Caroline Boyer Shawnee Education 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. She returned to The Chieftain as news editor from 2010 to 2015. She began covering Shawnee again in 2016 as the education reporter. She lives in Shawnee with her husband and daughter. Send e-mail to Caroline at cboyer@shawneedispatch.com.

Recent stories

New Leavenworth County Annex open house is today in Tonganoxie
Basehor EMS to be delayed
December 30, 2015
A grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new Leavenworth County Annex will be 2 p.m. today in Tonganoxie. An open house will immediately follow the ribbon cutting. The public is welcome to visit and tour the county’s newest
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.
Great Midwest Balloon Fest looks for great weather this weekend
October 20, 2015
Robbie Small has one message she wants to spread: The weather this weekend should be just about perfect for a festival dedicated to hot air balloons.
Face to Face: Basehor home builder Casey Conus
October 13, 2015
Leavenworth County home builder Casey Conus shares a little about himself in 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.
Bonner boutique combines shopping with day at the salon
September 2, 2015
Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills is known for its high-end stores, and a new salon and boutique in Bonner Springs is looking to put the “ro-dee-oh” in “ro-day-oh.”
Sideline Chic moves into downtown Bonner Springs
August 5, 2015
A growing business is staying true to its small town roots by moving to downtown Bonner Springs.
True aim: Bonner Springs couple founds archery club
July 30, 2015
During an eight-year stint in Phoenix, Kansas natives Kerry and Joanna Heidebrecht, along with their son, Kolton, fell in love with archery.
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 ‘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.

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Recent photos

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.

Candace Taylor, owner, right, and hairstylist Julie Small stand in the boutique portion of Rodeo dr. Salon & Boutique, 134 N. 130th St., Suite D.

Danni Boatwright, co-owner of Sideline Chic, has moved her women's sports fan apparel business to a new home in Downtown Bonner Springs.

Sideline Chic carries sports fan apparel for women, including several officially licensed collegiate items along with the "Kansas City" shirts themed for Kansas City's professional sports teams, like the Kansas City Chiefs-themed shirts above.

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