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Congratulations, Aly & Ryan!

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Edward Swyden of Leawood are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyson Patricia Swyden, to Ryan Michael Burnett, the son of Maxine Morillo Novotny of Wichita, Kansas, and Mr. Ray Burnett of Wichita, Kansas. Aly is the granddaughter of Jo Alice Swyden of Our Town and the late Mr. Louis E. Swyden, Sr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Rupe. Aly is a graduate of Blue Valley High School. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from The University of Kansas. Aly is a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority and careers with Horizon Academy. 

Her groom-elect is a graduate of Wichita Northwest High School in Wichita, Kansas. Ryan earned a bachelor of general studies degree in economics from The University of Kansas. He is a member of Theta Chi fraternity and is a co-owner of Gamer’s Paradise. Theirs will be a May 21st wedding at St. John’s United Methodist Church.


Also featured in the April 2, 2016 issue
Photo Credit: Andrea Nigh Photography



Congratulations, Emily & Peter!

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Kent Hickerson of Overland Park, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Anne Hickerson, to Peter Bryant Milledge, the son of Mr.…

Off To College – Class of 2023

Join us in our proud send-off to the Class of 2023. We wish the best to these amazing students as they start their exciting journeys around the country!      …

Crib Note – Henry Francis Sorenson

Henry Francis Sorenson was born on January 26th. He was 22 inches long at birth and has blue eyes and brown hair. His older brother, Wyatt Timothy, age two, is…

Crib Note – Cooper Frank McKee

Cooper Frank McKee was born on March 28th. He is the son of Lisa and Kelly McKee of Los Angeles, California. Cooper’s older brother is Peter McKee, who is two…