Elvyn Jones Editor/Reporter

Elvyn Jones is a reporter for The Mirror.

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Friends team up to open downtown Baldwin City photography studio
July 28, 2014
The co-owners of downtown’s newest business say asking “Why Baldwin City?” is the wrong question. The question became “Why not Baldwin City?” as she and her partner Tisha Voigts searched for a place to open a photography studio, Michelle Beas said.
Art walk, concert series to enliven down Baldwin City on Saturday
July 25, 2014
The city, two local organizations and a business are teaming up to make Saturday a special and musical evening in downtown Baldwin City. Baldwin City government, Baldwin City Economic Development Council and Mid American Bank will sponsor the first of three monthly summer concerts Saturday in conjunction with the Lumberyard Arts Center’s second art walk of the season.
Maple Leaf City Triathlon returns for third running Saturday
July 23, 2014
This year’s Maple Leaf City Triathlon will be different than its two predecessors. Baldwin City Recreation Director Steve Friend said the third installment of the triathlon will be more challenging to adults and will include a separate category young teens.
Broadway at Baker brings 55 young performers to Baldwin City campus
July 23, 2014
As she caught her breath Monday after an hourlong rehearsal of a dance routine, Hannah Parks explained why she decided to attend the Broadway at Baker musical theater camp. “I think it’s a really fun opportunity to get close to people who like singing and acting and a way to meet people with careers in musical theater,” she said.
Baker’s online MLA program recognized as one of nation’s best
July 22, 2014
Like many other busy adults, Cheryl McCrary was concerned her full life would further delay her goal of earning a master’s degree.
McLouth artist to share artistic touch with opening of show Friday at Lumberyard
July 22, 2014
chnique she used to create the works now on display at the Lumberyard Arts Center. That’s not surprising because the McLouth mother of four is an entirely self-taught artist. She also developed her technique through an “experiment that worked.”
Baldwin school district’s online enrollment getting established with patrons
July 22, 2014
About 20 percent of Baldwin school district students have been enrolled for the coming year since the district’s new online option. Superintendent Paul Dorathy told Baldwin school board members Monday that 419 students had been enrolled online since the option became available July 1.
Baldwin school board approves publishing budget with 3.492 mill decrease
July 22, 2014
Thanks to a Kansas Supreme Court ruling in March, the Baldwin school district will ask less of its taxpayers in the coming fiscal year. At its Monday meeting, the Baldwin school board approved publication of the 2014-2015 budget that would reduce the district’s overall property tax levy by 3.492 mills.
Baldwin City’s second bid for grant to approve Santa Fe Depot approved
July 16, 2014
The Kansas Department of Transportation announced that a Baldwin City project was among 20 applications awarded a total of $11.5 million through its Transportation Alternatives program. The Baldwin City grant will make $143,000 available for improvements to the historic Santa Fe Depot.
Face to Face: Steve Rottinghaus
July 14, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly feature highlighting those who live or work in Baldwin City. Each week the Signal will pick one person to highlight in the community. This week we meet Baker University director of public relations Steve Rottinghaus.

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Blake Brittingham, 3, enjoys a cookie after finishing her ice cream at the Ice Chapel United Methodist Church's ice cream social today at the church.

Broadway at Baker choreographer Andrea Skowronek shows performers at the musical theater camp the proper way to finish a dance move at a Monday rehearsal. The 55 teenagers at the musical-theater camp will present the musical "The Wiz" at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Rice Auditorium.

McLouth artist Julie Rice poses with one of her fingertip touch paintings self-portrait that is part of a show at the Lumberyard Arts Center. Rice will demonstrate her technique during a reception marking the opening of her show.

Broadway at Baker choreographer Andrea Skowronek shows performers at the musical theater camp the proper way to finish a dance move at a Monday rehearsal.

Tom Farmer

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