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PV artist: Creativity cannot be stifled
The Town of Prescott Valley decided a while back to commission a statue to be placed at the civic center, part of an ongoing effort to include public art in the community.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

PV man's naval career spans 22 years, two wars
Robert Junior "Bob" Kerrigan, a Prescott Valley resident since 1977, grew up in Brainerd, Minnesota, the youngest of eight children. He had four older sisters and three older brothers. All of his brothers were Army men who fought in World War II.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Child of the week: Sorraya
Life can be difficult. As a result, children are facing hardships at early ages, and need positive mentorship in their lives.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Scouts take lead in blazing trail to top of Glassford Hill
Two brothers working on their Eagle Scout award are making tracks to the top of Glassford Hill to 'scout' out wildlife and natural landmarks. Their project is to provide signage for hikers at the beginning and end of the newly-built Glassford Hill Trail and also at switchbacks along the way.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Dutchman had mining claims in Bradshaws
Most people familiar with Jacob Waltz know he found gold in the Superstition Mountains - hundreds of people have sought his mine in the mountains east of Phoenix - and several think they know where it is located. But not many people are aware he staked claims in the Bradshaw Mountains in the 1860s.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Child of the week: Lindsey
Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Big Couples, and Big Families are needed to mentor children. 8 hours a month can truly change a child's life Fundamentally. For the Better. Forever.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

PV veteran tells his story in the pages of new book
U.S. Marine and Vietnam veteran Gary Clemmons describes his first book as a survival guide disguised as a memoir for fellow combat warriors with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Bumble Bee a short trip down the road
The Bumble Bee Ranch offers family fun and something for everyone. Several stories exist as to how the town got its name, but it's really an interesting place to visit.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Veterans get back in the saddle
A recent special event highlighted the spirt of the west and the cowboys who tamed this land - a Jinx McCain Horsemanship clinic took place on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Orme School.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Work and now retirement invigorating for APS's Mike Johnsen
As a longtime community relations liaison for Arizona Public Service, Mike Johnsen was a familiar face at many a special project throughout Quad-city communities, from schoolyard landscaping to United Way campaigns.

"My APS work was just a gift," said Johnsen, who retired in April after 34 years with the company.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Renken, one of town's founding fathers, dies
Some original residents of Prescott Valley remember the late Ken Renken selling property lots back in the late 1960s, and are saddened to learn one of the town's founding fathers is gone.

Renken, 83, died May 6 in Kindred Hospital in Peoria after a brief illness.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Rotary Exchange Group enjoys whirlwind tour
If you think Rotary International's Group Study Exchange program is a glorified vacation, think again.

"GSE stands for 'get sleep eventually,'" said Caroline Fox, a member of the Australian group that visited Arizona this past week.

The comment elicited laughter from the other four members, but their itinerary bears out its validity.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Schindler's list survivor gives harrowing account
Leon Leyson lived through some of the darkest days of World War II, surviving the Holocaust with the help of Oskar Schindler.

Leyson, now 80, was 13 when he joined his father and brother at a factory run by Schindler in Krakow, Poland.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Longtime piano teacher Michael Mahany to present students in recital
Michael Mahany, performer and music educator, will present his annual student piano recital at Prescott Community Church, 3151 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, on Saturday, April 17 at 1 p.m.

The program will feature 20 Mahany Piano Arts students of varying ages and levels performing classical, jazz, pop and original piano music.

Three of the students performing on Saturday are recent Prescott Fine Arts Association scholarship winners. They are Espen Yates, 15; Stephanie Riviere, 15, and Daniel Carlisi, 13.
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Library volunteer: using a new machine keeps operations moving
Jan Christman is past retirement age and has other commitments in her life, but she does not plan to stop volunteering at the new Prescott Valley Public Library anytime soon.
Monday, March 15, 2010


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