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

Bonner’s Marble Day to expand with new 5K run, community art project
April 8, 2014
With a big, new event, a new organization involved, and hopefully better weather than last year, things are going to be busy at the 8th Annual Marble Day celebration.
Chameleon King: Bonner Springs resident has unique hobby
March 31, 2014
Ted Kasckow peers into the cage, trying to point out each of his three newest purchases. “That’s the fun part about chameleons — trying to find them,” he notes.
Absolutely ‘marbleous’: Glass art enthusiasts get Marble Crazy sneak peek
March 6, 2014
A handful of glass artists and glass art enthusiasts crowded around the workbench at Moon Marble Co. Thursday, watching Cathy Richardson and her son, Colin Richardson, create their unique glass pieces.
Bonner Springs grad speedily raises funds via the web for designer line
January 7, 2014
Tina Zeljeznjak knows that, as she says, “The Internet is a big place; it is very easy to get lost in it.” But the 2001 Bonner Springs High School graduate already has proven she is anything but lost.
Revved up crowd helps open Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway
February 3, 2012
With the call of “Gentlemen, start your engines,” the ceremonial first craps shoot was thrown Friday, and the doors of the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway opened to the public.
Hollywood Casino set to open Feb. 3
January 4, 2012
Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway announced Monday that it would open to the public on Friday, Feb. 3, pending final regulatory approvals by the state of Kansas and the Kansas Lottery Commission.
Hollywood Casino taking shape
October 12, 2011
It is five months away, but the buzz about the opening of the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway is definitely in the air.
Storm shelters bring safety to Camp Naish
August 4, 2011
Boy Scouts at Theodore Naish Scout Reservation in Bonner Springs have had an extra measure of safety this summer not found at any other Scout camp in the country.
Horseshoe club keeps rules of pitching shoes alive
June 30, 2011
The saying goes that “almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.”
Comedian’s show pays visit to Bonner
April 14, 2011
Parts of a stealth visit late last year to Bonner Springs by comedian Larry the Cable Guy soon will be broadcast on cable television’s History Channel.

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A male Nosy Be Panther Chameleon, simply named "Blue" for now, checks out his surroundings while perched on Ted Kasckow's hand. Kasckow says he'll have to come up with a better name for "Blue" who will be a father soon; his mate just laid a batch of 30 or more eggs. Kasckow said he likes the males to have unique names since he keeps track of genetic lines to prevent inbreeding. "I like to make them particularly goofy," he said.

Ted Kasckow holds Buckmeister, a wild-caught male Ambilobe Panther Chameleon from Madagascar, in the "jungle room" in his basement.

Attendees at Thursday's special event look on and take photos as Colin Richardson prepares for the final step in the Richardsons' process — melting clear glass in which they will encase their glass sculptures.

The "Pinkys" are released on Oak Street during Marble Day 2012.

Telemarketing scams are now contacting people via text, such as the text above, which uses a misleading web address to appear to be a well-known national chain.

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