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Jason Kendall is news editor of the Shawnee Dispatch.

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Kendall: What do you want for Christmas?

My family specializes in unusual Christmases. There was the Christmas Eve when the lights went out. It was 1987, and we were living in a tiny apartment building, stacked alongside 8 million other people in Seoul, the capital city of South Korea.

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Kendall: A kinder, gentler Shawnee public meeting?

There’s more to it than meets the eye. That was the upshot of a column I wrote in this space, back in August, about Shawnee lawmakers’ ongoing review of the city’s policies regarding how to conduct public meetings.

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Kendall: Higher taxes coming soon to Shawnee

Get ready, Shawnee, your taxes are going up.

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Kendall: A little taste of Germany in Shawnee

The best restaurant I’ve ever eaten at is called the Schnitzel Shack. It’s way out in the styx of Rincon, Ga., tucked into a nondescript strip mall between a thrift store and a nail salon. Its interior is a cultural blender set on pulse: traditional beer-hall tables, a

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Kendall: What Shawnee's public-meeting policy review is really about

How long is too long for a public meeting? No one wanted to say it, but that seemed to be the upshot Tuesday night when a Shawnee City Council committee meeting turned to the issue of the governing body’s public-meeting policy.

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Kendall: The ups and downs of Shawnee's Johnson Drive

Just how hilly is Shawnee's Johnson Drive? A GPS, a 7-mile drive and a sea-level change later, we try to get to the bottom of it.

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Kendall: When it comes to cities, you are what others eat

What’s the one, single thing that represents Shawnee to you?


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