Elvyn Jones Editor/Reporter

Elvyn Jones is a reporter for The Mirror.

Recent stories

Dead tree in Baldwin City’s Oakwood Cemetery to become angel carving
May 14, 2014
What remains of a century-old yellow poplar tree in Oakwood Cemetery that fell victim to the 2012 drought will soon be a work of art.
Fascination with trains leads to volunteer role at Baldwin City’s Midland Railway
April 23, 2014
Mike Beem struck up a conversation with a stranger Saturday as they stood on the Santa Fe Depot’s north platform waiting for a Midland Railway train to pull into the station. Words came easy to the two men as they talked trains and railroad. The stranger told Beem, a volunteer with the Midland Railway, he was retired from the Union Pacific Railroad and used to make regular runs through Kansas City west to Marysville.
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

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Recent photos

Mike Beem sits at the controls of one of two Midland Railway locomotives in use Saturday. A lifelong train fanatic, Beem took a course at Johnson County Community College to add engineer to the list of volunteer jobs he performs at the Baldwin City excursion line.

Midland Railway volunteer Mike Beem leans out the window of a locomotive Saturday before the trained departed again for a Easter egg hunt at Norwood Station.

Midland Railway volunteer Mike Beem, left, explains a point about the excursion line to Lex Price, who traveled Saturday from Emporia with family to ride on Easter egg train.

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

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