This is the continuation of the story of Lt. Col. Glen Roswell Weikert, who served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was commander of the 794th Ordinance Company of the 94th Infantry Division in General George Patton’s 3rd Army.
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Ron and Nancy Kreinbring, who live part-time in Fountain Hills, have made a mission for themselves to support Vietnam veterans. As part of their efforts, they work locally and in Minnesota with the Honor Quilt organization, which gifts veterans with handmade quilts for their life of service.…
With football season officially rolling at both Fountain Hills High School and Fountain Hills Middle School, it is a good time to check in with the new faces that will be coaching the Falcons for this unique 2020 season.
In the vast numbers of airplanes, most have flight information recorders, or black boxes. In the event of a plane crash, investigators rely heavily on the information gathered from that device.
Following is the winning entry from the 2020 Fountain Hills Coalition Essay Contest, written by Fountain Hills High School senior, Anya Feyrer-Melk. The selected topic was, “If you were independently wealthy and had no need for employment, what would you do to improve the quality of life for…
Every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in a classroom at the Shepherd of the Hills church, a group of women come together to stitch clothing items.
Turn down the dusty, desert road off Rio Verde Drive and it takes one into the wide-open West, but right on the edge of this bustling metro Phoenix area.
Fountain Hills resident Nancy Plencner writes extensively for political publications and produces travelogues from over 30 cruises throughout the world she has gone on with her husband, Leo Damkroger. Recently another member of the blended family of six children has added the title of author…
Editor’s Note: John Hersey and Beverly Belury briefly visited their Fountain Hills home in late November after months of house and pet sitting in foreign countries. They plan to spend the next four months in San Miguel, Mexico. Following are some insights from their adventure so far.
For Dave Clark, there are few things better than good beer and good music. He’s been performing the latter since his teen years and writing about the former throughout his adulthood.
Chris Proudfoot lives his life just like everyone else, putting one foot in front of the other. Diagnosed with ALS in 2008, that process might require some assistance or take a little longer than it used to, but that doesn’t mean he’s “slowing down.”
We hear voices from the past coming in many forms: Books, recordings and even in memories. Perhaps the most personal are letters from loved ones telling of danger and adventure in far off places. Such is the voice of Lt. Col. Glen Roswell Weikert, a World War II commander communicating with …
Fountain Hills resident and retired educator Fred Bedell, EdD has released a new book of essays through Xlibris publishing entitled, “Historical Events as a Basis for Income Inequality and Social Injustice: Events that Had and Have an Impact on the Social Fabric of the United States.”
While most know the month of October to be the start of fall and all things spooky, members of the Fountain Hills High School marching band know that, for them, October is the month of all things band.
When the heavens opened Monday, Sept. 23, and delivered 3.5 inches of rain in five hours and a chance of 80 percent more predicted through Thursday of that week, Oktoberfest organizer Christine Colley knew she would have to revise plans.
Back in 2015 Governor Doug Ducey declared the month of September to be Teen Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and this year the Fountain Hills High School girls volleyball team has decided to champion the cause.
Muriel Lippman had a busy week last week, with her volunteering at the Mayo Clinic and doing daily workouts at CopperWynd Resort, where she lives. She also visited with friends and family, who helped her celebrate her 100th birthday on Aug. 29.
The East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) Fountain Hills Campus is open and ready for the new school year, complete with new programs for students and adults in the community alike.
Sidney Rittenberg lives in relative obscurity in Fountain View Village for a man who, during his 98 years, attracted worldwide acclaim as a revolutionary, journalist, Chinese linguist and business consultant.
When Billy Nahn and his wife, Shanie, decided to spend a long overdue honeymoon on the Caribbean island of St. Martin, they never expected to spend the bulk of the trip scrambling for supplies, making a mad dash across the island and relying on the kindness of others to help them survive Hur…
When the doors open at McDowell Mountain Elementary School on Tuesday, Aug. 6, students and parents might notice their eyes being drawn to some new art on the walls.
Fountain Hills played host to Camp Invention this summer, with local youngsters taking part in a week’s worth of activities powered by STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
Members of the Fountain Hills Fire Department Rural/Metro Station 822 had a rare training opportunity last week as a donated car was utilized in a vehicle extrication drill.
Whenever local veterans gather for a ceremony or participate in a commemorative service for departed veterans, you’ll find Philip (Phil) C. S. Yin in the center of activities.
As the weather becomes warmer, the allure to get back into the pool is inviting. Fountain Hills Rural/Metro firefighters want to remind everyone that water safety practices and constant supervision is the cure to prevent child drowning and non- fatal drowning incidents.