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Honoring her fathers

After 35 years as a registered nurse, Betsy Rabold opens a natural health food store downtown For 35 years, Rabold worked as a registered nurse working in cardiology. Now certified as a natural health...

Joe Lyons joined the Westfield Fire Dept. as a volunteer firefighter in 1994 and has been a full-time for 18 years. (Photo by Robert Herrington) 0

Man in command

Joe Lyons, a 18-year veteran of the Westfield Fire Dept., appointed as new chief   Joe Lyons joined the Westfield Fire Dept. as a volunteer in 1994. On March 28 the 44-year-old was charged...

U.S. 31 construction has caused motor- ists to merge into one lane just north of 161st Street and has caused rush- hour traffic to at times come to a stop. (Photo by Robert Herrington) 0

Moving forward

INDOT, officials provide a status update on U.S. 31 construction  By Lauren Olsen Construction of U.S. 31 is entering year four and recent developments have closed interchanges and congested traffic to single lanes. INDOT...

Connections Pastor Clay Stevens sets up a shot at Imagine Church’s photo booth at the Indianapolis Comic Con on March 14 through 16. The church used the opportunity to build relation- ships and shift perspective on religion. (Submitted photo) 0

Galactic outreach

Westfield’s Imagine Church takes unique steps to connect with others Community outreach is a focal point of most churches but on March 14 through 16 Westfield’s Imagine Church took it to another level. As...

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Community celebrates centenarian

Sam Arnett, 103, shares his memories of life and America’s history The first Indianapolis 500 race took place in 1911 and like “the greatest spectacle in racing,” Westfield resident Sam Arnett continues to keep...

Brian, left, and David Ashpaugh have led Ashpaugh Electric during its 49 years of existence. The busi- ness is one of the oldest in Westfield. (photo by Robert Herrington) (Top right) David Ashpaugh at Ash- paugh Electric’s previous location at Ind. 32 and Carey Road. (Submitted photo) 0

A family force

For almost 49 years Ashpaugh Electric has been serving Westfield with a focus on God Businessman David Ashpaugh, 77, loves Westfield’s small-town atmosphere.  “I was raised and went to school here. I have lots...

Lindsay, left, and Emma Severson cre- ated Positive Postcards after receiving mail for their good report cards. (Photo by Robert Herrington) 0

Positive Postcards

Westfield’s Severson sisters create business with inspiration messages A little postcard in the mail led two Westfield sisters – Emma, 15, and Lindsay Severson, 13 – to start their own business, Positive Postcards, encouraging...

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Frankenstein’s new father

Westfield author Greg Kishbaugh releases his first fiction novel, Bone Welder Westfield resident Greg Kishbaugh said it was a seventh grade writing assignment that got him hooked on writing. “I wrote a sequel to...

Jon Knight, left, and Charlie Wood check the wort of a batch of Nut Brown Ale. Grand Junction Brewing Co. has a seven- barrel system that produces 31 gallons per barrel. (Photo by Robert Herrington) 0

Raise your glass

Westfield’s first microbrewery, Grand Junction Brewing Co., will open in the spring. Something’s brewing in downtown Westfield – literally. Co-owners Jon P. Knight of Westfield and Charlie Wood of Fishers are working to update...

Matt Jacob of the U16B Gold team looks for a teammate to pass to during the Westfield Select Soccer Club practice held on one of the completed artificial turf soccer fields at the Grand Park Preview event in October. The team will combine with Carmel United Soccer Club to form the Indiana Fire Juniors. (File photo by Robert Herrington) 0

Grand change

Westfield Youth Soccer Association and Carmel United Soccer Club announce combinaton plans The opening of Grand Park Sports Complex this spring will change the youth sports climate in Westfield; however, a potential merger will...