Category: Community

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Meet your teacher: Ken Hampton

Name: Ken Hampton Grade/subject/school: U.S. History, Psychology, Economics, Westfield High School Number of years teaching: 23 Education: Knox High School, Knox, Ind.; B.A. Social Studies Education, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.; M.A. Education, Walden...

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Meet Your Councilor: Jim Ake

Years on council: Four. Current vice president of the council. Hobbies: “I love to travel and experience different things. We’ve traveled outside the country, and my hope is we can return to Italy this...

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Meet your leaders: Eric Lohe

As the Hamilton Co. Leadership Academy enters its 25th anniversary year, Current is highlighting local leaders who have helped build and sustain the program, which focuses on strengthening our community by developing informed leaders....

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Westfield author to publish book

By Anna Skinner Matt Bays refers to his childhood as a warzone that included sexual abuse, and now his sister has Stage 4 breast cancer. But instead of letting the bad parts of life...

Teneen Dobbs and Nick Pappas often work together to create child-friendly programs. (Submitted photo) 0

Businesses to partner for President’s Day

By Anna Skinner GiGi’s Cupcakes and Kits and Kaboodle are partnering to provide a kid-friendly President’s Day event. Danny Russel will impersonate Abraham Lincoln and Larry Marple will impersonate Teddy Roosevelt in the GiGi’s...

Previous winner, Ellie Kimpel, right, celebrates with teacher Julie Glenn and Market District’s Dan Mixon after Kimpel wrote a 100 word essay nominating Glenn for Teacher of the Month. (Current file photo) 0

Nominate your teachers

There’s still time to submit an essay for the February Teacher of the Month sponsored by Market District. Send a 100 word essay about your favorite teacher to teacher@youarecurrent.com and you could win your...

Michaela Krawczyk won a gold key award for The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards with her photograph, “Light of the Beholder.” 0

Snapshot: Scholastic Art Competition

Over 2,500 pieces of art were submitted to The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Students from Westfield High School won a total of 20 awards for their paintings and photographs. Congratulations to the following...

From left, Mayor Andy Cook, Officer Noreen Henriquez, Criminalist Alyssa Kautzman, Community Service Officer Taylor McCorkle, Officer Tyler Dougherty, Officer Anuar Velazquez and Chief Joel Rush celebrate the three new officers. 0

Snapshot: Police swear in

A swearing-in ceremony was held Jan. 21 at the Westfield Public Safety Building for new Westfield officers. Two police offers and a Westfield community officer were sworn in.