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Cole McCarthy finds life calling at Gilbert Fire Department
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Cole McCarthy finds life calling at Gilbert Fire Department

March 26th, 2018 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Kelly Athena Cole McCarthy grew up in Ahwatukee, dreaming like many children do about being a firefighter one day. A year ago, McCarthy landed a job with the Gilbert Fire Department, beating out 1,200 other applicants vying...
Gilbert officer Eric Shuhandler’s accused killer awaits trial eight years later
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Gilbert officer Eric Shuhandler’s accused killer awaits trial eight years later

March 5th, 2018 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Jim Walsh One by one, Gilbert police officers tied blue ribbons on a pole supporting a sign that memorializes their slain colleague, Lt. Eric Shuhandler – only a few yards from where he was shot to death eight years ago....
The Lewises look forward to a Cambodian mission
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The Lewises look forward to a Cambodian mission

February 2nd, 2018 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Srianthi Perera John and LaCinda Lewis knew since November that they were probably going on a three-year mission to serve the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a mission president and companion. They alluded to...
Matthew’s Crossing addresses student hunger in East Valley
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Matthew’s Crossing addresses student hunger in East Valley

February 1st, 2018 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Srianthi Perera Not every child in Gilbert looks forward to the weekend as a time for fun and frivolity. Some approach it with a dread because they may go hungry. That’s why Chandler-based Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank...
Two massive recreation areas being designed for southeast Gilbert
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Two massive recreation areas being designed for southeast Gilbert

January 1st, 2018 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Srianthi Perera Gilbert officials are moving along on two floodwater detention projects that will produce two new parks – including a massive recreation area in a part of the town that has long been waiting for a substantial...
Archery range coming to Freestone Park
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Archery range coming to Freestone Park

January 1st, 2018 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Srianthi Perera After four years of trying to establish an archery range in Gilbert, Sandra Reynolds has hit her target. The founder of the nonprofit Gilbert Archery has finalized an agreement with the town to transform a...
Gilbert’s Fire Station 9 will help with four-minute response time
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Gilbert’s Fire Station 9 will help with four-minute response time

December 5th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Srianthi Perera Gilbert ceremoniously broke ground on construction of its last-planned fire station in November. Fire Station No. 9, located near Ocotillo and Higley roads, will serve residents in the far southeast part of...
Gilbert students team with NASA for plant experiment
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Gilbert students team with NASA for plant experiment

December 5th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Melody Birkett Five high school students representing Gilbert stood by at NASA’S Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia recently. They were awaiting the NASA commercial cargo provider, Orbital ATK Cygnus Spacecraft, to launch...
Gilbert Historical Museum has larger mission as HD South
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Gilbert Historical Museum has larger mission as HD South

November 2nd, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Srianthi Perera The Gilbert Historical Museum is a link to the town’s past. But in the future, the museum will be known as HD South. The museum, which is run by the Gilbert Historical Society, has been transforming itself...
Big League Dreams vows fight over town contract termination
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Big League Dreams vows fight over town contract termination

November 1st, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Jim Walsh Gilbert’s stormy relationship with Big League Dreams has been headed for a nasty divorce since July, when the town unilaterally closed the sports park amid safety concerns about the integrity of outfield fences and...