Elvyn Jones Editor/Reporter

Elvyn Jones is a reporter for The Mirror.

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2015 sports in review: Baldwin High School teams had banner year
December 31, 2015
Selecting a top local sports story for 2015 is like choosing a favorite child among a large number of gifted offspring. Baldwin High School athletes won four state titles in the past 12 months, played for another and placed in two others.
Baldwin City adds wind energy to electrical power portfolio
December 29, 2015
Like many forward-looking investors, the Baldwin City Council diversified one city portfolio last week to give it less exposure to a particular sector of the market.
Baldwin City approves housing start incentives for another year
December 22, 2015
The Baldwin City Council agreed Monday to extend for another year incentives meant to spur new housing development in the community despite little evidence they are effective and a so-so recommendation from city staff.
Beloit city administrator selected for Baldwin City government’s top job
December 21, 2015
Baldwin City Council President Christi Darnell said a comment Glenn Rodden made during his interview a week ago for the open city administrator position convinced her that he was the man for the job. “He’s from a small town near Chicago,” she said. “He said he knew what it meant for a community to grow but keep its own identity and not be absorbed. He gets it. He knows what Baldwin City is about.”
Paola too much for Baldwin boys
December 16, 2015
Paola — The Paola High School boys raced to a 13-0 first-quarter lead Tuesday and never looked back to down Baldwin, 65-30, in opening game of the Frontier League for both teams.
Paola girls pull away for Baldwin in second half
December 16, 2015
Paola — The Paola Panthers won the battle of two runner-up 4A teams from a year go, defeating Baldwin on Tuesday, 69-51.
Baldwin City Chamber urges members to update info after website upgrade
December 15, 2015
The Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce continues to present a new face to the community with an update to its website. The website upgrade is the latest change in a year the chamber has added Hank Booth as its executive director and Jennette Blackmar as office manager and moved one door to the east into the Lumberyard Arts Center.
Waterline, depot projects on tap for 2016 in Baldwin City
December 15, 2015
As far as big public local construction projects are concerned, 2016, and probably 2017, look to be years of digging in Baldwin City.
Bridge of CR 1055 near Lawrence to reopen soon
December 14, 2015
Baldwin City residents finally will be able to fully enjoy the benefits of this year’s improvements to Douglas County Road 1055 with a bridge just south of Lawrence set to be reopened soon.
Baldwin students outperform peers on state assessments; district wants better
December 14, 2015
Baldwin school district students performed better than their state peers in the first Common Core assessment tests given statewide last spring in math and reading, but not as well as district officials would like.

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Nanette Kraus

A downtown business owner shovels snow from the sidewalk on Eighth Street this morning as icy pellets continued to fall. The freezing rain is predicted to end early this afternoon, but cold temperatures will be around for the rest of the week.

Glenn Rodden was hired Monday as Baldwin City's next city administrator. The current city administrator at Beloit will start his duties here Feb. 1.

Baldwin senior Madeline Neufeld puts up a shot in the lane in Baldwin's victory Friday in the third-place contest of Bulldog-Wildcat Classic in Louisburg.

Baldwin junior Jeremy Williams starts a fast break after making a steal in the Bulldogs victory Tuesday against Anderson County. The win plus the team's victory Monday against Chanute earned them a spot in the Bulldog-Wildcat Classic finals Friday against the top team for the three team pool of Louisburg, Iola and Burlington.

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