On April 21, four members of Grand Canyon Council Cub Scout Pack 184 from San Tan Valley visited the East Mesa, Apache Junction/Gold Canyon and Queen Creek/San Tan Valley Independent newspapers office, 2066 W. Apache Trail Suite 110 in Apache Junction. Their visit was part of a mission to earn additional achievement badges. The pack members were, from left, Colton Robbins, Bryce Tietjen, Emerson Howcroft and Enlai Rodriguez. After having their picture taken outside the office, the pack members learned that the newspaper covers news stories in Queen Creek and San Tan Valley. They watched a video of a newspaper press printing papers and the managing editor, Richard Dyer, talked to them about the Independent’s newspapers in Arizona, Delaware, Maryland and Florida. News Editor Wendy Miller then talked about the elements of a story: Who, when, where, what, why and how. Everyone got a souvenir front page to take home.
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