75 years ago


One of Faulkner County’s best known and best loved men, John Henry Hartje, oldest native citizen of the community, was laid to rest at 3 o’clock this afternoon in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mr. Hartje died at 11:30 Sunday morning at his home, 1704 Robinson Ave., at the age of 84, following an illness of about three weeks. His condition, which had been critical early last week, had greatly improved until late Saturday, when a turn for the worse occurred, strong hopes were held for his recovery.

50 years ago


Miss Mary Ann Faris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul P. Faris of Conway and a graduate of Hendrix College, this morning appeared on the "Today" show on television from New York.

Miss Faris, director of student activities for the Baptist Hospital’s School of Nursing in Memphis, accompanied a 148-voice women’s glee club of the school as a chaperone.

25 years ago


Navy Seaman Recruit Staci N. Rogers, daughter of Judy C. Bearden of Conway, has completed recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Orlando, Fla.

She joined the Navy in March 1989.

10 years ago


Vilonia Junior High School cheerleaders who attended the National Cheerleaders Association Summer Cheer Camp were Alisha Hensley, Alison Riggs, Lauren Harrison, Erica Cash, Lyndsey Harrison, Rachel Evans, Dani Mann, Mandy Foster, Tara Conway, Heather Hall, Bryce Miller and Emily Wright.