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The children are our future. The nice sentiment of future generations becoming the leaders of tomorrow oftentimes comes with the blood, sweat and tears of family members, school leaders --- and … more
Members of the local amateur radio community have overcome the social separation issue imposed during the corona virus, by meeting using their radios. For amateur radio operators, also known as … more
Let’s celebrate and acknowledge our Queen Creek community and all the individual heroes who make it a great place to live. The Queen Creek Independent presents its 2020-21 Hometown Heroes, … more
Red Nose Day is back for the sixth year at Walgreens, with 240 locations across Arizona. While the mission to raise money to end child poverty remains more important now than ever, the "Red Nose" … more
Let’s celebrate and acknowledge our Queen Creek community and all the individual heroes who make it a great place to live. The Queen Creek Independent presents its 2020-21 Hometown Heroes, … more
There is a Scottsdale-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization focused on educating the next generation of the virtues and necessity of treating all people --- all creeds, colors and religious beliefs … more
Steve Pilkington got the surprise of his life this week when football legend Larry Fitzgerald, wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, stopped by his house to drop off dinner to thank Mr. … more
In honor of frontline workers in the battle against COVID-19, several aircraft from Luke Air Force Base conducted a flyover above a majority of Valley communities on May 1. The event included the … more
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has awarded $2,510,000 in emergency grants to help six hospitals and hospital systems in Maricopa County respond to the COVID-19 health crisis. The Trust also … more
Brandon Wettstein, a sophomore at American Leadership Academy Queen Creek, sells T-shirts he designed, celebrating the Town of Queen Creek. more
The GLSEN Day of Silence is a national student-led demonstration where LGBTQ+ students and allies all around the country --- and the world ---take a vow of silence to protest the harassment and … more
When Jacque Ferguson heard her 8-year-old daughter Juliet communicate for the first time, she was awestruck. But she didn’t hear Juliet’s words with a voice. She understood … more
The Queen Creek Town Council recently recognized 46 graduates of the Queen Creek Citizen Leadership Institute at a Town Council meeting. Mayor Gail Barney congratulated the graduates for … more
The Arizona Women’s Partnership, Inc., an all-volunteer philanthropic non-profit, providing grants to grass roots charities assisting underserved women and children at risk in the state, announces that it has hit the $500,000 mark. more
Arizonans who are looking for ways to have some fun this month are invited to check out a couple of ideas from Bashas' supermarkets. Bashas' Supermarkets are offering "Bakery … more
After taking an American Sign Language course as a sophomore at Queen Creek High School, Alexa Howell, a Girl Scout with the Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, developed a passion for finding ways to help … more
"Easter Bunny cactus photo on North Ellsworth road near Usery Park in Mesa," writes photographer Todd Roberts.The Independent encourages residents to submit their favorite scenic or wildlife photos … more
In September 2018, Carey and Lori Holgate were flying to Kurdistan when Carey made Lori a promise. He told her that he would never withhold any information regarding safety and would tell her if they … more
National Braille Press awarded $5,000 to Lisa Dalton of Queen Creek for her CanDo reusable braille labels and $5,000 to Roy Alexander of Chicago, Illinois, for his Pocket Braille Periodic … more
Queen Creek resident John L. Shields, who lives in Will Rogers Equestrian Ranch, has written a hardcover book, "One Eye on the World," that is available for sale on Amazon and Archway. He worked … more
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