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IN 1899
March 17, 1999
On March 17, 1899, the Lawrence World asked, “Was It Hillmon? “And editorialized: “Twenty years ago today a man died down in Barber county and thousands of dollars have been spent in litigation to decide who this man was. The case has progressed far beyond the originally interested parties and the question now is costs …. Was John W. Hillmon killed down in Barber county on that fateful day or was Frederick Adolph Walters of Fort Madison, Iowa killed? Neither have been heard from since …. That one of them was killed is true. That one was buried here under the name of John W. Hillmon is also true…. Like the old story of the Lady and the Tiger, this mystery will not down but comes up in one form or another. Really, now, which do you think was killed Hillmon or Walters?” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
GARDENER PLANTS HERBS, DISPLAYS BUTTERFLY AREA
March 17, 1999
Barbara Coggburn says one guideline toward earning a green thumb is planting plants, flowers and bulbs in the sun, shade or partial sun/shade as indicated
S RUN GOES DOWN IN HISTORY BOOKS
March 17, 1999
With a top six finish at the NAIA National Indoor Track and Field Meet in Lincoln, Neb., Baker University’s Jan Hammond made history. “She is the first All-American in the history of the women’s track program,” said Baker coach Matt Candrl.
HINU INSTRUCTOR TO LEAD DISCUSSION
March 17, 1999
The second edition of the Friends of the Baldwin City Library’s book discussion series, titled “Community: The Way We Live,” will be Tuesday. Members of the community are invited to attend the free programs, which will take place at the library, 800 Seventh St. Tuesday’s discussion will be on “Cannery Row” by John Steinbeck, with discussion led by James Stevens of Haskell Indian Nations University. Stevens is a humanities instructor at the college, where he began teaching English in 1966.
S STILL TIME TO SIGN UP FOR BASEBALL
March 17, 1999
From Signal Staff Reports Although participation numbers in the Baldwin Athletic Assn.’s summer baseball and softball programs have increased, there is still time to sign up.
VESECKYS ANNOUNCE BIRTH OF BABY GIRL
March 17, 1999
William and Joanna Vesecky, Baldwin City, announce the birth of their baby girl, Lacey Linnae, born Feb. 25, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. One sister, Ayla, and a brother, Dalton, greeted her at home. Maternal grandparents are John and Sharon Vesecky, Baldwin City, and paternal grandfather is Henry Carter, Temple, Tex. Great-grandparents are Ruth Hase, Burlingame and Clarence Vesecky, Timken.
STATE
March 17, 1999
Whether or not there are any future politicians among the eight Baldwin High School juniors who were selected to attend Boys’ State and Girls’ State in June, the experience will benefit their future, they said. “I think government and leadership will affect every aspect of my life,” said Kendra Knight, one of five BHS girls going to Girls’ State.
S CHIMES CONTINUE THANKS TO BAKER INSTRUCTOR
March 17, 1999
A Baker University instructor is responsible for changing the rolls in the Carillon at the First United Methodist church.
CITY ADVISORY GROUPS GET NEW MEMBERS
March 17, 1999
With less than a month left as mayor, Marty Kennedy appointed Lawrence residents to key advisory commissions Tuesday night. Kennedy appointed Paul Werner to the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission, and Michael Morley and Virgil Dean to the city’s Historic Resources Commission (HRC).
CITY COUNCIL HEARS APPEAL ON DISCHARGE
March 17, 1999
Baldwin City Council members received an update on projects that the interim electric supervisor and city employees are working on.
CITY PONDERS ALTERNATIVE DOWNTOWN SITE FOR ARTS CENTER
March 17, 1999
Add another alternative onto the pile for giving the Lawrence Arts Center more space: the 900 block of New Hampshire Street, inside the proposed $17.9 million “Downtown 2000” redevelopment project.
CRIME STOPPERS TIP HELPS NAB SUSPECT IN BOGUS PIZZA HEIST
March 17, 1999
Crime Stoppers coordinator Dave Anderson of the Lawrence Police Department shortened his list of most-wanted fugitives on Monday when he arrested Demetrius Yusef White. White is accused of aiding and abetting felony theft in the Feb. 13, 1997, “robbery” of Mr. Gatti’s, 3514 Clinton Pkwy.
GUN CONTROL
March 17, 1999
To the editor: Gun control to me is how steady I can hold my gun when I shoot. If you would have someone break into your house as I did, you would arm yourself. All the gun control people have never had a need for a firearm to defend their property. If the need for a gun to deter a robbery ever happens again, the police can haul off the burglars in a body bag.
(NO HEADLINE)
March 17, 1999
All 302 NCAA Div. I schools are suddenly without a critical recruiting standard today, now that a federal judge has refused to grant the NCAA more time to devise freshman eligibility guidelines. “I would not say `chaos’ is the word. All of us are looking for answers,” Kansas athletics director Bob Frederick said Tuesday.
