Sex offenses in Pinal County near Queen Creek reported Sept. 21-30 to PCSO

Above are the general locations of sex offenses near Queen Creek reported Sept. 21-30 to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.  Incidents investigated by PCSO included:   Sex offenses, reported at 10:07 a.m. Sept. 30 in the 40800 block of North Ironwood Drive.  Sex offenses, reported at 1:37 p.m. Sept. 23 in the 40800 block of North […]

Sex offenses reported in Queen Creek Sept. 21-30 to MCSO

Above are the general locations of sex offenses reported Sept. 21-30 to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for the community of Queen Creek.   Those investigated by MCSO included:   Sexual assault — minor victim, reported at 10:55 a.m. Sept. 25 in the 24900 block of South Power Road.  Sexual assault — minor victim, reported at 12:48 […]

Meet your Queen Creek deputies at ‘Coffee with a Cop’ Oct. 12

Have complimentary coffee at a local business while getting to know Queen Creek’s Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputies. MCSO District 6 – Queen Creek invites residents to come together to build relationships, discuss community issues and drink coffee. Coffee with a Cop is a free community event 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 12 at Schmear, 20784 E. […]

Independent hiring for outside sales position

Independent Newsmedia is now hiring for an outside advertising consultant to serve the Apache Junction, Gold Canyon and Queen Creek area. The ideal candidate will develop partnerships with small, medium and large local businesses, and assist them in reaching their goals through integrated marketing plans and comprehensive media solutions. You will help identify customer needs […]

Bacon, Blues and Brews Nov. 2 in Queen Creek

The Fifth Annual Bacon, Blues and Brews is noon-9 p.m. Nov. 2 at Founders’ Park, 22407 S. Ellsworth Road in Queen Creek. There will be bacon dishes from savory to sweet, and there will be bacon beer, according to a release. Kids can learn to play the harmonica from an opening act, or draw little […]

QCUSD teacher Heather Hilland named Educator of the Year by QC Chamber

The Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce held its 10th Annual Business Awards Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 19, at Encanterra Country Club. Community members, businesses and a teacher were honored with awards. This year the chamber named Queen Creek Unified School District teacher Heather Hilland as Educator of the Year. Mrs. Hilland teaches kindergarten at Desert […]

October declared ‘Domestic Violence Awareness Month’ in Queen Creek

Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney recently signed a proclamation declaring the month of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Queen Creek is joining cities and towns across the valley in Lighting Arizona Purple, an effort to help end domestic violence, according to a release. Throughout the month of October, the Law Enforcement and Community Chambers […]

6 Central Arizona College students earn scholarships

This fall, Central Arizona College English faculty members provided scholarships to six students, totaling $2,024. The faculty offered two types of scholarships: completion and book. Nery Rojas-Leo, an administration of justice major who is attending the Maricopa Campus, received the completion scholarship to assist in completing nine remaining credits needed to graduate, according to a […]

Sun Lakes Jewish congregation meetings planned

The Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation is continuing its regularly scheduled monthly services at 7 p.m. on the second Friday of every month at the Chapel in Sun Lakes. “We are a Reform Congregation that offers something for everyone.  You name it and we have it, from Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, baby-naming ceremonies, a very active single group, […]

Centennial provides engineering lessons to students

Sparked by an idea to provide students with a new way to process problems, Centennial Elementary School in Gilbert launched a campus-wide literature-based STEM program using parent volunteers, simple materials and a lot of creativity. The Future Engineer idea developed in a partnership between the Centennial PTO and fourth-grade teacher Jennifer Ignacio, according to a […]