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  • 2020 Directors of Philanthropy

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  • Fountains In Our Town

    Firefighters Fountain and Memorial

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  • Summer Scrapbook 2020

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  • Homegrown – Fresh Faced: Glow On!

    By Kelsey Potts

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  • Art Scene

    Bianca Fields

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  • Toast To Old Tymes by Heather N. Paxton

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  • The Registry

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  • Calligraphy - Created With Careful Flourishes

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  • LOVE To Smile Down The Aisle

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  • Flowers, Garlic, and Evil Spirits? Oh My!

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  • Fountains In Our Town

    The Children’s Fountain

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Recent Features

2020 Directors of Philanthropy In the Directors of Philanthropy issue, The Independent celebrates the remarkable people in Our Town who donate so much of their time and talents to charitable organizations.       … Read More
Crib Note – Jordan Daniel Horigan Jordan Daniel Horigan will celebrate future cakedates on February 28th. He is the son of Kelley Smith Horigan and Cole Horigan of Prairie Village, Kansas. Jordan’s thrilled grandparents are Sandee… Read More
Spotlight on Centurions – Jen Houston Jen Houston is a senior vice president and community relations manager for UMB Financial Corporation. As a member of Centurions, Jen is the chairman for the Centurions’ Spring Cohort’s Environmentalism… Read More
MAKING LEMONADE WITHOUT LEMONS: Despite challenges, arts groups have plenty to offer this fall Artists have always delighted in playing notes that are not in the scale, or painting outside the lines, or staging plays is odd places. After a few weeks of hand-wringing,… Read More
2020 Directors of Philanthropy
In the Directors of Philanthropy issue, The Independent celebrates the remarkable people in Our Town who donate so much of their time and talents to charitable organizations.          Also featured in the October 3, 2020 issue of…
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Fountains In Our Town – Firefighters Fountain and Memorial
Generations of Kansas Citians would agree that a firefighter’s memorial was an excellent idea. It took a considerable amount of time to create one, but the finished product was well worth the wait. Discussions for a firefighter’s memorial began in…
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Toast To Olde Tymes – Paul Gardner
Paul Gardner arrived in Our Town early in 1932. At that time, he was the assistant to the Trustees of the William Rockhill Nelson Trust. Paul took up residence at the Sophian Plaza, across the street from the site where…
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Cheers to Volunteers! – The Salvation Army
Sometimes the simple solution is the best one. The Salvation Army relies on a multitude of bell ringers stationed beside their signature red kettles for fundraising. Last year, volunteers spent more than 5,000 hours ringing bells. The sound of the…
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Art Scene – Sarah Reed
Sarah Reed grew up in a small town near Detroit, Michigan. Her father was her first inspiration, and she considers him the best artist that she knew growing up. “He taught me how to draw and what to look for…
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Our Town’s celebration of National Philanthropy Day and Giving Tuesday 
The 2020 submission form will be available on September 18th.
 

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