Did you know that the Apache Junction Independent is the local Chamber of Commerce’s oldest official member? The Independent, then the Apache Sentinel, published by James Brooks, was launched in 1959 and became a chamber member in 1960. Independent Newspapers purchased the Sentinel in 1971, and changed the newspaper’s name to the Independent in 1983. Forty-four years ago this week the top news stories for the May 25, 1972, Apache Sentinel, the precursor to the Apache Junction Independent newspaper, included: The Apache Junction Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9399, American Legion Post 27 and BPOE 2349 will combine for Memorial Day services May 29 at Mountain View Memorial Gardens, 7900 E. Apache Trail in Mesa.
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