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Congratulations, Emma & Nick!

Dr. Alison Maria Scholes of Mission Hills, Kansas, and Mr. James Philip Starr of Kansas City, Missouri, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Emma Jeannette Starr, to Nicholas Joseph Tymkiw, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Richard Tymkiw of Slidell, Louisiana. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Dr. Susan Ann Ellis of Kansas City, the late Mr. Gordon Arthur Scholes, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. John Philip Starr of Longboat Key, Florida. Emma is a graduate of The Pembroke Hill School. She was presented at The Jewel Ball in 2015. Emma earned a bachelor of arts degree in classics from Carleton College.

Her groom-elect is the grandson of Mr. Bernard Thomas Barrere of Slidell and the late Mrs. Barrere, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry Julius Tymkiw. Nick is a graduate of Pope John Paul II High School. He was Emma’s Jewel Ball escort in 2015. Nick earned a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering from Mississippi State University. The two are students at the University of Illinois. In May, Emma will receive a master’s degree in the art of teaching Latin, and Nick will receive a master of science degree in aerospace engineering. Theirs will be a July 11th wedding at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Kansas City.   

Also featured in the March 7, 2020 issue of The Independent
Photo credit: Sara Gardner  


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…