Elvyn Jones Editor/Reporter

Elvyn Jones is a reporter for The Mirror.

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Governor, FCC commissioner urge community to share success stories from fiber optic cable access
July 1, 2015
At an event Wednesday in the downtown Baldwin City office of RG Fiber, Gov. Sam Brownback and Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai encouraged those in the community to share success stories as fiber optic Internet comes online in the community.
Baldwin City water rate study continues as Lawrence looks to hike rates
June 30, 2015
Baldwin City residents aware of where the city’s tap water comes from probably paid more than casual interest to the Lawrence City Commission’s early 2016 budget discussions. That’s because during a budget workshop last month the Lawrence City Commission was presented a proposal to raise that city’s water rates in 2016 and 2017.
New Baldwin City Recreation Commission sports coordinator ‘hits ground running’
June 29, 2015
Unlike some of her May graduate peers, Whitney Gillman had no difficulty receiving her master’s degree this spring. Gillman started in June as the sports coordinator for the Baldwin City Parks and Recreation Commission. Her duties include the management of all youth and adult sports programs. “It’s my first big-girl job,” she said. “I graduated in May and a couple weeks later I started this job.”
Baldwin City Fourth to feature flags, free swim and fireworks
01:02 p.m., June 26, 2015 Updated 01:02 p.m.
The Baldwin City Recreation Commission has full afternoon and evening of entertainment planned for the community on the Fourth of July, concluding with now traditional fireworks show.
Lumberyard Arts Center theatre class to perform ‘Wizard of Oz’
June 24, 2015
During an improvisation session at the end of Tuesday’s Lumberyard Arts Center’s summer theatre class, Jennifer Glenn reminded her young students the “default” emotion for their characters in the exercise was anger.
Baldwin school district partnering with Greenbush in virtual program
June 23, 2015
The Baldwin school district is rebooting its little-used virtual school program with the hopes of attracting more students.
Work to resume July 6 on CR 1055 north of Baldwin City
June 22, 2015
Work on Douglas County Road 1055 north of Baldwin City is scheduled to resume after the Fourth of July weekend after heavy spring rains have delayed the start of the final two phases of a season-long series of projects to upgrade the safety of the road.
Baldwin City Council gives first nod to voluntary annexation
June 18, 2015
The Baldwin City Council approved Monday the first reading of a voluntary annexation on a tract of property on the city’s northeast side.
RG Fiber now installing optic fiber line in Baldwin City
June 16, 2015
The home of sister companies RG Fiber and Reflective Group at 713 High Street was mostly empty Monday as intensive renovation continues on the 114-year-old building. But that will soon change.
Lumberyard exhibit shows off artist’s mastery of different media
June 16, 2015
Christy Carlisle said she’s as matured as an artist, she found the comfort to produce art from what inspires her rather than what is expected.

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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.

Darius Johnson hands off to fellow Baldwin High School junior Dakota Helm for the final leg of the 4x400-meter relay at Friday's 4A regional meet at KC Piper. Helm overtook a Perry-Lecompton runner in the final 150 yards to win the race and give the Bulldogs enough points to win the regional title.

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