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 dog boarding business takes over Safe Harbor space
October 29, 2014
It took five years of searching, but Stephanie Stone finally found the perfect location for her business in Basehor.
Doggone Good: Edwardsville dog training classes draw from all over metro
October 23, 2014
Cynthia Clark says she often brings her dogs with her to outdoor festivals or other public events, and people are amazed at how well the dogs behave in large crowds.
Face to Face: Basehor club leader Suzie Feheske
October 21, 2014
Basehor’s Suzie Feheske, who introduced the community to the joys of the game mahjongg, is the subject of this week’s Face to Face column.
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.

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Recent photos

As Bonner Springs resident Jodi Shelton-Langley battles a rare form of cancer for a second time, she said she finds purpose in using her story to encourage people to become a part of the bone marrow registry.

Stephanie Stone is realizing a dream five years in the making with the opening of Fat Cat's Dog Boarding in Basehor.

Tony Dusil, owner of Dusil Insurance Agency and former volunteer fire and ambulance chief.

Cynthia Clark, obedience trainer, takes her own dog, Jimmy, through the rally course Tuesday during her class at the Edwardsville Community Center.

Summer Bond, who specializes in conformation training, praises Paris, a Shi Tzu whose show name is actually Falling Stars I'm in the Jailhouse Now, as she is held by owner Mike Holmes of Independence, Mo.

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