Category: Cover Stories

Mike Alley, the RACES officer in Hamilton County, took part in this year’s 24-hour ham radio event at Quaker Park in Westfield. (Photo by Sam Robinson) 0

Testing, testing

Radio club teaches public about communications By Anna Skinner Since age 13, amateur radio, or “ham” radio, has been a part of Joe March’s life. Endearingly referring to himself and other amateurs as a...

Haylee Holbrook waits for a monarch to take off during the butterfly release at the Flutterby Butterfly Garden. (Photo by Sadie Hunter) 0

Save the butterflies

Westfield family develops a monarch waystation to help promote monarch butterflies By Anna Skinner   Summer is a time for lots of fun activities, like catching butterflies. Yet most citizens don’t realize the lack...

Marcus Downs, a recent Park Tudor High School graduate, will be heading to Yale in the fall to throw discus and study. (Photo by Theresa Skutt) 0

Throwing Ivy League

Westfield resident to attend Yale for discus By Anna Skinner An interest that came from his sister eventually led to Westfield resident Marcus Downs signing a letter of intent to become Yale’s only discus...

Chalmer Springer talks a lifetime of sports and throwing the first pitch at an Indianapolis Indians game. (Photo by Theresa Skutt) 0

First pitch

94-year-old’s love of sports lasts a lifetime By Navar Watson Almost everyone at Wellbrooke of Westfield, an assisted living facility, knows Chalmer Springer. The 94-year-old was the second resident at Wellbrooke when it opened...

Mayor Andy Cook welcomes guests at the 2014 Westfield Rocks the 4th celebration at Asa Bales Park. (File Photo) 0

Westfield rocks Fourth of July

Westfield Rocks the 4th brings fun and celebration to Asa Bales Park By Anna Skinner Westfield’s annual fireworks show and Fourth of July celebration started from a combination of July 4th spirit and a...

Christine Brown, early intervention advocate for the Westfield Youth Assistance program. (Photo by Theresa Skutt) 0

Keeping kids safe

Westfield Youth Assistance Program helps provide positive influences, keeps kids out of courts By Anna Skinner Yellow ties and yellow attire filled the Bridgewater Club on the evening of June 5. It was Mayor...

Bradley (left) and Charlie Shen ride their bikes at Quaker Park on National Trail Day. (Photo by Sam Robinson) 0

A trailing good time 

Westfield trails gain popularity for bikers, walkers By Anna Skinner   Many across the nation celebrated National Trails Day in their own way, and for the first time, Westfield joined in. Health vendors, kids...

WHS teaher Nikki Davis retires after 25 years. (Photo by Theresa Skutt) 0

Next steps

Beloved Westfield High School teacher retires and heads to LA By Anna Skinner There are many Westfield High School teachers that students hold near and dear to their hearts, Nikki Davis being one of...

Katie Collier, art teacher at Carey Ridge Elementary. (Photo by Theresa Skutt) 0

Artful adventures

Carey Ridge teacher uses unique ways to teach students about art By Anna Skinner Whether it’s painting the dozens of sunflowers donated by Kroger, drawing vegetable gardens or studying the peace sign, at Carey...

Ellen Joseph, a WHS senior, talks about her experience with weightlifting and how she got started. (Photo by Teresa Skutt) 0

Worth her weight

Westfield High School senior deadlifts more than average man, says it’s for fun By Anna Skinner When someone first sees Westfield High School senior Ellen Joseph, they see a normal girl. They don’t realize...