Elvyn Jones

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

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Kim Springer, Baldwin City police corporal, will take part in Guns and Hoses, a boxing competition fundraiser, from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Kansas City, Mo., Convention Center Grand Ballroom, 1502 Wyandotte.

Boy Scouts playing the role of Henry Pate's militia fire on the forces of John Brown in a re-enactment Saturday of the Battle of Black Jack. Eleven local Boy Scout troops and one Cub Scout pack took part in a camporee last weekend at the historic site, which included to re-enactments of the 1856 battle complete with smoke and recorded gunfire.

Lawrence Boy Scout Ben Wilkerson hides behind a tree on the Black Jack Battlefield site during a re-enactment Saturday of the 1856 battle. Wilkerson was among those re-enacting the successful attack of John Brown's forces in the battle against Henry Pate's pro-slavery militia.

Second-graders Danica Peterson (left) and Braxton Chase are all smiles as the measure out ingredients for making slime during a science lesson Monday in the Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center classroom of Stephanie Ramirez. Greenbush, the Southeast Kansas Educational Service Center, provided the lesson with the first-ever trip of its mobile science lab.

Eric and Kelly Potter twist balloons for children attending Midland Railway's Day Out with Thomas. The couple's Full O'Ballooney business grew after Eric Potter fibbed while booking his magic shows that his wife did balloon twisting.

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