Subscribe Today

Save almost 50% off the newsstand price!

In addition to receiving 26 issues of The Independent Kansas City’s Journal of Society, your subscription will include our annual publication, the Charitable Events Calendar and a subscription to our e-newsletter, The Insider.

Questions about your current subscription? Contact Laura Gabriel at 816-471-2800.

Cristo Rey – Dancing with the Kansas City Stars

Fancy footwork was imperative as Cristo Rey Kansas City’s annual fundraiser, Dancing with the Kansas City Stars, made the switch to a live-streamed event. The honorary chairman was David Johnson, with Julisha Wilkins and Justina Wilkins, Cristo Rey alumnae and seniors at the University of Missouri – Columbia, as honorary co-chairmen. Kathleen Couchonnal, Kathleen Callahan, and Becky Herring served as the co-chairmen. The Grand Prize Winner was Dr. Dan “Elvis” Gurley. Tom Jones was first runner up, and Deana Werkowitch was second runner up. The other contestants were Michael Jackson, Dr. Sarah Kucera, Lindsey Roy, and the Honorable Stephanie Taormina.   

Dr. Sarah Kucera with Johnny Francoviglia, dance partner


Johnny Francoviglia, dance partner, with Second Runner Up Deana Werkowitch


Julisha Wilkins and Justina Wilkins, honorary co-chairmen and Cristo Rey alumnae


Laura Szymanski, dance partner, looked on as Tom Jones showed his delight at receiving the First Runner Up Mirror Ball.


Party starters were delivered by volunteers to event sponsors. 


Lindsey Roy with James Netherton, dance partner 


(Front row) Carole Gurley, mother of Grand Prize Winner Dr. Dan “Elvis” Gurley (back row) Margie and Mic Morris


Grand Prize Winner Dr. Dan “Elvis” Gurley with Tamara Sanders, dance partner 


Rafael Labrado, dance partner, and the Honorable Stephanie Taormina earned Judges’ Choice.


Michael Jackson with Toni Dodd, dance partner

Also featured in the October 2, 2020 issue of The Independent



Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City – 2021 Kids Night Out

Paul Fischer, Ray Kowalik, and Zalman Kohen served as the honorary co-chairmen for the 25th annual Kids Night Out, a benefit for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas…

Lyric Opera Circle – 2021 Summer

Members of the Lyric Opera Circle had a full calendar of fun this summer. Instead of having the organization’s annual Ball this year, two outdoor events and a Spring Luncheon…

2021 Summer Celebrations

The residents of Our Town love the summer months, and The Independent delights in sharing your special moments.  Harris, Blair, Foster, and Rhett Jackson at Mission Hills Country Club’s Fourth of July…

Wayside Waifs – 2021 Fur Ball

Wendy and Dean Guillies and Kathleen Boyle Dalen and Jason Dalen served as the co-chairmen for the 2021 Fur Ball, a benefit for Wayside Waifs. The August 7th event featured…