10 Years Ago
(2008) Conway Cub Scouts in Pack 445 competed in their annual Pinewood Derby. More than 25 Scouts created cars to race in the event held at Peace Lutheran Church. Scouts taking honors were Marcus Lee, fifth place; Robbie Purifoy, fourth; Jacob Jeffery, third; Josh Dison, second; and Quade Reed, first place.
The inaugural Environmental and Spatial Technology (E.A.S.T.) class at Conway High School East sent eight of its students to the 2008 E.A.S.T. Partnership Conference in Hot Springs: Zach Mullican, Bradyn Burchett, Alyssa Becker, T. J. Lovett, Ryley France, Cody Shipman, Ben Parker and Aaron Wilkins.
25 Years Ago
(1993) Jonathan Gray, Randall Harrison and B.J. Kiel, members of Cub Scout Pack 445, earned the Arrow of Light award, the highest award offered to Cub Scouts. They also completed all requirements for entering the Boy Scouts.
Nabholz Construction Corp. and First Baptist Church of Conway announced the completion of the first and most dangerous portion of the construction of the new worship complex at the church. The “topping out” ceremony would include the installation of the steeple on top of the new worship center.
The Rev. Jerry Hogan would preach his first sermon as pastor of Harlan Park Baptist Church.
50 Years Ago
(1968) Two CHS distributive education students won first-place trophies at the annual State Leadership Conference of the Arkansas Association of Distributive Education Clubs of America. Larry Lachowsky placed first in public speaking and spoke at an awards banquet. James W. Lane, Jr. was first place winner in the show card writing contest.
A milestone was reached in the construction of Lock and Dam #8 when the river was diverted through completed portions on the east side of the project.
An ordinance was adopted approving the annexation of the Conway Country Club property to the western city limits.
75 Years Ago
(1943) Unusually heavy mails, both incoming and outgoing, had almost swamped the staff at the Conway post office and caused some delay in delivery and dispatch, Assistant Postmaster Thurman E. Rowlett said. The volume of mail had steadily been increasing ever since the outbreak of war and more recently had grown sharply as the result of the establishment of the WAAC school of administration at ASTC. Rowlett, who had been in charge of the office during the illness of Postmaster H.D. Russell, was making efforts to secure additional clerical help to handle the increased volume.
100 Years Ago
(1918) A telegram was received stating that Sgt. William H. Long of the U.S. regular Army was accidently killed by gas at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Sgt. Edgar B. Parker of Camp Beauregard, Louisiana arrived on a ten-day furlough. He would visit his parents in this city.