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FILE - In this June 14, 2006 file photo are U-Haul trucks sit on a dealer lot in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

New U-Haul dealer at Best Buy Furniture & Mattress in Mesa

Best Buy Furniture & Mattress, 2121 W. Guadalupe Road, has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Mesa community. The business will offer services such as U-Haul trucks, trailers, …
Built in 2001, the property at Ellsworth and Baseline roads is shadow anchored by Albertson’s grocery store. Tenants include Subway, Simply Tan, American Family Insurance, The UPS Store, Supercuts and Mathnasium.

Marcus & Millichap Capital Corp. secures $6.4M acquisition loan in Mesa

Marcus & Millichap Capital Corp. has arranged a $6,465,000 acquisition loan for The Village at Augusta Ranch, a 25,714-square-foot shopping center in Mesa. Built in 2001, the property at …
All homes at La Mira include high-quality kitchen appliances.

Taylor Morrison debuts master-planned community in Mesa

To help meet the growing housing demand fueled by new arrivals to the Phoenix metro area, Taylor Morrison Home Corp., a national homebuilder and developer, will debut its newest master-planned …

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Last area to be developed in Cadence community in Mesa

Residential, commercial and mixed-use businesses are to be constructed on 18.1 acres on the southwest corner of the Crismon and Williams Field Road alignments in the community of Cadence in …
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Full closure of US 60 between Superior, Miami scheduled Monday

Motorists who use U.S. Highway 60 between Superior and Miami should plan for a full closure of the highway 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, while crews remove the old Pinto Creek Bridge. During the …
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3 thefts, 3 vehicle thefts reported Oct. 8-13 in Mesa

The Mesa Police Department took reports of thefts Oct. 8-13: Theft from a building, assault, domestic violence, disorderly conduct at a residence/home Oct. 9 in the 800 block of West Southern …
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Coronavirus cases surpass 92,500 in Mesa

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Oct. 20 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Mesa is 92,551 in ZIP codes 85201-85210, 85212, 85213 and 85215. It is an increase of 1,142 from a …
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Westbound SR24 on-ramp at Ellsworth Road to be closed overnight Oct. 21

Construction of an extension of Gateway Freeway State Route 24 east of Ellsworth Road in Mesa will require an overnight ramp closure. The westbound SR 24 on-ramp at Ellsworth Road is scheduled to …
OPINION

Imagine you’re at an outdoor dinner party (yes, COVID-friendly). It’s October, and the conversation steers towards the World Series. While you are generally culturally literate, you know …

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted millions across the country, and Arizona has not been spared. This virus and its resulting economic fallout have put a harsh spotlight on rising health care …
Other aircraft are putting our lives in danger. You all have seen the helicopters flying over and you think it is the military. I can tell you that the majority of aircraft that are flying over you …
Neighbors
Dale Marr

Marr oversees change of leadership at Concord General Contracting

Leadership is the legacy that defines Dale Marr, who in 2021 is celebrating 40 years in the construction industry, 28 of those helping guide the growth of Concord General Contracting …
“Guide to Building Community in Your Neighborhood” is 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the Charles K. Luster Utilities Building’s North Community Room, 640 N. Mesa Drive.

Free ‘Resident’s Guide to Mesa’ class Nov. 9

“Resident’s Guide to Mesa’ free classes with useful information to support Mesa residents who want to improve their neighborhoods continue Nov. 9. “Attend these free …
Founder Joanna Couch has studied and refined product formulas for some of the biggest names in the soap business.

Mesa factory donates 4,500 pounds of soap

Mesa soap manufacturer The Soap Gal recently donated 4,500 pounds of soap — roughly 70,000 bars — to Phoenix Rescue Mission in support of Arizonans who are facing homelessness. The …
The volunteer recruitment fair will be at the outdoor Alliance Pavilion at Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St.

