Subscribe Today

Save almost 50% off the newsstand price!

In addition to receiving 26 issues of The Independent Kansas City’s Journal of Society, your subscription will include our annual publication, the Charitable Events Calendar and a subscription to our e-newsletter, The Insider.

Questions about your current subscription? Contact Laura Gabriel at 816-471-2800.

Congratulations, Betsy & Walker!

Mr. and Mrs. William Perry Brandt of Our Town are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Hundley Brandt, to Robert Walker Harbison II, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Siegel Harbison of St. Louis, Missouri. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Almeron Sprague III and the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Amil Brandt. Betsy is a graduate of The Pembroke Hill School. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Vanderbilt University and earned a master of business administration degree from Harvard Business School. Betsy was presented at The Jewel Ball in 2010. She is the managing partner of Forest Park Capital in St. Louis.

Her groom-elect is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Conrad Wetterau, Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Earle Harrison Harbison, Jr., of St. Louis. Walker is a graduate of Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in finance from Washington University in St. Louis. Walker is employed with Alitus Partners in St. Louis. Theirs will be a June 12th wedding at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri.

Also featured in the May 1, 2021 issue of The Independent.
Photo Credit: Leigh Miller


Congratulations, Kristen & Ryan!

Dr. and Mrs. Douglas L. Nelson of Mission Hills, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Adele Nelson, to Ryan Matthew Turner, the son of Mr.…

Crib Note – Wyatt Timothy Sorenson

A bouncing baby boy named Wyatt Timothy Sorenson was born on April 2nd to Alexandra and Christopher Sorenson of Prairie Village, Kansas. Wyatt has blue eyes and black hair. He…

Congratulations, Caroline & Spencer!

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Ray Jones of Mission Hills, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Caroline Anne Jones, to Spencer Patrick Yohn, the son of Mr.…

Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Burns!

Lauren and Brennan Burns were finally able to celebrate their marriage with family and friends on May 22nd at Indian Hills Country Club. Having had an intimate ceremony in August…