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Elvyn Jones

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

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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
Obamacare is ‘actuarially unsound,’ Jenkins argues in Baldwin City
March 10, 2014
Lawrence Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins said Monday in Baldwin City that Obamacare was “actuarially unsound” and vowed Republican efforts to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature legislation would continue.
Baldwin schools would waste $100,000 if Common Core were tossed, superintendent says
February 19, 2014
A bill to kill Common Core educational standards in Kansas has Baldwin School Superintendent Paul Dorathy concerned a $100,000 district investment could be lost.
After almost losing leg, Baldwin City man completes Appalachian trail
February 17, 2014
If your ambition is to walk the length of the Appalachian Trail, Luke Weaver advises you take a dog with a good nose and pack plenty of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
Outgoing Baker president delivers state of university address
February 11, 2014
Outgoing President Pat Long took the opportunity Tuesday during her final state of the university address to give an emotional acknowledgement to the students, faculty and staff of Baker University.
Mail delayed in snow-smacked Baldwin City
February 5, 2014
Stepping outside at about 11 a.m. Wednesday, Martha Wright weighed keeping Whitney’s Hair Salon open for the day.

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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.

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Dr. Lynne Murray, the first of three finalists for president of Baker University, talks to some of those at a gathering Nov. 4 on the school's Baldwin City campus. Two other candidates to succeed resigning President Pat Long will be named before they visit the campus in the next week.

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