75 years ago


Fireworks in Faulkner County’s political campaigns are expected to begin exploding tomorrow, although no speaking itinerary has been fixed by the office seekers.

50 years ago


The wedding of Miss Mary Ann Jumper, of Conway and Dallas, Texas, and Albert Louis Hauschild, Jr., of Dallas, will occur in Conway on Sunday, Aug. 11. Miss Jumper, who attended Hendrix College and graduated from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, is now employed by an insurance firm in Dallas. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jumper, of Conway. Mr. Hauschild is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and is employed by the Chance-Vaught Aircraft Co., in Dallas.

25 years ago


Deputy C.B. Spangler of the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office inspected a 1984 Lincoln Continental pulled yesterday from the east fork of Cadron Creek at the Highway 25 bridge. Spangler said the car, which was reported stolen in February from Leonard’s Auto on Highway 65, was discovered when its top became visible because of a drop in the creek’s water level. Spangler said the vehicle contained only "a couple of bream and some crawdads" and several inches of mud.

10 years ago


Brooke Thompson, of Conway, received the Coney prize at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., for having the highest grade-point average as art history major.

She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology and art history. She was on the dean’s list each semester and graduated with a 3.76 grade-point.

A daughter of J.D. and Rhonda Thompson, of Conway, she is to attend Vanderbilt Medical School.