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May 14, 2015 By Marybelle Beigh Westfield Historian The Spencer Block was built in 1872 by Dr. John Spencer. The Spencer home built in 1853 became Westfield Memorial Hospital in 1942. more »»

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May 8, 2015 There was a table of teens sitting near us at our local McDonalds. It was obvious they had just come from the latest super hero movie. more »»

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May 1, 2015 By Marybelle Beigh Westfield Historian It is always exciting and sometimes amazing to me what one little detail in a historic photo can uncover! From the Westfield Historian Facebook page photo of... more »»

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May 1, 2015 Take a trip with me back to those long-ago days when we were kids. Remember how we thought we could make any claim we wanted, so long as we kept our fingers crossed behind our backs. more »»

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April 23, 2015 This morning, as I read the paper, I came across an article that stopped my coffee cup in mid-sip. It was one of those “now I’ve seen everything” moments. more »»

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April 23, 2015 By Marybelle Beigh Westfield Historian The Era of the Three Grand Theatres - 1916 to 1992 As described in Part II, the 1912 Sanborn map, two street-scene postcards, and finally the 1912 Diner photo... more »»

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April 16, 2015 By Marybelle Beigh Westfield Historian A later BeeLines will tell the story of the disastrous 1884 fire that destroyed the famous Westfield House hotel and stables on the NW corner of Main and... more »»

April is holy humor month

April 9, 2015 For some reason, we don’t often think of God laughing out loud. But I’ve been aware for a long time that He has a great sense of humor. more »»

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April 9, 2015 editorial@westfieldrepublican. more »»

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April 2, 2015 If you’ve been Moseyin’ Along with me for a while, you know my favorite word is Serendipity. Writer Horace Walpole coined the word in 1754 in his fairy tale, The Princes of Serendip. more »»

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April 2, 2015 By Marybelle Beigh Westfield Historian Brief articles in the 1907 Westfield Republican piqued the interest of locals with such comments as, “The New ‘Jones Hotel’ Property; The time limit for H.L. more »»

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March 26, 2015 Now that the calendar has turned to spring, we’re duty bound to focus on addressing the annual challenge known as “Spring Cleaning. more »»

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March 19, 2015 My friend and I took a quiet table in my favorite breakfast place. It had been weeks since we had seen each other and we were eager for a quiet catch-up chat over our eggs. more »»

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March 12, 2015 The sprawling up-scale dwellings that line the boating canals here in southwest Florida are the stuff of those slick color photos in Architectural Digest. more »»

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March 5, 2015 While we’ve been doing other things, many of the necessities of life from our not-so-distant past have been slowly slipping into the land of “antiques in the making. more »»

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February 28, 2015 The voice on the phone sobbed out, “Gramma, I’m in trouble. I need your help.” My mind raced. Could this be my responsible, dependable grandson, Ryan? No way! But I had to hear mor. more »»

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February 28, 2015 By Marybelle Beigh Westfield Historian These are two questions in the past month. more »»

Speak-Easies of Summerdale and Sherman

February 28, 2015 By Jay T. Stratton Many folks don’t know where Summerdale is. It’s a small town between Mayville and Sherman where Lyons Rd., Nettle Hill Rd. and Summerdale Rd. all come together. more »»

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February 19, 2015 If, like me, you’re “older than dirt,” you might just recall those long-ago days of Milton Berle’s popular TV show, the Texaco Star Theater. more »»

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February 12, 2015 “Living alone in a little cabin on the Kansas prairie is an old man who helped to organize the Republican Party, who was a delegate to the Pittsburg convention where the party first took shape, [and... more »»

 
 
 

 

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