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

Edwardsville website business thinks outside the WordPress box
September 19, 2014
Paul Adams is a self-proclaimed geek — even in his spare time, he is constantly reading to learn about the latest in technology.
Bonner veteran takes part in Sept. 11 Honor Flight
September 18, 2014
Patriot Day was so named in honor of those who lost their lives Sept. 11, 2001, but last week, it also served as a very special day for a true patriot from Bonner Springs.
Basehor seniors testing out new Garmin technology
September 17, 2014
Residents at Country Place Senior Living are showing that seniors can test out new technology.
Basehor-area service organization BLAS marks 20 years
September 11, 2014
Even after 20 years of serving those in need in Basehor-Linwood USD 458, Basehor-Linwood Assistance Services has a certain level of obscurity.
Bonner library program shares history of 1924 Monarchs game in Bonner
September 10, 2014
Bonner Springs baseball fans are about to become familiar with the names Bullet Rogan, Jose Mendez, Dobie Moore and Hurley McNair.
Edwardsville police identify suspect in officer stabbing
September 10, 2014
Edwardsville Police have identified the man accused of stabbing a police officer multiple times last week as Christian Newton, 24.
Bonner car dealer’s rapid growth leads to new Edwardsville building
September 9, 2014
A Bonner Springs business was founded to create a customer-friendly means of selling cars — and it has been so successful, it’s about to expand into Edwardsville.
Bonner thrift stores doing well so far, despite competition
Locally-owned Hidden Treasures making efforts to maintain market share
September 4, 2014
Hidden Treasures Thrift Shop in Downtown Bonner Springs has a new slogan of sorts: “The local thrift shop that supports local charity.”
Basehor VFW earns top state honor
September 3, 2014
Basehor VFW Post 11499 has earned an important statewide honor for the past year — and at a time when the requirements to earn the honor have become more stringent.
New Bonner business offers computer aid
September 3, 2014
A soon-to-be Bonner Springs resident is laying the foundation for his business before he has even officially moved to the city.

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Recent photos

Paul Adams in Bonner Springs soon will mark a year since bringing his website development business, Crown Coding, to an Edwardsville office building. He said the close-to-home location has been "the perfect fit."

Bev Naber checks her Garmin vivofit for statistics like the number of steps she has taken so far in the day and how many miles she has walked.

BLAS board members (from left) Pat Matthews and Glenda Briscoe stand with Elissa Freemire, a member of the Basehor United Methodist youth group that helped establish BLAS's food pantry four years ago.

Homestead Motors of Bonner Springs has grown so much in its first two years of business that it will increase its space tenfold with a new building just a block down K-32 in Edwardsville. The business also will maintain its current location.

Howie Lucas, a new minister at First Baptist Church of Basehor.

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