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Elvyn Jones

Elvyn Jones is a reporter for the Lawrence Journal-World covering Douglas County government, Baldwin City and Eudora.

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Collin Flory of the Jayhawk 4-H Club feeds hay to his 2-year-old llama, Dolly, Tuesday in a Douglas County Fairgrounds livestock barn. He will show the animal in the 4-H llama show Wednesday. Douglas County is one of the few county fairs in the state to have llama shows, said Douglas County 4-H Extension agent Kaitlyn Peine.

Firefighters start rolling up hoses used to battle a fire Sunday morning at 792 North 1851 Diagonal Road southeast of Lecompton as smoke from the still smoldering home rises in the background. Lecompton Township Rural Fire Department Chief Will Shockley said a male resident was able to get out of the house and had left the scene before his department arrived.

Pinochle players at the Baldwin City Recreation Commission's downtown office share one of their frequent laughs on a recent Monday. Clockwise from back left, the players are Duane McIntire, Karen Goyette, Ralph Rippetoe and Loretta Robson.

His love of older bicycles led to a home business for Mark Whaley. The garage of his Baldwin City home is filled from wall to wall and floor to ceiling with many different kinds of bicycles.

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