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Helen Marie Marshall

Helen Marie Marshall, 92, passed away peacefully at her home on September 22, 2022. Helen was born in Massachusetts and moved to Arizona with family in 1948 and settled in Apache Junction in 1959. …
Neighbors

Donations sought for Dec. 17 Wreaths Across America observance in Mesa

This year is our second year of placing wreaths at veterans’ graves at Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, 7900 E Main St. in Mesa. We are selling wreaths for $15 each. Wreaths Across …
Opinion

Stangler: How to help spot signs of suicide

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, which offers a good time to raise awareness to help reduce the stigma around mental health issues. This could be an important step to lowering suicide …
Things to do

Día de los Muertos Festival at Mesa Arts Center Oct. 22-23

The community can celebrate the memory of departed loved ones with the 17th annual Día de los Muertos Festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 22-23 at Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. There is no charge …
Things to to

ALA Applied Technologies Academy Expo, car show Saturday in Mesa

ALA Applied Technologies, 7729 E. Pecos Road in Mesa, is hosting a special event 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, showcasing its 10 academies at a car show and academy expo. At the event, …

Russell Wallace Larson

Russell, son of Arnold and Sara (Erickson) Larson, was born on March 27, 1926 in Seymour, Wisconsin. Russ went to be with his Lord Jesus on September 20, 2022. Russ was brought into the Kingdom of …

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Election 2022

Q&A: Get to know Apache Junction USD Governing Board candidates: Hopes for AJUSD

Five candidates for two Apache Junction Unified School District No. 43 seats have filed signatures to be on the ballot at the Nov. 8 election. According to the Pinal County Superintendent’s …
First responders

Disorderly conduct, other incidents reported in Gold Canyon

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of disorderly conduct and other incidents in Gold Canyon Sept. 1-5. Fraud/forgery, reported at 8:34 a.m. Sept. 1 in the 2900 …
First responders

Sexual assault, child abuse, other incidents reported Sept. 1-5 in Apache Junction

The Apache Junction Police Department took the following reports of a sexual assault, child abuse and other incidents Sept. 1-5: Sexual offense — child abuse, reported at 8:09 a.m. Sept. 1 …
COVID-19

40 coronavirus cases reported in a week in Apache Junction, Gold Canyon area

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Sept. 21 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Apache Junction, east Mesa, Gold Canyon and Queen Valley is 20,043 in ZIP codes 85118, 85119 and …
Missing

Apache Junction police seek assistance in locating missing girl, 16

Apache Junction police are seeking the public’s help in locating 16-year-old Cinthia Gray who went missing at 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. She was last seen by her grandfather near Meridian …
Election 2022

Sept. 28 meet-and-greet with elected officials at Apache Junction VFW

The legislative subcommittee of the Veterans of Foreign War No. Post 7968 Auxiliary is inviting area residents to attend its Arizona District 5 meet-and-greet event. The event is 7 p.m. Wednesday. …
Domestic Violence

Pinal County hosts events during Domestic Violence Awareness month in October

The Pinal County Attorney’s Office has multiple events scheduled for October in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. “The Domestic Violence Kick-Off Event,” …
Opinion

The Apache Junction Democrats partnering with the Pinal County Democratic Party will hold a rally for women’s reproductive rights 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Flatiron Park, 100 N. Apache …

We don’t share a whole lot politically. One of us is a long-time Republican who helped to elect Andy Biggs in the 2016 election. The other is a Democratic-leaning Independent who has …
One of the most common questions I get asked from my aging patients is “Are there any exercises I should avoid?” But, for those 55 and older, it usually also comes with the added... …
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DAR Apache Trail Chapter to ring bell honoring signing of Constitution

At 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, bells will be ringing across the nation marking the 235th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. The Apache Trail Chapter of National Society Daughters …
Neighbors

$2,260 donated to Community Alliance Against Family Abuse in Apache Junction

Superstition Mountain Promotional Corp. recently donated $2,260 to Community Alliance Against Family Abuse from the 50/50 raffle the nonprofit did for weeks at the Country Junction Idol. At left …
Neighbors

Mesa ‘Arts at the Center’ applications sought; deadline Sept. 19

The Mesa Arts Center Foundation’s Arts at the Center program is accepting letters of interest for the 2022-23 season. Arts at the Center grants provide support to educational and nonprofit …
Apache Junction

Preston new Desert Vista Elementary School principal

Heather Preston believes in combining the old and the new at her new leadership role as the principal at Desert Vista Elementary School, 3701 E. Broadway Ave. in Apache Junction. Preston replaces …
Neighbors

East Valley Institute of Technology student travel approved to marrow registry

EVIT offers more than 40 career training programs for public, charter, private and homeschooled high school students who reside in the following East Valley school districts: Apache Junction, Mesa, …
Business

There were 99 business licenses issued in August 2022 in the city of Apache Junction. READ: 77 business licenses issued in July in Apache Junction READ:107 business licenses issued in June in …

Your Name: Jeremy Stewart Age (optional): 47 Business Name: Lost Highway BBQ Email: losthighwaybbq@gmail.com Facebook Page: …
Jen’s Gourmet Goodies — a bakery, coffee house and cafe at 6822 S. Kings Ranch Road No. 5 in Gold Canyon — opened with a limited menu Sept. 10 and plans temporary hours of 6 a.m.-1 …
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