History Happens Here: Chandler Heights Community Church

Church holds historical distinction of serving as QC’s first house of worship   History oftentimes is forgotten as time passes. This series features old photographs taken in and around Queen Creek, held up in the exact place that they were originally taken in the style of Dear Photograph. This month’s photo comes from the San […]

Look Back, Oct. 31, 2012

  5 years ago Five years ago this week the top news stories for the Oct. 31, 2012, Queen Creek Independent, included: QCMS’ PTO made over the teacher’s lounge; •Tatum Hamblin is a finalist in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo National Anthem Contest; •the town of Queen Creek recently received the 2012 Universal Public Procurement […]

Look Back, Oct. 24, 2012

5 years ago Five years ago this week the top news stories for the Oct. 24, 2012, Queen Creek Independent, included: Due to grant money and an increase in projected funds, the town of Queen Creek is attempting to stimulate future economic growth and get back to projects that were originally halted during the economic […]

Queen Creek community park to be named iconic resident

Opting to choose unique over generic, the Queen Creek Town Council voted 6-0 to name the town’s new community park Mansel Carter Oasis Park. The decision was made during the council’s regular meeting Oct. 4 in the Queen Creek Community Chambers, 20727 E. Civic Parkway. Voting in favor of the name were Mayor Gail Barney, […]

Look Back, Oct. 17, 2012

5 years ago Five years ago this week the top news stories for the Oct. 17, 2012, Queen Creek Independent, included: •The San Tan Valley Safety Coalition presented a public safety day 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 6, at WalMart, 1725 W. Hunt Highway; •the Community Education Department at QCUSD began programming a two-week half-day fall […]

Look Back, Oct. 10, 2012

5 years ago Five years ago this week the top news stories for the Oct. 10, 2012, Queen Creek Independent, included: •Students of the Month at J.O. Combs Unified School District were recently recognized at a school board meeting; Saturday, Oct. 13. •The Desert Wells Daughters of the American Revolution will listen to three DAR […]

Restoration of historical carousel under way at Schnepf Farms

    Schnepf Farms is in the process of restoring the iconic carousel on its property at 24610 S. Rittenhouse Road in Queen Creek. “I am redoing that whole carousel,” Carrie Schnepf said. “It’s an amazing thing because it’s a piece of art.” The carousel, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, […]

Look Back, Oct. 3, 2012

  5 years ago Five years ago this week the top news stories for the Oct. 3, 2012, Queen Creek Independent, included: Dealing with natural disasters can be some of the most difficult challenges a community must face, and Pinal County officials want to make sure they’re ready when the time comes; a certificate of […]

Look Back, Sept. 26, 2012

5 years ago Five years ago this week the top news stories for the Sept. 26, 2012, Queen Creek Independent, included: The Queen Creek Town Council is considering a license agreement with CenturyLink that could generate as much as $45,000 for the town; a Combs High School senior painted a map of the United States […]

Town to unveil stagecoach stop historical marker Sept. 23 to honor Queen Creek’s heritage

As Queen Creek continues to grow as a quality place to live, play and learn, it is vital to recognize the town’s deep-rooted history. Implementing the town’s vision of honoring the past, managing the present and embracing the future, a ceremony unveiling the first in a series of historical markers will be held at 8:30 […]