Wednesday, September 28, 2016

ACT Ottawa presents a Night of One Acts for the Halloween Season

ACT Ottawa in nearby Franklin County will be offering some Halloween thrillers in early October, with what they are calling "delicious chills and delicious food," in their dinner theater "Night of One Acts".        

According to a press release sent to the Gazette, "For those who are ready to start the Halloween season with something spooky and fun, here is an invitation to spend the evening with Franklin County's community theater group at Ottawa Municipal Auditorium at 301 S Hickory."  The group will present the tale of "The Monkey's Paw" by Jacobs and Parker, "The Red Lamp" by Hilliard Booth, and Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm for seating on Friday October 7th and Saturday October 8th.  There will be a dinner theater option on Saturday October 8th, with doors open at 5:30pm for a 6:00pm meal.  Dinner will be catered by our own local Lillybelle's and will consist of a bread bowl with choice of Butternut & Pumpkin soup or Potato Chicken Chowder and a salad. For dessert, we will serve a wonderful slice of cheesecake with your choice of a chocolate, strawberry, or caramel drizzle.  The deadline for ordering dinner reservations is September 23.  There will be a matinee show at 3pm, with doors opening at 2:30 p.m.  Ticket purchasing information and pricing are available online at www.actottawa.org.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Baker Football Jumps to Number 3 in Coaches' Poll

press release submitted by Tyler Price

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Baker University football team jumped again this week in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 poll from number 4 to number 3, announced on Monday.

The Wildcats improved to a perfect 5-0 last Saturday in its 60-7 dismantling of rival then-number 12 Benedictine on Saturday in the NAIA Game of the Week. Baker is 2-0 in NAIA Game of the Week contests in 2016, they defeated then-number 23 William Penn, 41-7m back on Sept. 10.

Baker ranks number 1 in several categories nationally including total pass offense with 2,055 yards, 411 pass yards per game, sacks allowed 1 and are No. 2 in total points scored with 268 points (53.6 points per game).

Individually Clarence Clark leads the country in total scoring as a kicker with 41 points and Logan Brettell is first in total offense with 1,912 yards.

Three other teams from the Heart of America Athletic Conference join Baker in the Top 25 including number 8 Grand View, number 13 Missouri Valley and number 22 Peru State.

Baker and Peru State will clash this Saturday, October 1 at 2 p.m. in Peru, Nebraska.

Dating back to last season, Baker has one 11-straight games against a team from the Heart.


2016 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 3 (September 26)
RANK LAST TIME^ SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES) 2016 RECORD TOTAL POINTS
1 1 Marian (Ind.) (15) 4-0 340
2 3 Saint Francis (Ind.) 4-0 326
3 4 Baker (Kan.) 5-0 315
4 5 Doane (Neb.) 4-0 295
5 6 Reinhardt (Ga.) 4-0 282
6 2 Morningside (Iowa) 2-1 275
7 7 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 5-0 265
8 8 Grand View (Iowa) 4-1 251
9 9 Southern Oregon 2-2 239
10 10 Montana Tech 3-1 230
11 14 Georgetown (Ky.) 3-1 198
12 13 Tabor (Kan.) 2-1 193
13 11 Missouri Valley 4-1 189
14 20 Kansas Wesleyan 3-1 157
15 21 Dickinson State (N.D.) 3-1 152
16 22 Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 3-2 127
17 15 Eastern Oregon 2-2 107
T18 12 Benedictine (Kan.) 3-2 105
T18 25 Midland (Neb.) 5-0 105
20 24 Dakota State (S.D.) 4-1 93
21 16 Concordia (Neb.) 3-1 83
22 RV Peru State (Neb.) 4-1 74
23 RV Bethel (Tenn.) 4-0 53
24 RV Montana Western 3-2 46
25 18 Sterling (Kan.) 2-1 27

Monday, September 26, 2016

Baldwin City Community Senior Mix - October 12

The Baldwin City Community Senior Mix will feature Becky and Danny McMillen, Storytellers, for the program at 2 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, Ives Chapel United Methodist Church, 1018 Miami Street on Wednesday, October 12. The theme of the program is "Ghost Stories." All seniors from 55 to 105 in the Baldwin/area community are welcome to enjoy this fun and fellowship time with seniors of like interests. Fellowship and refreshment time will follow the program.

