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

New Bonner library director hopes to add programming for adults, Hispanics
December 18, 2014
Jack Granath says libraries face many challenges with the onset of technology, and libraries have had various means of responding to those challenges.
Basehor historical society aims to reach shoe drive goal by Christmas
December 16, 2014
Ken Massingill said it seems like the moment volunteers clean out one massive pile of donated shoes, it is replaced by another at the Basehor Historical Museum.
Face to Face: Basehor history lover Anna Jean Breuer
December 16, 2014
Basehor Historical Museum volunteer Anna Jean Breuer shares a little about herself in this week’s Face to Face column.
Face to Face: USD 204 assistant principal Stefani Dreiling
December 11, 2014
Bonner Springs-Edwardsville USD 204’s new elementary assistant principal, Stefani Dreiling, shares a little about herself in this week’s Face to Face column.
USD 458 patron survey results show bond issue support
December 10, 2014
Basehor-Linwood USD 458 patrons greatly support a Career and Technical Education center at the high school, technology expansion and renovations to Basehor and Linwood elementary schools.
Sew generous: Trio uses Bonner Springs shop as base for charitable sewing projects
December 10, 2014
Elaine Kramer, Phyllis Greenlee and Carol Stuckwisch meet for about three hours every Wednesday morning to create items at Sunflower Embroidery, which allows them the use of its sewing machines and thread for their projects. They don’t have a name for their group’s efforts; they do all that they do in the name of keeping busy and good will toward others.
Bonner’s Lake of the Forest resurrects homes tour
December 4, 2014
Lake of the Forest residents are resurrecting a holiday tradition that they hope also will benefit several Bonner Springs nonprofits.
Basehor neighbors create ‘treemendous’ Christmas tree
December 3, 2014
Two Basehor neighbors came together to turn a front yard evergreen tree into a display they hope will raise motorists’ spirits at Christmas.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs ‘Fun Mom’ Melinda Sells
December 2, 2014
Melinda Sells of Moon Marble Co. shares a little bit about herself in this week’s Face to Face column.
Bonner Springs girl devoted to pageant competition
November 26, 2014
At just age 7, Leanna Larson can give a very succinct explanation of what she wants to be when she grows up.

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Recent photos

Jack Granath began as director at the Bonner Springs City Library on Dec. 8.

Tamera and Patrick Paine recently opened Yowza Antiques at Nettleton and Kump avenues, offering a variety of vintage and antique items.

Donated shoes banded in pairs await bagging at the Basehor Historical Museum.

Lela Wiley, Basehor Historical Museum Society member, bands pairs of donated shoes together last week at the museum.

Carla Crawford, volunteer museum director, and Ken Massingill, board member, use rubber bands to bind paris of shoes together and put 25 pairs in a bag.

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