CHURCH SOCIETY TO SERVE IRISH STEW SUPPER TONIGHT
March 17, 1999
The Irish Stew Supper began in 1992 and it was initially used as a fund-raiser to stock Annunciation Catholic Church’s new kitchen with appliances and other necessities.
DRIVER SHOOTS SELF AFTER TRAFFIC STOP
March 17, 1999
A man shot himself in the head after being pulled over by police outside the Journal-World early this morning, police said. His condition was not immediately known.
(NO HEADLINE)
March 17, 1999
For Adrienne Turner, the drought is finally over. Turner, a senior from Goshen, Ind., will be Kansas University’s lone representative at the NCAA women’s swimming and diving championships Thursday through Saturday in Athens, Ga.
SARAH WORKMAN OVERCAME A SHAKY START TO HELP THE JAYHAWKS EARN A SPLIT WITH ARKANSAS.
March 17, 1999
It looked like it would be ugly. Sarah Workman, still recovering from the arm injury that kept her out all last season, started the second game of Kansas’ home-opening softball doubleheader with Arkansas on Tuesday at Jayhawk Field in bad form.
FEEL YOUR WAY TO BREAD SUCCESS
March 17, 1999
While winter is having its last hurrah and I’m waiting for my garden to dry out, I thought I’d catch up on some reader mail. Penny Seavertson recently e-mailed me the following query: I have found several interesting recipes for making bread in a bread machine. However, I prefer to make my breads by hand. What is the difference between bread machine recipes and “made by hand” recipes? How can I convert a bread machine recipe to a “made by hand” recipe?
LAWRENCE HOME BUILDING UP SLIGHTLY IN FEBRUARY
March 17, 1999
Builders started one more single-family home in Lawrence this February than a year ago, but overall construction was down sharply during the month. According to a recent report, the city of Lawrence issued permits for construction of 27 single-family homes last month, up from 26 a year ago. This February and last, the value of home construction was steady at $3.6 million.
WORKSHOP OFFERS KINDERGARTEN TIPS
March 17, 1999
“Transitioning into kindergarten … through the eyes of the parent, the child-care provider and the kindergarten teacher” will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Auditorium. The free workshop will feature a panel of kindergarten teachers, early childhood teachers and parents who will speak about important skills for children to have.
PREACHER, WIFE VISIT NOW AND NEVER CLUB
March 17, 1999
The Rev. Bob Atwell and his wife Joan, of Worden United Methodist Church, were luncheon guests at the March Now or Never club meeting at the Baldwin Senior Center. Atwell gave a talk about their experiences on their two-week goodwill volunteer mission in February to Brownsville, Tex.
BOARD HOPEFULS TOUT FISCAL QUALIFICATIONS
March 17, 1999
Candidates welcome the challenge of allocating the Lawrence school district’s budget. Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a five-part series of stories outlining the opinions of candidates about issues they will face if elected to the Lawrence school board. The seven candidates are vying for four positions. Six of the seven are new to the school board arena. Elections will be held April 6.
(NO HEADLINE)
March 17, 1999
Richard Gwin/Journal-World Photo Volunteer parent Kris Shields fills the old book racks at Deerfield School. The school could use more book storage and comfortable chairs. Allocating resources for such purchases falls to the members of the school board. The school board election is April 6.
PRINCIPAL TO END TERM AT RIVERSIDE
March 17, 1999
This summer, school will be out for good for Riverside School Principal Donna Osness.
SOUND OFF
March 17, 1999
How can I order a Kansas University autographed basketball? Balls autographed by the Kansas men’s basketball team are available through the basketball office in Parrott Complex next to Allen Fieldhouse. Cost is $75 if they are bought in person or $80 if they are shipped. Make checks payable to the Kansas University Athletic Corp. Part of the purchase price will go to charity.
SOUND OFF
March 17, 1999
During NCAA tournament time there’s usually a referee named Ed Hightower. I haven’t seen him for a while. What happened to him? According to sources, Hightower has cut back on his schedule this year now that he is superintendent of schools in Edwardsville, Ill. Hightower, one of the three officials who worked in the 1988 NCAA championship game won by Kansas, was assigned to just one KU regular season game this season. That was the opener on Nov. 13 against Gonzaga. It’s possible Hightower will be working at one of the four regional sites this weekend, but the NCAA does not reveal tourney officials until just before game time.
(NO HEADLINE)
March 17, 1999
Is the Jack Davidson who is running for the Lawrence school board the same Jack Davidson who ran for the state board of education? Yes. Davidson ran for the Kansas State Board of Education last year, but was defeated by John Bacon for the post.
