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VIDEO: Peoria Unified student aims high

Peoria Unified student Cougarjade Reyes is even more powerful than his unrivaled name hints at.

Get tickets for Peoria Hometown Hero luncheon today

The deadline to purchase tickets to the third annual Peoria Hometown Heroes luncheon is nearing.

Peoria Heroes Wanted: Nominate your fellow neighbors …

Nominations are now open for the 2024 Peoria Hometown Heroes Awards. The Peoria Independent will celebrate nominees throughout the year.

VIDEO: Giving back is a way of life

Lori Jensen has always had a passion for community service, but it hit particularly hard just before businesses and school closed for the pandemic, in 2020.

VIDEO: Active involvement, selfless approach makes for …

The son of a sheep herder, Bobby Gonzalo spent his early years in a Peoria that probably wouldn’t be recognizable to the average resident today, one that was still steeped in its agricultural ways.

Leader of Tomorrow: Ryland Jones in Queen Creek's …

He may only be 14, but Ryland Johns knows how to hit the ground running. A freshman at Crismon High School, Johns is a career and technical education graphic design student. When his school …

VIDEO: Peoria pastor's path leads from rock and roll …

Gavin Linderman was still a student at Peoria Accelerated High School when his band, Desole, signed a record deal with California-based Abacus Recordings, a subsidiary of Century Media.

Get to know the newest Peoria Independent Hometown …

For his service to the Peoria community, Axiom Lead Pastor Gavin Linderman, has been named the Peoria Independent Hometown Hero in the spiritual leader category for 2023.

Honoring Queen Creek’s Hometown Heroes

The Third Annual Queen Creek Hometown Heroes Awards brought together a group of people doing good for the town and the wider community. Hometown heroes are Queen Creek residents and businesspeople …

Community Volunteer: Sara Zaremba is Queen Creek's …

As an avid reader her whole life, it should come as no surprise that Sara "Sally" Zaremba loves and cherishes books. Bringing her even more joy is the opportunity she has to spread her love of …

VIDEO: A lifetime of service in the restaurant …

Joey Lucidi has restaurant service in his blood.

Get to know the newest Peoria Independent Hometown …

For his service to the Peoria community, Joey Lucidi, owner of Westside Concepts, has been named the Peoria Independent Hometown Hero in the Joey Lucidi category for 2023.