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 cboyer@theworldco.info.

Recent stories

Bonner schools’ request for additional funding denied; Basehor-Linwood receives half of funding requested
August 26, 2015
Basehor-Linwood USD 458 Monday learned it will receive a little more than half of the extraordinary need funding it requested from the state, but Bonner Springs-Edwardsville USD 204 won’t receive any additional funding.
Thrills and chills: Organizers expecting bigger, busier Tiblow Days
Concert main act, zip line likely to draw crowds
August 26, 2015
Festival attendees are used to spinning through the air on the Tiblow Days carnival rides at Second and Elm, but this year, they can also zip through the air in Centennial Park.
Perky’s Cafe joins downtown Bonner eateries
August 26, 2015
Tracy Smith has a unique way of describing his new restaurant, Perky’s Café.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs YMCA’s Heather Imhoff
August 25, 2015
“It’s very rewarding when you can see that final spark turn and you know that you’re not only teaching them to swim, but you’re teaching them to save their life,” she said.
Face to Face: Basehor pastor Rene Castillero
August 20, 2015
“I always had a desire for intellectualizing truth,” he said. “I was always fascinated with asking what is out there and why is it there. And that’s what got me interested in theology.”
Populating pollinators: Bonner school, Ag Hall create bee-friendly curriculum
Program may connect with federal effort to support pollinators
August 20, 2015
A project started by Delaware Ridge Elementary second-graders now may become part of a federal program to promote the health of honeybees and other pollinators, via the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame.
Basehor business owner combines love of billiards, country
August 19, 2015
If any business has cause to give itself a patriotic name, it’s Stars and Stripes Billiards in Basehor.
Basehor, Bonner school districts seek additional state funds
August 18, 2015
As the 2015-16 school year begins, concerns local superintendents expressed in the spring have proven true: with enrollment increases, both districts now are seeking additional state aid.
Help slow to come for Edwardsville history compilation
August 12, 2015
In late June, the city of Edwardsville put out a call for citizens’ help as it planned the 100th anniversary of becoming an incorporated city.
Face to Face: Basehor pastor Amy Lippoldt
August 12, 2015
Rev. Amy Lippoldt, new pastor at Basehor United Methodist Church, shares a little about herself in this week’s Face to Face.

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Recent photos

Jones and Company carnival employees install a seat Wednesday on the Cobra, a popular Tiblow Days ride. The carnival opens today at 3 p.m.

Tracy and Ame Smith of Bonner Springs opened Perky's Cafe in downtown Bonner on Monday.

Heather Imhoff, aquatics director a the Bonner Springs Family YMCA.

Kyle Hampton, owner of Stars and Stripes Billiards in Basehor, said he has dreamed of owning his own business since he first started playing pool at 14.

Shelly Dunn, left, and David Hicks pet Duke, a 16-year-old beagle-mix, on Tuesday, only about 24 hours after Dunn had to resuscitate Duke while he was being groomed.

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