In this week’s Westmeath Independent

Here's a selection of what's inside this week's Westmeath Independent:

*Popular Moate man tells of his Covid-19 struggle

*Athlone’s Sean Costello Street to be pedestrianised

*Hopes rise on safeguarding future of local hospice

*Moate CS students thrilled over success at Young Scientist exhibition

*Lecarrow project and Moate Museum both receive funding boost

*Special two-page feature on local projects at Young Scientist exhibition

*Popular Athlone couple mark 60th anniversary of their New Zealand wedding

*Council fails to acquire derelict O’Neill’s site in Athlone

*Former FÁS manager records famous folk song in tribute to his father

*The Glasson girl who became America’s sweetheart after saving four lives over 100 years ago

*Vaccinations continue at local hospitals and nursing homes

*Athlone native Stevie Donohoe talks about life as a jockey in England

*Boxing star Joe Ward pays heartfelt tribute after death of his manager

*Eight-page pull-out with TV highlights, puzzles, gardening and lots more

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