Elvyn Jones Editor/Reporter

Elvyn Jones is a reporter for The Mirror.

Recent stories

Apartments still planned for old school despite owners’ failure to secure tax credits this year
November 23, 2015
Although a Lawrence company’s application for tax credits to renovate the old school on Chapel Street were not among those approved for 2015, its makeover into apartments remains the goal of its new owner.
BCRC seeks donors for Adopt-A-Child program
November 19, 2015
The deadline is approaching, but local residents can still help make a Christmas a merry time for community children through the Baldwin City Recreation Commission’s Adopt-A-Child program.
Baldwin High School students to present classic musical ‘Oklahoma!’
November 17, 2015
Baldwin High School students will perform the musical “Oklahoma!” this weekend, complete with singing, dancing and roping.
Online survey finds academic achievement should be Baldwin school district’s top priority
November 17, 2015
Respondents to an online survey clearly favored academics as the Baldwin school board’s top priority as it updates the district’s strategic plan. Baldwin Superintendent Paul Dorathy shared the results of the survey with board members at their Monday meeting. The superintendent said 407 district parents, students, staffers and community members completed the survey from Oct. 29 to Nov. 6.
Douglas County pilot rural recycling program proving popular
November 16, 2015
Freida Martin is one Vinland area resident thankful for the Douglas County recycling pilot program, which has made it possible to practice what she preaches.
Work of Baldwin City artist on display at Douglas County Courthouse
November 16, 2015
Elaine Engle is bringing some of the Baldwin City area countryside to the Douglas County Courthouse. The Baldwin City artist hung five acrylic paintings last week in the courthouse, where they will remain on view for the next five week.
2 downtown Baldwin City storefronts razed
November 10, 2015
Downtown Baldwin City saw its biggest change in several years with the razing last week to two buildings on High Street. On Nov. 4, the closed Title and Abstract building at 707 High St. and the old L&M Catering building next door were razed.
Grant spikes Baldwin City new home starts
November 10, 2015
Baldwin City is in the midst of its best year for new housing starts since the start of the recession thanks to a grant the community received earlier this year. Tina Rakes, Baldwin City codes inspector, said eight permits for the construction of new single-family homes have been issued this year in the city and construction started on two others for which permits were issued in late December 2014.
Baldwin City students find multiple benefits from martial arts class
November 10, 2015
Melinda Shoemaker is looking forward to getting a new green belt in January to replace the yellow one she wore Monday evening. In late January, Shoemaker and the other students in Tom Christian’s martial arts class will demonstrate their technique to a visiting master and square off against fellow students with the goal of improving their belt rank.
Baldwin City mayor appoints citzens’ committee to help with city administrator search
November 9, 2015
Baldwin City Mayor Marilyn Pearse has appointed a citizens’ committee to help with the selection of a new city administrator.

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Recent photos

Workers raze two building last week in the 700 block of High Street.

BHS juniors Daelynn Anderson and Taylor Cawley are cheered on during Saturday's regional 5K cross country race. They finished 13th and 14th place, respectively, as both the school's boys and girls had five medalist, won the regional titles and qualified teams for Saturday's state finals in Wamego.

Baldwin junior Noah Buckley gets the ball forward during the Bulldogs' 2-1 triple overtive loss Tuesday to Ottawa. The loss in regional play ended the team's season.

Justin Hoffman shows off the belt buckle he earned for finishing a 100-mile ultra-marathon Sunday. The 36-year-old BESPC second-grade paraprofessional finished what was actually 102 miles in the time of 25 hours, 23 minutes.

Lawrence Boy Scout Ben Wilkerson hides behind a tree on the Black Jack Battlefield site during a re-enactment Saturday of the 1856 battle. Wilkerson was among those re-enacting the successful attack of John Brown's forces in the battle against Henry Pate's pro-slavery militia.

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