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, Elaine & James!

Elaine Ung York Lipsun and James Anderson Egerstrom were joined in matrimony on October 24th on the island of Maui in Wailea, Hawaii. The bride is the daughter of Elizabeth Ung York Lipsun and Antonio Yee Lipsun of Alhambra, California. Elaine is the granddaughter of the late May Lee Ng and Tony Ung York, and the late Yee See Lipsun and Alejandro Lipsun. Her groom is the son of Buckie and Frazier Bell of Prairie Village, Kansas, and Mark Egerstrom and Brian Grosdidier of Los Angeles, California. James is the grandson of Mary Nesselrode of Prairie Village, Kathleen Waller of Prairie Village, and the late James Waller, Peggy and Huston Bell of Dallas, Texas, and the late Marilyn and Paul Egerstrom. The couple resides in Torrance, California, where Elaine is employed with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and James is employed with Confidence Wealth Management. They are planning a fall wedding reception and Chinese Tea Ceremony in Irvine, California.

Elaine and James Egerstrom with pal Jake on the beach

Also featured in the March 20, 2021 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Stephanie Betsill


Congratulations, Morgan & Robert!

Dr. Morgan Elizabeth Gonder and Dr. Robert Wayne Weidling were married on September 26th. The bride is the daughter of Andrea and Gil Gonder of Loch Lloyd, Missouri. Her groom…

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…

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.…

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…