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Crib Note – Alice Ayr Beardsley

A pink bundle of joy named Alice Ayr Beardsley arrived on August 6th. She weighed seven pounds, 11 ounces. Ali has blue eyes and golden hair. Her proud parents are Courtney and Douglas Beardsley of Portland, Oregon. Ali’s grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. Roger Paul Jackson of Our Town and Theresa Beardsley and Samuel C. […]

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Vacation Vignette

Kelly Gardella and Molly Corless enjoyed a fabulous visit to the Louvre during St. Teresa’s Academy’s England-Paris trip. Also featured in the September 21st issue 

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Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Hummer!

Jennifer Anne Hoffman and Kyle Richard Hummer were married on June 15th at Visitation Church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Hoffman of Olathe. Her groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Hummer of Savannah, Missouri. The evening prior, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Brio Tuscan […]

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Congratulations, Stacy and Lawrence!

Mrs. Anthony Francis Porto, Jr. of Leawood is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Stacy Ann, to Lawrence Douglas Bernabe, Jr., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Douglas Bernabe, Sr. of St. Louis, Missouri. Stacy is the daughter of the late Dr. Anthony Francis Porto, Jr. Stacy is a graduate of St. […]

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Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Picow!

Jamie Lynn Thiessen and David Harkless Picow were married at the Pilgrim Chapel on July 5th. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary W. Hooton of Our Town and Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Burns of Council Bluffs, Iowa. Jamie is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Thiessen of La Vista, Nebraska, […]

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Congratulations Bella & Glint!

Bella Cronin and Glint M. Merlo exchanged vows in a poolside ceremony on July 28th. Bella is the daughter of Dr. Hyland Elizabeth Cronin of Fairway and the granddaughter of Nora Cronin of Morgantown, West Virginia, and the late Mr. Harry Cronin. Her groom is the son of Rachel Hack and Matthew Merlo of Our […]

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Summer Celebrations

The Independent joins with our loyal subscribers and Our Town’s non-profit organizations and country clubs to celebrate the 2013 summer, Kansas City-style! More photos are posted on our Facebook page at The Independent: Kansas City’s Journal of Society, on Twitter @kcindependent, and on Instagram @kcindependent. (Front row) Caroline Rooney, Annabelle Rixson and Larkin McCliney (back […]

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