75 years ago
Henry M. (“Pete”) Gay will succeed Albert R. Hammon as manager of the Kroger grocery store at Conway Monday, it was announced today. Mr. Gay, who was formerly employed at the local Kroger store, has been manager of the Siloam Springs store and will return to Conway from that place.
Mr. Hammon said he expected to be assigned to new duties with his company, but would not learn until he visits the district office at Little Rock where he will be sent.
50 years ago
Margo Dunaway, 17, of Conway, was crowned 1963 Arkansas Junior Miss in Little Rock Saturday and will represent the state in the America Junior Miss Pageant at Mobile, Ala., March 8-17.
She was chosen from a field of 57 candidates.
Miss Dunaway is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.O. Dunaway. She is a senior in Conway High School.
25 years ago
Faulkner County received a respite from recent snowfall today, but not before snow accumulation reached 13 inches.
The 12 inches of snowfall that pelted the county in the 24-hour period ended at 7 a.m. today, set a one-day record for Conway. The National Weather Service does not keep records of official snowfall totals for Conway, but a snowfall of approximately 10 inches on Jan. 9, 1977, was the largest in recent memory, according to weather services officials.
10 years ago
A pair of thrilling contests rounded out the semifinals in the Faulkner County Junior High Tournament at Wampus Cat Gymnasium on Monday.
The Conway Blue girls claimed their first win of the season, 34-30, over St. Joseph. Meanwhile, the St. Joseph boys squad kept Conway White from doing the same with a 29-28 buzzer-beater.