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City Hall wall to tell story of Surprise

The saying “if these walls could talk” will certainly apply to Surprise City Hall, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza, as the city begins celebrating its 60th year of incorporation in …

Peoria Senior Expo draws near, free event scheduled for Feb. 27

Independent Newsmedia has added a slew of fun and interactive vendors with exciting giveaways and raffles …

Surprise still pondering recycling options

When Surprise suspended curbside recycling last summer, it sent shockwaves across the Valley. But Surprise Public Works Director Mike Gent said it was done for a greater good. “We did the …

Valley agencies rally behind 'If You See Something, Say Something' motto

A new multi-agency public safety video is focusing on the critical public safety message, “If You See Something, Say Something.” According to a release from the Surprise Police …

Asante Library begins story in north Surprise

It didn’t take long for friends Donna Garrett, Kim Spencer and Val Merriman to make good use of the new Asante Library, 16755 W. Vereda Solana Drive, moments after it opened its doors on Feb. …
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Mesquite tramples Dysart in second half

GILBERT - Nearly two months of progress seemed to evaporate in three or four minutes for the Dysart Demons Tuesday night. A late 12-4 run bumped host Mesquite's halftime advantage to 37-27. Still, …
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Paradise Honors grinds out 31-30 playoff win over Northwest Christian

SURPRISE — Before his team’s 3A first round playoff matchup with Northwest Christian, Paradise Honors Head Coach Parrish Tatum was determined to press the Crusaders into submission. In …
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Valley Vista boys come of age to reach first 6A bracket

Ben Isai's young Valley Vista boys basketball team picked an ideal time to reveal its growth. In the Monsoon's second visit to Liberty this season, they limited turnovers, made most correct …
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Quick early burst ends Dysart girls soccer season

The Dysart Demons were perfect all season on their home pitch, but the Mesquite Wildcats changed that in a hurry. Less than four minutes to be exact. Squaring off in a 4A play-in game Thursday in …
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Dysart wrestling continues heavyweight dominance

Having wrestled the big boys for two years, Dysart’s Samantha Trantham entered the first season of state sanctioned girls wrestling in 2018-19 full of confidence. Maybe a little too much …
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Gov. Doug Ducey is proposing that military retirees not be required to pay income taxes on their retired pay. Great idea: It should benefit Arizona. You see, as a snowbird (part time in Arizona …

Attempts to outlaw “dark money” are means to suppress speech (“A light in the dark: The quest to outlaw ‘dark money,’” Page 4). It will allow Jacobin thugs …
Under current U.S. law, when criminal organizations want to hide their money laundering and financing activities from law enforcement officials, they have the means to do so. The result is the …
The Mission of the Sun City Community Assistance Network is to, “Connect people with resources to enhance their standard of living.”
Business

Growth along the Loop 303 corridor could see a boost with the approval of a new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. Just hours after a bitterly partisan impeachment vote, the House turned around …

It’s hard to believe that some Surprise farmland on the west side of town will become a city within its own city over the next year.   Then again, the way that part of Surprise is …
The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) will host an upcoming workshop “Understanding the Patent Process” 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Jan. 28 at Surprise AZ Tech Celerator, Building D, …
Cliff Castle Casino Hotel has appointed Aaron Moss to the position of general manager at Cliff Castle Casino Hotel, 555 Middle Verde Road, Camp Verde. “The Yavapai Apache Nation Tribal …
Education

Science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics inspires each student at Mountain View School, 18302 W. Burton Ave., Waddell, in the Dysart Unified School District. This campus earned an …

The Sun City Agua Fria National Society Daughters of the American Revolution attended an awards ceremony to present participation certificates to more than 100 7th grade students at Canyon Ridge …
The Arizona Educational Foundation is teaming up with Intel and the Intel Foundation to provide the “Intel 40 for 40 Teacher Grants” where 40 teachers throughout the state will receive …
While convening for the second monthly meeting of the Dysart Unified School District Governing Board Jan. 22, the board was presented with information regarding an expansion to a current agreement in …
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