75 years ago

(1938)

O.D. Nation, H.H. Nation, Layton Gray and Walter Dunaway of Conway and Clark Roach of Morrilton yesterday ended a four-day goose hunt on Goose bar, on the Arkansas River west of Morrilton. The five men killed 16 geese during the four days. O.D. Nation killed four of the geese one day.

50 years ago

(1963)

Conway Public Schools will close Monday as a tribute to the late President Kennedy.

Hays Gibson, superintendent, announced at noon that there would be no classes Monday and that the regular schedule will resume Tuesday.

Gibson said he reached his decision after conferring with Ray C. McNutt, chairman of the board.

The Conway school leader described Kennedy’s death as "shocking" and "tragic."

The Rev. S.F. Dellert, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, said the parochial schools also will close Monday.

Mayor Walter Dunaway issued a proclamation asking that business come to a halt in Conway during the hours of the funeral.

25 years ago

(1988)

Operations specialist Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Clegg of Conway recently participated in the Australian bicentennial anniversary as a crew member of the guided missile destroyer USS Berkeley.

A graduate of Conway High School, Clegg, is a stepson and son of Vincent and Patty Rappold of Conway.

The Berkeley, along with three other American ships, joined over 50 ships from 16 countries in a parade through downtown Sydney and took part in a pass-in-review ceremony in the harbor.

10 years ago

(2003)

Bob Hapner, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Faulkner County, helped Tacharia Rogers and two of her children, Mercedes and Marquis, both 9, break ground Saturday at what will be the site of their home. Their house will be the 11th house built by the organization.