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Congratulations, Westy & Eddie!

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Pershing Litz, Jr., of Butler, Maryland, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Westcott Litz, to Edward Francis Higgins III, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Edward Francis Higgins, Jr., of Our Town. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Preston Irving Moffett and […]

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Crib Note – Maryana Nicole Craig

A pink bundle of joy named Maryana Nicole Craig arrived on October 9th. The little beauty weighed eight pounds, 14 ounces and was 21 inches long. Maryana has dark blue eyes and dark brown hair. Her proud parents are Nicole and B.J. Craig of Our Town. Maryana’s grandparents are Marianne and Timothy Burns and MaryAnn […]

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Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – 43rd annual Snow Ball

January 21st is the date for the 43rd annual Snow Ball, a benefit for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, at the Overland Park Convention Center. Recently, Annie Brooks, Karen Davis, Jan Knopke, Angela Kopp, Angela Evangelidis, Jeannine Wilkerson, and Lynn Reardon graciously hosted addressing parties, and the invitations have been stuffed, sealed and delivered. Liz […]

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UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance – Crescendo

More than 1,100 guests enjoyed UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance’s Crescendo at The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The November 4th event featured the incredible talent of 250 student and faculty members who performed on the Helzberg Hall stage. Susan Gordon and Scott Francis were the honorary chairmen, and Linda and Mike Lyon […]

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March of Dimes – Nurse of the Year Awards

The March of Dimes’ Nurse of the Year Awards was held on October 29th at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. Awards were presented to exceptional nurses from 22 different disciplines. Sarah Oakley, North Kansas City Hospital; was the chairman, and Alexis Del Cid served as the emcee. Ryan Fischer, Tutera Group; Long Term […]

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St. Teresa’s Academy – 150th Anniversary Gala

More than 650 guests gathered for St. Teresa’s Academy’s 150th Anniversary Gala at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Katie and Ryan Duffy and Denise and Dave Schloegel were the co-chairmen of the November 19th event. Guests enjoyed listening to remarks from several alumnae whose lives have been significantly impacted by their experience […]

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High Aspirations – Mentors Challenge

November 16th was the date for the Sixth Annual Mentors Challenge, a benefit for High Aspirations. Guests enjoyed dinner, remarks by Henry Wash and a presentation of the Robert B. Rogers Legacy Award to Henry W. Bloch. Anita and Gary Maltbia and US Engineering were honored for their dedication to mentorship in Our Town. Keynote […]

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