Category: Cover Stories

Supt. Dr. Mark Keen works with fifth grader Johnathan Kendall at Westfield Intermediate School. Keen recently was named the 2015 Superintendant of the Year for District 5 by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents. (Photo by Robert Herrington) 0

Superb superintendent

Westfield Washington Schools leader Dr. Mark Keen honored for cutting losses, preserving jobs and programs Westfield Washington Schools Supt. Dr. Mark F. Keen has been named 2015 Superintendant of the Year for District 5...

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Heart of downtown

Grand Junction project takes shape with new design plans The Grand Junction open-space project for downtown Westfield started in 2007 and the city began its financial investment in buying properties in 2011 on a...

The annual Westfield in Lights has a vari- ety of activities from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 including carriage rides, pictures with Santa and his elves, live reindeer and live entertainment. (File photo) 0

Shining bright

City planning to make Westfield in Lights bigger and better Candice Hughes, special events coordinator for the City of Westfield, has a daunting task. She was hired three months ago and, while she has...

Beth Bradley (Leah Kerkhoff), left, and Alice Wendlekin (Audrey Duprey) get in a heated argument about the Herdmans’ behavior in “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” (Photo by Robert Herrington) 0

Naughty and nice

Delinquent children learn meaning of the holidays in Westfield Playhouse’s ‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ Westfield Playhouse’s upcoming holiday-themed performance, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” has eight families sharing the local theater’s stage. “The show...

Sisters Katy, left, and Sara Zaloudek completed their Girl Scout Silver and Gold awards respectively at Magnolia Springs at Bridgewater before the complex opened. (Photo by Robert Herrington) 0

Scouting sisters

Sara and Katy Zaloudek assist Magnolia Springs at Bridgewater while working on Girl Scout Gold and Silver awards Before opening, Magnolia Springs at Bridgewater, a new assisted living community on Carey Road between 146th...

Bill Doss and Carol Peed. (Photo by Robert Herrington) 0

Freedom facelift

Westfield memorial undergoing renovations to continue lasting impact What started more than a decade ago as a temporary garden of crosses made to honor Indiana’s fallen soldiers in the front yard of Donald and...

The proposed indoor sports facility (insert) will allow soccer games to be played year-round at Grand Park’s Sports Complex, which currently has 31 outdoor fields along with 26 baseball diamonds. (File photo and rendering) 0

Grander plans

Westfield council approves $53 lease for indoor sports facility at Grand Park Since it opened earlier this year, Grand Park Sports Complex has surpassed expectations. In the past month it also has spurred private...

Caelyn Cramer, left, and Elizabeth Carney are among the Washington Woods Elementary School students that donate to the Westfield Food Rescue program. (Photo by Robert Herrington) 0

Rescue and recycle

Westfield Washington Schools, Sodexho team up with local food pantry to stop hunger By Mark Ambrogi For Washington Woods Elementary School fourth-grader Elizabeth Carney, the decision for her school to take part in Food...

Cameron Orlean of Orlean Group, David Crisafi or Ceres Enterprises and Mayor Andy Cook hold a rendering of the planned Cambria Suites in front of where the hotel will be built in Grand Park. (Photo by Robert Herrington) 0

Demand satisfied

City unveils first hotel at Grand Park and plans for future development For the second time in three weeks, Westfield has announced a significant private development plan in the vicinity of Grand Park Sports...