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.
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.
Brown, Kelton vie to represent 38th House District
October 30, 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 economist who has published dozens of articles on public policy issues. Both want to be elected to represent the 38th Kansas House District, a district that stretches from Johnson County to northeastern Douglas County.
Economy heart of issue in congressional race
October 30, 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.

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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.

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.

Diana Hockman, Shawnee, tends to a coneflower plant in the Country Garden at Shawnee Town. As the spring planting season nears, Leavenworth County master gardener Joy Kromer and her husband, Bill, provide tips below on spring and summer gardening.

Snow decorates the noses of these cattle sculptures in Shawnee's Pioneer Crossing Park. Another round of wintry weather is descending on northeast Kansas.

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