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Glendale, Peoria service clubs join efforts in common cause

The General Federation Women’s Club Paradise Valley Junior Women’s Club has donated funds to partner with the Peoria Pioneer Lions Club to install an engraved Friendship Bench at Kachina …

Peoria High alumnus graduates Air Force basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Dominic Avila graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Intermittent ramp, lane closures on Loop 303 in Peoria this weekend

Drivers who travel the Loop 303 (Bob Stump Memorial Parkway) in Peoria should plan for intermittent ramp and lane closures in both directions at Lake Pleasant Parkway this weekend while an overhead …
Landmark restaurant

2 decades of Dillon’s; More on horizon

One night about two years ago, Kurt Molyneux and his girlfriend, Bridgitte Hokinson went out to Dillon’s Bayou at Pleasant Harbor to celebrate his birthday. When local band Black Horse …
Guest commentary

A view from the dais: Mayor Carlat looks back at the last 20 years

I was first elected to represent the Mesquite District in 2005. It was the largest district in the city with almost double the population of any other district. Geographically, it was half the land …
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Young Mustangs badminton continues upward curve

The fall of 2018 appeared to be a high point for the Sunrise Mountain badminton program. Duplicating their 2016 team, last year’s Mustangs scraped into the Division II playoffs, then upset a …

West Valley Preps Week 8 football scoreboard

All games played on Oct. 11. All rankings for conference unless denoted for Open Division

Taylor stands the test of time

Richard Taylor did not stay around at Centennial for three decades to reach milestones like 300 wins or seven state championships. So the celebration of his 300th high school win, a 35-7 victory Sept. 27 at Goodyear Millennium, was fairly short and low-key.
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THE FOUNDATION BLOCK

Turns out, Savannah Davis is the most dominant shot blocker in the family.
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Mountain Ridge overcomes double-digit deficit, defeats Liberty in double overtime

Visiting heavily favored 6A Desert Valley Region rival Liberty Oct. 4, Mountain Ridge erased a 23-7 deficit and outlasted the Lions in double overtime.
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Opinion

Iattended the Peoria school district and lived in Peoria from 1961 until 1968, and then I taught in the district and coached for over 38 years.During that time I have seen some of the high points in …

It is difficult for me to fully describe the impact Peoria Unified School District and the community it serves has had on me both personally and professionally. I began teaching at Peoria High …
Peoria certainly looks quite different than it did 20 years ago. Growth is leaving its stamp on the city with development dominating the northern part of town and population increases marching higher.
Peoria has been home to my family since the late 1800s. Our grandfather, Natividad Lebario, was born on Dec. 25, 1885 and our grandmother, Aurelia, was born in 1895. Together they raised 10 …
Business

A Peoria business was recognized by APS for providing proactive, cost-effective technical and professional staffing services at the utility’s Palo Verde Generating Station.

Arrowhead Valley, an all-inclusive, resort-style retirement living community, is now open and grand opening event is 2-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 at 20025 N. 81st Ave., Peoria. Meet live-in …
By Philip Haldiman Independent Newsmedia As the mercury was topping off at a record 114 degrees last Wednesday, most people were probably nestled inside, cuddled up against the air conditioning …
Hosted by all six West Valley Chambers of Commerce at the Glendale Civic Center, the 2019 Biz 2 Biz Expo is 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 at the Glendale Civic Center, 5750 W. Glenn Drive. This event …
Education

Arizona earned another F this week when a national study ranked the state dead last in school funding — 51st out of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. A nationwide comparison …

University increases for 6th consecutive year   As of the fall semester, Huntington University Arizona has seen an increase of more than 34 percent in total enrollment from the previous …
U.S. Air Force Airman Andrez S. Griego graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that …
The Peoria Unified School District governing board unanimously approved performance pay for Superintendent Linda Palles Thompson, based on her evaluation from the 2018-19 school year.
Entertainment

Health Events Week of Oct 10-16

The following are health events for the week of October 10-16

TheaterWorks opens ‘The Crucible’ in Peoria next month

Arthur Miller classic begins 11-show run   “The Crucible” opens an 11-show run 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 at …

Food truck party comes to Goodyear Ballpark Saturday

The (Food Truck) Round Up goes 4-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 S. Ballpark Way. The Roundup is a food truck …

Peoria Film Fest to host cocktail party, screening opening night

‘The Current War: Director’s Cut’ kicks off 4-day festival   The 2nd Annual Peoria Film Fest will open its four-day …

Vistancia to host inaugural Jazz Fest in Peoria

NOLAZ Band to set the mood with live music   The Vistancia Jazz Fest takes place 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at Sunset Park, …