Category: Cover Stories

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...

Emma Derouin and Taylor Smith will play their way into the elite group Blue Stars. (Photo by Theresa Skutt) 0

Banding together

Westfield High School juniors heading to Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps By Mark Ambrogi Two Westfield High School juniors will be trading in a relaxing summer break for an intense musical experience of...

WHS’s Bailey Salsberry and Paige Penry work with professionals to gain improv comedy skills. (Photo by Theresa Skutt) 0

Just for laughs

Westfield students hone acting skills through improv league By Mark Ambrogi Westfield High School junior Lilly Wessel has performed in theater since she was a little girl. However, performing in the ComedySportz High School...

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Westfield Mayor race

Andy Cook and Jeff Harpe: Who they are and where they stand ANDY COOK Age: 63 Family: Wife, Barbara, three kids and 9-10 grandchildren, depending on who has a foster child at the time....

For more than 25 years, Rodney Jones has worked in the insurance business with the goal of helping others. (Photo by Robert Herrington) 0

Planning ahead

Rodney Jones used his 25 years in financial services to become a motivational speaker, author and industry expert When Westfield resident Rodney Jones entered the insurance business 25 years ago, he used to pop...

Westfield High School student Emma Rohlfing sings “Big Yellow Taxi” during last year’s American Pie concert. (File Photo) 0

American Pie

Westfield High School mixes music with history through concert By Anna Skinner A handful of Westfield High School students play some of their favorite songs while they wait for their peers to join them...

Westfield’s Missy Boyter Gunnels, a breast cancer survivor, will serve as an ambassador for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. (Photo by Theresa Skutt) 0

True survivor

Westfield woman shares breast cancer story to aid others By Mark Ambrogi At first, Missy Boyter Gunnels wasn’t sure if she wanted to share her story of breast cancer survival. Gunnels finally sent in...

Jim Washington sings “River Jordan,” the showstopper and conclusion of the first act. (Photo by Robert Herrington) 0

History returns

Westfield Playhouse reprises its first show at theater, ‘The Civil War’ Main Street Productions opened Westfield Playhouse, 1836 Ind. 32 West, on April 12, 2002 giving the community its only theater stage. To relive...

Construction signs along Westfield Road should be gone by the end of the year or in early 2016, as the intersection of U.S. 31-Ind. 32 is the last major project. (Photo by Robert Herrington) 0

End game

U.S. 31 Hamilton County project close to stretch run By Mark Ambrogi Jason Rowley knew how to get some love from his Westfield Chamber of Commerce audience. Rowley, project manager for U.S. 31 for...

Robert Shwe, who came to the United States as a refugee, is working to become a machinist at Standard Locknut. (Photo by Robert Herrington) 0

American Dream

Burma refugee Robert Shwe is proud of his new citizenship Indiana’s climate is just one of the few things different than Robert Shwe’s home place of Burma. “Every day for me is cold,” Shwe...