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Retiring teacher reflects on lives she helped change, including her own

By Diana Whittle After a career spanning 42 years, Kathleen McLemore, who just retired as a teacher at Kyrene Middle School, feels she is a lucky woman indeed. “I estimate that I taught nearly 10,000 students over the years, and I know that I improved their lives. “My years of teaching were wonderful, and I’m […]

8th Grade Promotion

Eighth graders at Aprende, Kyrene and Pueblo middle schools got an impressive sendoff to high school, their next stopping point in the learning process. The 340 Aprende grads heard words of encouragement as they got their sendoff. At Pueblo, 322 students and their parents gathered for promotion ceremonies. And at KMS, 412 young hopefuls received […]

Nationwide acclaim for Tempe group’s efforts to reduce underage drinking

By Diana Whittle The Tempe Coalition recently gained national recognition for its work targeted at reducing underage drinking and drug abuse. The coalition, a partnership between the city of Tempe and Tempe Community Council, received a national Milestones Award from the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, which is the premiere national membership organization for those […]

Some dads tell about life. This one told about dreams.

Editor’s note: Tempe resident Guido Scarton, a retired high school teacher, football coach and inductee in the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, authored these recollections of his dad. We thought the timing was perfect for this issue of Wrangler News. His name was Jim. He was born May 12, 1902 in Dagus Mines, a small […]

Congratulations to Corona del Sol Class of 2014

New Corona del Sol  graduates celebrate their special night. View entire photo gallery of the night on our Facebook page: Photos by Billy Hardiman  

2014 Seton grad writes her way to $103k in scholarships

By Amy Wolff When Elise Goitia, a senior at Seton Catholic Prep and Tempe resident, submitted her young adult novel Lark to San Diego State University’s National Writer’s Conference, she had no idea she would beat adults from all over the country for the coveted Conference Choice Award. In the SDSU competition, writers submit advance […]

Sol Buddies pitch in to expand opportunities for special needs kids

Story & photo by Chelsea Martin In an ongoing effort to promote awareness of those with special needs, the Corona del Sol High School girls softball team has taken a special group under its wing. Their idea: to expand the team to members of the Sol Buddies group, which comprises students with special needs. The […]

Tempe Diablos award $280,000 to area’s outstanding teachers

Teacher of the Year recipients are: JoAnne Skoglund of Kyrene Altadeña Adrianna Aragon of Nevitt Elementary Sergio Holguin of Mountain Pointe H.S. Photos by Billy Hardiman

Kyrene receptionist faces rough road helping her stepdaughter fight potentially life-ending disease

By Diana Whittle Central to Haley DeLucia’s young life is her treatment—a seemingly never-ending process to battle the cystic fibrosis that is relentless in its attack on her body. But at 13 years old, it’s all she has ever known. Diagnosed as an infant with the life-threatening genetic disorder that most critically affects the lungs […]

Corona lacrosse competed against Gilbert High in a home contest.

Photo by Billy Hardiman

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