Elvyn Jones Editor/Reporter

Elvyn Jones is a reporter for The Mirror.

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Six Baldwin HIgh School players named to Frontier League post-season teams
March 26, 2015
Six Baldwin High School basketball players earned All-Frontier League post-season recognition in a very competitive year that saw two the league’s girls teams earn state title berths in their respective classes and college coaches drooling over one sophomore forward. Baldwin senior Maddie Ogle was the Bulldogs’ lone first-team all-league selection on either the girls or boys teams. If it seems as if the Bulldogs were overlooked, consider Paola, which was undefeated until the Panthers lost in the 4A Division I championship game to Bishop Miege, also landed only one player of the first team in junior Morgan Laudan.
Baldwin rec chair yoga class offers low-stress exercise
March 25, 2015
Jane Miller and Gail Guenther wore sneakers to their yoga class Tuesday but had they followed the example of their instructor they would have taken them off. Debra McCullough led the class in her stocking feet. It was an indication of her gentle approach to the chair-yoga Baldwin City Recreation Commission class the two women attended Tuesday.
Baldwin City Council candidates state views, define themselves at forum
March 24, 2015
Although few sharp differences emerged, a forum for the seven people running for three Baldwin City Council seats did provide a venue for candidates to express their views on a number of important issues while allowing them to define themselves.
Baldwin district having sale at Vinland school on Saturday
March 24, 2015
Those looking for a small desk or a “cute” little chair, are invited to shop Saturday morning at the old Vinland Elementary School. Baldwin school district financial director Cynde Frick said those items at Vinland unclaimed by district teachers and principals would be for sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the school. She and district facilities director Chuck James would run the sale.
Baldwin district to survey parents about increased in-town busing fee
March 24, 2015
The Baldwin school district in the next month will survey those parents paying for in-town busing to learn how many would retain the service should its price increase three-fold. For four years, the school board has debated maintaining in-town busing as state funding has failed to keep up with the district’s increased costs.
Timely bond refinance to help Baldwin district deal with block grant cuts
March 24, 2015
Thanks to a timely bond refinancing, the Baldwin school district will see level funding for the next two years with no additional demands on taxpayers. At the Baldwin school board meeting on Monday, Baldwin Superintendent Paul Dorathy and district financial director Cynde Frick updated the board on the consequences of the school finance block grants that are about to replace the state’s 22-year-old school finance plan.
Baldwin High School students commited fans of Bulldogs
March 18, 2015
The faces crowding the rails to court side Saturday at Park City’s Hartman Arena were as familiar as Baldwin High School starting five being introduced for the girls 4A Division II state championship game. The high school fans decked out in old school basketball jerseys included regulars who had cheered on the team nearly every time it took the floor. The group included a core of seniors Eric Peterson, Joe Pierce, Brock Randels and twins Christian and Collin Linder.
Baldwin City council hears updates on quality-of-life projects
March 17, 2015
As it starts work on its 2016 capital improvement plan, the Baldwin City Council heard updates Monday on two long-discussed quality-of-life projects, the Mary Swan Theater at the Lumberyard Arts Center and a community center.
Proposed Baldwin City littering ordinance draws criticism
March 17, 2015
The Baldwin City Council approved Monday the first reading of an ordinance that makes it a municipal offense to litter. The ordinance defines littering as disposing of trash on public property and as transporting loose materials that can blow from a vehicle or truck.
Valuation notices sent out to Douglas County property owners
March 17, 2015
Baldwin City officials are hoping to see a reversal of a recent trend with the Douglas County Appraiser’s Office mailing 2015 change in valuations notices March 1 to county property owners. Specifically, city officials want to see the city’s overall property evaluation increase and put an end to five years of stagnation or decline that began with the start of the recession in 2008.

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All five starters on the Baldwin High School girls basketball team earned Frontier League post-season honors with Maddie Ogle name to the first team and juniors Madeline Neufeld and Kyna Smith and seniors Corey Valentine and Alexia Stein named to the first team. Also honored was senior center Christian Gaylord, who was selected to the All-Frontier League second team.

Gail Guenther, left, and Jane Miller, right, strike a pose Debra McCullough demonstrates in a chair yoga class Tuesday at the Baldwin Athletic Club. The class McCullough offers through the BCRC is designed give particpants a relaxing workout that puts multiple joints through a range of motions. Face to Face; Fortunate volunteer

Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce executive director Hank Booth reads a question to candidates running for Baldwin City Council at a forum last Thursday the chamber and Baldwin City Republican Club sponsored.

Baldwin senior Maddie Ogle drives for a layup in the Bulldogs’ 68-54 loss Saturday in the 4A Division II state title game in Park City. Ogle had 62 points in the three state tournament games.

Baldwin senior Corey Valentine blocks a shot in the lane in the Bulldogs’ 67-42 victory against Concordia in the semifinals of the 4A Division 2 state tournament. Baldwin, now 21-3 on the year, will play Hugoton, 21-2, for the title at 4 p.m. Saturday.

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