Category: Cover Stories

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...

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...