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: Basehor VFW member Eddie Bush
November 25, 2014
Basehor VFW member Eddie Bush shares a little bit about himself in this week’s Face to Face column.
Bonner teacher of the year finalist inspires students, teachers with creative energy
November 20, 2014
It’s easy to see the passion Kim Nelson has for teaching. She said that while she will enjoy expanding her knowledge of the profession through conferences and school visits as one of eight state finalists for Kansas Teacher of the Year, she will hate having to leave her students.
Basehor, Bonner organizations prepare for community Thanksgiving meals
November 19, 2014
Basehor and Bonner Springs this year are carrying on traditions of community Thanksgiving dinners, each with the goal of sharing a free meal with friends and neighbors.
Bonner teacher of the year finalist’s health, fitness efforts impact students
November 13, 2014
There was a time when Beau Bragg wondered if teaching was right for him.
Bonner Springs resident with Basehor ties marks 100 years
November 12, 2014
Norma Curtice says she doesn’t believe there is any big secret of longevity for her mother, Bernice Dannefer, who celebrates her 100th birthday today.
In Basehor musical, new actors take lead roles
November 12, 2014
The organizers of Basehor-Linwood High School’s theater productions say the variety of musicals they choose, along with parts open to all age ranges, has always brought new faces to the stage.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs business owner Waneta Jones
November 11, 2014
Bonner Springs native and famous “Dairy Queen lady” Waneta Jones shares a little bit about herself in this week’s Face to Face column.
Basehor-Linwood school district considers possible bond election, projects
November 11, 2014
Basehor-Linwood USD 458 is considering district-wide facility improvement and maintenance plans that may require a public vote next spring.
Basehor library expands programming for men with home brewing, other classes
November 11, 2014
In the Basehor VFW Saturday afternoon, Paul Trupel held up his tasting glass to make a toast. “Here’s to the Basehor library; great idea!” he said.
Ag Hall in Bonner hopes to take ‘baby steps’
November 6, 2014
The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame’s plan for the future is based on baby steps.

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Basehor VFW member Eddie Bush.

Kim Nelson gestures as she discusses a book with her class last week. Nelson, a Kansas Teacher of the Year finalist, has been teaching sixth graders at Clark Middle School for the last six years, first in science and now in language arts.

Beau Bragg stands amidst running students in a physical education class on Monday at Bonner Springs Elementary. Bragg is credited with designing the school's exemplary Wellness Program and getting students interested in fitness.

Bernice Dannefer celebrates her 100th birthday today at Bonner Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation. Dannefer formerly lived in Basehor.

Nikki Jay, playing Annie, right, sings "Maybe" to Rylee Jones, playing Molly, at a Monday dress rehearsal for Basehor-Linwood High School's production of "Annie!"

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