Joyce Coronel

Joyce Coronel has been interviewing and writing stories since she was 12, and she’s got the scrapbooks to prove it. The mother of five grown sons and native of Arizona is passionate about local news and has been involved in media since 2002, coming aboard at Wrangler News in 2015. Joyce believes strongly that newspapers are a lifeline to an informed public and a means by which neighbors can build a sense of community—vitally important in today’s complex world.
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Seton ‘Buddies’ take the field with special-needs athletes

Players stood in a huddle on the field at Seton Catholic Prep during a flag football game on a warm spring afternoon.

Bike-lane beef draws a crowd

So many residents poured in to a meeting at the Tempe Public Library to discuss proposals for the realignment of McClintock Drive that city workers scrambled to wheel in stacks of additional chairs.

Race to recruit ‘superheroes’ as advocates for foster kids

With 12,000 children in foster care in Maricopa County alone, the ability to have a positive impact on these young lives might seem to be more in the realm of superheroes rather than mere mortals.

Dino Debut: Hey, neighbor, can you dig it?

In its unending quest for stories wonderful and (occasionally) weird, Wrangler News unearthed two seemingly ferocious creatures that have taken up residence in the front yard of an otherwise serene South Tempe neighborhood, which until recently reported very few remnants of the Triassic Era.

Bulldozers pave way for church’s future

Pastor Troy Schmidt of Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Tempe keeps a hard hat on his desk.

For Irish lass, 2017 celebration proves a crowning moment

When March 17 shows up on the calendar, many students at Corona del Sol High School sport traditional green T-shirts and leprechaun-inspired attire in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.

Not Irish, you say? That could change March 17

It's that time of the year once again when everyone, it seems, is Irish.

Eye-catching red doors at St. James Episcopal Church designed to welcome

In an era characterized by both the contradictory elements of mega-churches and the waning influence of Christianity, South Tempe is home to a longstanding Episcopal congregation led Pastor Susan Wilmot, a native of Britain, who arrived in Tempe four years ago.

Joyce Coronel

Joyce Coronel has been interviewing and writing stories since she was 12, and she’s got the scrapbooks to prove it. The mother of five grown sons and native of Arizona is passionate about local news and has been involved in media since 2002, coming aboard at Wrangler News in 2015. Joyce believes strongly that newspapers are a lifeline to an informed public and a means by which neighbors can build a sense of community—vitally important in today’s complex world.
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