Phoenix, Arizona / Sunday, April 1,
© 2018 by JPB Publishing Ltd.
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50th Anniversary Edition
(BP) – No sir, this
is no April Fools’ Day prank. The Joan De Arc Crusader is now
officially 50 years young.
Crusader Time Line
– The first issue of the Crusader is published after its
predecessor, The Sloppy Gazette, is renamed at the suggestion of
– Editor John Bueker changes the Crusader motto from Carl Bueker’s
“Brag We Do Not” to his own “All the Fits that’s News to Print.”
Chris Dickey and Mark Wells sign on as cub reporters.
… Time Passes …
– The Crusader awakes from a 24-year hibernation for its first issue
since 1969 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the newspaper with a
special commemorative edition.
July, 1998 – The Crusader
observes its 30th anniversary and the paper’s first
online edition appears at
– The first appearance of the ever-popular “Chuck’s Corner” column
by former JDA resident Charles Bueker III.
– The Crusader welcomes the new millennium and establishes the
Crusader Foundation for Advanced Joan De Arc Studies.
– The Joan De Arc Avenue website is launched at
– The Joan De Arc Crusader archives makes its debut, providing
online access to back issues at
– The Crusader sparks controversy when it raises the newsstand price
to an unheard of $10.00 per ish.
September, 2012 – The Crusader is named “Best Phoenix Neighborhood Blog” in the annual New Times Best of Phoenix© issue.
– The Crusader receives a photo credit and citation in the Wall
Street Journal for providing a vintage Park Central photo used in a
– The Crusader acquires the www.joandearccrusader.com online domain. __________________________________________________________
April, 2018 – The Crusader marks its 50th birthday.
Moon Phases: Last Quarter: April 8 New: April 15 First Quarter: April 22 Full: April 29