75 years ago


John Grummer, who entered the Grummer Hardware Company store as a clerk 30 years ago, is now the owner of the firm here bearing his name. The late William J. Grummer started the business in 1905, two years before the present owner was employed as a clerk. The elder Mr. Grummer retired because of ill health in 1919, at which time the business was taken over by Gerhard Grummer and A. Lachowsky.

Mr. Grummer has bought the late Mr. Lachowsky’s interest in the firm and will continue the business with the same policies, he said.

50 years ago


Jerry Woodward, Edward D. Sellers and Herman Wilson, all members of the Vilonia chapter of Future Farmers of America, will attend the 19th annual recognition banquet Jan. 29 in Little Rock.

Woodward will receive $75 as a state winner in dairy efficiency. He also won third place in a pasture program contest in conjunction with the dairy contest.

Sellers will receive $25 as winner of the state corn production contest and Wilson will be recognized as winner of a $200 Sears heifer. He has already received the award.

Unice H. Latimer is adviser of the Vilonia chapter.

25 years ago


Conway High School football coach Buzz Bolding and his son, Brad, go over the details of an Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference letter of intent signed yesterday by the junior Bolding at his home. Brad Bolding, a 6-1, 205-pound tight end at Conway High School, was the University of Central Arkansas’ first football recruit as signing season opened yesterday in the AIC. The signing of the younger Bolding makes for an ironic situation: UCA coach Harold Horton’s son, Tim, played for Buzz Bolding in high school, and now Horton is to coach Bolding’s son in college.

10 years ago


Air Force Airman Karina M. Tyus recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

Tyus is a daughter of Robert and Bonita Tyus of Conway. She graduated in 2002 from Conway High School.