Area Happenings

Here are the upcoming events that the Gazette has been made aware of as of July 30, 2016.
September 23, 2016. To submit an item to the community events calendar, please email it to press@baldwingazette.com.


September 29, 2016
Ives Chapel
Thankful Thursday
6-7 P.M.



October 1, 2016
Time: 4:30-10 P.M.
Location: 718 High Street  Baldwin City, KS

Bluegrass and BBQ
A party to benefit the Lumberyard Arts Center
 Featuring
5 P.M. Sky Smeed
A top Kansas singer-songwriter, Sky's album, Drive All Night, is "likely the best feel-good indie album to come out of Kansas in 2015." - Currentland

6 P.M. Truckstop Honeymoon
Voted 2016 Best Local Band in Lawrence, this multiple-award winning duo, Mike and Katie West, entertain you with family-friendly, high energy bluegrass and Americana music.

8 P.M. Wakarusa River Band
This group of musicians is dedicated to sharing our musical heritage. From old country to classic rock and new originals! Contemporary folk and rock n roll.

Menu:
BBQ pulled pork, coleslaw, cheesy corn bake, desserts, lemonade and ice tea (Beer available in the Lotatorium for those 21 and over.

Cost:
Free will donation for Smokin' BBQ Dinner and Drinks

October 1 and 8, 2016 

Winter Clothing Give Away
8-11 AM
Ives Chapel UMC
1018 Miami


ACT Ottawa brings Franklin County delicious chills and delicious food this October in our dinner theater "Night of One Acts".        

For those who are ready to start the Halloween season with something spooky and fun, here is an invitation to spend the evening with Franklin County's community theater group at Ottawa Municipal Auditorium at 301 S Hickory.  We will present the tale of "The Monkey's Paw" by Jacobs and Parker, "The Red Lamp" by Hilliard Booth, and Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm for seating on Friday October 7th and Saturday October 8th.  There will be a dinner theater option on Saturday October 8th, with doors open at 5:30pm for a 6:00pm meal.  Dinner will be catered by our own local Lillybelle's and will consist of a bread bowl with choice of Butternut & Pumpkin soup or Potato Chicken Chowder and a salad. For dessert, we will serve a wonderful slice of cheesecake with your choice of a chocolate, strawberry, or caramel drizzle.  The deadline for ordering dinner reservations is September 23.  We will close our run with a matinee show at 3pm, with doors open at 2:30pm.  Ticket purchasing information and pricing are available online at www.actottawa.org


October 8, 2016
Winter Clothing Giveaway
Neighbor Helping Neighbor



October 12, 2016
The Baldwin City Community Senior Mix will feature Becky and Danny McMillen, Storytellers, for the program at 2 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, Ives Chapel United Methodist Church, 1018 Miami Street on Wednesday, October 12. The theme of the program is "Ghost Stories." All seniors from 55 to 105 in the Baldwin/area community are welcome to enjoy this fun and fellowship time with seniors of like interests. Fellowship and refreshment time will follow the program.


October 15 & 16, 2016

Maple Leaf Festival

11 A.M.  Parade begins
10:45 A.M. Children's Parade
Location: Downtown Baldwin City


October 27, 2016
Ives Chapel
Thankful Thursday
6-7 P.M.



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!


Every Wednesday through October
De Soto Farmer’s Market (Fresh Promise’s Market)
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Wednesdays through October 2016 
at The Barn at Kill Creek Farm
9200 Kill Creek Road
De Soto, KS
 Local, fresh produce and foods offered by local growers and producers!


 Every Thursday through October
Cottin's Hardware Farmer's Market on Thursdays from 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm through September at Cottin's Hardware & Rental back parking lot - 1832 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS. Local vendors offer a variety of goods including produce, baked items, hot foods, meats, eggs, soaps, jams, jellies, herbs, fudge and much more!  


 Every Friday through October
Perry Lecompton Farmers' Market 
Fridays from 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm 
at Bernie's parking lot
24 Hwy and Ferguson Road
Perry, KS
Visit the market to find fresh vegetables, fruits, homemade jams and jellies, baked goods, honey, fresh cut flowers, farm fresh eggs, handmade crafts and more!







Number 4 Baker Football Rolls Past Number 12 Benedictine in NAIA Game of the Week


 press release submitted by Tyler Price

BALDWIN CITY, Kansas – The number 4 Baker football team improved to 5-0 on Homecoming Saturday after defeating the mu,ber 12 ranked Benedictine College Ravens 60-7, in the NAIA Game of the Week.

