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Parks department gives out 500 trees

By Anna Skinner Those wanting to spruce up their yard for spring but not wanting to pay the price of trees will have an opportunity to receive different assortments of trees from the Westfield...

Eagle Scout Alec Brooks spoke on reasons as to why scouting is so important in shaping a young boy’s life at the 11th annual Westfield Mayor’s Breakfast for Scouting. (Photo by Anna Skinner)

Mayor’s Boy Scout breakfast raises over $31K

By Anna Skinner The 11th annual Westfield Mayor’s Breakfast for Scouting was held March 23 and elicited donations surpassing $31,000 in just two hours. Attendees were able to fill out donation cards while Mayor...

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Westfield Police Department releases annual report

The Westfield Police Dept. has released the 2015 annual report. The report highlighted training hours, the sixth year of the Westfield Citizen’s Academy, burglary decreases and change in personnel – the death of Detective...

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New superintendent Grate tours schools

By Anna Skinner With Supt. Dr. Mark Keen’s retirement dated for March 31, Dr. Sherry Grate, of DeKalb Co. Central United School District, has been touring the Westfield Washington School District to get a...

The yellow on the map shows which of the property owners within the proposed conservancy boundary oppose the conservancy. According to local homeowners, 71 percent oppose the conservancy. (Submitted photo)

The Conservancy holds landowner meeting

By Anna Skinner On March 15, a meeting was held at the Westfield Public Library for the concerned landowners placed in the area where The Conservancy addendum will be placed if passed. Kristin Burkman...

Three solar streetlights were installed in downtown Westfield last month. (Submitted photo)

Solar lights installed downtown

Three, 240-watt solar streetlights were installed at Park and Mill Streets’ public parking lot last month to eliminate a carbon footprint. ClearWorld, a solar and battery-powered streetlights business, based out of New Orleans, La....

From left, Ellicia McMillen, Deirdra Rinne, Gretchen Wettschurack, Sarah Watkins, Cathy Gregory, Jen Aslin, Heather Lamb, Cindy Bishop, Christi Luedke, Kristy Unton, Sandy Rhodes, Laura Wolf, Shannon Heitz, Michelle Paterson and Teresa Gift at the formation meeting for National Charity League held on Feb. 2. (Submitted photo)

Luedke launches charity organization

By Anna Skinner Hailing from Texas, where National Charity Leagues that united mothers and daughters in community service were prevalent, Westfield resident Christi Luedke was disappointed to learn there weren’t any National Charity Leagues...