10 Years Ago
(2008) Mike Casey, Cody Springer, Chase Blackwell and Jordan Lackie were pictured. They were traveling to Sherwood to compete in a mixed martial arts event. Joel and Missy Newton opened Conway MMA on Harrison Street in September 2007 to provide a facility for area residents to train in various disciplines of martial arts.
Peyton Hillis, former Conway High and Arkansas standout fullback, represented the South in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. It was the main prep bowl before the NFL combine in Indianapolis, Indiana that was scheduled for February 20.
25 Years Ago
(1993) The Faulkner County Chapter of the Arkansas Alumni Association extended an invitation to all University of Arkansas at Fayetteville alumni and supporters to attend the U of A Rally, USA to be held at A Place to Eat.
Danny and Karla Woods-Cook were pictured visiting with Ola Hawks and Conway Mayor David Kinley during a fish fry held to raise money to finance the construction of the Faulkner County Veterans Memorial. The event, held at Harts Seafood Restaurant and sponsored by the mayor and the Conway City Council, raised about $3,000 of the $23,000 needed to finance the project.
50 Years Ago
(1968) Bill Johnson, general manager of radio station KCON, was named one of three Arkansas finalists of the year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. The winners would be selected after a vote by NSSA members.
Bill Abernathy, principal of Conway Junior High School, was pictured discussing ways of individualizing instruction with Dr. Rodney Tillman, a general consultant visiting the district.
Janice Mode was chosen Guy-Perkins High School’s Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow.
Mrs. George Hartje returned after a two-week Caribbean cruise. She visited San Juan, Puerto Rico and the West Indies islands of St. Thomas, Barbados, Aruba and Guadelupe.
75 Years Ago
(1943) A pie supper was held at the Damascus school auditorium in the interest of a hot lunch project which was being carried on. The pie supper netted $50.31.
Eleven fifth and sixth grade pupils of Ellen Smith grade school were transferred to the Central grammar school and three new teachers were added to the Central grammar school. The move was made to accommodate new pupils from families expected to occupy the 50 new homes in the Victory Courts.
Two and one-half inches of snow blanketed Conway and surrounding areas. It was the first snow of the winter.
100 Years Ago
(1918) In the advertisements: Wanted—table boarders at 25 cents per meal. Mrs. W.L. Robins, 405 East Oak Street.
Justice of the Peace H.H. Hill of Mount Vernon came into town expecting to return home the next day with Mrs. Hill who had been “snowbound” here for two weeks while on a visit with her sister, Mrs. Charles Keathley. The weather again became unfavorable and Squire and Mrs. Hill were both “tied-up” here. They did not know when they would get to go home.