Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Volunteer Needed

Recreation Commission Vacancy

The Baldwin City Recreation Commission is currently seeking applicants to serve as a Commissioner on the Recreation Commission.  This is a voluntary position charged with oversight of all recreation programs for the City of Baldwin City and USD 348.  Commission terms are normally for four years.  Meetings are held monthly on the third Wednesday of the month in the evening.  Interested individuals should submit a letter detailing their background and reasons for wanting to serve.  Application deadline is March 31.  Contact Steve at 785.594-3670 for additional information.  Letters may be submitted in person or mailed to:
Baldwin City Recreation Commission
PO Box 871, 705 High St.
Baldwin City, KS  66006
Or emailed to: steve@baldwinrec.org

Monday, March 27, 2017

There Will Be a Citywide Power Outage

NOTICE OF UPCOMING SUBSTATION 
MAINTENANCE/PLANNED POWER 
OUTAGE
During the week of April 10th 2017, the Baldwin City Utility 
Department will be performing  
Maintenance Inspections at our 
Newton Street Substation. A portion of
 this project will require 
a power outage for the entire City.
Work is scheduled to begin at 8:00 AM on Monday April 10th
On Wednesday April 12th, a Citywide Outage will occur at 
approximately 5:00 AM.
Please plan ahead for a minimum 30 minute outage.
We understand the inconvenience created by projects like this, 
and will do our very best to keep the outage time to a minimum.

Area Happenings - Week of March 26

Here are the upcoming events that the Gazette has been made aware of as of  March 25, 2017.
To submit an item to the community events calendar, please email it to press@baldwingazette.com.



April 6, 2017

Free CPR  Training
Time: Thursday April 6;  6 P.M. - 10 P.M.
Pre-registration is not required, but is encouraged
 email: firedepartment@baldwincity.org
Admission:  Free (to Baldwin City residents and businesses)








 April 7, 2017

Bethal Christian Academy Presents
THE SMALL THINGS
A dinner theater
An original production
Dinner and Show
Time: 6:30 P.M.
Admission: $14
Life Mission Church
3085 Marshall Rd
Ottawa, KS
Tickets/Info
785-418-6048

 April 8 and 9, 2017 

Easter Egg Express

 Midland Railway
1515 High St Baldwin City, KS 
 more information:  785-594-6982

 April 8, 2017

Bethal Christian Academy Presents
THE SMALL THINGS
A dinner theater
An original production
Snacks and Desert
Time: 1 P.M.
Admission: $10
Life Mission Church
3085 Marshall Rd
Ottawa, KS
Tickets/Info
785-418-6048

April 12, 2017


NOTICE OF UPCOMING SUBSTATION 
MAINTENANCE/PLANNED POWER 
OUTAGE
During the week of April 10th 2017, the Baldwin City Utility 
Department will be performing  
Maintenance Inspections at our 
Newton Street Substation. A portion of
 this project will require 
a power outage for the entire City.
Work is scheduled to begin at 8:00 AM on Monday April 10th
On Wednesday April 12th, a Citywide Outage will occur at 
approximately 5:00 AM.
Please plan ahead for a minimum 30 minute outage.
We understand the inconvenience created by projects like this, 
and will do our very best to keep the outage time to a minimum.


April 15, 2017

The Annual Rainbow Preschool and Baldwin City Recreation Center  FREE Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 15th from 10:00am-11:00am at the Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center.  This is a free event that includes games, balloon twisters, face painters and the Easter Egg Hunt.  The hunt will begin at 10:30am.  






April 15, 2017 

Easter Egg Express

Midland Railway
1515 High St Baldwin City, KS 
 more information:  785-594-6982




April 18, 2017

Free Healthcare Provider CPR  Training
Time: Tuesday April 18;  6 P.M. - 10 P.M.
Pre-registration is not required, but is encouraged
email: firedepartment@baldwincity.org
Admission:  Free (to Baldwin City residents and businesses)







April 27, 2017
Thankful Thursday Free Community Meal        

Serving 6 to 7 pm       

 Ives Chapel UMC  
1018 Miami   
Baldwin  City

Free community meals are the last Thursday of the month




 May 13, 2017 

Baldwin High School Graduation
Time:  2pm – 3pm




May 24, 2017
Thankful Thursday Free Community Meal        

Serving 6 to 7 pm       

 Ives Chapel UMC  
1018 Miami   
Baldwin  City

Free community meals are the last Thursday of the month




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!




