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26 Issues

In addition to receiving 26 issues of The Independent Kansas City’s Journal of Society, your subscription will include our annual publication, the Charitable Events Calendar and a subscription to our e-newsletter, The Insider. Questions about your current subscription? Contact Laura Gabriel at 816-471-2800.

Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Spitsnogle!

Frances Read Clay and Andrew Iain Spitsnogle were married on April 2nd at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Nicholas Clay of Leawood. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Hagaman Benners of Dallas, Texas, the late Mr. Daniel John Shea and the late Mr. […]

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Community LINC – UMB Big Bash

Mariner Kemper and Mike Hagedorn served as the honorary co-chairmen of the sixth annual UMB Big Bash at The Midland Theatre. The June 23rd event featured legendary 1980s rockers Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. The UMB Big Bash Foundation donated $25,000 to Community LINC. Community LINC’s mission is to end homelessness, impact poverty and remove […]

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Symphony Ball – Christine and Ford Maurer

The Symphony League’s Symphony Ball is fast approaching and promises to be the premier kick-off event of the fall season. Christine and Ford Maurer will serve as the honorary chairmen, to be held on September 10th in the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center. Barbara Storm is serving as the chairman. Christine is […]

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KidsTLC – United for Kids Gala

November 5th is the date for KidsTLC’s United for Kids Gala in the North Club at Arrowhead Stadium. Laura and Brian Dolezal are serving as the honorary chairmen. The 20th annual event will feature a “Journey of Hope” travel theme. Brian and Laura Dolezal, honorary chairmen Also featured in the July 23, 2016 issue  

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Jewel Ball – Grandfather, Father and Daughter Luncheon

The River Club was the beautiful setting for the Jewel Ball Grandfather, Father and Daughter Luncheon on June 4th. Elizabeth Deckert, Mary B Freeman, Hillary Pierson-Eib, Katie Spradling, and Lexi Woodward were the hosts. Susie Heddens, Katie Spradling, Monty Spradling, and Page Reed, Ball chairman Tom Freeman, Mary B Freeman, Monty Spradling, Katie Spradling, Lexi […]

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Harvesters – Chefs Classic

John Pinkerton and Michael Lintecum were the chairmen of Harvesters –The Community Food Network’s Chefs Classic on June 26th at The American Restaurant.  The 20th anniversary event featured a multi-course gourmet meal that was accompanied by specially selected premier wines. Proceeds support Harvesters’ efforts to end hunger in our region. Mark Watson and Valerie Nicholson-Watson, […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Carla Duryee

Carla Duryee is a fabulous volunteer for KCU. She recently served as chairman of KCU’s community engagement committee, where she helped launch the Leading the Way Centennial Campaign. Carla served on the board of trustees for nine years and is busy planning KCU’s Centennial Gala. Also featured in the July 23, 2016 issue Photo Credit: […]

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