100 years ago



The Preparatory Department of Hendrix College showed their superiority over the “dignified” seniors by giving them a severe drubbing. The score was 33 to 14. “Piggie” Sinclair and Dick Schisler, playing the forward position, displayed accurateness that has never been excelled on the Bulldogs’ court. This pair of basket tossers made 23 of the Preps’ points.

75 years ago


A letter dated January 2 from Mrs. Arvor Ledbetter said she and her son, Bill, are leaving Kechikan, Alaska, where Captain Ledbetter is stationed, and will spend the remainder of the winter with her mother at Green Bay, Wis. All officers stationed there have been directed to send their wives and children home, Mrs. Ledbetter wrote Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Ledbetter of Conway.

50 years ago


Pictured: Republican Winthrop Rockefeller became Arkansas’ 37th elected governor and its first GOP governor since the Reconstruction ear when he was sworn in Tuesday by Chief Justice Carlton Harris of the state Supreme Court.

25 years ago


The congregation of First United Methodist Church has reacted with a conscientious regard for the unfortunate circumstances of members of First Baptist Church, who lost their church sanctuary last weekend in a disastrous fire. The Methodist family quickly marshalled forces to organize a fundraising event to help restore some of the church’s loving possessions, such as its hymnals, which were destroyed in the blaze.

10 years ago


Who’s on the other end of a 9-1-1 call? In Faulkner County’s case, the operator receiving those calls speaks from within Conway Emergency Operations Center, also known as “the mountain,” or “the emergency bunker,” on Hogan Road. Since 2004, that’s where emergency dispatch operators from city and county police, fire and ambulance services have been stationed. And that’s where this week new dispatchers learned to talk to callers, call up information and send out emergency response teams in the Public Safety Telecommunicator I class held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.



Sun, 09/24/2017 - 12:51

Rural Fire Program to host fire show Oct. 28

The Arkansas Forestry Commission is hosting the annual Rural Fire Protection (RFP) Fire Show on Saturday, October 28, in Greenbrier at 20 Industrial Boulevard from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. All Arkansas firefighters and families are invited to attend the annual event held to honor fire crews for their partnership in the suppression and prevention of wildfires.

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Sun, 09/24/2017 - 11:41

Museum Column: WWII Living History Night set

The Museum of Veterans and Military History in Vilonia, will be hosting the second World War II Living History Weekend beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13 and Saturday, Oct 14.

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Sun, 09/24/2017 - 11:11

David Grimes: Making memories in Conway Optimist football

The local youth football season is a now few weeks old. The league is sponsored by the Conway Noon Optimist Club and run by volunteers.

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Sun, 09/24/2017 - 09:51

Brawner: Nixon, Reagan, Trump and DACA