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Surprise News

National Charity League’s Arrowhead Chapter hosting membership drive

The Arrowhead Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. (NCL), the nation’s premier mother-daughter volunteer organization, has announced its Annual Membership Drive. Applications are being …

Voters turn down Dysart District requests

By Roger BallIndependent Newsmedia Both the Dysart Unified School District bond issue and budget override election issues failed to pass. Unofficial results from the Maricopa County …
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Fundraiser nets $30K for Northwest Valley Connect

The Motors and Meals community fundraising event Oct. 20 raised approximately $30,000 for the nonprofit Northwest Valley Connect, whose mission is to provide transportation services for homebound …

World-renowned speaker presents 'A Woman in STEM'

The presentation “A Woman in STEM” (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) was Oct. 17 in Sun City West’s Webb Room, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Dr. Lindy Elkins-Tanton, …

Grant puts out fire over Engine 305

Federal grant money is helping the Surprise Fire Medical Department snuff out a fire that erupted when it pulled an engine out of a busy fire station earlier this month.
West Valley Preps

Valley Vista outmatch by Gilbert Highland, fall 47-0 in 6A playoffs

In its first playoff appearance in three years, No. 12 Valley Vista was no match for one of the East Valley’s heavyweights, falling 47-0 to No. 5 Gilbert Highland in the first round of the 6A …

Liberty volleyball continues roll into playoffs

Liberty enters the main draw of the 6A volleyball playoffs ready to face off with an (sort of) East Valley  powerhouse.
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West Valley Preps Week 11 football scoreboard

All games played on Nov. 1. All rankings for conference unless denoted for Open Division. All records are final for the regular season 6A #18 Valley Vista (7-3) 43, #24 Avondale …
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Throwback on top of the charts

In one short month, Michael Clark went from another name on a list to the name on top of a prestigious list. Clark started as a fullback for Shadow Ridge in 2018 despite his frame of just …

Valley Vista volleyball enjoys close shave at Shadow Ridge

For Valley Vista girls volleyball coach David Chavez it was a game worth losing your hair over — in both respects.
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Surprise Opinion

In 2012 my family experienced the loss of my brother Nathan due to suicide. After spending a full weekend with him at my parent’s house, none of us knew what was coming just two days later that Tuesday evening.

Things aren’t the way they use to be”, says Kathryn Chandler, the executive director of Northwest Valley Connect.
Local residents react to news about Surprise and Glendale, among other cities, changing their recycling programs in response to worldwide recyclables market changes. Read more: Halting …
Building on a year’s worth of momentum, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors just took an important step to restore our statutory responsibilities related to elections. These …
Business

Forrest Anderson Plumbing and Air Conditioning Inc., 17225 N. 63rd Ave., a family-owned business since 1961, awarded the winner of its 4th Annual Military Hero A/C Giveaway contest to Dan Dennison, a …

Just in time for flu season, Banner Urgent Care is extending hours for its urgent care at 15521 W. Bell Road in Surprise. The Surprise location is the first to go live at staying open until …
  Colin Milner Grandview Terrace, 14515 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West, was recently named one of 25 ICAA NuStep Beacon Award winners across the U.S. for its …
Marley Park community is half full after 2 months
Education

The rising cost of college is putting new emphasis on helping young people find alternative career paths that won’t leave them heavily in debt. The 18th annual Arizona Construction Career Days, …

It’s election time again for the Dysart Unified School District. The district is asking for a $152 million bond to fund safety and security upgrades (52%), buses (8%), technology, school …
Students traditionally receive grades that are averaged over the course of the semester. But research shows standards-based grading changes the mindset of whether the student mastered what was …
The West Valley Youth Orchestra (WVYO) program offers young students the opportunity to join with peers for intensive orchestral training and musical performances. The WVYO was founded in the …