Bill Helm


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Dr. Harris named to college governing board, replaces Al Filardo

CLARKDALE – Though there are two plausible sides to most issues, it’s generally the people able to find common ground who are most successful in building consensus.

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Living the dream: Verde Valley’s youth learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

VERDE VALLEY – Many people probably don’t realize that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech contained the phrase “I have a dream” eight times.

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Mingus Union High School Athlete of the Week: Lucas Svoboda

COTTONWOOD – If Mingus Union head wrestling coach Kirk Waddle could describe 145-pounder Lucas Svoboda in one word, it would be explosive.

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Mingus wrestlers prepare for Doc Wright, Deer Valley tournaments

COTTONWOOD – Much like baseball’s spring training when teams play two separate games to find action for the more inexperienced players, Jan. 13-14 for the Mingus Union High School wrestlers will be a matter of split squads – and two separate tournaments.

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Mingus boys beat Lee Williams 67-54

Escalante scores 17, Taylor 14 at home Tuesday; Marauders travel to Prescott Jan. 17 to face Badgers

COTTONWOOD – At the end of the day, it’s all about outscoring one’s opponent. Tuesday, the Mingus Union High School boys basketball squad overcame a rough first quarter to beat Lee Williams at home, 67-54.

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Mingus girls lose 41-37 to Lee Williams

Excepting the college game, basketball is a four-quarter affair. Had only two periods been necessary for the Mingus Union girls basketball team Tuesday against Lee Williams, the Marauders would have walked away with a win, 21-10. But that pesky third quarter that saw Mingus surrender 16 points and only score six helped thwart the home team, as the Marauders lost 41-37.

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Mingus boys win first soccer match of season, 5-4 road victory at Prescott High School

Technically, it wasn’t a shootout. But for soccer, Mingus Union’s 5-4 win at Prescott was far from a defensive duel. Ezekiel Behlow and Eric Samano each scored twice, and Devyn Spitzke scored one goal, as the Mingus Union boys won their first soccer match of the year.

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Marshals now display letter, advertisement seeking Winchester 73 rifles; letter originally written to ‘Camp Verde Police Chief’ in 1950

VERDE VALLEY – It wasn’t so long ago that retired Police Officer Tony Turner gave a rather sentimental gift to his friend Rob Wager, the “gun guy” at Cottonwood’s Pawn Palace.

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2016 recap: ‘Rebranding the VACTE name’

After 24 years at Camp Verde High School, the past seven as the school’s principal, Bob Weir is now superintendent at Valley Academy for Career and Technical Education.

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Mingus Union celebrates American theater, foreign language in 2016

Interim superintendents at both Mingus Union, Clarkdale-Jerome school districts

In 2016, 319 seniors graduated from the Cottonwood school, the most in more than a decade.

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