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Congratulations, Amy & Kirk!

Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Harkless Dean, Jr. of Fairway, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Woodbury Dean, to Kirk Robert Johnston, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Garth Johnston of Ballyclare, Northern Ireland. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Neal Deramus III, the […]

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Synergy Services – Kindest Kansas Citian Awards

Synergy Services’ Honorary Stars for the 28th Annual Kindest Kansas Citian Awards are Anita Gorman and Christy and Bill Gautreaux. Brynn McCan is the chairman for the event, which will be held on May 4th at the Kansas City Zoo. More than 5,000 students have written essays nominating people they know, and the evening will feature […]

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The Independent’s 2018 Top Ten Party

The 1900 Building was the beautiful setting for The Independent’s Top Ten Party. More than 200 guests celebrated Our Town’s deep commitment to philanthropy at the February 15th event. The Top Ten Events of 2017 and The Independent’s 2018 Class of Rising Stars were announced. Each Rising Star was presented with a custom Kimberly Sly […]

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Earl Altaire

Earl Altaire (rhymes with Astaire, as in Fred) began life as Earl Altare, (he later added the “i”), in Our Town on December 27, 1901. At the age of 17, he enrolled in the Georgia Brown Dramatic School. In his first job, Earl displayed a great deal of talent, but not of the theatrical variety […]

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Congratulations, Maggie & Zach!

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jerome Kopp of Leawood, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Elizabeth Kopp, to Zachary Wayne Bourquin, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Henry Bourquin of Overland Park, Kansas. Maggie and Zach are both graduates of Saint Thomas Aquinas High School, and they both earned bachelor’s […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Tom Reorda

Last summer, the Kansas City Royals invited Tom Reorda to sit in the Buck O’Neil legacy seat during a game. At a September luncheon, Tom received the Harvesters’ Circle of Hope Award as Hunger Champion – Individual. These are huge honors — what did Tom do to deserve them? The answer: Plenty! Tom first volunteered […]

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Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – 44th Annual Snow Ball

The 44th Annual Snow Ball was held on January 20th at the Overland Park Convention Center. The event drew more than 2,000 guests, now that’s a blizzard of support! Early in the evening, Snow Ball Presidents Maureen and Mike Bukaty thanked partygoers for their dedication and generosity. Amid this glow of appreciation, everyone enjoyed a […]

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