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92-year-old who won first Vinland Fair tractor pull recalls passion for event
August 11, 2010
When it comes to the Vinland Fair’s tractor-pull competition, no one can hold a candle to Max Moore. Moore, who is 92 years old and still actively farms his 300 acres just north and west of Baldwin City, was on the fair board when the idea was hatched to have a tractor pull back in the early 1960s. He also won the first tractor pull with his Ford, but his favorite, the 1950 Ferguson, has a better record.
Gardens, crops thriving in summer’s heat, humidity
August 5, 2010
All sorts of plants have benefited from this summer’s combination of heat and — to this point — plenty of rain. It’s been an even better growing season than last year’s cool and rainy summer.
Train to ‘Nowhere’ under way again
August 1, 2010
Although weather has slowed the project, the train ride to Nowhere is at least back on track, thanks to $292,000 in federal stimulus money.
Gearhead’s car featured in Hot Rod
August 1, 2010
Yes, that’s Scott Mock’s 1969 Camaro in the July issue of Hot Rod Magazine.
Area ‘Jeopardy!’ contestant doesn’t win, but receives plenty of support
June 8, 2010
Becky Henderson’s long-anticipated appearance on the game show “Jeopardy!” didn’t last long. In Monday’s show, the Baldwin City resident finished third and did not advance.
Baldwin City woman’s longtime dream of appearing on ‘Jeopardy’ comes true
June 4, 2010
Baldwin City resident Becky Henderson’s longtime dream of being on the television game show “Jeopardy” will come true Monday.
Baldwin City man files for re-election to Kansas House
May 26, 2010
As expected, State Rep. Tony Brown, D-Baldwin City, filed for re-election Wednesday in Topeka.
Baker president to see her ‘first’ class through graduation, with this advice: ‘Look up’
May 19, 2010
Baker University President Pat Long hopes she can make it through her keynote address Sunday in what’s bound to be an emotional graduation.
Volunteers needed to help clean up Black Jack Battlefield historic site
April 7, 2010
Volunteers are needed Saturday to help spruce up Black Jack Battlefield and Nature Park just east of Baldwin City.
Baldwin City woman flown to KU Hospital after train struck her vehicle
March 5, 2010
A Baldwin City woman was flown by helicopter ambulance after her vehicle was struck by a train around noon Friday near LeLoup in northeastern Franklin County.

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A pilot car leads traffic around resurfacing work that's underway on U.S. Highway 56. The resurfacing crew had made it to the Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center by around noon Friday. Motorists can expect delays along the highway through October.

Max Moore, 92, shown at his farm near Baldwin City, won the first tractor pull at the Vinland Fair in the early 1960s. "They gave me an old flour sack with 50 silver dollars in it," he said. "I've still got them."

Max Moore sits on his 1950 Ferguson tractor after pulling it out of one of his barns on his farm north and west of Baldwin City Tuesday morning. Moore was undefeated on his favored Ferguson during the years he entered the Vinland Fair tractor pull. The 92-year-old will be there with it Friday to be recognized.

Vinland's Scott Mock's 1969 Camaro was featured in the July issue of Hot Rod Magazine. Mock rebuilt the car from a rusted-out Camaro shell and replaced every sheet metal panel of the car, except the roof.

Baker University President Pat Long will be the keynote speaker at Sunday’s graduation on the Baldwin City campus. It will be the first class to graduate with Long as president all four years. The stained-glass Wildcat at left was made by those students for her.

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