Mesa hosts volunteer recruitment fair, ‘Love your City’ kick-off

The city of Mesa’s volunteer recruitment fair is 4-6 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 19, at the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. It is an opportunity for residents to learn about the different ways to …
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Valley volunteers come together to build new playground for Mesa children

In early October, more than 100 volunteers from Fiesta Bowl Charities and Salt River Project joined KABOOM! to build a state-of-the-art playground at a local community center. The new …
Mesa Education & Business Reporting
Education
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EVIT foundation gourmet breakfast fundraiser in November

The fundraiser furthers the EVIT Education Foundation’s goal of helping students of limited means adopt the skills they need to land lucrative jobs. (File photo) EVIT foundation gourmet …
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MCC Red Mountain Campus hosts 20th anniversary celebration Nov. 2

Mesa Community College invites the community to join in the celebration of the 20th anniversary of its Red Mountain Campus. A month of festivities kicks off Nov. 2 with a community event from 4-6 …
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ASU, GCU saw campus crime declines in 2020

As COVID-19 emptied college campuses of students in 2020, the smaller number of people gathered at Phoenix- area schools contributed to some twists and turns in campus crime data.
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Arizona's pandemic-influenced learning declines could take years to recover

Arizona students took a hit when it came to learning during the pandemic so far, and it may take several years to correct that slide. The state is putting roughly $19 million into corrective …
education

EVIT foundation gourmet breakfast fundraiser in November

The fundraiser furthers the EVIT Education Foundation’s goal of helping students of limited means adopt the skills they need to land lucrative jobs. (File photo) EVIT foundation gourmet …
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Valley colleges grow seed libraries

Several Phoenix-area community colleges are growing seed libraries to benefit students, faculty, the public and the wildlife that lives in Maricopa County.
Education

EVIT celebrates 30 years of changing lives

This school year marks the 30th anniversary of Arizona’s first and oldest Career Technical Education District — the East Valley Institute of Technology. What started out as one campus …
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Ben Johnson Days slated for Apache Junction in November

The Annual Ben Johnson Days hosted by the Goldfield Ghost Riders has events Nov. 6 and 13-14 in Apache Junction. Events include a fun gymkhana, trailer raffle and two poker rides, with proceeds …
The event is Saturday, Jan. 8, at Prospector Park, 3015 N. Idaho Road in Apache Junction.

Event Jan. 8 to kick off Apache Junction founder’s centennial

On Aug. 21, 1922, George Cleveland Curtis gave Apache Junction its name. To kick off the year-long celebration of the founding of Apache Junction, there will be an event 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. …
The mud run is unique from other themed races as it’s created for all family members to experience the obstacle craze together.

Fit Families Mud Run Saturday in Apache Junction

The mud run is back. The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation team is excited to be live and in-person Oct. 23 with its eighth Fit Families Mud Run. “Last year may have been mud-less — …
Mesa’s Falcon Field Airport is welcoming friends from across the Atlantic for its 80th anniversary commemorative events this November.

Falcon Field Airport honors veterans with 80th anniversary events

Eighty years ago with the world at war, the city of Mesa opened its arms to young men from Britain and forged a bond that continues today. Mesa’s Falcon Field Airport is again welcoming friends …
Also planned at the Celebration of Veterans is the honor guard from the Apache Junction High School Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps and the Emerald Society of Pipes & Drums

Celebration of Veterans in Gold Canyon Nov. 7

A celebration of military veterans is at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, at the 1,200-seat sanctuary of the Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, 6640 S. Kings Ranch Road in Gold Canyon. Everyone is …
Obituaries

The Rev. Fr. William K. Young + Olofson

Rev. Fr. William was born on June 21, 1938, in El Paso, Texas, to King William Young and Pat Fellers Young. He graduated from Ysleta HS in 1956 and received his BA from the University of Texas, El …

Connie B. Walker

Connie born in Wauseon, Ohio, January 4, 1938 artist (oil painter) and long-time resident of Apache Junction, Arizona, passed away peacefully at the age of 83. She was known for her paintings of a …

William Michael “Mike” Sterry

William, died peacefully on July 16th 2021 at his home in Sun City West, AZ with his wife Linda at his bedside. He was 92 and his passing was the result of a 15 month struggle with congestive heart …

George H. Schryver

George, born in Plainfield, NJ, on March 24, 1947, passed away due to a malignant neoplasm of the brain on September 22, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Betty Garzon Schryver. When …

Dr. Frank C. Reed

Dr. Frank C. Reed died on October 9, 2021 at the age of 77. Frank was born and raised in Oswego, New York, the son of Peg and Frank Reed, Sr, brother of Margaret Reed (all deceased) and husband of …
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