SAUSAGE-AND-PANCAKE SUPPER SLATED FOR SATURDAY IN VINLAND
March 17, 1999
From Signal Staff Reports Once again, it’s time for a bit of history with the Vinland Fair Whole-Hog Sausage and Pancake Supper from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Vinland Fairgrounds.
TEAM
March 17, 1999
Road-weary and glad to be home, the Kansas University women’s basketball team on Tuesday returned to Lawrence.
BJHS BASKETBALL STATISTICS RELEASED
March 17, 1999
Baldwin Junior High eighth-grade basketball coach Dane Jorgensen has released the statistics from the just-completed season. Leading scorers were Brian Lauridsen (117 points), Jordan Schaecher (100), Kyler Troth (85) and Cliff Sudja (62).
DISTRICT COURT MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED
March 17, 1999
Joseph Bosco, 28, Lawrence, and Heather Kollenberg, 25, Lawrence. Sean D. Call, 21, Lawrence, and Julia D. Francis, 20, Lawrence.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO TAKE CHALLENGES
March 17, 1999
Approximately 20 Lawrence Alternative High School students will participate in a “Challenges” course from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today at Holcom Recreation Center. The course will include challenging physical tasks that can only be completed successfully when students work together in groups.
SPECIAL RATE WILL END INWEEKS
March 17, 1999
There are only two more weeks left to be charter subscribers to the Baldwin City Signal. March 31 is the final day to sign up for $20. The regular subscription rate will be $30. The Signal is delivered to homes and businesses in Baldwin City, as well as the outlying area, every Wednesday morning. Mail subscriptions are also available.
S ROUBISON CONSENSUS PICK
March 17, 1999
Eudora High senior David Roubison was one of six consensus picks for the all-Frontier League boys basketball team, as selected by league coaches. Roubison averaged 17.6 points and 7.5 rebounds for the Cardinals.
FOOD FIGURES
March 17, 1999
The following statistics were cited by Bill Rowe, president-elect of the Kansas Restaurant & Hospitality Assn.: * A total of $354 billion is spent annually in the U.S. food industry.
BALDWIN TEACHERS GET TESTY WEEK BEFORE SPRING BREAK
March 17, 1999
The week before spring break is fraught with peril for high school students. This is the week when we let down our guard, similar to deer in the last week of hunting season. With freedom so close that they can smell the coconut oil, students tend to try to coast through the week, doing as little work as possible. We innocently believe that teachers are in the same mindset; what sane person wouldn’t be? (Sane is the key word here.)
(NO HEADLINE)
March 17, 1999
The Haskell Commencement Powwow Committee is accepting entries to the 1999 Commencement Parade, scheduled for May 8, 1999 at 10 a.m. The event is open to the public.
S GO OUT
March 17, 1999
Just as at home, the food service industry is looking for ways to save labor. The food service industry is taking steps to reduce labor-intensive activity, such as buying premeasured, customized spices and sauce bases.
HOME CONSTRUCTION HITS A 20-YEAR HIGH SIGNS EMERGE THAT A SLUGGISH MANUFACTURING SECTOR MAY BE SHAKING OFF SOME DRAG FROM WEAK OVERSEAS DEMAND.
March 17, 1999
Single- family housing construction hit a 20-year high and even the nation’s beleaguered factories showed unexpected strength in February as the remarkable U.S. economy turned in another stellar performance. The good economic news cheered Wall Street investors, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average briefly through the historic 10,000-mark shortly after trading opened Tuesday.
ADMISSIONS SAMUEL LOGAN KENDRICKBIRTHS
March 17, 1999
Olivia Sutton, Valley Falls, a boy, Monday.
BALDWIN SCHOOL DISTRICT CLEANS UP AT SCIENCE FAIR
March 17, 1999
This year was the first time that students from Baldwin’s Charter School entered the contest. From Signal Staff Reports
BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL TRACK SCHEDULE
March 17, 1999
April 1 — Baldwin Invitational, home, 3:30 p.m. April 5 — Baker Relays, home, 3 p.m.
GLENN AND MABLE KALB
March 17, 1999
Glenn and Mable Kalb, Wellsville, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Monday. Mable Edler and Glenn Kalb were married March 15, 1949, at the Methodist Church parsonage in Wellsville.
ATHLETIC CLUB OWNER EYES REOPENING DATE FOR FACILITY
March 17, 1999
The Lawrence Athletic Club will reopen its doors in less than two weeks, owner Rick Sells said.
RED CROSS SCHEDULES PUBLIC BLOOD DRIVE
March 17, 1999
The Douglas County chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at First Christian Church, 10th and Kentucky. The Red Cross particularly needs O-positive and O-negative blood types.
