Why it’s important for our daily newspapers to survive

In its Monday, June 4, edition and in a column the previous week, The New York Times made reference to the challenges facing America’s daily newspapers, particularly relating to declining ad revenues that have led to staff layoffs, fewer days of publication and increased emphasis on online content. The Times’ coverage was triggered, in part, […]

Letters from Dad

Letters from Dad

As Father’s Day has approached in years past, we’ve featured dads whose lives have proved inspirational to their sons and daughters—men with special achievements, special contributions, special memories shared by those who know or knew them. All of which caused me to wonder why, in our 20 or so years of honoring our dads on […]

Woman’s last days eased by teens’ generosity

Woman’s last days eased by teens’ generosity

Automotive-technology students at Corona del Sol High School brought a measure of kindness—and some desperately needed convenience—to a terminally ill woman whose final days were becoming an even larger battle because she lacked a running vehicle to make doctors’ visits or run even short errands. Tapping into the students’ auto-repair skills, Hospice of Arizona and […]

New grading system praised for helping teachers

Kyrene schools fell only one percentage point short of achieving the state’s highest rating for overall academic achievement, according to the Arizona Department of Education’s newest system utilizing standard letter grades instead of the previous method involving performance-level nomenclature. Using an A-F grading system, individual Kyrene schools earned mostly A and B grades, with a […]

A little fanfare, if you please

This marks a milestone anniversary of the little hometown publishing company that has brought you Wrangler News these past 20-plus years. While it’s like any such occasion that comes and goes without much fanfare, this particular one somehow seemed more special than the others, and deserving of at least passing mention. For those who recall […]