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Gold Award project's focus is thoughtless actions toward classmates with Asperger's
When Sarah Jones started her freshman year at Bradshaw Mountain High School, her sister Erin Wadsworth was a senior.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sleep expert Robert Rosenberg writes book on better sleep
Low on energy, suffering from a sleep disorder and in need of a good night's sleep?
Monday, July 28, 2014

Dewey man named president of Lions Clubs International
Dewey resident Joe Preston has established a "first" for Arizona.

He is the first Arizonan to be elected president of Lions Clubs International, an honor he achieved at the association's recent 97th international convention in Toronto, Canada.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Senior turns barren ground into verdant garden
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Ephemeral monsoon clouds covered a Prescott Valley sky last week while Saralaben Bhakta tended her garden full of Indian beans and eggplants interspersed with squash, peppers and cilantro.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Work and now retirement invigorating for APS's Mike Johnsen
As a longtime community relations liaison for Arizona Public Service, Mike Johnsen was a familiar face at many a special project throughout Quad-city communities, from schoolyard landscaping to United Way campaigns.

"My APS work was just a gift," said Johnsen, who retired in April after 34 years with the company.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Renken, one of town's founding fathers, dies
Some original residents of Prescott Valley remember the late Ken Renken selling property lots back in the late 1960s, and are saddened to learn one of the town's founding fathers is gone.

Renken, 83, died May 6 in Kindred Hospital in Peoria after a brief illness.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Rotary Exchange Group enjoys whirlwind tour
If you think Rotary International's Group Study Exchange program is a glorified vacation, think again.

"GSE stands for 'get sleep eventually,'" said Caroline Fox, a member of the Australian group that visited Arizona this past week.

The comment elicited laughter from the other four members, but their itinerary bears out its validity.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Schindler's list survivor gives harrowing account
Leon Leyson lived through some of the darkest days of World War II, surviving the Holocaust with the help of Oskar Schindler.

Leyson, now 80, was 13 when he joined his father and brother at a factory run by Schindler in Krakow, Poland.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Longtime piano teacher Michael Mahany to present students in recital
Michael Mahany, performer and music educator, will present his annual student piano recital at Prescott Community Church, 3151 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, on Saturday, April 17 at 1 p.m.

The program will feature 20 Mahany Piano Arts students of varying ages and levels performing classical, jazz, pop and original piano music.

Three of the students performing on Saturday are recent Prescott Fine Arts Association scholarship winners. They are Espen Yates, 15; Stephanie Riviere, 15, and Daniel Carlisi, 13.
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Library volunteer: using a new machine keeps operations moving
Jan Christman is past retirement age and has other commitments in her life, but she does not plan to stop volunteering at the new Prescott Valley Public Library anytime soon.
Monday, March 15, 2010

Bradshaw grad travels far to become Food Wars host
From the stage at Prescott Valley's Bradshaw Mountain High School to the worldwide stage of television, Cammie Burford has logged thousands of miles.

And she has thousands more to go, partly thanks to her new television show.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Knotek tops age category for Punt, Pass & Kick
With all 32 NFL teams reporting results, the Arizona Cardinals' representative in the National Punt, Pass and Kick contest, Derek Knotek, holds the No. 1 ranking in the 10/11-year-old category. That means he will return to the National Finals next month. He placed second at Nationals in January of this year as a 9-year-old.

Derek's family lives in Prescott, where his dad, Jeff, is a member of the Prescott Fire Department. Derek now is a fifth-grader at Granite Mountain Middle School, but through fourth-grade, he attended Mountain View Elementary in Prescott Valley, where his mother, Staci, teaches music.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Toastmasters honor Lew Rees with leadership award
District 3 - Arizona Toastmasters have named Prescott Valley resident and community leader Lew Rees as the Toastmasters Communication and Leadership Award winner for 2009. The club will honor him at the Toastmasters Fall Conference at the Prescott Resort Oct. 30 - Nov. 1.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Lifetime interest brings Prescott Valley resident to Arts and Culture Commission
Following moves from Chicago to Ventura, Calif., and one uncomfortable year in Ft. Mohave, the newest member on the Arts and Culture Commission calls Prescott Valley "one of the nicest areas in Arizona."
Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Soroptimists honor three winners for efforts, service
The Soroptimists International of Prescott Valley celebrates three award-winning women from Prescott and Prescott Valley at a dinner and auction this Saturday.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009


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