One year ago
June 6, 2012
• Sharon Boyd said she will proudly attend her 40th Coolidge High School reunion this fall. Boyd is the Coolidge Youth Coalition Program Director, a position she says unabashedly is “the best job I have ever had because I am passionate and I believe in our message and I think I can make a difference” Boyd has been in the position for four years.
• During the City Council meeting last Tuesday night the CYC and the Drug-Free Communities Team, Michael Flores, II, and Sharon Boyd, accepted a check from Sheriff Paul Babeu for $5,000 to help pay for the ninth annual “Safe and Sober Grad-Night” at Bedroxx Bowling alley.
• Dr. Andd Becker wrapped up her first year of retirement having collected 3,500 children’s book and donating them to six Coolidge schools. Now the Coolidge resident plans for delivering even more books in the future, with a goal of 5,000 books to be donated between August 2012 to February 2013.
10 years ago
June 4, 2003
• While the search is on for a new principal at Coolidge High School, the district superintendent’s position at least remains occupied. At a special meeting May 28, following an executive session on the matter, Superintendent Steve Zimmerman rescinded his previous request to be removed from the district’s top spot.
• Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration are conducting warm-weather testing on the latest version of the 777-300ER twin-engine airplane, from Mesa to Coolidge, in order to certify the airplanes.
• The biggest city-funded construction project in the history of Coolidge has gotten the okay to proceed by the city council. Council members unanimously voted to move forward on the new $3.5 million police station by accepting a bid for construction and services.
30 years ago
June 9, 1983
• The city of Coolidge with a long drive could some day conceivably own the Hohokam Country Club and golf course. That drive could consist of a bond issue, outside funding, or prudent negotiation to acquire the approximately 85 acres that includes a clubhouse and nine-hole course.
• Coolidge’s San Carlos Park swimming pool celebrated its 30th birthday June 1, with council trying to decide whether to rejuvenate it or to replace it with a new pool. Recreation Department Director Richard Maple had consulted with Paddock Pool Construction Company to obtain a general estimate on costs of both.
• A benefit celebration for cerebral palsy will be held in the 400 block of Coolidge Ave. Saturday. Underwritten by the Utotem store at 495 S. Arizona Blvd, district manager David Johnson had requested closer of the block noting that it was a worth cause.
40 years ago
June 7, 1973
• A proposed Coolidge city sales tax met no protest Monday, during the first of two public hearings concerning the measure. Final public airing of the proposal will be held Monday announced Councilman Bud Appel.
• Coolidge High School students Teri Garrett and Gala Lee will be included among 250 girls during the 26th annual Girls State, Monday through June 17, at the University of Arizona. The girls will participate in activities as mock city and state elections, and legislative sessions.
• Neglected dried grass and cigarette carelessness are the main causes of Coolidge’s rash of brush fires, according to City Fire Chief Jerry Williams. Willliams said volunteer city firemen doused at least 10 blazes last month.
50 years ago
June 6, 1963
• There would be no fresh news in a report by this newspaper on the great victory won by Arizona, and particularly Pinal County, when the Supreme Court ruled Monday that Arizona is entitled to additional water from the Colorado River. We prefer to congratulate Charles H. Reed, Coolidge attorney, who for six years has led a legal battle which produced the favorable decision.
• Only a few days are left for Pinal County taxpayers to register protests over property assessments. The county’s supervisors act as a Board of Equalization the first ten days of June. Interested taxpayers should check their valuations with he County Assessor.
• Dan Dulen, pioneer resident of Coolidge, died June 1 at Pinal General Hospital where he had been a patient for six weeks. During his residency here Mr. Dulen opened and operated several restaurants in the community.
60 years ago
June 5, 1953
• An effort begun more than a year ago by Mayor Ben Arnold and other members of the city council bore fruit Tuesday morning when installation was started on three electrically-operated traffic control systems on Arizona boulevard, one each at Coolidge, Centraland Northern avenues.
• On Saturday, the O.S. Stapley Company, the local international Harvester dealer, will hold the grand opening of its new farm equipment store. One of the finest buildings of its kind in the Southwest, the new building and land cost an estimated $135,000.
• Fast action marked the 10-round bout held last Monday at San Carlos Park between Bobby Dykes and Cisco Saenz. The fight, marking the third meeting between the middleweights, was won by the Texas battler Bobby Dykes by unanimous decision.