Yearly Archive: 2013

COM-Meet your teacher Hine 0

Meet your teacher, Kelli Hine

Grade/Subject at what school: Second Grade, Carey Ridge Elementary Number of years teaching: 13 Background/Schooling: Purdue University and Indiana Wesleyan University – master’s degree Why did you become a teacher? I loved my third...

Economic development preview 0

Economic development preview

The permits have been submitted and approved and now shovels are turning ground. The Westfield Economic Development Dept. provided the top six projects to begin in 2014: Chatham Hills: 750-acre mixed-use golf course development...

Chamber eyes building, teamwork 0

Chamber eyes building, teamwork

In 2013, Executive Director Julie Sole said the Westfield Chamber of Commerce focuses on two major areas – business development and membership partnership. Those areas will remain a focal point for the chamber as...

An aerial shot of Grand Park 0

The clock starts

Westfield projects will reach major milestones in 2014 2014 will be a pivotal year for numerous multi-year projects – either by completing work or starting construction. Grand Park Grass is planted, lights are up...

The able parasite 0

The able parasite

It is a story as old as any. We put our leaders on pedestals only to promptly knock them off – only to put them back again. You know how the rest goes. We...

“American Hustle” not a Scorsese film 0

“American Hustle” not a Scorsese film

“American Hustle” is the best Martin Scorsese movie since “Casino.” Maybe even since “Goodfellas.” But here’s the funny thing: It’s not a Martin Scorsese film. Oh, it sure seems like one. It’s a story...

Tips to prepare for a kitchen remodel 0

Tips to prepare for a kitchen remodel

Many homeowners are as nervous as they are excited about beginning a new remodeling project. Inconvenience, messiness and disruptions can sometimes be a very real part of a remodel; this is especially true of...

Redistricting, taxes hurdles for 2014 0

Redistricting, taxes hurdles for 2014

A big rain cloud is hovering above Westfield Washington Schools. Supt. Mark Keen said the biggest issue facing the district is the protected tax levy, which if not repealed by the state legislature will...

Putting the odds in my favor 0

Putting the odds in my favor

Where did the year go? I feel like I was just writing my 2013 resolutions; now I’m supposed to do it all again for 2014? Fine. Bring it. This plays in nicely to my...

Marylyn (Pattee) Erb 0

Marylyn (Pattee) Erb

Marylyn (Pattee) Erb, 52, of Westfield, died on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at her home. Born August 28, 1961 in Gary, Ind., she was the daughter of Don and Mary (Schrum) Pattee. She was...