75 years ago
A phenomenon rare to this region, the aurora borealis, was observed at Conway last night by several citizens. The aurora was visible in the northern skies between 9 and 10 o’clock in the evening. It was the first time in several years the phenomenon had been visible here.
50 years ago
Motels in Conway were jammed today with football fans planning to see the Arkansas-Missouri game tonight at Little Rock.
Most of them are from Missouri.
Town House Motel had enough reservations two weeks ago to hang out a no vacancy sign for tonight.
A bus load of Missourians filled up the Sands Motel last night.
Other motels also were filling up.
25 years ago
Jackie Guerin of Conway was the winner of the Margaret Dintelman Memorial Award for Watercolor in the 32nd annual Grand Prairie Festival of Arts, held Sept. 22-24 at Stuttgart.
Mrs. Guerin’s painting was titled “Grandmother’s Quilt and Other Things Series.” She received a $250 cash award.
10 years ago
Sizzle, an 8-and-under coed softball team from Greenbrier, recently finished second in a tournament in Fort Smith. Team members are Brittany Merritt, Austin Morgan, Samantha Smith, Nathan Tarkington, Bailey Reynolds, Ali Rowden, Cyle Dennison, Tori Willborg, Tanner Stevenson, Kailey Madden and Kolt Weatherley. Coaches are Tony Smith, Todd Stevenson and Jimmy Reynolds.