BHS BOYS READY TO DEFEND TITLE
March 17, 1999
Bryan Williams and Michael Curran will return after an outstanding year. Williams finished sixth at the state meet. Curran qualified for state in the high hurdles, 300-meter hurdles and the 4x400 relay. Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories detailing the upcoming spring sports seasons at BHS.
FAMILY TRADITION OF GARDENING LIKELY TO END
March 17, 1999
Gardening has a long and proud history in my family, from my mom to her grandmother and probably long before that. My mom’s garden is meticulously landscaped, and every bit of it was planted with her hands. The plants in her garden — which takes up nearly half of my parents’ back yard — live in harmony, or at least it looks like it. From crocuses, daffodils and jonquils in the spring to roses, daisies, lilies of the valley, lilies, prairie grasses, flowering shrubs and a sprinkling of other plants throughout summer and fall, something is always in bloom.
GUESTS, NEWCOMERS ADD SPICE AT CENTER
March 17, 1999
Baldwin Care Center Last week’s Baldwin Care Center health fair was highlighted by special guests. Friends from the Baldwin Senior Center came to take advantage of the health checks provided by the nursing staff.
LEGION, AUXILIARY TO CELEBRATE 80TH
March 17, 1999
Members of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary will celebrate the group’s 80th birthday with a potluck dinner at 7 tonight at the American Legion Hall. The Baldwin High School Jazz Band will entertain. The Second District Commander, Richard Hill, Iola, and Second District President, Janet Swanson-McRae, Spring Hill, will attend.
WHY THE LONG WAIT?
March 17, 1999
The nuclear secret scandal causes wonderment about why the Clintonites didn’t crack down at least three years ago. With all the extracurricular fun-and-games attention focused on the White House for more than a year now, somebody in the Bill Clinton presidential tenure clearly hasn’t been tending the store — particularly the department involving foreign efforts to steal important secrets.
TEACHER MIXES HUMORSCIENCE
March 17, 1999
Susan Salb tries to teach with a sense of humor, making chemistry and biology less terrifying for students.
(NO HEADLINE)
March 17, 1999
The information regarding ownership of the Triple J Arabians horse farm near Baldwin was incorrect in a recent story. Joy Underberg runs the farm.
WEATHER, BALDWIN ACTIVITIES SHOW SPRING IS ALMOST HERE
March 17, 1999
Signs are everywhere, spring is just around the corner. If this isn’t spring, it’s pretty close. Yes, the snow was falling just last week, but isn’t that Kansas weather?
KANSAS SENIOR RYAN ROBERTSON EARNED FIRST-TEAM GTE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA HONORS ON TUESDAY.
March 17, 1999
Ryan Robertson showcased his athletic ability on Sunday by scoring a career-high 31 points against Kentucky. Two days later, Kansas’ senior men’s basketball guard was honored for his work in the classroom by being named to the GTE Academic All-America first team.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
March 17, 1999
Burglaries and thefts reported * A 30-year-old Lawrence woman reported a $2,000 Martin acoustic guitar stolen sometime Sunday from a residence in the 1100 block of Tennessee.
DRIVER SHOOTS SELF AFTER TRAFFIC STOP
March 17, 1999
A man shot himself in the head after being pulled over by police outside the Journal-World early this morning, police said. His condition was not immediately known.
TOURNAMENT.
March 17, 1999
There’s no place like home, especially in Mackey Arena. Purdue University’s top-ranked women’s basketball team fed off the energy of its home crowd of 9,501 in defeating Kansas, 55-41, in the second round of the NCAA Women’s Tournament on Monday night.
TO COMPLY
March 17, 1999
Los Amigos will have to close 30 minutes early, but could be forced to close even earlier if reported problems involving noise, trash and violence aren’t cleared up within six months.
BJHS BASKETBALL STATISTICS RELEASED
March 17, 1999
Baldwin Junior High eighth-grade basketball coach Dane Jorgensen has released the statistics from the just-completed season. Leading scorers were Brian Lauridsen (117 points), Jordan Schaecher (100), Kyler Troth (85) and Cliff Sudja (62).
MAMMOGRAM SCREENING SCHEDULED APRIL 6
March 17, 1999
From Signal Staff Reports The Via Christi Mobile Screening Van from Wichita will be at the Baldwin City school district office from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 6.
WISDOM JOURNEY BEGINS IN BALDWIN SPECIAL TO THE SIGNAL
March 17, 1999
Editor’s note: Maureen Waters lives on a hill five miles east of Vinland. She was editor of the Wellsville Globe in the mid-‘70s and has been a magazine editor for 15 years. She has published “Mentor & Protege” newsletter for 10 years and is the author of “Getting to WOW! The Wonder of Your Own Wisdom,” which she has self-published in serial format.
CITY, SCHOOL CANDIDATES SHARE VIEWS
March 17, 1999
About 70 people attended a forum for city commission and school board candidates Tuesday night at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.