Look Back in Apache Junction, Oct. 12, 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 Oct. 12, 1972, Apache Sentinel, the precursor to the Apache Junction Independent newspaper, included: A pickup truck owned and reported stolen by an Apache Junction man was pulled from the Goldfield pond just of Highway 88 near the Bluebird Mine Restaurant. The owner and another man reportedly told Pinal County Sheriff’s department officers that they put the truck into the pond in an attempt to defraud an insurance company by filing a false claim.

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

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