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Congratulations, Abby & Andy!

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Arthur Schneweis of Shawnee, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Abby Lynne Schneweis, to Richard Andrew Launder, the son of Mrs. David Branson Launder, Sr., of Prairie Village, Kansas, and the late Mr. Launder. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Dean Johnson and […]

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Congratulations, Kylie & Stephen!

Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Alan Krizek of Mission Hills, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kylie Alice Krizek, to Stephen Louis Finno, the son of Mrs. Stephen Finno of Chicago, Illinois, and the late Mr. Finno. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Jeanne Marie Swalm of Sedona, Arizona, the late Mr. […]

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Congratulations, Amy & Joseph!

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Patel of Chillicothe, Missouri, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Amy Patel, to Joseph Rathermel, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rathermel of Fort Dodge, Iowa. Amy is a graduate of Chillicothe High School. She earned a bachelor of liberal arts degree and a doctor of […]

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Crib Note – Peter Kirk McKee

Lisa and Kelly McKee of Los Angeles, California, welcomed a darling baby boy, Peter Kirk McKee, on October 15th. He weighed eight pounds, five ounces, and was 21 inches long. Peter’s delighted grandparents are Susan Carpenter, Kirk Carpenter, and Margie McKee. Also featured in the February 6, 2021 issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Kendall […]

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2021 Jewel Ball Chairman

Susan Campbell Heddens (Mrs. Barret Spencer Heddens III) will serve as the chairman of the 2021 Jewel Ball, which will be held on June 18th at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Susie is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dean Robert Campbell. Susie attended Kansas State University and earned a bachelor of science […]

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Crib Note – Grant Allen Hoefer

A bouncing baby boy named Grant Allen Hoefer was born on August 8th to Whitney Hatfield Hoefer and Derek Hoefer of Lenexa, Kansas. The blue-eyed, blond-haired boy weighed seven pounds, five ounces, and was 18 inches long. His grandparents are Sarah Hatfield and Victoria McVicker, Lynn and Tom Hatfield, and Julie and Greg Hoefer. Great-grandmother […]

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Crib Note – Caleb August Temkin

Emma Eisemann Temkin and Eli Temkin of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, welcomed a darling baby boy, Caleb August Temkin, on November 20th. He weighed seven pounds, six ounces, and was 19 and one-half inches long. Caleb has blue eyes and brown hair. His delighted grandparents are Leslie Mark and Mark Eisemann and Barbara and Harvey […]

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Congratulations, Lauren & Brennan!

Lauren Marie Laudan and Brennan Michael Burns were joined in matrimony on August 22nd at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Redemptorist Catholic Church in Kansas City, Missouri. The bride is the daughter of Tammy and Kenneth Laudan of Leawood, Kansas. Her groom is the son of Jennifer and Brian Burns of Houston, Texas. The evening […]

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Crib Note – Mayve Amelia Kemp

Mayve Amelia Kemp will celebrate all of her birthdays on August 11th from here forward! The beautiful baby girl is the daughter of Eryn Bates Kemp and Steven Kemp of Our Town. Mayve is the granddaughter of Nancy and Tom Bates and Beverly and Craig Kemp. Born at seven pounds, 13 ounces, and 21 inches […]

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