Here is a look at Surprise history through the years on this week, compiled from archives of Independent Newsmedia, Newspapers.com and the City of Surprise historical records:
The Dysart School Carnival offers Salk polio shots for $1 each.
The Rev. Doyle Moore collapses, has a heart attack and dies just minutes after the Town Council fired him as clerk and magistrate. Councilman Curtis Ashworth tries to revive Mr. Moore with oxygen in a photo captured by the Arizona Republic. Mr. Moore was one of five original town councilmembers.
Surprise Mayor George Cumbie has reimbursed the town $265.77 for personal phone calls he made during non-business hours to places such as Bedford, Indiana; Little Rock, Arkansas; and Elk Grove, California. The calls dated back to 1984.
The Regional Public Transportation Authority officials extend Bus Route 106 from Peoria to a park and ride location near Surprise City Hall and a stop at the Sundome in Sun City West. After a fast start the first couple months, the route doesn’t last long in Surprise.
Surprise begins testing curbside recycling thanks to a $195,000 state grant. The Mountain Vista Ranch and West Point neighborhoods are the first to try it out.