Higley USD preps new superintendent, Aldi stores to open: News from Chandler, Gilbert

The Higley USD governing board appointed Educational Services Associate Superintendent Dawn Foley on July 21 as the district's next superintendent. (Courtesy Higley USD)
The Higley USD governing board appointed Educational Services Associate Superintendent Dawn Foley on July 21 as the district's next superintendent. (Courtesy Higley USD)

The Higley USD governing board appointed Educational Services Associate Superintendent Dawn Foley on July 21 as the district's next superintendent. (Courtesy Higley USD)

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Higley USD to elevate Dawn Foley to superintendent upon Mike Thomason's retirement

Higley USD will elevate its No. 2 administrator to superintendent upon Mike Thomason’s retirement in the spring.

Dawn Foley, HUSD’s educational services associate superintendent, received the appointment at a special governing board meeting July 21.

Aldi plans to open Gilbert store in December



German discount grocery chain Aldi has broken ground and is building a Gilbert location at 1801 E. Pecos Road. The store is slated to open in December, according to a company announcement July 21.

Aldi to open Chandler location in November

A new Aldi location is expected to open in Chandler in November. The location of the discount grocery store will be at 2844 S. Alma School Road.

McMahon's Ice Cream closes its doors

McMahon’s Ice Cream announced July 19 it will close its doors. The old-fashioned ice cream shop specialized in homemade ice cream and strove to create a family-friendly, fun environment.

Tom Blodgett and Alexa D’Angelo contributed to this report.



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