Elvyn Jones Editor/Reporter

Elvyn Jones is a reporter for The Mirror.

Recent stories

Two Baldwin City buildings placed on historic list
July 28, 2015
Two former Chapel Street buildings important in Baldwin City’s educational history have been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Lumberyard Arts Center plans Love Boat-themed summer fundraiser
July 28, 2015
The Lumberyard Arts Center is going to give the community’s crooners a chance to share their talents for a good cause. Lumberyard Arts Center board member Sandy Cardens said this year’s “The Love Boat” themed summer fundraiser will feature karaoke, something that hasn’t been available in Baldwin City for about five years with changes of the downtown restaurant scene.
Baldwin Junction man remembers sporting life of following the bouncing ball
July 28, 2015
When golfers tee up at Sunday’s Baldwin Open, they will all be hoping to duplicate the feat of C.T. Taul in 1989. Taul owns the only hole-in-one in the history of the Open. The feat was recorded 26 years ago, but it remains fresh in the mind of the 91-year-old rural Baldwin City man.
Maple Leaf City Triathlon returns Saturday
July 23, 2015
The Maple Leaf City Triathlon returns Saturday for its fourth running with what looks to be a record number of participants.
Baldwin City Council publishes proposed 2016 budget with 4.57 mill levy increase
July 22, 2015
The Baldwin City Council has reached consensus on a proposed 2016 budget that includes a 4.57 mill levy increase. The city’s 2016 mill levy in the proposed budget, which is published in today’s issue of the Baldwin City Signal, is 42.304 mills. That compares to 37.623 mill in the current 2015 budget and a 34.127 mill levy for 2014.
Musical theatre camp Broadway at Baker marks milestone
July 22, 2015
Abby Cramer was busy studying lines Tuesday in Baker Unversity’s Rice Auditorium with the pressure of having them memorized for Sunday’s performance of “The Pajama Game.” The recent Shaw
Baldwin City Council approves contract to construct trail to BESIC
July 21, 2015
The Baldwin City Council awarded Monday a contract to Killough Construction of Ottawa to construct a mixed-use trail from 11th Street to existing sidewalk at the Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center.
Baldwin City Council asked to develop trust in wake of annexation’s withdrawl
July 21, 2015
In the wake of the withdrawal of a voluntary annexation request, the Baldwin City Council was urged to develop trust in each other and staff and demonstrate a pro-business attitude.
Baker sees gigabit Internet as important competitive edge
July 19, 2015
When Chad Phillips returns to Baker University next month, the No. 1 complaint he and fellow members of the Baker University Student Senate heard in recent years should be resolved.
Baldwin City team wins Sunflower State Games wrestling team championship
July 15, 2015
The community added its second state championship of the year as a team of Baldwin City wrestlers won the team championship at the Sunflower State Games.

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Recent photos

A sign on the fence of the farm of the late Margaret Counts advertises an auction that could have big consequences for Baldwin City's future. The farm just east of the Signal Ridge subdivision will be sold Aug. 14 through a multi-parcel auction.

Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai (left), Gov. Sam Brownback and RG Fiber CEO Mike Bosch discuss the importance of high-speed Internet access to rural communities and a gathering Wednesday at the downtown Baldwin City headquarters of RG Fiber. Those community members attending we encouraged to share success stories as RG Fiber starts offering service in August to Baldwin City.

Randy Hendry prepares to leave Saturday's downtown Baldwin City car show in his 1916 Buick. The car was on the road for 12 years after it was purchased in Meade County and spent about 60 years in a barn after Bill and Lester Hey bought in at a McLouth auction.

Junior Courtney Davis explodes out of the batter's box after getting a hit in Baldwin's semi-final game against Andale.

Children line up to crawl through tunnels made from appliance boxes meant to replicate prairie dog tunnels during an activity day for last year's Baldwin City Public Library summer reading program. The activity will be one of the summer reading programs at the library this summer.

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