Look Back for Nov. 2, 1972

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43 years ago
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-three years ago this week the top news stories for the Nov. 2, 1972, Apache Sentinel, the precursor to the Apache Junction Independent newspaper, included: Two adults and 10 juveniles from the Apache Junction and east Mesa area were taken into custody by Pinal County Sheriff’s Department officers in a raid on a home. Sheriff’s officers also seized a substance later proven to be marijuana.

The Apache Junction Independent is mailed each month to 35,000 homes.

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