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Elvyn Jones

Elvyn Jones is the community reporter for the Baldwin City Signal.

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Website ranks Baker University’s online MLA program fifth best in the country
July 21, 2014
Like many other busy adults, Cheryl McCrary was concerned her full life would further delay her goal of earning a master’s degree.
New Baker University president getting settled in Baldwin City
July 11, 2014
As she had lunch Friday with members of the media, Lynne Murray recalled sailing and swimming in the Chesapeake Bay during her undergraduate days at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. By Elvyn Jones
Baldwin City police chief praises boy’s actions in potentially dangerous situation
June 26, 2014
Baldwin City Police Chief Greg Neis is praising the actions of a 12-year-old Baldwin City boy in response to a potentially dangerous incident last Friday.
Baker University says goodbye to Class of 2014, longtime president
May 18, 2014
Near the start of Sunday’s commencement for Baker University’s 148th graduating class, senior class president Nancy Delgado said more than 154 undergraduates in the university’s schools of nursing and arts and science were graduating at the ceremony.
Fascination with trains leads to volunteer role at Midland Railway
May 12, 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.
Community Wellness Festival returns Saturday to Baldwin City
April 8, 2014
Although she’s new to her position as Baker University health and counseling service coordinator, Sherri Pahcoddy is aware of the potential life-saving importance of the Community Wellness Festival she is organizing with Baldwin City Recreation Commission director Steve Friend and George McCrary of the Baldwin Fitness Center.
Warehouse Arts developer buys Baldwin City school buildings
April 2, 2014
A Kansas City, Mo., developer who helped create the Warehouse Arts District in East Lawrence has purchased a pair of buildings from the Baldwin City school district.
Beauty abounds at isolated art-glass shop southwest of Lawrence
March 29, 2014
The relative isolation of his shop in Globe, 8 miles from the nearest town, belies David Anderson’s fondness for people.
Couple’s medical marijuana lobbying efforts find little support in Topeka
March 19, 2014
Before making a final decision on a move that will split their family, Kathy and Ryan Reed spent two days in January speaking to Kansas lawmakers about the prospect of allowing medical marijuana use in the state.
Lawrence 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, his mother’s alma mater. But now the couple’s Lawrence house is empty and on the market. The boy and his father, Ryan, will move to Colorado in May so Otis can begin medical marijuana treatments. By Elvyn Jones

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Workers with Gene Fritzel Construction work Tuesday on the forms for the new sidewalk in front of the entrance to the Baldwin City Public Library. The contractor is aiming to finish the $777,000 expansion project May 16.

The old trading post at Globe, southwest of Lawrence, has been the home, studio and store of David Anderson for the past nine years. In addition to antiques, Anderson and his partner and girlfriend Nedra Lynch sell his stained and leaded glass pieces, her paintings and the collaborative works that combine both their talents from the store. Those unfamiliar with Anderson's work can find two donated examples on display at Lumberyard Arts Center in Baldwin City.

Luke Weaver and his dog, Charlie, recently completed a nearly nine-month hike of the 2,185-mile-long Appalachian Trail. The 24-year-old Weaver said it was something he did to prove to himself he was recovered from surgery gone bad that nearly cost him his right leg.

Bundled-up Baker University seniors Erin Wilson, Maggie Thyr and Shelly Taylor near their destination Tuesday of Baldwin City Market, where they intended to buy ingredients for spaghetti. The students said they were enjoying the snow vacation. Baker canceled classes Tuesday and Wednesday because of the snowstorm.

Charles Taylor

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