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Education

Foundation provides free copies of U.S. Constitution to support civics education

A local nonprofit organization has printed small pocketbook-sized editions of the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence and making them available free of charge to Arizona school …
COMMUNITY

American Legion post treats Luke AFB families to a day at Wildlife World zoo

Tyler Larsen, 8, has already lived in four different states. In addition to regular extended training sessions, his father, Brandon, a U.S. Air Force explosive ordnance disposal technician, has been deployed twice in Tyler’s young life.
NEIGHBORS

West Valley cities pledge to keep White Tanks wild

Several West Valley cities joined to proclaim April 22 “White Tank Wild Day” in an effort for all to enjoy and to conserve the natural and cultural resources of range, a rare pristine landscape in the Valley that many residents and visitors enjoy each year.
COMMUNITY

Hospice of the Valley surprises Goodyear veteran with special tribute

It was an emotional day to remember for Korean War veteran Kenneth Hamrick. Not only did the staff at The Groves in Goodyear invite family and friends to a patio party to celebrate his 89th birthday, his Hospice of the Valley care team had another surprise in the works: a Salutes visit to honor his military service.
COMMUNITY

New Life Center, Home Depot partner for donations

The Southwest Valley’s New Life Center, one of the largest domestic violence shelters in the country, recently partnered with the Home Depot in Tolleson to receive in-kind donations from the community.

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LAW ENFORCEMENT

Goodyear PD receives $134,450 in grants for impaired driver, seatbelt and child safety seat enforcement

The Goodyear Police Department has received two grants totaling $134,450 from the Governors Office of Highway Safety, the department announced.
FIRST RESPONDERS

Homicide, assaults, burglaries, thefts, DUIs reported April 27-May 4 in Goodyear, Litchfield Park

The following crime reports were taken in Goodyear and Litchfield Park from April 27-May 4.
GOVERNMENT

Litchfield Park auctioning off surplus items

The city of Litchfield Park has teamed up with Public Surplus to auction off items no longer used or needed.
RECOGNITION

TriWest Healthcare Alliance honored for supporting National Guard, Reserve troops

TriWest Healthcare Alliance has been honored by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve with the Extraordinary Employer Support Award for its strong support of the National Guard and Reserve community.
GIVING BACK

Goodyear family named 2021 March of Dimes ambassadors

When the Greater Arizona March of Dimes’ virtual fundraiser, March for Babies: A Mother of a Movement, goes live at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 8, a Goodyear boy who lost his twin brother shortly …
Goodyear Business News

Southwest Valley Chamber elects five new board members

The Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce recently announced the election of five new board members.
NorthPoint Cabinetry’s distribution warehouse at 215 N. 143rd Ave. in Goodyear will serve the company’s Western U.S. region.

NorthPoint Cabinetry 116,000-square-foot distribution center opens in Goodyear

Dimora Brands announced the opening of its new NorthPoint Cabinetry distribution center in Goodyear.
Aerial view of site.

Photocentric moving U.S. headquarters from Phoenix to Avondale

Photocentric Inc., a pioneer in the development of photopolymers and additive manufacturing, announced April 26 it will move its U.S.-based headquarters from Phoenix to Avondale.
Construction on Filiberto’s at 891 S. Cotton Way was completed in 2020

Filiberto’s building in Goodyear sells for $1.6 million

Marcus & Millichap, a commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in investment sales, financing, research and advisory services, announced April 19 the sale of Filiberto’s, a 2,200-square-foot, net-leased property at 891 S. Cotton Lane in Goodyear.
Landsea Homes Corp. is offering seven floor plans in Goodyear’s Centerra community.

Second phase of Centerra homes become available in Goodyear

Landsea Homes Corp. (Nasdaq: LSEA), a publicly-traded residential homebuilder, announced that 136 new homes are now selling in Goodyear’s Centerra community.
WEST VALLEY PREPS
EDUCATION

ALA breaks ground on new West Valley campus

American Leadership Academy had a groundbreaking ceremony for its first West Valley school April 23.
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

Panthers softball passes necessary pre-playoffs test

The Paradise Honors softball team has been on a joyride during its first trip through 4A this spring, and only one team has brought the Panthers back to Earth.
WEST VALLEY PREPS

Millennium baseball just outlasts determined Centennial

Millennium  baseball finished the regular season with a target on its back, and Centennial nearly hit it April 29 in Goodyear. The Tigers jumped to a 2-0 lead in their first turn at bat of their final regular season game.
GOLF

Jack Schafer wins seventh PebbleCreek club championship

PebbleCreek Men’s Golf Association member Jack Shafer recently won the club championship for a record-setting seventh time, shooting 69, 74 and 75, for a gross score of 218.
WEST VALLEY PREPS

Millennium softball shocks Shadow Ridge with shutout

Millennium (9-5) upset Shadow Ridge (11-2), which entered the week ranked #3 in 6A, 2-0 thanks to Levandowski's complete game shutout.
Daily Independent
Opinions

On March 4, 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his first inaugural address. He said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself; nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror.” His comments are valid today.

As I like to support local business, I stopped at a battery/bulb store yesterday.
Education
EDUCATION

Litchfield Elementary district Digital Learning Academy unveils Trail Blazers mascot

In preparation for its launch as the 17th school in the A-rated Litchfield Elementary School District, the Digital Learning Academy has chosen an energetic, adventuresome dune buggy to symbolize the …
HYBRID LEARNING

StrongMind, Valor Academy partner for customizable, tuition-free classes

Recognizing a need in Arizona for alternative learning models that offer the flexibility of online learning with a face-to-face engagement element, digital curriculum provider StrongMind has partnered with local charter schools to launch tuition-free Valor Preparatory Academy of Arizona.
EDUCATION

Seven Southwest Valley high schools among top 100 in Arizona

Seven Southwest Valley high schools in Avondale, Buckeye, Goodyear and Tolleson were ranked among the top 100 of 550 Arizona schools included in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best High Schools list.
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

Many Southwest Valley schools still requiring masks despite governor’s new order

Gov. Doug Ducey rescinded his July 2020 executive order requiring schools to implement face covering policies April 19, but what does that mean for Southwest Valley students, staff and campus visitors?
EDUCATION

5th-grade essay contest offers college savings

For more than 20 years, AZ529, Arizona’s Education Savings Plan, has helped families accumulate more than $1.9 billion in tax-deferred education savings.
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