Thursday, March 23, 2017

Baldwin City Council Approves Conditional Use Permit, Rejects Development Plan

Kevin Surbaugh

The March 22, 2017 council meeting was called to order by Mayor Marilyn Pearse. After receiving a protest petition and a lengthy debate at the last meeting, the council again took up the issue of the conditional use permit for the cities new public works building.  Council-member Steve Bauer moved that the conditional use permit be approved and Council-member Tony Brown seconded. The permit was approved on a 4-1 voice vote, with Council-Member Kathy Gerstner casting the lone destining vote.
Mayor Marilyn Pearse and  City Administrator
Glenn Rodden
Photographer Kevin Surbaugh

The council then took up the required development plan, which goes with the permit just passed. Amy Conley, Baldwin City, spoke in opposition to the plan, saying when she bought her land and house, the city didn't own all the property around her. She asked the council to please consider her situation moving forward.
Council-member David Simmons said that he was concerned with the current plan that moves the public access road to the east. He said that he supported the plan as originally presented that would have provided access to the yard via the current driveway. In his opinion, he felt that was the only thing he could support, pushing the current gate back. Mayor Pearse wondered if it would be possible continue the berm around on the east between the neighbor and the cities facilities. Gerstner added that she was concerned the current plan was relying to much on the neighbors trees for the barrier rather then providing one on the cities side. A concern that the council was told could be done.
Council-members David Simmons and Kristi Darnell
Photographer Kevin Surbaugh
Ed Courton, Baldwin City Community Development Director, pointed out that it was 180 feet from the neighbors house and the cities property line, "that is significant," he said, "because it is equal to two building lots."
Darnell and Gerstner again, as in past meetings, also voiced concern of how the project will affect the cities utility users. The cities Finance Director, said that the city "could pay cash for this building right now. It would deplete our reserves significantly, but we have the cash."
Simmons stated that the council was there to represent and look out for the citizens. "We are not here to rubber stamp these projects," he told the council.
Bauer moved and Brown seconded that council approve the development plan. They were the only two to vote in favor, voting against the plan was Gerstner, Simmons and Darnell. The council will again take up the development plan at the April 3, 2017 council meeting.

In other business:


  • Heard from a resident, Barb Johnston, who had concerns about the cities 1% cap on solar.  Rob Culley, Baldwin City Power Plant Superintendent, said the 1% limited the cities exposure, it did not limit the number of residents allowed to use solar energy.  Council-member Brown, who chairs the utilities committee said they would like to raise that, but they also have to be fiscally responsible also. Cully also mentioned, that the city currently  purchases 18% of its wholesale energy from hydro and wind projects.

  • Received the annual Baldwin City Chamber report  from Jeannette Blackmar, Director of the Baldwin City Chamber.  
  • Under new business considered and unanimously approved water placement bid recommendation.
  • Mayor Pearse proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention month. 
  • Discussed a potential Committee of the Whole. Possibly on April 10th. 
  • Learned that the June 2017 photo in the Fairbanks Equipment Company calendar featured the Baldwin City Electric Plant.
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    Baldwin School Board Continues Discussion of iPads and Sale of District Office

