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Snapshot: Sundown Gardens opens

On May 7, Sundown Gardens opened a new garden shop at 505 W. 186th Street in Westfield. A ribbon cutting was held and discounts were available on certain flowers for Mother’s Day. From left:...

From left, Sage Knott, Pam Wurtz and Market District’s Brian Ferrier. (Photo by Anna Skinner)

Wurtz named Teacher of the Month

Market District’s March Teacher of the Month has been awarded to Pam Wurtz, a second-grade teacher at Maple Glen Elementary School. Wurtz was nominated by Sage Knott, who wrote a 100-word essay detailing why...

Dawn Knight, left, and Carol Kessel man the Grand Junction Brewing Co. booth. (Photos by Anna Skinner)

Inaugural Rock the Junction held

More than 20 breweries took part in the inaugural Rock the Junction brewfest put on by partners Grand Junction Brewing Co. and Indiana on Tap. The event spanned across three hours May 14, and...

Esther Mead, right, introduces her first Itty Bitty Library to Dani Ginder. (Submitted photo)

Local mom shares love of reading

By Jenna Liston After creating a community project due for her class, Esther Mead decided her small library project needed to be more than just an assignment. While being a mom of three, attending...

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Snapshot: Wheel Dawgz receive check

Wheel Dawgz President Justin Boes, front, and the rest of the Wheel Dawgz crew receive a check from the Westfield Lions Club for $2,000. The check goes to the Pets Healing Vets program, connecting...

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Meet your teacher: Jennifer Peterson

Name: Jennifer Peterson Grade/school: First Grade, Shamrock Springs Elementary. Years teaching: 19. Education: 1991, Sacred Heart Academy (high school), Louisville, Ky.; 1995, Butler University, B.S. in Education; 1999 Butler University, M.S. in Education. Why...

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Opinion: Cheating cheaters

Commentary by Terry Anker If cheaters never prosper, why do they seem to win almost every time? Take the high road. Turn the other cheek. It can be tough to listen quietly as others...