Elvyn Jones

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

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Emma Bailey looks over some of the sweets and art available for bid at the Baldwin City chocolate auction in February 2015.

Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center fourth-grader Kade Long reaches into the center a tornado-producing science project that will be entered in the school's annual science fair. Watching, clockwise from lower left, are Alyssa Reichard, Maggie Kropf, Verity Paulick and Rachael Brendt. The team of Kade, Alyssa and Verity cooperated on the project.

Chad Meyers, operations field manager for RG Fiber of Baldwin City, installs gigabit-capacity cable to the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity just off the Baker University campus. The startup fiber-optic cable company is now connecting homes and businesses to the service it brought to the Baker campus in September.

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Mother and daughter Tamara Fairbanks-Ishmael, left, and Twila Fairbanks look to connect customers will traditions through classes and homespun items available in their Vinland Valley store, Good Earth Gatherings.

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