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SOCIAL CIRCLES

Congratulations, Maggie & Cody!

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Lee DeBusk of Overland Park, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Denman DeBusk, to Cody Allen Galley, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rich Galley of Gardner, Kansas. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Blue Valley High School. Maggie earned a bachelor of science degree in […]

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Congratulations, Hilary & Bennet!

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Duvall Gee of Prairie Village, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Hilary Wilson Gee, to Bennet Bell Goeckner, the son of Dr. Tracy Lucille Bell and Dr. Fritz Charles Goeckner of Burlington, Iowa. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Captain Alan Dougall, USN (retired), and […]

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Congratulations, Margaret & Evan!

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Holton Brill of Prairie Village, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Montgomery Brill, to Evan Raleigh Lang, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Robert Lang of Mission Hills, Kansas. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Matthew Robert Fitzpatrick and the […]

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Happy Birthday, Emmy Sansale!

It’s a big day in a little girl’s life. Emerson Fate Sansale celebrated her first birthday on July 21st. Cheering her on were Melissa and Casey Sansale, her parents; Susan and Michael Fate of Our Town and Lynn and Paul Sansale of Saint Paul, Minnesota, her grandparents; and Sloane, her older sister. Emmy already loves […]

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Congratulations, Maggie & Tucker!

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mason Newell of Mission Hills, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Elizabeth Newell, to Griffin Tucker Hawkinson, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Griffee Hawkinson of McPherson, Kansas. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Joseph Strick and the late […]

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Off To College – Class of 2018

Please join us in our proud send-off to the Class of 2017. We congratulate these wonderful students and wish them the best as they start their exciting adventures around the country! Lizzy Speath, Stanford University; Caroline Salzman, Duke University; Jack Ramza, Syracuse University; Tate Benson, The University of Kansas; Will Powell, Carnegie Mellon University; Tommy […]

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Crib Note – William Briggs Steele

Glad tidings from Las Vegas, Nevada: William Briggs Steele was born on July 8th. His proud parents are Kristen and Stephen Steele. William joins his big brother Beckham Douglas, age three; and big brother Jackson Reed, age one. This young fellow was born with blue eyes and brown hair. William weighed seven pounds, two ounces, […]

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Congratulations, Shannon & Thomas!

Shannon Chi-Yan Ma and Thomas Coleman Hoffecker were married on June 2nd at Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, Virginia. The bride is the daughter of Dr. Annie Yiu-Chu Law of Atlanta, Georgia, and Mr. and Mrs. Philip King Huen Ma of Hong Kong. Her groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shawn […]

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Crib Note – Shepard Gabriel King

A darling baby boy named Shepard Gabriel King arrived on May 24th. His proud parents are Rachel Sexton and Brian King of Our Town. Shepard joins his big brother William, age 12; big brother Grayson, age 10; big sister Kitty, age six; and big sister Bibi, age two. This young fellow weighed seven pounds, five […]

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Congratulations, Molly & Nicolas!

Dr. and Mrs. Martin Pius O’Laughlin of New York, New York, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Molly Elizabeth O’Laughlin, to Nicolas Thornton Kemper, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan McBride Kemper of Kansas City, Missouri. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mrs. Maurice Chester Nickell of Midwest City, Oklahoma, and […]

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Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Welch, Jr.!

Natalie Anne Kirk and Jeffrey Cotton Welch, Jr. were united in marriage at La Quinta Country Club in Palm Springs, California, on March 3rd. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hanna Kirk of Prairie Village, Kansas. Her groom is the son of Linda Hamilton Welch and Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Cotton […]

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Crib Note – Dorothy Ann Weber

A beautiful baby girl named Dorothy “Dottie” Ann Weber was born on March 20th to Caroline and Louis Weber IV of Dallas, Texas. The blue-eyed girl weighed seven pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 and one half inches long. Dottie’s proud grandparents are Virginia and Richard Owen of Our Town and Susan Coke and Louis […]

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Congratulations, Kathryn & Stephen!

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Blake Stanton of Overland Park, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Hannah Stanton, to Stephen Evans Nichols, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Jon Christopher Nichols of Leawood, Kansas. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. Daniel Mark Hannah of Lyons, Kansas, and the late Mrs. […]

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Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Fischer!

Mary Watson Wagner and Jake Allan Fischer were married on September 9th at the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch in Beaver Creek, Colorado. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Don Wagner of Our Town. Mary is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Neal Deramus III and the late Mr. and […]

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Congratulations, Lee & Kyle!

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Lee Fryer of Kansas City, Missouri, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lee Elizabeth Fryer, to Kyle Sitomer, the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Andrew Sitomer of Leawood, Kansas. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Massman of Kansas City, and Mrs. Donald Hugh […]

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Congratulations, Daryl & Ryan!

Daryl Lea Rosenblum and Daniel Ryan Hesse II will be wed on August 4th at Visitation Church in Kansas City, Missouri. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dr. Vickie Lea Massey and Dr. Robert Louis Talley of Mission Hills, Kansas, and Mr. Michael Adam Rosenblum of Kansas City. Daryl is the granddaughter of the late […]

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Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Scimeca!

Lauren Ann McCarthy and Ross Vincent Scimeca were married on February 17th at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Christopher McCarthy of Leawood, Kansas. Lauren is the granddaughter of Norma Hutsell of Overland Park, Kansas. Her groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Scimeca […]

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Congratulations, Lucy & John!

Mr. and Mrs. David Edward Scott of Decatur, Alabama, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lucille Elizabeth Scott, to John Burnell Fryer, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Lee Fryer of Our Town. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Calvin Gifford of Florence, Alabama, Margaret Lovett of […]

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Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Looney!

Amy Elizabeth Schnoebelen and Michael Looney were married on December 31st at St. Gabriel the Archangel Church in St. Louis, Missouri. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Schnoebelen of St. Louis. Amy is the great-granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Massman, Jr. and the granddaughter of the late […]

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Crib Note – Parker Owen Maughan

A smiling bundle of joy named Parker Owen Maughan was born on November 13th to Lacey and Kevin Maughan of Telluride, Colorado. Parker joins his big brother, Thomas Richard Maughan, who is two and one half years old. The blue-eyed, blond-haired young fellow weighed seven pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 inches long. Proud grandparents […]

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Congratulations, Cat & Brent!

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Selby Ward of Mission Hills, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Catherine Selby Ward, to Brent Anthony Carothers, the son of Elizabeth Viola Carothers of Bel Air, Maryland, and Mr. and Mrs. John Richard Carothers II of Baltimore, Maryland. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and […]

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