75 years ago
The two men who held up and robbed three Conway women of their personal belongings and their automobile near El Paso last week, were traced to the mountains of Independence and Stone counties, but there the trail was lost, Sheriff J.I. Summers reported. A store and filling station operator at the intersection of Highways 25 and 14 near Batesville had reported seeing the men. They bought eggs and potatoes from him. He noticed women’s purses in their car. A posse of law enforcement officers in four counties were continuing the search.
50 years ago
The State Teachers Bears shattered Ouachita’s track bubble. The Owen boys-ASTC’s Don and CHS schoolboy Wilbur were picked as outstanding performers. Don won the 100 in 10 flat, the 220 in 22.7 on a curve, ran on the winning 440 relay team and ran on the second place 880 team. Wilbur won the 100 in 10.3, leaving Central’s Jim Lea in the blocks; beat much advertised, previously unbeaten Billy Don Atherton of North Little Rock in the 180 low hurdles in 19.9, and ran a dazzling anchor legs on three relays, one of them the winning mile.
25 years ago
Amy Brazil, a senior at Conway High School, was named yearbook editor of the year by the Arkansas High School Press Association. Miss Brazil and senior Natalie Muyers also won individual ratings in the competition. They won an excellent rating on student life layouts and an honorable mention on student life copy. Other students on the yearbook staff who won awards were Tami Mitchell, Barry Ready, Robbie Marvel, Kathryn Stewart, Brian Adams, Hillary Nunn, Mike Raycher, Kara Cordes, Becky Combs, Sheryl Carlson, Lauri Meddress, Heidi Hattlestadt, Brian Ratliff and Tim McKenna.
10 years ago
Behind a five inning, two hit performance from Patrick Turner, the St. Joseph Bulldogs defeated Shirley, 6-1. Turner started for the Bulldogs and had four strikeouts before giving way to reliever Tommy Hiegel in the sixth. Hiegel went the final two innings and struck out four while allowing no hits. Nick Nabholz was two for two with an RBI and a run scored. Luke Davis was two for three with two doubles and an RBI. C.J. Kordsmeier, Cole Rodgers and Jonathan Strack were each one for two. Kordsmeier and Strack each had an RBI and a run scored, and Rodgers had a double and a run scored.