Headshot Jeff Serdy

Jeff Serdy

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The 18th graduating class of the Apache Junction Citizen Leadership Institute with Apache Junction Mayor John Insalaco, second from left. (Independent Newspapers/Wendy Miller)

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Despite her health issues, Wanette Wilson of Queen Creek has trained the wild mustang she named True with the goal of his being adopted as part of the Extreme Mustang Makeover April 22-23 at the Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre in Queen Creek. (Courtesy of Bana Jobe)

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on April 4 selected chief financial officer and assistant county manager Shelby Scharbach as interim county manager. (Special to the Independent/Maricopa County)

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Holly Milosevich was the grand prize winner at last year’s Arizona Student Film Festival. She has three films that will be showcased on April 9 during the Phoenix Film Festival. (Independent Newspapers/Wendy Miller)

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Russell St. John is the branch executive for the Apache Junction branch of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the East Valley. (Independent Newspapers/Wendy Miller)

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Apache Junction’s Michael Benson performed in last year’s production of “The Pirates of Penzance” at Wartburg College. He will be a featured performer in the Wartburg Players’ spring production, “Murder by the Book,” March 18-19. (Courtesy of Wartburg College)

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Capt. David Pohlmann was named the 2015 Firefighter of the Year by the Superstition Fire and Medical District. (Special to the Independent/SFMD)

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