On April 21, four members of Grand Canyon Council Cub Scout Pack 184 from San Tan Valley visited the office of the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon, East Mesa and Queen Creek/San Tan Valley Independent newspapers, 2066 W. Apache Trail Suite 110 in Apache Junction. Their visit was part of a mission to earn additional achievement badges. The pack members were, from left, Colton Robbins, Bryce Tietjen, Emerson Howcroft and Enlai Rodriguez. After having their picture taken outside the office, the pack members learned that the newspaper covers news stories in Apache Junction and Gold Canyon. They watched a video of a newspaper press printing papers and the managing editor, Richard Dyer, explained to them about the Independent’s newspapers in Arizona, Delaware, Maryland and Florida. News Editor Wendy Miller then talked about the elements of a story: Who, when, where, what, why and how. Everyone got a souvenir front page to take home.
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