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Caroline Boyer

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Teacher of the year finalist’s health, fitness efforts impact students
November 25, 2014
There was a time when Beau Bragg wondered if teaching was right for him. The Bonner Springs Elementary School physical education teacher was in his early teaching classes at Wichita State University and had chosen a physical education focus rather than a math focus, but he was feeling a little intimidated.
Woman collects old iPods for Alzheimer’s therapy
April 9, 2014
Sheryl Coleman is hoping to put some likely unused technology to good use.
Loss of both legs doesn’t stop longtime Douglas County man from becoming a volunteer
April 9, 2014
The example of service in Bill Mason’s family was set by his grandfather, who was a Bonner Springs police officer.
Marble Crazy back this weekend for 15th year of madness
March 6, 2014
Two purple jellyfish swim over a field of pink jewel anemone, blue tube sponges, a cluster of East Pacific pink coral and a stand of purple-tipped anemone. This is not the description of a National Geographic video of a coral reef; rather, it’s an intricate glass sculpture by artist Cathy Richardson, the featured artist at this weekend’s Marble Crazy in Bonner Springs. By Caroline Boyer
Bonner seventh grader moonlights as stilt walker
September 9, 2013
Claire Gurley of Bonner Springs learned how to walk on stilts at age 7, and for the past three years she has performed semi-professionally as a stilt walker with Olathe-based Theatre Tech Productions. And for the next several weekends, the Clark Middle School seventh grader will be found on her stilts at least once a weekend at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival’s Bonner Springs fairgrounds. By Caroline Boyer
22 children, bus driver, taken to hospitals after school bus crash in Bonner Springs; none critically injured
04:20 p.m., August 21, 2013 Updated 04:47 p.m.
Twenty-two children and a bus driver were taken to Kansas City-area hospitals after a school bus crashed on Kansas Highway 7 in Bonner Springs this afternoon, and none suffered from serious injuries, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.
Several reportedly injured in school bus rollover on K-7
August 21, 2013
Bonner Springs police are on the scene investigating a school bus accident on southbound Kansas Highway 7 that has injured at least five to six people, including the bus driver. By Caroline Boyer
Wet weather means late Kansas sweet corn
July 8, 2013
While many have been happy with all the rain the state has received this spring, Bush Farm is opening a little later than usual because of the weather. Typically they open around June 22 to sell produce and are open through Nov. 1 with their fall crops. The plentiful rain and slightly cooler temperatures this year didn’t provide enough crops for opening at the regular time.
Blood drive honors Bonner Springs 4-year-old with leukemia
December 23, 2012
The Bonner Springs fire department will host a blood drive Friday in honor of a local 4-year-old with a rare type of leukemia.
Demand for e-books growing at libraries
But multiple hurdles still exist in providing digital option
November 27, 2012
Visitors to the Tonganoxie Public Library are letting director Kelly Fann know that they aren’t there just for traditional paper books. “I do a one-on-one with a patron at least once a day with an e-reader device, whether it’s an iPhone, an iPad, or a Kindle, or a Nook, you name it,” she said. By Caroline Boyer

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Sheryl Coleman, right, recently got the help of Kim Beets, library director, to collect donated iPods, chargers and headphones at the Bonner Springs City Library. Coleman is using the donated items to help Alzheimer's patients in the area.

Bill Mason has been volunteering with the Bonner Springs Police Department for 12 years, though his record of service extends much further than that, including 10 years as a volunteer firefighter. He continues to volunteer even after losing both legs below the knee due to diabetes.

The king and queen of the festival, who this year are King Henry VIII and his sixth wife, Catherine Parr, walk through the village as part of the Royal Parade.

The mermaid “Laguna” swims in her tank at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. The “Magical Mermaid” is one of the new attractions this year.

Gene Ward rifles through the numerous books and written histories he has of the 449th Bombardment Group in World War II, wearing a hat emblazoned with the group's symbol. He has attended three of the group's reunions.

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