From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Oct. 14, 1971:
- Baldwin residents were in the final stages of preparation for the annual Maple Leaf Festival. An original musical, hearty meals, airplane rides, and an old-fashioned parade were among the attractions, as well as exhibits of arts and crafts. Mother Nature was also doing her best to add to the event, with the maple trees turning gold and crimson this week.
- Details were not yet available on a reported accident involving school buses. According to an early report, a Lawrence bus and a Baldwin bus had sideswiped each other at 4:15 p.m. on a gravel county road about eight miles southwest of Lawrence. Baldwin's Supt. L. G. Steinle said that five students were on the Baldwin bus and that none of them had had serious injuries. Information was not yet available on the Lawrence bus, but both vehicles were reported to have been driven from the scene.