75 years ago
Conway Judge J.A. Hutto announced work on the Springfield bridge over Cadron Creek, two miles east of Bono, would be completed today and traffic allowed to resume. The bridge was condemned several months ago. It has been refloored and the approaches repaired.
Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Hiegel and son, Louis and Joseph, left for Notre Dame, Ind., where they would attend the graduation of Alfred Hiegel at Notre Dame University. Later they planned to go to Chicago to see the Century of Progress fair.
50 years ago
A day camp for Conway boys and girls of fifth- and sixth-grade ages was being sponsored by the Arkansas State Teachers College this summer. Registration would be limited to 40. The fee for a three-week period was $10. Dr. Cecil Garrison was the camp director. The camp would be held at the site of the former Kamp Kiwanis. Activities would include boating and hunting safety, swimming, hiking and organized play. Coach Raymond Bright would assist Garrison.
Mr. and Mrs. Pete Paul and son, Mark, left to spend the weekend in Kansas City, Mo., visiting Mr. Paul's parents.
25 years ago
An inductive Bible study, Precept Upon Precept, was being held at University Church of Christ. The 13-week study, with a videotape by Kay Arthur was open to the public. Interested persons could contact Florine Bell or Pat Ott.
Conway Jaycees and Jaycee Women received their new charters. Lee Olsen was master of ceremonies. Officers were inducted. They included Pam Guinn, Diana Grisson, Juliett McCoy, Nancy Rowell, Lisa Lovell, Camille Arnold, Anita Lachowsky and Beth Hewitt for the women and Pat Bruich, Gary Short, Glenn Ross, Scotty Bell, Matt Adlong, Lanny Grissom, Gerald Skinner, Stewart McConnell, Mike Clark, George Baker, Vick Quinn and Dave Funderburg for the men. The keynote speaker for the banquet was Raymond A. Pritchett, Arkansas State Highway Commissioner.
10 years ago
An American Airlines flight with 145 people aboard skidded off a runway while landing in Little Rock during a hailstorm, broke apart and burst into flames. Nine people were known to have been killed.
Ten Conway High School students were chosen as delegates to attend Arkansas Boys State and Girls State. Boys chosen were Larry Atkinson, Tim Christy, Justin Clay, Brett Cresswell and Allen Frost. Girls chosen were Elizabeth Clark, Jessica Furrer, Alison Mellon, Chelsa Painter and Erin Woodcock.
Former Conway baseball standout, Chris Curry, was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the ninth round of the Major League Baseball Amateur draft.
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