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Congratulations, Lauren & Anthony!

Laura Foley and Mr. David Cimpl of Our Town are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Kathryn Cimpl, to Anthony Patrick LaVita, the son of Carol Melendy LaVita of Milton, Massachusetts, and Mr. Michele Anthony LaVita of Derry, New Hampshire. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. Donald Foley of Leawood and the late Evelyn Thomas Foley and Mildred Kortan Cimpl of Columbus, Nebraska, and the late Mr. Emanuel Cimpl. Lauren is a graduate of Notre Dame de Sion High School. She earned a bachelor of science degree and a master of science degree in accounting from Fairfield University. Lauren is a BOTAR, class of 2009. She careers with Lockton Companies in Chicago, Illinois. 

Her groom-elect is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Melendy and the late Mr. and Mrs. Elmerindo LaVita. Anthony is a graduate of Milton High School in Milton, Massachusetts. He earned a bachelor of science degree in finance from Quinnipiac University and is working towards a master of business administration degree at Carnegie Mellon University. Theirs will be a June 4th wedding at Visitation Church.

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Also featured in the April 16, 2016 issue
Photo Credit: Dawn Biery 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…