What was the Apache Junction, east Mesa news on March 4, 1971?

The top news stories for the March 4, 1971, Apache Sentinel, the precursor to the Apache Junction Independent newspaper, included: Some 10,000 to 15,000 people lined the parade route at the seventh-annual Lost Dutchman Days; and a staff sergeant stationed at Davis-Monthan Field in Tucson died at a hospital from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after […]

What was the Apache Junction, east Mesa news on Feb. 25, 1971?

The top news stories for the Feb. 25, 1971, Apache Sentinel, the precursor to the Apache Junction Independent newspaper, included: It’s Lost Dutchman Days Feb. 26-28, with a horse picnic and burro derby. Also, verified by the U.S. Weather Bureau in Phoenix, a small tornado bounced and skipped through Apache Junction Feb. 16, pulling off […]

What was the Apache Junction, east Mesa news on Feb. 18, 1971?

The top news stories for the Feb. 18, 1971, Apache Sentinel, the precursor to the Apache Junction Independent newspaper, included: A member of the Arizona Mountaineering Club’s Rescue Division fell 20 feet to a ledge in the Superstition Mountains and needed to be airlifted by a Williams Air Force Base helicopter to safety. Did you […]

What was the Apache Junction, east Mesa news on Feb. 11, 1971?

  The top news stories for the Feb. 11, 1971 Apache Sentinel, the precursor to the Apache Junction Independent newspaper, included: Better late than never, entries for all events are being received by the chamber of commerce for the Lost Dutchman Days, from the burro derby to the treasure hunt. Also, groundbreaking ceremonies were held […]

Look Back: April 18, 1973

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 April 18, 1973, Apache Sentinel, the precursor to the Apache Junction Independent newspaper, included: Break-ins in the Apache Junction area did extensive damage at two churches – John Calvin United Presbyterian Church on Hickman Road and First Southern Baptist Church of Apache Junction on Carney Avenue – over the weekend.

Look Back, March 22, 1973

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 March 22, 1973, Apache Sentinel, the precursor to the Apache Junction Independent newspaper, included: A special plea for support with the Apache Junction Jaycees drive to incorporate Apache Junction was made when it was determined that the city of Mesa was planning to annex to Bush Highway in the near future.

Look Back, Feb. 22, 1973

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 Feb. 22, 1973, Apache Sentinel, the precursor to the Apache Junction Independent newspaper, included: Apache Junction Volunteer Fire Department responded with three trucks to a fire that caused $2,500 in damages to a carpentry shop on El Yermo south of Broadway.

Look Back, Feb. 15, 1973

  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 […]

Look Back, Feb. 1, 1973

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 Feb. 1, 1973, Apache Sentinel, the precursor to the Apache Junction Independent newspaper, included: Apache junction, a community of some 20,000 people, expanded to accommodate an additional 30,000-35,000 people over the weekend when the Lost Dutchman Days celebration was held.

Look Back, Jan. 25, 1973

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 Jan. 25, 1973, Apache Sentinel, the precursor to the Apache Junction Independent newspaper, included: Highlight of the Lost Dutchman Days celebration to be held Jan. 26-28 will be the parade Saturday at which artist Ted De Grazia will be the grand marshal and a full-event amateur rodeo to be held Saturday and Sunday.