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Air-conditioning company gives mom cool surprise
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Air-conditioning company gives mom cool surprise

May 12th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Colleen Sparks, SanTan Staff Writer   A single mother of three juggling a full-time job as a teacher and a few other positions is sweating a little less now that a Chandler company gave her a cool surprise. Croffoot...
Local Girl Scouts’ service projects earn top award
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Local Girl Scouts’ service projects earn top award

May 10th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Colleen Sparks, Managing Editor   Three local high school Girl Scouts proved their weight in gold when it comes to serving the community. Elena Boyd, 18; Aleayah Hughes, 18; and Danielle Manella, 17, recently received...
Her son’s cancer led her to helping families
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Her son’s cancer led her to helping families

April 26th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Colleen Sparks, Staff   Patti Luttrell’s son Jeff was just 12 when he needed a bone marrow transplant. It was the latest attempt to save his life after fighting cancer for several years. Despite the tremendous strain...
Chandler students vied in geography bee
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Chandler students vied in geography bee

April 26th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Colleen Sparks, Staff   A sixth-grader at Kyrene Traditional Academy is gushing about a globally-focused competition, where he got to meet other students who are crazy about geography. Timotheos Mihalopoulos, 11, of...
Siblings gear up for world robotics meet
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Siblings gear up for world robotics meet

April 16th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By COLLEEN SPARKS, Staff Robots are overtaking a Chandler home where three siblings are gearing up for a fast-paced world competition that will test their technology and communication skills. Ruthanne Teo, 17, and her brothers...
Local woman ‘rocks’ Chandler with love
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Local woman ‘rocks’ Chandler with love

March 7th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By PAUL MARYNIAK Executive Editor Valerie Biberdorf Boman thinks Chandler and its residents rock. And for a decade, the Chandler woman has been showing her appreciation with rocks. She paints and decorates rocks, then leaves them...
Compass Christian hosts dance for special people
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Compass Christian hosts dance for special people

February 3rd, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF Special needs teens and adults will get the star treatment and have a chance to dance the night away at a novel event in Chandler next week. Compass Christian Church on South Alma School Road will hold Night...
Arcade contest builds Kyrene students’ character and knowledge
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Arcade contest builds Kyrene students’ character and knowledge

January 8th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By PAUL MARYNIAK, Executive Editor Who said learning can’t be fun? It sure wasn’t Pete Flocken, Kyrene School District’s program manager for community education, or 140 elementary school students – many from three...
Upbeat teen tunes out stress with piano success
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Upbeat teen tunes out stress with piano success

December 11th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
BY COLLEEN SPARKS, Staff A Chandler teenager who beat a life- threatening illness as a child is finding his life in harmony now as he racks up prizes at piano competitions in the Valley and around the country. Samuel Xu, 16, is...
Staff, community rallying around beloved Casteel principal
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Staff, community rallying around beloved Casteel principal

November 18th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
By COLLEEN SPARKS Staff Casteel High School Principal Sandy Lundberg is the kind of leader who boosts everyone she meets by lifting their spirits and making them feel like they can accomplish anything. That’s why staff members,...