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SOCIAL CIRCLES

Congratulations, Katherine & Constantine!

Mr. and Mrs. Richardson Kammeyer Powell of Our Town are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Keller Powell, to Constantine John “Gus” Jianas, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Gus Jianas of Prairie Village.  The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Shaw Keller and the late […]

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Congratulations, Sarah-Allen & Marc!

Mr. and Mrs. David William Preston of Our Town are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah-Allen Preston, to Marc Harding Radasky, the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Jacob Radasky. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Cleona Curle Robnett Allen and Mr. Glenn T. Allen, Jr. of Lakeland, Florida, and Mr. Thomas […]

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Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Tolson!

Elizabeth Erin Tiesing and Austin Thomas Tolson were married on October 8th at The Country Club of DC Ranch, overlooking the mountains of Scottsdale, Arizona.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Tiesing of Our Town. Her groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wooten, Sr. of Prairie Village and […]

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Subscriber Spotlight – Catherine Dudenhoeffer

Catherine Dudenhoeffer is passionate about non-profit work and helping others. Her interest began in high school when she volunteered for the Special Olympics and continued through college where she was involved in her sorority’s literacy philanthropy. She graduated with a bachelor of arts in communication from the University of Missouri and was a member of […]

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Tails of Our Town – Harley Sight

Rob Sight, owner of Rob Sight Ford, recently announced a special partnership with Wayside Waifs. His mixed breed hound dog, Harley Sight, who was adopted from Wayside, is heading a campaign to help his furry friends find loving homes.  With every sale of a new or pre-owned car or truck, Rob Sight Ford will donate […]

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Subscriber Spotlight – Helzberg Family

Arthur Helzberg, the youngest son of Jamie and Bush Helzberg, recently turned one. According to his mother, he is the ‘perfect baby’ with a sunny disposition. Arthur grins at everyone, whether he knows them or not. All they have to do is smile at him while he is in the midst of tears, and he […]

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Congratulations, Laura & Adam!

Reverend and Mrs. Dwight Ward Tawney of Our Town are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Leigh Wilkerson, to Adam Christopher Dietrich, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Diamond Oscar Willis Dietrich of St. Louis, Missouri. Laura is the daughter of the late Mr. William Ralph Wilkerson III. The bride-to-be is the […]

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Congratulations, Jane & Bryson!

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Matthew Beal of Our Town are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Jane Marie Beal, to Bryson Lee Jones, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Forrest Jones of Mission Hills. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Melvin Gile and Mr. and […]

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Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Blando!

Katherine Marie Tierney and Phillip Joseph Blando were married on May 7th at Visitation Church in Kansas City, Missouri. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Patrick Tierney of Our Town and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Thomas Dolan and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Francis Tierney. […]

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Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Simpson!

Anna Margaret Dudenhoeffer and Christopher Philip Simpson tied the knot on August 13th at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Redemptorist Catholic Church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Joseph Dudenhoeffer of Our Town and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Andrew Austin of Our Town and Mrs. August William Dudenhoeffer […]

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Tails of Our Town

Three-year-old Campbell Owens is a huge animal lover and was thrilled to be in the presence of eleven, three-week-old German Shorthair puppies. We bet we know what she wants for Christmas.  But the question is…how many? Also featured in the December 17th issue of The Independent    

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Congratulations, Julie & Lant!

Mr. and Mrs. Charles William Fairchild of Our Town, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Elizabeth Fairchild, to Lant Blakeman Fogarty, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Michael Fogarty of Our Town. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Margaret Senter Pratt of Mission Hills, Kansas, and the late Mr. John […]

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Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Reagan!

Courtney Marie Lewis and Thomas Kian Reagan were married on September 16th at Natirar in Gladstone, New Jersey. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Lewis III of Our Town and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milton R. Peine, of Our Town and Mrs. William J. Lewis II of Louisville, […]

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Congratulations, Anne & David!

Mr. and Mrs. William Riker Purcell of Richmond, Virginia, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Anne Riker Purcell, to David Huddleston Powell, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Kuehn Powell of Our Town. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mrs. John Edgar Stevens, Jr. of Richmond and the late Dr. Stevens […]

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Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Atha!

Amy Suzanne Butts and Neilson Perry Atha were married on September 17th at the Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch in Avon, Colorado.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Earl Butts III and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick Earl Boone of Memphis, Tennesee and the late Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Earl Butts, […]

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Crib Note – Olivia Kathleen Creal

A pink bundle of joy named Olivia Kathleen Creal arrived on September 29th. She weighed seven pounds, one ounce and was 19 and a half inches long.  Olivia has blue eyes and brown hair.  The proud parents are Lesley and Tom Creal III of Prairie Village.  Grandparents Marianne Damon and Mark Damon and Cindy and […]

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Congratulations, Catherine & Steven!

Mr. and Mrs. James Edward Cooling of Our Town are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Catherine Gale Cooling, to Steven James Davis, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Carl George Davis of Daphne, Alabama. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Gale Dietrich of Kansas City and the late […]

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Chris Allen

We are delighted to report that Our Town’s Chris Allen, the great grandson of basketball legend Phog Allen; wrote and released his first album recently. Chris moved out to Los Angeles five years ago to pursue his music career. Now, he has not only completed an album, but he co-runs a recording studio in Culver […]

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Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Jenkins! 

Mary Catherine Donnelly and William Nicholas Jenkins were married on January 15th at Redemptorist Catholic Church in Our Town. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William Patrick Donnelly of Leawood, Kansas. Her groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Michael Jenkins of Lee’s Summit, Missouri. On the evening prior to the […]

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Congratulations, Katherine & David!

Mr. and Mrs. David Rall Bradley, Jr. of St. Joseph, Missouri, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Elizabeth Bradley, to David Leslie Bowlin, Jr., the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Leslie Bowlin of Memphis, Tennessee. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Russell Bocell of St. Joseph, […]

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Crib Note – Michelle Harris Ingram

Michelle Harris Ingram and Rustin Eugene Ingram of Our Town were pleased to welcome their second baby girl, Avery Michelle Ingram,  on May 5th. She weighed seven pounds and was 19 inches long.  Her older sister, Ashtyn Elise, is mesmerized by her new blued-eyed, auburn-haired little sister.  Avery’s grandparents, Georgeanne Orr Harris of Our Town […]

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