Caroline Boyer Bonner Springs Reporter

Caroline is a Lenexa native and a 1999 graduate of Shawnee Mission Northwest High School. She attended the University of Kansas, where she worked for the University Daily Kansan and interned with the Lawrence Journal-World. She graduated from the William Allen White School of Journalism in May 2003 and joined the Shawnee Dispatch in September 2003. Caroline briefly worked for the Bonner Springs Chieftain, from January through August of 2004, before returning to the Dispatch as the city reporter. In 2010, she returned to The Chieftain. She lives in Shawnee with her husband and daughter. Send e-mail to Caroline at

Recent stories

Basehor craft fair organizers celebrate 40 years
October 16, 2014
For 40 years, the Beta Epsilon chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa has been serving the Basehor community and, increasingly, the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Basehor Fall Festival to raise funds for historic library
October 15, 2014
Pumpkins, corn stalks, gourds … and a chance to trade some chickens for goats?
Face to Face: Bonner Springs esthetician Leandra Johnson
October 15, 2014
LeAndra Johnson, a Bonner Springs native who recently returned to her home town and started a new business, is the subject of this week’s Face to Face.
Bonner school’s new ‘toy’ an innovative teaching tool
October 14, 2014
Clark Middle School’s new drone may seem more like a “toy,” but technology teacher Eric DeLaRosa sees it as an important teaching tool in the age where education is focusing on better implementation of STEM, or science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Basehor business gives new life to old post office
October 10, 2014
A local business is taking an unused Basehor landmark and giving it a whole new life.
Edwardsville breast cancer survivor now proudly sports pink
October 9, 2014
Pam Frazey says she had never been a “pink” person. “I never wore pink. Ever,” she says.
Face to Face: USD 458 mentorship leader Tammy Potts
October 8, 2014
Tammy Potts, leader of Basehor-Linwood USD 458’s Mentors and CareCats program, shares a little about herself in this week’s column.
A Brave Crescendo: BSHS band program sees a resurgence in participation
October 2, 2014
The resurgence of the Bonner Springs High School band program was exemplified last week, when the marching band held its fifth annual invitational event.
Crafty Bonner nonprofit seeks to create art, benefit children
October 1, 2014
Roberta Hicks said it’s hard to explain, in just a few words, all that she wants her new non-profit organization to accomplish.
Bonner arts alliance planning fall festival
September 30, 2014
It doesn’t seem that long since the first-ever Bonner Springs Arts Festival in June, but the Bonner Springs Arts Alliance is already hard at work preparing another event, the Autumn Arts Fest.

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Recent photos

LeAndra Johnson, Bonner Springs esthetician and owner of Elle Skin Therapy and Waxing in Downtown Bonner.

Eric DeLaRosa, Clark Middle School technology teacher, calibrates the school's new drone before the Tomahawk Trot run Friday.

Jen Penegar, owner of The Extreme Studio, said they ripped out the mailboxes from the old Basehor Post Office to create the new fitness studio space.

Bob Vervaecke recounts the creation of the Basehor Environmental Education Site 20 years ago at the Basehor PRIDE 20th Anniversary celebration Saturday.

Pam Frazey of Edwardsville says she never wore pink until her breast cancer diagnosis in 2011. Now she says she is a proud member of the pink sisterhood.

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