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Anastasia Huggins and her husband, Eddie, returned to Our Town two years ago, after spending nearly a decade away. Anastasia earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Kansas State University,… Read More
Theater about economic disparities will always be current. From the master-servant dynamics of Shakespeare’s plays to close-to-the-bone American tales such as Death of a Salesman or even Stephen Karam’s recent… Read More
Jonathan Justus, a James Beard nominated chef; has been cooking since he was four years old. “My sister, who is quite a bit older, actually caught me standing on a stool, cooking bacon and eggs, much to her surprise. I… Read More
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Charles Landry of Dade City, Florida, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Paige Moselle Landry, to William Randolph Lovelace, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Richard Johnson of Our Town. The bride-to-be… Read More
Vanessa Williams was the featured performer at the 31st Anniversary Cabaret. She dazzled the audience with her voice and wit. The event, a benefit for Rose Brooks Center, was held on February 25th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at… Read More
March 3rd was the date for Notre Dame de Sion School’s A Toast to Sion Gala. More than 400 guests celebrated Sion at the 32nd annual event. Alison Begley Schissler ’80, and Samuel Schissler and Paetra Desmarteau Serra ’87, and… Read More
“Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.” – Plato In honor of National Poetry Month, I tip my hat to this wonderful art form. Beginning in April of 1996, the Academy of American Poets was inspired by other successful… Read More
The Independent was established in 1899 by George Creel, who became a nationally known writer, and Arthur Grissom, founder of Smart Set magazine in New York. Initially, The Independent had a strong political flavor, reflecting Mr. Creel’s opposition to the turn-of-the-century faction led by James Pendergast. Politics discreetly dropped from the Magazine’s pages in 1909 under the new ownership of Katherine Baxter and Clara E. Kellogg of Kellogg- Baxter Printing Company. Mrs. Gleed Gaylord, the former Martha Nichols, acquired the journal in 1939, becoming owner, publisher and editor, as well as president of Creel Publishing Company. She had worked on the editorial staff of the Magazine under Katherine Baxter and Clara E. Kellogg for a decade prior to acquiring it. Mrs. Gaylord sold The Independent to Robert P. Ingram, Jr. in 1983, and Laureen Ingram, Mr. Ingram’s daughter-in-law, purchased the Magazine from him in 1996. The current publisher, Rachel Lewis Falcon, acquired the Magazine in 2017. Read More
Established in 1899, The Independent is Kansas City’s longest-running magazine. Unique in its field, it is the only publication to focus primarily on the cultural, philanthropic and social aspects of Our Town.
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