What was the Apache Junction, east Mesa news on Jan. 13, 1971?

The top news stories for the Jan. 13, 1971, Apache Sentinel, the precursor to the Apache Junction Independent newspaper, included: The contract with the Apache Junction High School principal was terminated by the Apache Junction School Board, in part because she had allotted a $1,170 additional salary for her work in securing federal funds for […]

What was the Apache Junction, east Mesa news on Jan. 6, 1971?

  The top news stories for the Jan. 6, 1971 Apache Sentinel, the precursor to the Apache Junction Independent newspaper, included: A “Pony Express” ride is being arranged from Apache Junction to Scottsdale during a rodeo there to advertise Lost Dutchman Days (it was later cancelled, according to the Jan. 28, 1971 issue). Also, six […]

What was the Apache Junction, east Mesa news on Dec. 30, 1970?

The top news stories for the Dec. 30, 1970, Apache Sentinel, the precursor to the Apache Junction Independent newspaper, included: The Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce has announced a campaign where the chairman will have a crew of volunteer Jaycees picking up Christmas trees in an effort to keep them from being discarded in the […]

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

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 […]

Tickets on sale for Jan. 27 historic home tour in Mesa

Tickets are  sale for the 18th Annual Historic Home Tour in Mesa, to be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27. The tour will showcase 12 homes in the Wilbur and West Second Street historic districts. There will also be stops at the Sirrine House, Irving School and Mesa Historical Museum, 51 E. Main St. […]

What was the Apache Junction, east Mesa news on Dec. 16, 1970?

The top news stories for the Dec. 16, 1970, Apache Sentinel, the precursor to the Apache Junction Independent newspaper, included: Presumably caused by someone smoking in bed, fire destroyed one unit of the Grand View Motel at Grand View and Apache Trail. The Apache Junction Volunteer Fire Department extinguished the fire. Also, a commissioner with […]

What was the Apache Junction, east Mesa news on Dec. 9, 1970?

The top news stories for the Dec. 9, 1970, Apache Sentinel, the precursor to the Apache Junction Independent newspaper, included: The efforts of numerous businessmen in Apache Junction to incorporate the area, making it the 70th city of Arizona, were all for naught Dec. 1 when residents turned thumbs down on the fourth incorporation attempt […]

What was the Apache Junction, east Mesa news on Dec. 2, 1970?

The top news stories for the Dec. 2, 1970, Apache Sentinel, the precursor to the Apache Junction/ Gold Canyon Independent newspaper, included: Fourth-grade students at Apache Junction Elementary School celebrated Thanksgiving by eating small pumpkin pies they cooked. Also, Golden Hills Country Club and Guest Resort has begun a $1 million expansion program including construction […]

What was the Apache Junction, east Mesa news on Nov. 25, 1970?

The top news stories for the Nov. 25, 1970, Apache Sentinel, the precursor to the Apache Junction/ Gold Canyon Independent newspaper, included: A survey shows that 25 percent of respondents were undecided on how to vote in the Dec. 1 election on incorporating Apache Junction. Also, a fire destroyed the Desert Sage Conoco station at […]

What was the Apache Junction, east Mesa news on Nov. 18, 1970?

The top news stories for the Nov. 18, 1970, Apache Sentinel, the precursor to the Apache Junction/ Gold Canyon Independent newspaper, included: The 10,000th milestone telephone was installed by Mountain Bell in Apache Junction this month. The total number was 2,587 in 1962 and 5,000 in 1967. Also, a Spanish-design clubhouse will be in the […]