Forty-three years ago this week the top news stories for the April 20, 1972. Apache Sentinel, the precursor to the Mesa Independent newspaper, included: Ground leveling work has begun on the location for a new Nace drive-in theater at Recker Road and Apache Trail. It will accommodate 500 cars. The screen for the drive-in has been up for five years.
The Mesa Independent is available in Mesa and Maricopa County