Category: Community

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...

From left, Charles, Lindzey, Irven, Ezekiel and Isaac Armstrong. Seated are Edward and Sarah Armstrong. (Photo from “Our Westfield” published by the Westfield Washington Historical Society)

Column: The Armstrongs settle in Westfield, 1873

Commentary by Zach Burton For Countryside residents, Westfield’s Armstrong Park is a convenient green space for outdoor activities. But researching the namesakes for this patch of land reveals one of the most remarkable families...

Hallie Kane won an award for her acrylic painting, “Self-Portrait.” (Submitted photo)

Kane wins art scholarship

By Anna Skinner Hallie Kane has been drawing her whole life, and when she decided to submit an acrylic painting to the Herron School of Art and Design’s 2016 High School Junior Art Invitational,...

Patrick, left, and John Ryan present separate Eagle Scout projects, both planned for Raymond Worth Park. (Photo by Anna Skinner)

Brothers pair for Eagle Scout project

By Anna Skinner Troop 107 Life Scout brothers Patrick and John Ryan only have their Eagle Scout project standing in the way of them reaching the final rank in Boy Scouts. Both boys recently...