Category: Cover Stories

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...

Belle (Katie Sinicki) checks on the Beast (Ryan O’Hara) after he was wounded defending his castle. (Photo by Robert Herrington) 0

Disney royalty 

Westfield senior gets to preview her goal of being a Disney World princess By Mark Ambrogi For Westfield High School senior Katie Sinicki, it seems a role she was destined to play. “Ever since...

Westfield High School junior Michael Wisely has been working as a DJ for four years and producing the music, originals or remixes of original songs, for two years. (Submitted photo) 0

Turn the beat around

Westfield High School junior Michael Wiseley’s passion for music leads to DJ career By Mark Ambrogi The first time Michael Wiseley listened to a remix by Skrillex in 2010, he was hooked on the...

Elliott Ogle has the support of his family (Jay, from left, Owen and Rebecca) and the Westfield community as he battles leukemia. (Photo by Robert Herrington) 0

Supporting soldiers

Community, family embrace role in Elliott’s Army to help Westfield boy battle leukemia By Mark Ambrogi At 8 years old, Elliott Ogle is in the midst of a battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Fortunately,...

Westfield resident Judy Shuck holds a historic photo of her great-great grandparents house which was built in 1861. (Photo by Robert Herrington) 0

New home?

Historic Estes House faces relocating or being demolished The Estes House remains in Westfield 153 years after being built, but plans call for one of the city’s oldest buildings to be moved or it...

Westfield resident Mike McBride is studying abroad in Shanghai, China this semester and will return home for three weeks before beginning a bicycle ride across the nation. (Submitted photo) 0

Traveling man

Westfield High School graduate Mark McBride is studying abroad in China this semester and will bike across the United States this summer By Mark Robinson Mike McBride is on quite a journey already. The...