It was 2007, nearly 10 years since Ward Walston had started awakening virtually every morning to confront another day, another construction site, another excruciating battle with the aches and pains that had grown progressively worse as the months and years wore on.
Tempe and West Chandler were among the metropolitan areas hardest hit during the recession, during which homeowners lost as much as 50 percent of their home values.
Around the world, social media commands a huge segment of our collective mindset—to the point, in fact, where many seem to feel that words on paper ultimately may be no more. I’m willing to admit that that very expectation someday might become reality.
It was the late 1990s, and for 14 long months Karen Goetz spent sleepless nights aplenty.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Over the past 20 years, we have covered the comings and goings of countless local eating establishments, including some really good ones. For the most part, the really good ones are still here and worthy of consideration when you’re thinking of an enjoyable meal out. Few, though, have been more intriguing than Windy City, a […]
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 […]
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 […]