    Kevin Surbaugh

    The Baldwin USD 348 School District held it's regular monthly meeting on Monday March 20, 2017. On the agenda the board continued its discussion from last month, of the districts annual purchase of iPad's for the incoming Freshman class.
    According to Principal Rob McKim, the iPads are used about twice a week in his school. Board member Chad Christie wondered if other options such as Mac-books or Chrome-books would be viable options. McKim advised the board that, "we need to consider  if there is anything the iPads are preventing the district from accomplishing.Superintendent Paul Dorathy suggested the district should see what neighboring school districts are using, but also get input from the staff as well.
    Christie felt that with a larger incoming class that this would be the wrong time to make any changes. He felt the board should continue with purchasing ipads this year. The board unanimously agreed, approving the purchase of an estimated 135 new iPads this year allowing outgoing seniors to purchase their current iPads that they have used the past four years. However, they will explore the possibility of switching technology next year.
    The board also continued it's multi-month discussion of the proposed sale of the district office and other district owned property. Board member Greg Kruger felt the district should stay put at this time rather then be forced to find something else on a temporary basis, which could end-up costing the district more money. He said, that he felt the board shouldn't sell the office at 700 Chapel until they knew how much it would cost to relocate the offices. The board agreed and discuss it more in the April board meeting.
    Board member Sandy Chapman wondered if the district could sell the vacant land in the 500 block of Chapel separately. Which the board concurred was a possibility and decided to proceed in doing so, recognizing they could reject all offers.


    In Other Business:
    1. Accepted a letter of resignation from board member Nicole Tiller  whose family will be moving to South Carolina. She will continue to serve through the May 17, 2017 board meeting. The board will appoint her replacement after the May meeting in an open session. Tiller was elected to the District 2, Position 1 seat in 2013 and would have been up for re-election in November. Anyone appointed would need to file for election by the June 1, 2017 filing deadline.
    2. Board President Nick Harris reported that the deadline to file for the school board election is at noon on June 1, 2017.Positions up for election are: District 1, Position 4 currently held by Gregory Kruger; District 2, Position 5 currently held by Nicole Tiller and District 3, Position 6 currently held by Ivan Huntoon.
      See district map below
    3. Approved a food payment policy.
    4. MaKim presented proposed updates to the districts job positions. The board will vote on approving or tweaking the descriptions at next months meeting, after having a chance to review the changes. 
    5. Learned that the districts new website should launch in July in time for enrollment in the new school year. The new site will also be mobile friendly.  

    Monday, March 20, 2017

    Baldwin City Council Agenda - March 20, 2017

     The agenda for the March 20, 2017 Baldwin City council meeting.

    A. Call to Order- Mayor Marilyn Pearse
    B. Consent Agenda
    1. Consider the Draft Minutes of the 03.07.2017 Regular Meeting
    C. Public Comment:
    Members of the public are welcome to comment on items relating to City business not listed on this
    Agenda. Please stand and wait to be recognized by the Mayor. As a general practice, the comments may
    or may not be acted upon by the Council during the meeting, or Council may refer the items to staff for
    follow up.
    If you wish to comment on an ite m listed on th e Agenda, a sign-up sheet is provided for you to sign in and
    provide your address. You will be called on when the Agenda item of interest is under discussion by the
    Council.
    D. Special Reports or Presentations
    1. Chamber of Commerce Annual Report - Jeannette Blackmar, Director
    E. Old Business
    1. Conditional Use Permit - New Public Works Building
    2. Development Plan Approval - New Public Works Building
    F. New Business
    1. Waterline replacement project bid recommendation
    2. Waterline replacement project agreement recommendation
    3. Ordinance 1366-Franchise Fees City Utilities Amending Final Implementation Date
    G. Committee and/or Commission Reports
    1. Budget and Finance/Kathy Gerstner, David Simmons
    2. Community Development Committee/Steve Bauer, Tony Brown
    3. Public Health and Safety Committee/David Simmons, Kathy Gerstner
    4. Public Works Committee/Christi Darnell, Steve Bauer
    5. Utilities Committee/ Tony Brown, Christi Darnell
    H. City Administrator and Staff comments
    I. Council & Mayor Comments
    J. Executive Session
    K. Adjourn