The Ravens fall to 3-2 on the year and the Wildcats improve to 19-14-1 all-time against BC and 9-4 under head coach Mike Grossner.

The Wildcats started the game with a 13-play, 72-yard drive that ended with a one-yard Cornell Brown touchdown to put the Wildcats up 7-0 early in the first quarter.

Brown was a catalyst for the Wildcat offense, gaining 196 total yards and scoring two touchdowns on the day.

The special teams caught a break in the first quarter, as a Benedictine fourth down saw the snap go over the punter’s head and into the end zone for a Baker safety.

The Ravens were able to answer before the quarter was over, picking off a Logan Brettell pass on the Wildcats ensuing possession and scoring on a 19-yard Jacob Koester pass to Tyler Henness to cut the Wildcat lead to 9-7 at the end of the first quarter.

Midway through the second quarter, Brettell threw his first touchdown pass of the game on an eight-yard pass to Clarence Clark to give the Wildcats a 16-7 advantage over the Ravens.

That reception gave Clark the career record for receiving yards as a Baker Wildcat, eclipsing the total of 2,229 set by Gary Greenwood, who was in attendance as a 2016 Baker Athletics Hall of Fame inductee. Clark finished with three receptions for 38 yards and a touchdown.

Clark also added a 24-yard field goal late in the first half to put the Wildcats up 19-7, and a three-and-out forced by the Baker defense allowed Brettell to put on a 6 play drive, for 65 yards, capped by a 13-yard touchdown pass to Quanzee Johnson to bring the halftime score to 26-7.

Brettell’s 393 yard performance in the game was his fourth 300+ yard effort in five games.

Brettell also added a 16-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter, the only score for either team in that quarter.

The Wildcats came with big plays on offense and defense in the fourth, scoring four touchdowns in a little over two minutes, two of them coming defensively.

Avery Parker returned an interception 85 yards to score, giving the Wildcats a 47-7 lead early in the fourth. Then Kegan Schumann picked off a Benedictine pass and returned it 27 yards for a score, putting the score at its final of 60-7.

The Wildcats forced six Benedictine turnovers in the game, a number only surpassed in the 89-27 victory over Culver-Stockton College, when they forced seven. Nick Shondell had his first career interception in the second quarter, after Nick Becker tipped a Koester pass at the line of scrimmage.

The 53-point victory gives the Wildcats a 40.2 average margin of victory through five games before they take on Peru State College, a 4-1 squad that beat number 23 MidAmerica Nazarene University 21-17 on Saturday. The 2015 matchup between Baker and the Bobcats ended with a 35-10 Wildcat win.

NAIA Football Box Score

Team1234T
Benedictine (Kan.)70007
Baker (Kan.)91772760

Friday, September 23, 2016

MEN'S SOCCER: Baker Hangs on to Number 10 Spot


KANSAS CITY, Missouri – After a 5-2 start to its 2016 season, the Baker University men’s soccer team stayed at No. 10 in the first installment of the 2016 NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 poll of the regular season.

Baker is currently 1-2 this season against ranked opponents, including a 2-0 win over current No. 3 Davenport University.

The Wildcats are one of four teams from the Heart of America Athletic Conference ranked this week, which are the most teams ranked from one conference in the country.

The other three teams include, number 4 MNU, No. 14 Grand View and
number 17 Missouri Valley.

The ‘Catas rank No. 3 in the country in total shutouts this season with five.

Baker will face rival Benedictine this Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Atchison, Kansas.

(press release by Tyler Price)

Thursday, September 22, 2016

WOMEN'S SOCCER: Baker Ranked Number 16 in First Regular Season Poll


KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Baker University women’s soccer team claimed the No. 16 spot in the first 2016 NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll of the regular season.

The 5-2 Wildcats have a shot at a ranked opponent this Wednesday, September 21, as they face Heart rival number 9 Benedictine at 5 p.m. in Atchison, Kansas. 

Baker and BC are the only two teams from the Heart ranked in the Top 25. BU returns home this Saturday, September 24 on Homecoming to face Culver-Stockton at 6 p.m. who handed Benedictine a 2-0 loss on September 17.

The Wildcats have outscored its opponents, 16-11, so far this season and have out-shot its opponents, 109-53.


(press release by Tyler Price)

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