Elvyn Jones Editor/Reporter

Elvyn Jones is a reporter for The Mirror.

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Five signs spring has arrived in Baldwin City
April 17, 2014
Nature provides many signs of spring’s arrival. In Kansas, we look for blooming redbuds, the arrival of song birds and, of course, dandelions. The following are five things more particular to Baldwin City that signal spring’s arrival.
Baldwin City couple turns to medical marijuana as lifeline for 2-year-old son
March 19, 2014
The lower-body cast that 2-year-old Otis Reed has worn since breaking his right femur Feb. 23 is decorated the red and blue of the Kansas Jayhawks. There’s a lot of pride of place in that choice.
Cerner’s move will impact all facets of business in Legends/West Village
February 27, 2013
Cerner Corporation has already changed the skyline of western Wyandotte County with the first of the twin nine-story towers rushing toward completion on its State Avenue campus. But area business leaders say the project has the potential to make greater changes to the county’s landscape and economy.
Busy safety net clinics eye possible Medicaid expansion
October 23, 2012
On a recent Thursday, Matt Willis sat in the lobby of Health Care Access in Lawrence waiting for treatment for an upper respiratory illness.
Tonganoxie falls to Baldwin in season opener
August 27, 2012
Baldwin High School edged Tonganoxie, 2-1, on the strength of two quick second-half goals in what was the season opener to two state qualifying teams from a year ago.
Grant to help police with Labor Day Weekend
August 15, 2012
The Baldwin City Police Department is joining other law enforcement agencies in the state in a crackdown on drunk driving around the Labor Day Weekend.
Presidential election: What impact will young voters have?
July 31, 2012
A political junkie from a family of staunch Republicans said he supports Obama’s re-election after researching his first term.
Instate NCAA games were special
March 15, 2012
Kansas teams matched up in tournament three times
Work completed on Leavenworth County State Lake
January 13, 2012
Water level lowered to repair small slide on dam’s east side.
First plans of Tonganoxie’s Chieftain Trail extension revealed
January 13, 2012
A $1.08 million extension of Chieftain Trail to north of U.S. Highway 24-40 could be completed early this fall, according to a schedule the city’s contract engineer presented Monday to the Tonganoxie City Council.

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The renovated building at Sixth and High street will have its first tenant will the planned move of the East Kansas Cooperative in Education in October from its current home on Chapel Street. It is one of several recent moves or changes downtown.

The effect of the drought of the past two years became apparent this spring when trees either failed to leaf out or had many dead branches. A local horticultural expert gives advice on how to determine if a damaged plant should be saved, how to prevent further damage this summer and what plants should be avoided when replanting

Baker University employees Tuesday clear campus sidewalks of snow. The university called off classes for the day, as it had during Thursday's blizzard. Tuesday's heavy snow made for beautiful landscapes but caused power outages snow-ladened tree limbs downed power lines

Friends Maria Godinez, Katie Vajnar, Ann Richardson and Shannon Hill show off their costumes at the Halloween Walk.

The Quayle Bible Collection on the Baker University campus in Baldwin City received a boost in publicity when a King James Bible in its collection graced the cover of the December 2011 issue of National Geographic for an article marking the 400th anniversary of the publication of the first King James edition.

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