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SOLD! Commercial site in Casa Grande

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – Executive Vice President Mark Wilcke, a top producer with NAI Horizon specializing in industrial/commercial buildings and land sales and leasing, represented the seller and the buyer in the purchase of 9.13 acres of commercial land in the Coyote Ranch subdivision located at the NEC of Pinal Avenue and Rodeo Road in Casa Grande, Arizona.
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Casa Grande mayor angry local COVID test kits made in China

As Pinal County residents begin to receive their at-home COVID test kits from the U.S. government as part of a nationwide testing push, some have noticed the kits have traveled a long way to get to the desert, possibly from across the Pacific Ocean. “I cannot believe that we, the...

Vaqueros fall to conference-leading Aztecs

SIGNAL PEAK – The Central Arizona College men’s basketball team managed to chop a 10-point halftime deficit down to two with a 15-7 run to begin the second half. That did not rattle conference-leading Cochise, which pulled away for an 82-69 victory on Wednesday night at the George Young Activity Center.

Vaqueras drop hard fought battle to Matadors

SIGNAL PEAK – In a women’s basketball game that was drenched in drama, Central Arizona College came up agonizingly short against Arizona Western Thursday night at the George Young Activity Center. With first place in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference at stake, the No. 18 Matadors overcame...

Not happy about changes

There seems to be a ponderous use of "facts" by misguided persons (notably from Tucson) who want to fill your letters with the same overused innuendos that we hear from the major news networks of the day. People! Look around you, please! Are you really happy with the "great" changes that are trying to be forced down your throat (and some which already have been) by the "D" people, of whom you purport to support to the fullest no matter what because they are by some strange definition what you have determined to be actual constitutional-minded Americans?

Coolidge Police stops up 65% but often without citation

COOLIDGE — Even though Coolidge Police officers stopped about 10 cars a day in 2021, many times it did not result in a citation or a written warning. According to figures from the Coolidge Police Department, officers were 62% more likely to conduct a traffic stop in 2021 than 2020.

CGESD board meeting becomes battleground for fierce debate

CASA GRANDE — With perhaps fitting irony shortly after School Board Appreciation Month was proclaimed, over a dozen parents and community members spoke out at the latest Casa Grande Elementary School District board meeting to either defend or decry the teaching of controversial topics including Critical Race Theory and LGBTQ issues.

New Florence businesses open with the help of downtown grant

FLORENCE — At least three new businesses and potentially a fourth will open as a result of the town’s decision to provide $250,000 in grants to fix code violations in commercial buildings, the Town Council was told. Florence Economic Development Director Elan Vallender gave the council an update...

Florence (Flo) Goebel Groshans, 94

Florence (Flo) Goebel Groshans, 94, formerly of Baker, MT, passed away Jan. 12, 2022 at the Golden Times Assisted Living Home in Surprise, AZ. She was born May 12, 1927, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret Goebel of Burlington, ND. Florence grew up on a farm and attended school in Burlington ND. Florence married Donald Groshans on Sept. 22, 1944. Flo and Don spent their early years in Velva, ND where Don began watch making and Flo was a homemaker while they were raising their six children. They made many friendships during their 20 years in Velva and kept those friendships throughout life. In 1964 Don and Flo moved to Baker, MT and started Groshans Jewelry which they owned and operated until 1990. They remained actively involved in the Baker community and together, managed the Lakeview Country Club until the fall of 2000. Flo was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Baker and sang in the choir for many years. Flo was loved by her Baker friends, loved socializing, playing cards, golfing and gambling. She treasured her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was able to keep tabs on many of the family happenings through Facebook on her iPad. The iPad also gave her the opportunity to keep up with all the gossip and to keep in touch with lifelong friends, watch her story (Days of Our Lives) and play computer games. In 2016, Flo moved into Thunderbird Senior Living and thrived in that environment for five years relishing in her new independence every day. Socializing, playing cards, bingo, puzzling and all the activities that facility offered extended her life until August 2021 when health issues took over.

Arizona City golf tournament date moved back

ARIZONA CITY — A golf tournament is one of the biggest events held by the Arizona City Chamber of Commerce. With the COVID-19 pandemic and course renovations forcing a two-year hiatus for the event, tournament participants are eager to get back on the links. However, those participants will have to wait just a little longer, as the tournament date has been pushed back one week.

Remains of a Florence man missing since September are found

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — Pinal County authorities say the remains of a 91-year-old Florence man who was reported missing four months ago have been found. Sheriff's officials announced Tuesday that the remains of George T. Robinson Sr. were located last weekend. They say Robinson was reported missing on Sept....

Police chase ends with vehicle crashing into CG's Little Sombrero

CASA GRANDE — A police chase Wednesday afternoon lasted mere blocks and ended with the suspect crashing into the signage at the Little Sombrero Mexican restaurant on Florence Boulevard. Casa Grande Police officials said Anessa Marie Triste, 21, allegedly was attempting to cash a fraudulent check at the Pinal...