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

Hollywood Casino pushes back against requests of Woodlands owner
Group presented its case to USD 240 school board, seeks support in WyCo
November 24, 2015
The Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway is proactively opposing a movement to reopen The Woodlands with the help of reduced taxes and incentives.
BLAS continues to add families to Christmas ‘Adopt-A-Family’ program
November 23, 2015
Each year, Debbie Dearinger gets to see the benefits of the Basehor community’s Christmas spirit of giving first-hand.
BSHS grad creates website to promote prep athletes
November 18, 2015
A Bonner Springs High School graduate has created a business that he hopes will help high school athletes seeking athletic scholarships for college.
USD 204 receives more than expected ‘extraordinary needs’ funding
Additional funds for Basehor reduced
November 17, 2015
Bonner Springs-Edwardsville USD 204 now will receive much more than it expected in funding for its increased enrollment.
Face to Face: Basehor council member Rae Anderson Nicholson
November 11, 2015
Rae Anderson Nicholson, who next week is set to fill a vacant seat on the Basehor City Council, is the subject of this week’s Face to Face.
USD 204 gifted students on top again in Battle of Brains
Students need votes through Saturday to win
November 10, 2015
Bonner Springs-Edwardsville USD 204’s gifted students have done it again.
Basehor 3rd graders conduct mock city council meeting
November 4, 2015
The students visited City Hall Monday and Wednesday for City Government Day, learning about the police department in addition to putting on a mock city council meeting
Face to Face: Bonner Springs chiropractor Martha Aitkens
November 3, 2015
Martha Aitkens, longtime Bonner Springs chiropractor, is the focus of this week’s Face to Face.
Final Harvest: Bush Farm prepares for last day
October 27, 2015
Rose Jean Oliver believes she has been picking greens at Bush Farm in Edwardsville for a good 40 years.
Given development potential, Basehor studies incentives
October 21, 2015
The city of Basehor expects more economic development in the near future, and Mayor David Breuer wants to take some steps in preparation.

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Recent photos

BLAS volunteer Jeff Bohndorf sorts through food donated to the food pantry Nov. 13.

Georgia Moore raises her hand to speak as a council member Wednesday morning during a mock city council meeting with fellow Basehor Intermediate School third graders Christian Locke, Nicholas Hotujac, and Talin Turner, who was playing the mayor.

Martha Aitkens, longtime Bonner Springs chiropractor.

On Monday, visitors to Bush Farm in Edwardsville move through the field of turnip and mustard greens, which the farm allows people to pick from for $3 per bag. Owners Chris and Ray Bush have retired and won't offer the picking field in the future; the last day to pick greens will be Oct. 31.

Chuck Magaha (right), chief of the Fairmount Township Fire Department, says the department has accomplished the three goals he set out after taking the position a year ago, including hiring a full-time administrator, Mike Lingenfelser (left).

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