Look Back, Sept. 19, 2012

  5 years ago Five years ago this week the top news stories for the Sept. 19, 2012, Queen Creek Independent, included: The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport received a grant of more than $4 million from the Federal Aviation Administration for a taxiway reconstruction project; Jill Broussard and Orlenda Roberts will be facing off for the […]

Look Back, Sept. 12, 2012

  5 years ago Five years ago this week the top news stories for the Sept. 12, 2012, Queen Creek Independent, included: Doctors at Banner Ironwood Medical Center in San Tan Valley delivered 106 babies during the month of August, a record-breaking month for deliveries at the hospital; Queen Creek Middle School added a new […]

Look Back, Sept. 5, 2012

5 years ago Five years ago this week the top news stories for the Sept. 5, 2012, Queen Creek Independent, included: Local school districts and police departments are working to help create safe environments for busy pick-up and drop-off times at Maricopa County schools, according to officials. To read additional Look Backs and articles about […]

Look Back, Aug. 29, 2012

  5 years ago Five years ago this week the top news stories for the Aug. 29, 2012, Queen Creek Independent, included: Johnson Utilities reported last week that customers should boil their water because testing suggested the possible presence of coliform bacteria. To read additional Look Backs and articles about Queen Creek history, visit the […]

HISTORY HAPPENS HERE: Schnepf signs then, one sign now

History, oftentimes is forgotten as time passes. This weekly series will feature 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 photograph is from Mark Schnepf of Schnepf Farms and is circa 1975. “My dad (Raymond) farmed over […]

Look Back, Aug. 22, 2012

5 years ago Five years ago this week the top news stories for the Aug. 22, 2012, Queen Creek Independent, included: Higley High School’s Jamie Valderrama was invited to travel to Panama to work with teachers assembled there. To read additional Look Backs and articles about Queen Creek history, visit the Queen Creek Independent website.

Look Back, Aug. 15, 2012

  File photo 5 years ago Five years ago this week the top news stories for the Aug. 15, 2012, Queen Creek Independent, included: As part of Pinal County’s efforts to go green, restoration has begun on an 1891 courthouse that will be used for the board of supervisors. The 1891 Courthouse Renovation Project is […]

History Happens Here in QC: Cotton crops then, peach trees now

History, oftentimes is forgotten as time passes. This weekly series will feature old photographs from taken in and around Queen Creek, held up in the exact place that they were originally taken, in the style of Dear Photograph. This photograph is from Mark Schnepf of Schnepf Farms. This was taken in the early 1970’s, probably […]

Look Back, Aug. 8, 2012

File photo 5 years ago Five years ago this week the top news stories for the Aug. 8, 2012, Queen Creek Independent, included: On July 29, a 2-year old boy died after being swept away in a wash during a storm in San Tan Valley, officials said. The boy, who was pulled from the wash […]

Look Back, Aug. 1, 2012

  File photo 5 years ago Five years ago this week the top news stories for the Aug. 1, 2012, Queen Creek Independent, included: At its July 18 meeting, Queen Creek’s Town Council authorized the beginning of an annual review process for amendments being proposed to the town’s General Plan. This year’s six proposed amendments […]