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Congratulations, Victoria & Jon!

Mr. and Mrs. David Branson Launder, Sr. of Prairie Village are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Reese Launder, to Jonathan Nicholas Fiori, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Arthur Fiori of Seaford, Delaware. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stewart Brigham, the late Jane Hughes Smith and the late Mr. John Edward Launder, Jr. Victoria is a graduate of Shawnee Mission East High School. She was a Jewel Ball debutante in 2007. Victoria earned a bachelor of arts degree in communication from the University of Missouri. She is a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority and a BOTAR, class of 2011. Victoria is careering with AMC Theatres. 

Her groom-elect is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leslie King and the late Mr. and Mrs. William John Fiori. Jon is a graduate of Sussex Technical High School in Georgetown, Delaware. He received a bachelor of science degree in electronics engineering technology from DeVry University. Jon is employed with Spectranetics. Theirs will be a December 30th wedding at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Kansas City. 

Also featured in the September 16, 2017 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Heather Matney 



Congratulations, Emily & Peter!

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Off To College – Class of 2023

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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…