO Mark Holland. “But most significantly, it is transformative because of the quality employment opportunity Amazon will offer. Our residents will now have access to a career pathway that includes not only a job, but a chance at an education. I’m thrilled to welcome Amazon to our community.”
    Greg Kindle, President of Wyandotte Economic Development Council, said, “The investment Amazon is making in Wyandotte County is more than an economic development success, it is also a key component to solving the employment gap. Bringing new jobs and the opportunity for career paths to Wyandotte County is essential to growing our local economy.”
    “This exciting project again demonstrates how important Wyandotte County is to the overall Kansas economy and why the Unified Government is recognized as a progressive, innovative and business friendly local government,” said Doug Bach, Unified Government County Administrator.
    The project is being developed by Seefried Industrial Properties and USAA.
    To learn more about working at an Amazon fulfillment center, visit www.amazondelivers.jobs.

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