Elvyn Jones

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

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Andrea Repinsky pedals Saturday’s Art Tougeau parade route as a monarch caterpillar. The 3-block-long parade of colorful bicyclists, decorated vehicles, costumed marchers and a roller-skating Optimus Prime covered the route on a downtown loop from the Lawrence Arts Center on New Hampshire Street to Massachusetts Street and back, May 27, 2017.

Neil Goss walks down Massachusetts Street in the Art Tougeau Parade in a costume designed by Lawrence Arts Center visiting artist Dennis McNett, Saturday, May 27, 2017. The costume, along with the rest of the phoenix-inspired pieces in the “Up from Ashes” parade entry, pays homage to the early history of Lawrence and the city’s survival of William Quantrill’s 1863 raid. The pieces were assembled by the artists and volunteers for the parade since the Philadelphia-based McNett arrived Tuesday in Lawrence.

Baker University Marshal Joe Watson leads the traditional commencement march across the school's Baldwin City campus to Collins Gymnasium, Sunday, May 21, 2017. Following Watson was the Kansas City St. Andrew Pipes and Drums and members of the graduating class.

Baker University graduate Brittany Windom receives a hug with her degree from school President Lynne Murray, Sunday, May 21, 2017. She was one of 178 students from the Baker's college of arts and science and schools of education and nursing who received bachelor's degrees Sunday at ceremonies on the university's Baldwin City campus.

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