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A look back at this week in Surprise history

Posted 11/2/22

Here is a look at Surprise history through the years on this week.

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A look back at this week in Surprise history

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Here is a look at Surprise history through the years on this week, compiled from archives of Independent Newsmedia, Newspapers.com and the city of Surprise historical records:

1928

Dysart School hosts a box social, with money raised going to Christmas items for the school.

1985

Voters decide whether to buy or condemn the Citizens Utility Co. and its subsidiary Sun City Water Co. to serve an area about 20 square miles big. Voters also decided on the town’s first sewer for the 340-acre Sun Village retirement community that’s under construction.

1998

John Walter is named permanent fire chief, six months after being named the interim chief.

2000

Maricopa County voters pass Proposition 302, bringing money to sports stadiums across the Valley, including what will become Surprise Stadium. The tax money will pay for 2/3 of the $45 million project that will house the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals.

2006

Voters approve a $190 million bond for the Dysart Unified School District. Superintendent Mark Mak

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