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Congratulations, Allie & Andrew!

Allie Lynn Dillingham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Edwards Dillingham of Kansas City, is engaged to be married to Andrew Thomas Hipp on June 22nd at Union Station Kansas City. Andrew is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Thomas Hipp, Jr., also of Kansas City. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mrs. Ronald Raymond Wright of Kansas City and the late Mr. Wright, and Mr. John Allen Dillingham of Kansas City and the late Mrs. Dillingham. Her groom-elect is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Larry Dean McPherson and Colonel and Mrs. Gerald Thomas Hipp (retired) of Savannah, Georgia. 

Allie is a graduate of North Kansas City High School and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing. She is a member of Delta Gamma sorority. Allie was a Harvest Ball page and a BOTAR page in 2009, she was presented at The Jewel Ball in 2019, and she is a BOTAR, class of 2022. Andrew graduated from St. Pius X High School and the United States Military Academy West Point, where he graduated with a double major of defense and strategic studies and environmental engineering. He is also a graduate of Airborne School in 2019, and a United States Army Ranger School 2023 graduate in Fort Benning, Georgia. Allie is currently employed with Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics as a nurse, and Andrew is employed with the United States Army, 1st Lieutenant, Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 11th Airborne Division. 

Featured in the March 23, 2024 issue of The Independent.
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