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SOCIAL CIRCLES

Off to College – Class of 2012

Join us in our proud send-off to the Class of 2012. We wish the best to these amazing students as they start their exciting journeys around the country this fall. Also featured in the August 4th issue of The Independent  

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Vacation Vignette

(Front row) Michaela Henne, Ryan Henne, David Cunningham, Kurt Wiedeman, Kathleen Wiedeman, Hannah Tutera, and Joseph Tutera (middle row) Joe Tutera, Joe Paris, Marian Tutera, Raleigh Lang, Aaron Lang, Anthony Mendolia, Cirese Mendolia, Lucille Tutera, Peaches Cunningham, John David Cunningham, Pauline Henne, Lindley Round, and Rose Hutchison (back row) Clara Paris, Dominic Tutera, Anthony Mendolia, […]

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Congratulations, Elizabeth and Benjamin!

Mr. and Mrs. John Angotti of Leawood and Mr. and Mrs. Duane Albert of Lee’s Summit are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Mary Albert, to Benjamin Dominic Westerhaus, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Westerhaus of Chanhassen, Minnesota. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mrs. Mike Ferraro of Prairie Village […]

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Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Kaelke!

Kristin Eliza-Lee Kaelke and Matthew Roy Miller were married on April 21st at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. The bride is the daughter of Donna Kaelke of Georgetown, Texas, and the late Dr. Kerry Kaelke. Her groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Miller of Warner Robins, Georgia. He is […]

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Congratulations, Lindsey & Robert!

Mr. Steve and Dr. Jane Arbuthnot of Springfield, Illinois, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Marie Arbuthnot, to Robert Joseph Clancey, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Warren Clancey of Overland Park. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mrs. Frederick Theodore Westerhold of Bethalto, Illinois, and the late Mr. Westerhold […]

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Family Tradition – Rachel Watts

Rachel Watts, a 2012 graduate from The University of Kansas School of Education, is following in her family footsteps to obtain her doctorate degree in education. She is photographed with her great uncle, Dr. Solon E. Haynes, who received his doctorate degree in education from The University of Kansas in 1968. Rachel holds a bell […]

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Kansas City Explorers – Trucksess

Drew and Tommy Trucksess, sons of Sara and Andrew Trucksess, enjoyed a Kansas City Explorers’ tennis match after winning free tickets as our e-blast winners. Sign up for our e-blast to stay up-to-date on events around Our Town, and have a chance to win free tickets to the Titanic Exhibit, our e-blast prize for August. […]

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Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Van Winter!

Mallory Anne McGannon and Mark Samuel Van Winter tied the knot on September 10th at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Our Town. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael McGannon of Our Town and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hall of Moberly, Missouri and the late Mr. Charley […]

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Vacation Vignette

Kansas City couples cruised on the canals of Burgundy for a week enjoying the exquisitely beautiful countryside, great wine, gourmet food, and lots of laughter. Also featured in the July 7th issue of The Independent  

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Congratulations, Sarah and John!

Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Gillam Manda of Pleasant Hill, Missouri are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Amelia Manda, to John Talmage Halcomb, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Halcomb of Schochoh, Kentucky. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mrs. John Edwin Young of Our Town and the late Mr. Young, […]

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Off to College – Class of 2012

Join us in our proud send-off to the Class of 2012. We wish the best to these amazing students as they start their exciting journeys around the country this fall. Also featured in the July 7th issue of The Independent (Seated) Chase Coble, Elon University; JJ Hjalmarson, University of Southern California; Ivan Battle, Northwestern University; […]

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Congratulations, Amy and Christopher!

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stephen Wholey of Our Town are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Kristine Wholey, to Christopher Curtis Nelson, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Curtis Nelson of Mission Hills. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ralph A. Switzer, Sr. and the late […]

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Off to College – Class of 2012

Join us in our proud send-off to the Class of 2012. We wish the best to these amazing students as they start their exciting journeys around the country this fall. Also featured in the June 23rd issue of The Independent  

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Congratulations, Emily & Todd!

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Jeffrey Krigel of Our Town are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Kaye Krigel, to Todd Franklin Spector, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Stanley Spector of Las Vegas, Nevada. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mrs. Elmer Price of Overland Park and the late Mr. Price, […]

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Todd Bolender’s Souvenirs – Kimberly Cowen

Kimberly Cowen took her final bow in Todd Bolender’s Souvenirs on May 13th. Ballet performers and audience members alike applauded her and wished her all the best in her new role with the company as principal and associate director of the Kansas City Ballet School. Bravo, Kimberly! Also featured in the June 9th issue of The Independent Photo […]

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Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Lewis!

Allison Diana Reynolds and David Meng Lewis were married on March 3rd at Country Club Christian Church. Parents of the bride are Jill Ingram Reynolds of Prairie Village and Mr. Allen Reynolds of Columbia, Missouri. Allison is the granddaughter of Mrs. Robert Palmer Ingram, Jr., of Our Town, and the late Mr. Ingram, and the […]

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Congratulations, Kristen & Jadin!

Mrs. Jeffrey Wayne Comment of Our Town is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Kristen Heather Comment, to Jadin Scott Winberg, the son of Kara Winberg of Mexico, Missouri, and the late Mr. Charles Doerge, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Joseph Winberg of Ashland, Missouri. Kristen is the daughter of the late Mr. […]

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Vacation Vignette – Taylor

Dawn Taylor recently took her two daughters, Sarah Biegelsen and Emily Biegelsen, and their foreign exchange student, Lola Chavee, on a trip to the Windy City for spring break. The girls got their picture taken in front of “The Bean” sculpture, and climbed 103 stories to the top of Willis Tower. It looks like Chicago […]

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Congratulations, Courtney & Douglas!

Dr. and Mrs. Roger Paul Jackson of Our Town are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Courtney Brooke Jackson, to Douglas Joseph Beardsley, the son of Theresa Beardsley and Mr. Samuel C. Beardsley of Portland, Oregon. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Robert Stevens and the […]

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Vacation Vignette – Fritts

Kathy Maguire and Tom Fritts recently took their daughter, Ellie Fritts, on a trip to the East Coast. They spent time in the Big Apple and enjoyed touring our nation’s capital. They even showed their Kansas City pride with signs on Good Morning America.  Also featured in the May 26th issue of The Independent  

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Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Diebel!

Lauren Leigh Fournier and Spencer Curtis Diebel were married on December 10th at Perkins Chapel at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Carter Fournier, Sr., of University Park, Texas. Lauren is the granddaughter of Mrs. John Cheney of Dallas, Texas, and the late Mr. Cheney […]

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