75 years ago
That there will be at least one contested position in the municipal Democratic primary election set for Feb. 7 was indicated today when two candidates paid their fees to Committee Secretary Clide Donnell and qualified to run for alderman of the Fourth ward. They are Vonnie M. Harmon, barber, and David Ward, bus manufacturer.
Mr. Donnell said the only other candidate who has thus far paid in his fee is Mayor B.G. Wilson, candidate for re-election.
50 years ago
A giant two-story house at 1054 Spencer St., built a few years after Conway was founded, was destroyed by fire about 9 o’clock Friday night in a spectacular blaze visible for miles.
The house, owned by Major Lewis, was unoccupied and in a rundown condition.
Conway was founded in 1879 and the house was erected during the 1880’s.
25 years ago
Junior School Cadet John Chance Horton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Horton of Conway, was recently promoted to cadet private first class at the Missouri Military Academy.
10 years ago
David Moody, a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas and the public administration masters program at the University of Houston, has been named vice president of First Security Insurance of Conway.