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 prepares to “Boom with Pride”
July 1, 2015
Chuck Wilderson of Basehor PRIDE says “Booming with PRIDE,” the theme for this year’s 4th of July activities in Basehor, refers to more than just civic support and national patriotism — it’s also about how the city has grown.
Creating a family: Agency seeks more foster families; greatest need in Wyandotte County
July 1, 2015
Wyandotte County has a higher-than-average need for certified foster families.
Basehor resident organizes ride for veterans’ charities
July 1, 2015
A few years ago, Basehor resident Steven Beck was looking for a way to honor his friends and family who had served in the military.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs pastor Randy Beemon
July 1, 2015
Randy Beemon, pastor of First Christian Church of Bonner Springs, shares a little about himself in this week’s Face to Face.
Bonner Springs begins city manager search
June 30, 2015
The city of Bonner Springs is officially searching for a new city manager.
Bonner police investigate aggravated robbery
June 24, 2015
Bonner Springs police are investigating an armed robbery of a vehicle Tuesday in the 600 block of Silverheel Drive.
24-hour workout facility opens in Bonner Springs
June 24, 2015
For the first time, residents of Bonner Springs have a 24-hour workout facility in their own town — and it’s even got some “extras” not found at similar facilities.
Basehor car enthusiast to participate in ‘Art of the Car’
June 23, 2015
Earl Lohuis had several things in mind when he bought his 1939 Ford Deluxe Sedan.
Basehor ‘gaining traction’ in push for EMS expansion
June 18, 2015
After three years of asking the county to expand its EMS services in Basehor, city officials believe they are finally gaining traction.
Face to Face: Basehor pastor Duane McCracken
June 17, 2015
Duane McCracken, pastor with the First Baptist Church of Basehor, shares a little about himself in this week’s Face to Face.

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Randy Beemon, pastor, First Christian Church of Bonner Springs.

Artist Tyler Marble of Kansas City, Kan., demonstrates how he creates his artwork with spray paint Saturday during the 2015 Festival of the Arts.

The King and Queen from the Kansas City Renaissance Festival stopped for a chat with (from left) T.J. Spicher, Courtlin Kral and Kya and Justus Spicher, all of the Piper area.

Paula Buckridge of Bonner Springs inspects the glass chimes at the Original Glass Art by Sue Brockmeier booth. The Festival of the Arts, as a juried show, selected winners in several categories, and Brockmeier was the winner in the "Fine Craft" category. Painter Anastacia Drake won for Fine Art 2-D, and Pat Young's ceramic sculptures won in the Fine Art 3-D category.

Matt Warner, owner (left) and Elijah James, sports and fitness trainer, pose in the new Bonner Springs location of Anytime Fitness, 620 S. 130th St.

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