What was the Apache Junction, east Mesa news on Dec. 23, 1970?

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The top news stories for the Dec. 23, 1970, Apache Sentinel, the precursor to the Apache Junction Independent newspaper, included: A request by American Waters Inc. for increased rates for the delivery of water by tank trucks in the Apache Junction area resulted in a delayed decision by the Arizona Corporation Commission. Also, the annual open house at the home of Jess Brown on South Crismon Road will be held New Years’ Day, to browse a collection of antiques ranging from old buggies to lamps.

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.

Read more about Apache Junction’s history at https://apachejunctionindependent.com/section/history/

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