    President Trump Outlines Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

    Kevin Surbaugh

    President Donald Trump released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget blueprint. Since it was just a blueprint it only provides an overview of the Administration’s overarching priorities for discretionary spending. It includes $37.6 billion for the Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), of which $12.0 billion is Overseas Contingency Operations funding.
    The FY 2018 budget advances the national security interests of the United States by focusing on diplomatic efforts and foreign assistance programs that advance the security and prosperity of the American people.
    The budget blueprint also includes $3.1 billion to meet the countries security assistance commitments to Israel and supports other critical foreign assistance efforts, including global health and humanitarian assistance programs. The budget also supports diplomatic engagement activities, and ensures the safety of our diplomats by applying $2.2 billion towards new embassy construction and maintenance. The budget will support Department of State and USAID efforts to optimize organizational effectiveness, helping us work to efficiently achieve our diplomatic and development goals and objectives.
    The full FY2018 budget is expected to be released later this spring. The Full budget, according to a statement issued to the media, will contain more details on specific funding and programs requested for the Department of State and USAID, as well as other Executive Branch agencies.
    Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (KS-02) said in a statement to the media regarding President Trump’s proposed budget:
     “While I am encouraged by the President’s desire to enhance our national security and take better care of our veterans, I cannot support his budget proposal. This budget blueprint would severely impact key programs, such as Meals on Wheels, that are important to Kansas and the nation. In the coming days and weeks, I will work with my colleagues in Congress to craft a thoughtful and responsible balanced budget.” 
    Specific Cuts of Concern in the President’s proposed budget: The President’s proposed budget eliminates the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education program, cuts $1 billion in the Department of Justice’s prison construction program, initiates a multi-year reauthorization proposal to shift the air traffic control function of the Federal Aviation Administration to an independent, non-governmental organization – adversely affecting general aviation and contract towers in Kansas, such as Forbes Field in Topeka, cuts funding for the National Institutes of Health by $5.8 billion and cuts the Department of Transportation’s funding by $2.4 billion.
    There were no statements issued by Kansas Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) or Pat Roberts (R-KS). 

    Area Happenings - Week March 19

    Here are the upcoming events that the Gazette has been made aware of as of  March 19, 2017.
    To submit an item to the community events calendar, please email it to press@baldwingazette.com.


    March 23, 2017
    Thankful Thursday Free Community Meal        

    Serving 6 to 7 pm       

     Ives Chapel UMC  
    1018 Miami   
    Baldwin  City

    Free community meals are the last Thursday of the month



    March 25, 2017

    Free CPR/First-Aid Training
    Time: Saturday March 25;  8 A.M. - 4 P.M.
    Pre-registration is not required, but is encouraged
    email: firedepartment@baldwincity.org
    Admission:  Free (to Baldwin City residents and businesses)







    April 6, 2017

    Free CPR  Training
    Time: Thursday April 6;  6 P.M. - 10 P.M.
    Pre-registration is not required, but is encouraged
     email: firedepartment@baldwincity.org
    Admission:  Free (to Baldwin City residents and businesses)








     April 7, 2017

    Bethal Christian Academy Presents
    THE SMALL THINGS
    A dinner theater
    An original production
    Dinner and Show
    Time: 6:30 P.M.
    Admission: $14
    Life Mission Church
    3085 Marshall Rd
    Ottawa, KS
    Tickets/Info
    785-418-6048

     April 8 and 9, 2017 

    Easter Egg Express

     Midland Railway
    1515 High St Baldwin City, KS 
     more information:  785-594-6982

     April 8, 2017

    Bethal Christian Academy Presents
    THE SMALL THINGS
    A dinner theater
    An original production
    Snacks and Desert
    Time: 1 P.M.
    Admission: $10
    Life Mission Church
    3085 Marshall Rd
    Ottawa, KS
    Tickets/Info
    785-418-6048

    April 12, 2017


    NOTICE OF UPCOMING SUBSTATION 
    MAINTENANCE/PLANNED POWER 
    OUTAGE
    During the week of April 10th 2017, the Baldwin City Utility 
    Department will be performing  
    Maintenance Inspections at our 
    Newton Street Substation. A portion of
     this project will require 
    a power outage for the entire City.
    Work is scheduled to begin at 8:00 AM on Monday April 10th
    On Wednesday April 12th, a Citywide Outage will occur at 
    approximately 5:00 AM.
    Please plan ahead for a minimum 30 minute outage.
    We understand the inconvenience created by projects like this, 
    and will do our very best to keep the outage time to a minimum.



