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Column: Westfield welcomes all with open arms

Commentary by Erin Murphy Westfield Welcome is a term that was created one year ago. The Westfield Communications Department coined the phrase when a gap was identified; the resident and visitor experience. Thousands travel...

Anna Skinner with her book, “Rise” (Submitted photo) 0

Writing therapy leads to poetry book

By Mark Ambrogi Mired in a four-month bout of depression, Anna Skinner embraced her own form of self-help. “Writing has always been a therapy to me,” Skinner said. Makes sense. Skinner, 21, a Current...

Jacob Wickham, a 17-year-old WHS student and Life Scout, will honorably retire American flags for his Boy Scout service project on July 4. (Photo by Michelle Williams) 0

Scout offers proper retirement for flags

By Michelle Williams Beginning in the Cub Scouts at age 8, Westfield High School student Jacob Wickham has been working his way through the ranks. Having transitioned to Boy Scouts, 17-year-old Wickham serves at...

From left, Kim Burr, Chris Sorensen, Debbie Laird, VP of development and transportation, Janus, Linda Turner, Lt. Governor Sue Ellsperman, Rusty Gasper, Bill Parker and Alex Cripe, doorways team leader, Janus. (Submitted photo) 0

New Janus president encourages growth

By Anna Skinner Janus Developmental Services, a business providing onsite and assistance programs and services to adults with developmental disability seeking employment out in the community, just elected a new president. Christina Sorensen has...

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2015 Westfield Primary Election results

WESTFIELD RESULTS—FINAL Mayor A. Cook—60.96% (2901 votes) J. Harpe—39.04% (1858 votes)   City Council At-Large J. Ake—29.28% (2566 votes) B. Jones—8.11% (711 votes) T. Smith—15.31% (1342 votes) C. Spoljaric—31.44% (2755 votes) R. Thomas—15.86% (1390...

Larisa Victor picks out a free sugar maple tree April 25 for Arbor Day at Asa Bales Park. (Photos by Anna Skinner) 0

Westfield braves the rain for trees

By Anna Skinner Despite the gray drizzle falling on April 25 that the 500 saplings probably enjoyed, the Westfield community still visited Asa Bales Park for the Arbor Day recognition. Melody Jones, Westfield Parks...