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Congratulations, Jessica & Dylan!

Mr. and Mrs. Mansour Nouri of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Nouri, to Dylan Aldrich, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Aldrich of Prairie Village, Kansas. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Smith of Leawood, Kansas, and the late Fatemeh Dayani Nouri and Mr. Mohammad H. Nouri. Jessica is a graduate of St. Teresa’s Academy. She earned a bachelor of science degree in biology from Texas Christian University. Jessica is the founder and owner of Kansas City Scribes in Kansas City, Missouri.

Her groom-elect is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bellemere and the late Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Aldrich. Dylan is a graduate of Rockhurst High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree in finance and banking and commercial real estate investing from the University of Missouri. Dylan is employed with Creative Planning in Overland Park, Kansas. Theirs will be a June 27th wedding at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Redemptorist Catholic Church in Kansas City.

Also featured in the March 21, 2020 issue of The Independent
Photo credit: Waldron Photography


Off To College 2020

Join us in our proud send-off to the Class of 2020. We wish the best to these amazing students as they start their exciting journeys around the country this fall.…

Congratulations, Kelsey & Teddy!

Dr. and Mrs. John Leonard Joliff of Auburn, Kansas are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Kelsey Elizabeth Joliff, to Theodore Martin Fields, son of Mr. and…

Happy Birthday, Graham!

Turning one year old during a pandemic and having two older sisters requires a certain … shall we say … savoir faire! Graham Parker Sansale has just what it takes…

Crib Note – Conness Elizabeth Snively

February 22nd was the magical day for the arrival of Conness Elizabeth Snively. This adorable baby girl is the daughter of Amy Blair Snively and Matthew Snively of Our Town.…