    April 15, 2017 

    Easter Egg Express

    Midland Railway
    1515 High St Baldwin City, KS 
     more information:  785-594-6982




    April 18, 2017

    Free Healthcare Provider CPR  Training
    Time: Tuesday April 18;  6 P.M. - 10 P.M.
    Pre-registration is not required, but is encouraged
    email: firedepartment@baldwincity.org
    Admission:  Free (to Baldwin City residents and businesses)






     May 13, 2017 

    Baldwin High School Graduation
    Time:  2pm – 3pm



    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!




    Congresswoman Jenkins Introduces Legislation To Protect Fort Scott History

    Press release from Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins Office

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (KS-02) introduced legislation (H.R. 1541) to authorize the transfer of the Fort Scott, Kan., Civil War era blockhouse known as Lunette Blair to the National Park Service at the Fort Scott National Historic Site, preserving a treasured historical building.


    “It is vitally important to preserve those key pieces of our Kansas history which fit into our story as a nation,” said Congresswoman Jenkins. “That is why today I am re-introducing my legislation to authorize the transfer of the Lunette Blair blockhouse to the Fort Scott National Historic Site. Since its construction in 1863, the blockhouse, which is
    the sole remaining structure of four original fortifications, has been a landmark of the community of Fort Scott and a reminder of Kansas’s role in preserving the Union.”

    “Through the combined preservation efforts of passionate citizens of the community, the blockhouse endures as a fixture of Fort Scott’s historical legacy,” Congresswoman Jenkins continued. “It is an honor to help these individuals and local organizations transfer this important structure into the care of the Park Service at the Fort Scott National Historic Site.”

    Brief History of the Lunette Blair blockhouse:

    • During the Civil War, the Union Army originally constructed four fortified structures, or lunettes, around Fort Scott. These structures were known amongst the soldiers as Fort Lincoln, Fort Henning, Fort Insley, and Fort Blair, of which Fort Blair, known today as Lunette Blair or the Western Blockhouse, is the only remaining Civil War blockhouse in the community of Fort Scott.

    • Immediately after the Civil War, the federal government sold these structures to private owners. Lunette Blair itself had several owners since the 19th century including Dr. W.S. McDonald and later the Molly Foster Berry Chapter of the DAR who, along with the Bourbon County Historical Preservation Association and others presently, have continued the building’s historic preservation.

    Lunette Blair has been a fixture of the community for over a century. For decades its image even became the insignia for a local business, the Western Insurance Company, where the “Western Blockhouse” logo symbolized security and protection from 1924 through 1986 after the business ultimately closed down. Former Western Insurance employees have been passionate volunteer caretakers of the blockhouse for decades.

    Number 3 Campbellsville Ends Number 2 Baker's Tourney Run, 73-56


    BILLINGS, Montana – The number 3 seeded Campbellsville Tigers ended number 2 Baker's NAIA Division I Women's Basketball National Championship run on Friday afternoon, as they defeated the 'Cats, 73-56, inside RimRock Arena at MetraPark. Baker ends its season with a school record mark of 30-5.

    The Tigers now advance to the NAIA National Quarterfinals and will play on Friday at 4 p.m. MST. With the win Campbellsville moves to 27-6.

    Baker led 16-15 at the end of the first quarter, then trailed, 36-33, at the break. Emily Fox had 14 points in the first half and finished with a game-high 19.

    The Tigers used a big second half to push past the 'Cats, as they outscored BU, 37-23, in the second half.

    Baker turned the ball over 20 times and shot 38-percent from the floor and 78.6-percent from free-throw range.

    Sydney Buchel also scored 13 points and Kelsey Larson ends her illustrious BU career with 925 points, which ranks number 14 all-time in program history.

    Campbellsville ended the day, shooting 51.1-percent from the floor and 18-of-20 from the free-throw line.

    Jessica Zweifel led Baker with six rebounds and seven assists and senior MacKenzie Cook ended her BU career with six points and three rebounds.

