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Coming to a boil

Buckeye water official resigns

As Buckeye’s longtime water director resigns his job, a group that has been disputing high water bills is renewing its effort to remove the city’s mayor.

Dave Nigh, who was at the center of the controversy over disputed water bills, resigned as the city’s water director effective Feb. 25 after about 10 years with the city, according to Annie DeChance, a spokeswoman for Buckeye.

Tue
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Feb
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Buckeye man arrested in connection to hit-and-run collision in Phoenix

A Buckeye man was arrested for allegedly fleeing the scene after hitting a pedestrian Feb. 3 near 43rd Avenue and McDowell Road in Phoenix, officials said.

Febronio Avalos, 53, faces charges for leaving the scene of a collision resulting in death or serious injury, said Sgt. Mercedes Fortune, a spokeswoman for the Phoenix Police Department.

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Goodyear police looking for missing man

Goodyear police are looking for a 52-year-old man with dementia who has been missing since 3 p.m. Monday, officials said.

Steven Perez was last seen at Abrazo West Campus near McDowell Road and 136th Drive in Goodyear, said Lisa Kutis, a spokeswoman with the Goodyear Police Department.

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13
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Buckeye teacher accused of sexual conduct with teen

A Buckeye elementary teacher was arrested Sunday and accused of having sexual conduct with a 17-year-old foreign exchange student, officials said.

Joshua Schroder, 36, was booked into Maricopa County Fourth Avenue Jail and faces nine counts of sexual conduct with a minor and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, said Lisa Kutis, a spokeswoman with the Goodyear Police Department.

Wed
08
Feb
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Dave Nigh resigns as Buckeye water director

The Buckeye city official who was at the center of a controversy over disputed water bills has resigned.

Dave Nigh resigned as the city’s water director, effective Feb. 25, according to Annie DeChance, a spokeswoman for Buckeye.

DeChance said the resignation is the result of an agreement between Nigh and the city that was signed at the end of January and became official earlier this month.

Wed
08
Feb

Litchfield school district to celebrate centennial

It’s also the centennial year for the Litchfield Elementary School District, a milestone being marked with weekend events plus a campaign to establish a permanent reminder of the occasion.

The centennial will be celebrated with entertainment by pupil groups from the district from 10:20 a.m. to 1:55 p.m. Saturday on two stages at Litchfield Elementary School, 255 E. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park.

Acts will include choirs, a sign language club, drum line, theater group and bands.

Wed
08
Feb
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Cookies instill sweet skills

ZURIE GUTIERREZ, 10, of Avondale Girl Scout Troop 2711 stands in front of countless boxes of Girl Scout Cookies ready for distribution Jan. 20 at Dircks Moving and Logistics in Phoenix. Zurie sold 500 boxes of cookies last year. View photo by Jordan Christopher
ZURIE GUTIERREZ, 10, of Avondale Girl Scout Troop 2711 stands in front of countless boxes of Girl Scout Cookies ready for distribution Jan. 20 at Dircks Moving and Logistics in Phoenix. Zurie sold 500 boxes of cookies last year. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Annual Girl Scouts project teaches salesmanship, goal setting

Those Thin Mints and Tagalongs are more than just a cookie for a Girl Scout.

The annual cookie sale started Jan. 23 and continues through March 5 for a project that involves organization, goal setting, salesmanship, money management and even dealing with rejection.

Wed
08
Feb
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Litchfield marks centennial

Weekend of activities planned to celebrate 100 years since founding of community

Wed
08
Feb
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Ground broken for Catholic High School

School in Avondale will open in 2018 with 500 students

Construction is set to begin after a groundbreaking ceremony on the site of the first Catholic high school in the West Valley.

Five hundred students are expected to attend when St. John Paul II Catholic High School opens in August 2018 just north of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and School, 13720 W. Thomas Road in Avondale.

Wed
08
Feb

Lifting up veterans

Buckeye event to help former service members with benefits, jobs Saturday in Verrado

The Buckeye community is extending its arms to help veterans with its fourth annual Veterans Lift Up event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at The Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International Studies, 1495 S. Verrado Way, Buckeye.

Giving veterans a helping hand after serving their country is always necessary, Buckeye Councilman Craig Heustis said.

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