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

Face to Face: Bonner Springs business owner Dennis Smith
July 24, 2014
Bonner Springs business owner and Basehor resident Dennis Smith is the subject of this week’s Face to Face column.
Bonner mother-daughter duo go pro as wedding planners
July 23, 2014
A mother-daughter duo from Bonner Springs has made organizing weddings their business, and they’re even gaining a little bit of fame worldwide.
WyCo Fair continues to rebuild
July 17, 2014
The Wyandotte County Fair has been around for more than 150 years, but it has experienced a rebuilding period in the last few years.
New Edwardsville restaurant staying busy, getting rave reviews
July 16, 2014
Edwardsville’s newest restaurant definitely meets the definition of “mom and pop.”
Ag Hall set to pay off debt, begin strategic planning
July 10, 2014
The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame likely has cleared one major hurdle in its efforts to become more financially stable.
Bonner’s ‘cutest pet’ getting a second chance at life
July 9, 2014
The Andersons didn’t make a huge effort to make sure their 3-year-old dog, Marley, won The Chieftain’s Cutest Pet Contest. Which means the bulk of the votes for Marley’s photo — which ultimately earned 99 likes through The Chieftain and Basehor Sentinel Facebook pages — likely came from people who were touched by the rescue dog’s story.
Bonner native creates environmentally friendly cleaning product line
July 3, 2014
She may be a small-town girl, but Noelle Morris is making moves to create big-time change.
Downtown’s Burst of Creativity: Bonner Springs’s first Festival of the Arts declared a success
July 2, 2014
Members of the Bonner Springs Arts Alliance were very happy with their first effort. “We were very grateful that it was beautiful for most of the day,” said Laura Burch, president and founder of the alliance. “Many people stopped by the Bonner Springs Arts Alliance booth and said they enjoyed the festival and hoped it would be an annual event.”
New downtown Bonner shop joins vintage decor trend
June 24, 2014
Kathy McBride says she is excited to join the growing number of vintage renovation businesses in the downtown area of Bonner Springs.
Bonner Relay For Life looking to rebound
June 19, 2014
In the opening hours of the 12th annual Kaw Valley Relay For Life, those familiar with the event might have noticed a slightly smaller crowd than usual.

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Recent photos

Dennis Smith, co-owner of This and That in Downtown Bonner Springs.

Pigs come around the corner in the pig race at the 2011 Wyandotte County Fair.

Javier Contreras and his wife, Glafira, recently opened Nina's Mexican Food & Desserts in Edwardsville.

This vintage 1971 bright red toy pedal International Tractor Model 66 is being raffled to raise funds to support the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame. Aside from the funds raised through the raffle, the Ag Hall hopes that a recent sale of some of its land will help erase the museum's debt.

Christina and Austin Anderson of Bonner Springs pose with Marley, Wyandotte County-are winner of The Chieftain's Cutest Pet Contest.

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