75 years ago
J. Albert Hiegel, Chestnut Street grocer, was nominated Fourth ward alderman over Louis Henze, a carpenter, in yesterday’s city Democratic primary.
Mr. Hiegel received 52 votes to Mr. Henze’s 18. He will join the council next month following the general election, succeeding Maurice Moix, who did not offer for the post.
The 70 votes cast in the Fourth ward were nearly one-half of all the votes cast in the entire city, as voters in the other precincts voted only for candidates without opposition. The total vote in the city was 174.
50 years ago
G.W. Ethridge, manager of the Singer Sewing Machine Co. in North Little Rock, said during a visit here Friday that a branch will be established at Cecil’s 810 Front St., for sales and service. Bob Cook, assistant manager of the North Little Rock branch, will come here each Tuesday to make repair calls and sales.
Ethridge is a former Conway man.
25 years ago
Janis Mack, co-owner of Mack Realty and Pickles Gap Village, both on Highway 65 north of Conway, bottle fed “Thumper,” a 3-week-old South American cavy which was born in an animal display pen at the Pickles Gap complex. Mrs. Mack said she and her husband, Ralph, found the animal in the pen, apparently abandoned by its mother, about a week ago. The Macks said they recently purchased a male and female cavy but did not realize the female was pregnant. Cavies are short-tailed rodents in the same family as guinea pigs. Adult cavies grow to about the size of beagles. Mrs. Mack said the baby will be returned to the pen when it is older and stronger.
10 years ago
Tricia Stanton is the new mortgage loan originator for Metropolitan National Bank in Conway. She has more than 20 years experience in the mortgage industry in California, Arizona and Arkansas. She has lived in Conway for more than six years with her husband.