Author Archive :

Congratulations, Mary Clare & Jeff!

Mr. and Mrs. David Rufus Gibson, Jr. of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Clare Gibson, to Jeffrey Martin Crowe, Jr., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Martin Crowe, Sr. of Our Town. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. Gene Gerard of St. Louis, Missouri, and the late Mrs. Gerard and the late Mr. and Mrs. David Gibson. Mary Clare is a graduate of Notre Dame de Sion High School.

read more


Congratulations, Kristen & Mike!

Mr. and Mrs. Fred I. Rock of Leawood are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen J. Rock, to Michael David Chouinard, the son of Karen Chouinard of Overland Park and the late Mr. David Chouinard. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mrs. James J. Russell of Olathe and the late Mr. Russell and the late Mr. and Mrs. Lyall C. Rock. Kristen is a graduate of Olathe East High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Kansas State University.

read more


Congratulations, Molly & Kirk!

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas David Clemans of Melissa, Texas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Opal “Molly” Clemans, to Kirk Robert Farrell, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Anthony Farrell of Plano, Texas. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Hovey of Mission Hills, the late Carol Hovey and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Clemans of Rochester, Indiana. Molly is a graduate of Melissa High School in Melissa, Texas.

read more


Spotlight on Centurions – Austin Bickford

Austin Bickford is a member of Centurions, class of 2017. He is co-chairman of the Wild Card Task Force. Austin is a board member of Children’s Mercy’s Mercy Ambassadors Auxiliary. He was a Japanese major at The University of Kansas, and his favorite sports team is the Tottenham Hotspur, an English Premier League Football team.

read more


2017 Class of Rising Stars – Patrick Parkes

Following graduate school, Patrick Parkes has worked in Our Town’s non-profit sector for three years and is a member of the 2017 Class of Rising Stars. He serves as the Fiscal Policy Analyst for the Kansas Policy Institute, a nonpartisan public policy research organization dedicated to providing information about Kansans’ tax dollars.

read more