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

Planning commissioner files for Leavenworth County commission
December 30, 2015
Though the election is more than 10 months away, one candidate already has filed for Leavenworth County Commissioner.
City managers review 2016 plans
December 30, 2015
With 2015 in the books, area city officials now are preparing for the projects that will take up much of their focus in 2016.
Window firm takes over downtown Bonner space
December 30, 2015
A new downtown Bonner Springs business is looking to expand, having recently become affiliated with a national window remodeling company.
2015 in review: Top stories of the year
December 30, 2015
The top 10 stories reported by The Chieftain in 2015.
Breaking the mold: Male teachers at Bonner school serve as role models, break stereotype
December 23, 2015
In his first year as a teacher, Patrick Redlin saw first hand how being a male teacher affected his students.
Basehor EMS delayed to March, though full-time fire on its way
December 22, 2015
It will take a few more months than expected for EMS services to be housed at the Fairmount Township Fire Department in Basehor, but fire coverage will increase.
Society explains lack of action with Basehor’s 1905 library
December 16, 2015
What was once two years of work by the Basehor Historical Museum Society to relocate the 1905 Reuben Basehor Library has stretched into a third year.
Basehor considers plans for stormwater drainage near 155th and Parallel
December 9, 2015
The Basehor City Council Monday discussed a project to address stormwater drainage off 155th Street.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs volunteer Jason Schram
December 9, 2015
Jason Schram, PTO volunteer, is the subject of this week’s Face to Face column.
Mini Maestro: Edwardsville student’s composition tops in competition
Song will be arranged by Kansas City Symphony professional
December 9, 2015
Jaycee Millison has been taking piano lessons since she was 7 — almost four years total — and said she has even written a few of her own songs.

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Recent photos

Don Cooley, BSE second grade teacher, helps out a student in Ea Trumbo's fourth grade class after popping in on his lunch break. Trumbo said Cooley is known for dropping into classrooms throughout the school, and like the other male teachers at BSE, serves as a good role model for the students.

Jaycee Millison, Edwardsville Elementary School fifth-grader, wrote a composition for a recorder that was selected as the winner out of hundreds of entries in the Kansas City Symphony's Composition Challenge.

Shoppers might recognize the Cal-Ann Farms sleeve for its living basil (right) as a product they have purchased in a local store; as of Wednesday, the Basehor farm's pesto sauce (left) also should be available in area stores.

Since they began producing living herbs for area grocery stores several years ago, Pam and Jeff Meyer of Cal-Ann Farms find their business continues to grow.

BLAS volunteer Jeff Bohndorf sorts through food donated to the food pantry Nov. 13.

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