    Baker finished the year as the Heart of America Athletic Conference regular season and tournament champion for the first time in school history and its 17-game winning streak this season was tied for a program record.

    NAIA Women's Basketball Box Score
    NAIA Div I Women's National Championship
    Team1234T
    Baker (Kan.)161715856
    Campbellsville (Ky.)1521211673


    Sunday, March 19, 2017

    Aeromotive Fuel Systems and Waterman Racing Components Expand Marketing Partnership in 2017

    Press release

    Topeka, KS  – Demonstrating their ongoing commitment to drag racing and the motorsports industry, Aeromotive Fuel Systems and Waterman Racing Components have agreed to increase their marketing partnership with the Fastest Drag Strip in the World, Heartland Park Topeka, for the 2017 racing season.

    “It’s refreshing to be a partner with Heartland Park Topeka and create an positive and expanding environment for brand exposure and growth with a dedicated team of executives that truly understands motorsports marketing,” says Steve Matusek, President of Aeromotive Inc. “We are looking forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Chris Payne, Scott Gardner, Ron and Darla Conner and the entire HPT team. We’re especially excited to be a part of bringing the NHRA’s J&S Services Pro Mod racing back to Aeromotive’s home track during the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals event in May.”

    In a joint announcement back in December, the NHRA confirmed that its Pro Mod Series will grow from 10 to 12 races in 2017, including the race at Heartland Park Topeka. Both Aeromotive and Waterman Racing Components are actively involved in the NHRA series.

    “We are very pleased with Aeromotive’s decision to increase their level of sponsorship and marketing for the 2017 race season,” says Scott Gardner, president and general manager of Heartland Park Topeka. “This is a great partnership made even better because of Aeromoitve’s Lenexa, Kansas location and the fact that so many in the company are directly involved with professional and grass-roots level racing. Both Aeromotive and Waterman’s products and brand recognition represent a great partnership for racers and fans here at the track.”

    Friday, March 17, 2017

    Number 2 Baker Uses Another Big Fourth Quarter to Defeat Number 7 Mobile, 72-56




    Press release submitted by Tyler Price, Baker University Assistant Athletic Director


    BILLINGS, Montana – The number 2 seeded Baker University women's basketball team used another big fourth quarter to move on in the NAIA Division I Women's Basketball National Championship, presented by Wells Fargo, as the 'Cats defeated number 7 Mobile (Ala.), 72-56, on Wednesday afternoon inside the RimRock Auto Arena.

    Baker used a fourth quarter in which they outscored the Rams, 31-11, to move onto the Second Round.

    BU will now face number 3 Campbellsville (Ky.) on St. Patrick's Day Friday, March 17 at 12:30 pm MST/1:30 pm CST.

    Baker trailed at the end of the third quarter, 45-41, then Heart of America Athletic Conference Player of the Year Kelsey Larson caught fire, scoring 11-straight points, including three-straight three-point field goals.

    The senior ended the day with 26 points on nearly perfect shooting, as she went 7-of-8 from the floor, 4-of-5 from three-point land a perfect 8-of-8 from the free-throw line.

    Two other 'Cats scored in double figures, as fellow seniors MacKenzie Cook and Sydney Buchel went for 16 and 10 points respectively.

    Starla Daggan had a terrific game for the Rams, as she scored 31 points and grabbed three rebounds, she was the only Ram to score in double figures.

    The game was all tied up at 28-28 at halftime, then Baker outscored Mobile, 44-28, in the second half.

    This marks the second-straight season, Baker has moved onto the Round of 16 in the NAIA DI Women's Basketball National Tournament, BU is now 6-3 all-time at the event.

    number 3 Campbellsville defeated number 6 Talladega (Ala.), 84-75, in the First Round on Wednesday.

    The Tigers are 26-6 on the year and had four players score in double figures in the win over Dega. Jordan Doram led the way with 18 points and three rebounds.

    NAIA Women's Basketball Box Score
    NAIA Div I Women's National Championship
    Team1234T
    Mobile (Ala.)1216171156
    Baker (Kan.)1612133172



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