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Mark Tufte, VP/Market Manager of Country Bank in Cottonwood, graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado’s 69th Annual School Session hosted at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

September 14, 2019
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Class XIII graduates of Verde Valley Leadership were honored during a dinner ceremony Friday at the Verde Valley Senior Center.

July 21, 2019
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When Allen Muma started with the Jerome Police Department, smartphones were a thing of the future.

By Staff report July 11, 2019
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The Randall Hauk Outstanding Youth Citizen Scholarship was recently awarded to two local Mingus Union High School seniors.

By Submitted to the Independent July 3, 2019
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Maxine and Danny Soto were married in Cottonwood July 18, 1969.

July 2, 2019
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Tommy Anderson of Cottonwood and Joan Sedita of Cornville were wed on the island of St. John, May 23, 2019. Tommy is a local musician and owner of Tommy Rocks music store in Jerome.

June 11, 2019
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CottCottonwood residents John and Beverly Schreiber will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Independence Day. The Schreibers were married in Beverly’s grandmother’s house in West Allis, Wisconsin, July 4,1959. They are the parents of three children, Jeffrey Schreiber (who passed away in 2018), Dawn Luko and Diana Honsa, and fiancé Clark. The Schreibers have two grandchildren, Keith Luko and Melanie Luko; and three great grandchildren, Analysa Curry, Sierra Luko and James Luko.onwood residents John and Beverly Schreiber will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Independence Day.

June 11, 2019
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Jacob Shelly is the recipient of Bookmarks - Friends of the Cottonwood Library $1000. scholarship.

May 25, 2019
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Jerome Elks Lodge #1361 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in Clarkdale presented scholarship awards to the two winners sponsored by Jerome Lodge.

May 23, 2019
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Mr. and Mrs. Martin Satran are pleased to announce the wedding of their son, Robert Satran, to Bethany Haines, April 20, at Mormon Lake.

April 30, 2019
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On April 6th, the Jerome Elks Lodge #1361 celebrated its 100th anniversary of serving the communities in the Verde Valley, which includes Jerome, Clarkdale, Cottonwood and Camp Verde. There were 185 members and guests were on hand to join in the celebration, including Arizona Elks State President Mike Murphy and his wife Debra, as well as guests from other lodges throughout the state. Special Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler Jerry Grimes presented a Grand Exalted Ruler Special Citation to Exalted Ruler Janet Leuer, for 100 years of Meritorious Service to the Community. From left: Special Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler Jerry Grimes, Exalted Ruler Janet Leuer and Trustee Chairman Jim Plas.

April 20, 2019
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Having a certain level of media literacy and critical thinking skills is key to navigating through this churning sea of lies, echo chambers and — dare I mention it again? — “fake news.” Journalists are trained to view every new fact that comes their way with scrutiny. You can, too.

By Kelcie Grega April 2, 2019
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Connie and Sam Morey were married on March 31, 1959, in Bloomfield, New Jersey, while on spring break from Duke University.

March 26, 2019
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There will be a celebration in the fall at Spook Hall in Jerome combining the 40th Wedding Anniversary of Janice Marie and Steven Michael Pontious aswell as Janice’s 60th birthday, and Steve’s 65th.The couple was married May 19, 1979, in St.Louis, Missouri

March 19, 2019
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Larry and Virginia (Ginnie) OBrien celebrated their 50th anniversary March 16th.They met at the Baptist church in Prescott and started dating Christmas of 1967.

March 19, 2019
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The Cottonwood Fire & Medical Department presented their annual Community Outreach and Fire & Life Safety awards Tuesday to local recipients.

February 16, 2019
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Chili Cook-off winner Belinda Milburn and her winnings with chili taster Chris Kinderman.

February 14, 2019
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A 90th birthday party for Cottonwood’s Locy Rogers will take place Feb. 23, 1-4 p.m., at the Cottonwood LDS Church, 1377 E. Hombre Drive

February 12, 2019
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Cottonwood residents Ron Jiles and Julie Dodge were married Nov. 9, 2018, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cottonwood.

January 26, 2019
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Camp Verde High School has announced that senior Logan Pratt is the school’s September Kiwanis Student of the Month.

December 22, 2018
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Camp Verde High School senior Reyna Ruvalcaba is the school’s Kiwanis Student of the Month for October.

November 15, 2018
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The Cottonwood Police Department promoted two people Monday during a Badge Pinning Ceremony. Officer Scott Dever was promoted to sergeant, and Gareth Braxton-Johnson was promoted to commander.

October 27, 2018
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The Reverend Sharon R. Brown will be installed as pastor of Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, Clarkdale, Saturday, Oct. 13, 1 p.m. during a ceremony in the church sanctuary, 330 Scenic Drive.

October 9, 2018
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Camp Verde High School senior Dominic Pittman and fellow senior Katelynn Spisak were named Camp Verde’s Homecoming king and queen during the halftime ceremonies of the Cowboys final home game of the season. VVN/James Kelley

October 6, 2018
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Camp Verde High School has announced that senior Steven Petty is the school’s August 2018 Kiwanis Student of the Month.

By From Camp Verde High School September 20, 2018

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