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Crib Note – Bea Attaway Beckman

Bea Attaway Beckman is the new girl in Town! The hazel-eyed brown-haired beauty was born on February 3rd to Jill and Ian Beckman of Mission Woods, Kansas. Bea weighed eight pounds, six ounces, and was 19 and one-half inches long. She joins big sister Molly Deramus Beckman, age six, and big sister Hannah Wagner Beckman, age two and one half. The little darlings are the grandchildren of Jean Deramus Wagner and Don Wagner and Terri and Scott Beckman. 

Bea, Hannah, and Molly Beckman

Featured in the August 6, 2022 issue of The Independent.

Features

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Kansas City takes pride in the longevity of its major performing-arts groups, and this is as it should be. But sometimes we get so wrapped up in the celebration of…

Welcome House – Groundbreaking Ceremony

The Reverend Dr. Ted Pierce of Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church gave the invocation when Welcome House held a Groundbreaking Ceremony on June 23rd for the soon-to-be Welcome House Recovery Center.…

Congratulations, Olivia & Anthony!

Olivia Belle Kuester and Anthony Kenneth Jacobsen were married on June 4th at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The bride is the daughter of Catherine and Anthony Kuester of Omaha,…

Rachel’s Reads – August 2022

“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” – Sydney J. Harris As we enter the period where students and parents get ready to head back to…