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

2 USD 204 board members would be unable to serve under proposed law
October 7, 2015
A proposed state law that would increase limitations on who could serve on boards of education likely would have a big impact on local school boards.
Face to Face: Basehor teacher Barb Forbes
October 7, 2015
Barb Forbes, second grade teacher at Glenwood Ridge Elementary, is the focus of this week’s Face to Face column.
Basehor council to review proposed development
October 1, 2015
A large development proposed in Basehor is closer to becoming a reality.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs volunteer Susan Berry
September 30, 2015
Susan Berry, former teacher and current Friends of the Library president, is the focus of this week’s Face to Face.
High on the hog: Knapp Family Farms to show off pigs on Kaw Valley Farm Tour
September 28, 2015
At Knapp Family Farms just outside of Basehor, family members have been raising pigs since 1954.
Alumni Open renamed for late BSHS grad
September 23, 2015
Starting this year, the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Education Foundation’s Alumni Open will honor a late alumni who was a model of community support.
Retiring nurse last original employee of Bonner nursing facility
September 22, 2015
The last original employee to open Bonner Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation has finally bid the facility farewell.
Champions of Change: Bonner Springs High student, school resource officer visit White House
10:41 a.m., September 21, 2015 Updated 03:49 p.m.
Blake McMahan can remember the exact moment he decided he wanted to be a police officer.
Bonner Springs High student, resource officer recognized by White House
September 18, 2015
A Bonner Springs High School student and the BSHS school resource officer will be among seven pairs of young people and law enforcement officials honored at the White House as Champions of Change Monday.
Bike Show honors Kobi’s founder, benefits Vaughn-Trent
September 16, 2015
The 23rd Annual Kobi’s Bike Show filled an important need for the Bonner Springs community, while at the same time honoring the late “Mama Kobi,” who left behind a big hole.

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Recent photos

Teacher Barb Forbes with her second grade class at Glenwood Ridge Elementary School.

Susan Berry, president of the Bonner Springs Friends of the Library.

Gaylen Knapp holds one of the baby pigs just born over the weekend. Children will get a chance to hold a baby pig as part of the tour of Knapp Family Farms on the Kaw Valley Farm Tour this weekend.

Gaylen Knapp kneels among some of the older pigs at Knapp Family Farms, which has been raising pigs for pork since 1954 just outside of Basehor.

Ellen Kalousek, office manager/bookkeeper at Clark Middle School.

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