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:
Dysart School hosts a box social, with money raised going to Christmas items for the school.
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.
John Walter is named permanent fire chief, six months after being named the interim chief.
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.
Voters approve a $190 million bond for the Dysart Unified School District. Superintendent Mark Mak