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Alexander Ryan Jones, 19, of Ahwatukee, passed away Nov. 21. He was born on Dec. 30, 1993 in Fayetteville, N.C. He moved to Ahwatukee in October of 2000. He attended Kyrene Cerritos, Estrella and Akimel schools, and was a 2012 graduate of Desert Vista High School where he played football. He was an active participant with Horizon Presbyterian Youth Group and participated in several mission trips. He was currently living and working in Dallas, Texas. He was getting ready to go to Iowa in February with AmeriCorps.
A drainage ditch near Georgia Southern that the team had to cross several times a day during football practice came to be called Beautiful Eagle Creek by Coach Erk Russell. When the Eagles traveled to Northern Iowa during the 1985 playoffs.
Mountain Pointe coach Norris Vaughan is never far from his Georgia roots.
Thousands of Ashford University online graduates and guests from across the country will be at the commencement ceremony on Oct. 13 when Ahwatukee resident Jennifer Taylor sings the national anthem. Taylor, earning a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, is the winner of a nationwide Ashford University competition to open the graduation ceremony with her rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner.
Dr. Steven Hansen, DVM, will join the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) as chief executive officer (CEO) on Oct. 21 and will bring nearly 30 years of animal-welfare passion and renowned professional experience to the state’s nonprofit.
Mr. Bryan Brinkley of Arizona People Acting for a Safer Society (AZ PASS) wrote a guest commentary in the AFN on Aug. 30, titled “Should guns be loved more than other people?” in which he seems to be offended that AFN published two rebuttals by a “loud minority in the community” to the stance that he and his organization represent.
The seventh annual Making a World of Difference event will be Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. at Tempe Center for the Arts, and will recognize Ahwatukee resident Janine Skinner and others.
FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2011 file photo, Susan Webb and her husband Bob hold their dog Max in their West Liberty, Iowa, home. An Associated Press-LifeGoesStrong.com poll finds a baby boom generation planning to work into retirement years _ with 73 percent planning to work past retirement, up from 67 percent this spring. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, file)
Arizona students who rely on federal student loans to go to college can breathe easy — at least for now.
My wife and I left Iowa some 20 years ago to see the world. We lived in France, Japan and the UK before returning to America last December. We settled our family in Ahwatukee so our children could be closer to their grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. But we are deeply troubled that something went very wrong in our country while we were away. We don’t want our kids to be gun violence victims.
Ahwatukee resident and local artist Brenda Edwards will have her artwork featured at Ahwatukee’s My Wine Cellar, Aug. 3 through November.
Ahwatukee resident and Valley Christian graduate Tana Kemmer, left, is off to Iowa to continue her basketball career where she will have to adjust to new teammates and living on the cold campus at Cornell College.
John Gambadoro is known for his brash opinions, going on rants and talking about all things sports five times a week.
Casey Benson wasn’t the only busy family member during the 2012-13 boys basketball season.
Jayne Cole, a Luther College senior from Ahwatukee, was named to the 2013 spring semester dean’s list. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must earn a semester GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale and must complete at least 12 credit hours with 10 hours of conventional grades (A, B, C, D). Luther is a selective four-year college located in northeast Iowa.
The wrestling community is very protective of their sport as the International Olympic Committee found out over the last four months.
Less than a year after starting its route, Frontier Airlines will discontinue its direct route from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway to Denver later this year.
The remark came with the adrenaline still pumping through his veins so when Paul Lucas proclaimed he was going to approach the 10 second 100-meter dash before his career at Mountain Pointe was done it could be brushed off as competitive bravado.
There’s a popular television situation comedy that has spent the last nine years covering a man telling his children about his search for their mother some 20 years earlier. It’s a winding tale, of course, that covers false starts, unlikely coincidences, and (because it’s the 21st century) sexual misadventures.
Charles Robinson passed away peacefully on Monday, April 15. He was 82 years old. He was born in Hamburg, Iowa, to Charles and Ruth Robinson. He was married to Sylvia for 58 years before she passed in 2010.
Jo Ann Anderson passed away peacefully in her home in Ahwatukee on April 8. She was 73 years old. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa, to Ernest and Ruth King. She was married to Dr. Gorlyn Anderson for 55 years. She was mother to Bradley Joseph and twins, Sherry and Shelly.
In this March 23, 2010 file photo, President Barack Obama signs the Affordable Care Act in the East Room of the White House in Washington. If Obama's health care law survives Supreme Court scrutiny, it will be nearly a decade before all its major pieces are in place. The law's carefully orchestrated phase-in is evidence of what's at stake in the Supreme Court deliberations that start March 26, 2012. With Obama are Marcelas Owens of Seattle, left, and Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., right; from top left are Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa., Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., Vice President Joe Biden, Vicki Kennedy, widow of Sen. Ted Kennedy, Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., Ryan Smith of Turlock, Calif., Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Md., Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., House Majority Whip James Clyburn of S.C., and Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Valley Christian senior and Ahwatukee Foothills resident Tana Kemmer has announced her intent to enroll and play basketball at Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. One of the state’s all-time leading three-point shooters and an exceptional student, Kemmer is a four-year letter-winner for the Trojans, a team which went 114-9 during her high school career and won two state championships.
The waiting process was more grueling than putting in the work to get it done, but Alex Bambic finally got what he wanted.
A federal judge on Friday blocked illegal immigrants in the new "deferred action'' program from arguing in court they are being "irreparably harmed'' by the refusal of Gov. Jan Brewer to let them have Arizona drivers' licenses.