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Buckeye Valley News

From Out Of The Past:

May 3, 2012

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10 YEARS AGO (2002) The Buckeye Police Departments 3rd Annual Softball Tournament is a big success. Buckeye Police Department took 1st place honors while Buckeye Rural Fire Department took 2nd. Teddy Bear Day is observed at the Child Development Center in Buckeye. Pam Lanford has been teaching for 18 years since the beginning of operations in 1986. 20 YEARS AGO (1992) Wal-Mart chooses Buckeye site for a huge bulk storage facility. The $20 million project is to begin soon. Buckeye Elks Lodge #2686 installs new officers; Tom Kearney-Chaplain, Mike Hamilton- Loyal Knight, Jay Broadbent- Secretary, Chris Nelson- Tiler, Les Ruth- Exalted Ruler, Bill Brackett- Leading Knight, Paul HaydenInner Guard, Dick Sartor- Lecturing Knight, Jerry Robinson-Treasurer, and Trustees- Buck Smith, Bill Price, Ron Henry, Gary Miller and Jack Rader. BUHS boys and girls track teams make a strong showing at the Phoenix Christian Invitational. The girls set five meet records and Kristina Shiple won the Outstanding Female Athlete Award. 30 YEARS AGO (1982) Pioneer Days brings in over $13,300. Michael J. Arambel of Buckeye is named Gamma Sigma Delta outstanding student at Kansas State University. Kell Store and Jailhouse in Buckeye circa 1910. Tim Kirkpatrick of BUHS wins four medals at the Peoria Invitational Track Meet. 40 YEARS AGO (1972) Buckeye Jr. Woman’s Club president Diane Shepard turns over the gavel to incoming President Marla McCall. New officers are; Paula Carlton- Recording Secretary, Diane Shepard- 2nd Vice President, Marge Welch- 1st Vice President, Dorothy Rode- Corresponding Secretary and Jo England- Treasurer. Representing BUHS at Girls State are; Charlene Hopkins and Kathleen Roberts. Cathy Yanez is alternate. Boys State representatives are; Bill Joslin, Kay Tryon and Philo Carter. Richard Hopkins won the Trophy for Poultry at the Maricopa County 4-H Fair. He won the honors with 7 first and 3 second places.

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May 4th Alan Lueck, Brad Strimple, Charlene Sedig, Damon Grandy, Jacob Colville, Jim Sawyer, Juan Manuel Munoz Jr., Kathy Roberts, Morgan Grandy, Stacie Estrada, Tim Grandy, Juan Munoz May 5th Bill Price, Dan Hardison, Gracie Mac Shetterly, James Newberry Jr., Jennie Alva, Stephanie Renee Odom, Tanner Thurman May 6th Elena Dean, Helen Flores, Meagan Kimmerie, Patricia Lerma, Tina Cone May 7th Bruce Heiden, Cindy Burton, Regina Alcorta, Bob Knutson May 8th Dan Noble, David Gehrts, J.L. Echeverria May 9th Betty Villa, Bill McLaughlin, Cindi DeBenedetto, Derek Kupcik, Steve Davis, Callee Combs May 10th Cutter Holt, Martin Sullivan, Trevor Skaggs May 11th Brooke Fischer, Gary Jutson, Liz DeHaven, Paula Noble, Travis Guertin May 12th Austin Ridener, Jeff Neil, Murel Sean Stephens, Randy Cripe, Mark Molitor Sr.

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A Goodyear man identified as Karl Bonz, age 43, is reported missing after a car accident near Indian School Road and 355th Avenue in Tonopah, Arizona, on April 26th, 2012. He has brown hair and green eyes. Last seen wearing jeans, light gray t-shirt and a baseball cap. At this time he is still reported missing. If you have seen him or have any information. please call the Maricopa Sheriff’s Office at 602-876-1011.

Anniversaries May 5th Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Kerr, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Bogart May 9th Dr. and Mrs. Gustavson, Mr. and Mrs. Harley McDougall May 10th Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Cone May 11th Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lanford, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon St. John May 12th Mr. and Mrs. Charles Youngker, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Garcia

Buckeye Police Arrest Multiple Suspects for Damaging Multiple Vehicles Continue from front page Officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and saw a BB gun in the vehicle. Investigation and interviews with the men revealed the group was involved in shooting out the windows of parked cars, from their vehicle, at several locations throughout the Town of Buckeye. There are approximately 30 victims of this wide spread criminal activity, and a total damage estimate of over $10,000. The Buckeye Police Department will be working with neighboring police jurisdictions, regarding admissions of similar criminal activity in Avondale and Goodyear, made by the suspects. Chief Mann stated he realizes how devastating criminal activity such as this can be in any community and expressed his appreciation for the efforts and abilities of the police officers at the Buckeye Police Department. The five subjects are:

Gabriel Akans, 19 years of age, Buckeye Resident.

Alexander Diyaolu, 18 years of age, Goodyear Resident

Davon Harris, 18 years of age, Buckeye Resident

Andrew Otterman, 21 years of age, Buckeye Resident

Anthony Schumacher, 19 years of age, Goodyear Resident

The suspect vehicle was driven by Schumacher, and registered to his mother. All suspects were ultimately booked into the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office 4th Avenue Jail on the following charges: Criminal damage to Property a class 4 felony.