John Taylor Editor

John Taylor is group editor for World Company weekly newspapers and editor of the Shawnee Dispatch. Taylor previously had worked from 1988 to 2004 at the Lawrence Journal-World, where he had been news editor since 1994. A 1982 graduate of the University of Kansas, Taylor also has worked for the Coffeyville Journal.

Recent stories

Organizers ready for Lansing DAZE
January 28, 2011
Lansing DAZE 2007 features a new date, a new venue and slimmed-down offerings, but it’s still the same family-fun festival, organizers say.
Holland seeking name recognition in governor’s race
October 28, 2010
Around Kansas, Tom Holland is spreading his message and seeking enough name recognition to propel him to a four-year term in the Governor’s Office The Baldwin City Democrat isn’t lacking name recognition in his own hometown, though.
Investigation continues into deadly house fire
May 26, 2010
nvestigations into the fire that caused the death of a Shawnee firefighter are continuing this week as the Shawnee community responds to the first death in the line of duty of a firefighter in the city’s history.
Federal, state officials lead charge against detainee transfers to Fort Leavenworth
11:40 a.m., August 3, 2009 Updated 03:07 p.m.
Half of the state’s congressional delegation showed for a Monday morning news conference to protest plans to possibly move suspected terrorist detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Fort Leavenworth.
De Soto bond issue designed to handle growth
October 29, 2008
Voters in De Soto USD 232 go to the polls next week to weigh in on the district’s third school bond issue in three years.
Businessman, professor vie for 38th House seat
October 29, 2008
One is the incumbent, a small-businessman and former teacher who wants to make his home district the best place to do business and raise a family. The other is an economics professor who has published dozens of articles on public policy issues.
Shawnee resident has eye on congressional seat
October 29, 2008
In the race for the 3rd District congressional seat, it’s no surprise the U.S. economy is a hot topic as Election Day approaches.
Grillers’ recipe keys on fun
October 1, 2008
This year, 102 teams were entered in Great Grillers, which brought hundreds of visitors to Shawnee Town for two days of charcoal smoke filling the air, tasty smoked meats tickling the taste buds, free concerts and fun for all ages.
School enrollment up in De Soto, down in Shawnee Mission
September 23, 2008
Neither De Soto USD 232 officials nor Shawnee Mission USD 512 officials were surprised when official enrollment numbers were calculated this week to send on to the Kansas Department of Education.

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Recent photos

The new Kindle Fire is among e-readers now on the market.

Visitors to the Maple Leaf Festival in Baldwin City stroll underneath a canopy of colorful leaves on the Baker University campus. The Maple Leaf Festival is staged annually on the third weekend of October in Baldwin City in southern Douglas County.

Ray Cox, Bonner Springs-Edwardsville school board president

A worker installs seating in the new LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan. The new, $200 million stadium opens this month as the home of soccer’s Sporting Kansas City club.

Traffic changes are coming to Kansas Highway 7 at Johnson Drive as work continues on a project to install a new interchange.

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