75 years ago (1941)

Miss Dollye Harrell of Berryville, Ark., home management supervisor of the farm security administration, district chairman for northwest Arkansas’ home economics defense council, today announced the appointment of Miss Kate Williams of Conway, home economics supervisor, as county defense chairman of Faulkner county. "Total defense is not only America’s wish, but America’s need today. That home economists have a responsibility in bringing about total defense is more forcibly realized each day," said Miss Harrell in announcing the appointment.

When bonds of an old road improvement districts in Arkansas are burned July 4 at Little Rock at an event planned by Gov. Homer M. Adkins in celebration of the $136,330,557 refunding, Faulkner county land owners can with justice rejoice over the lifting of first mortgages of a total of $535,102 as obligations against property in the Conway and Damascus, Conway and Palarm and Conway and Vilonia road districts. The totals are as of June 30, 1940, and only slight reductions have been made since that date at the high prices commanded by Arkansas securities have hindered the state refunding board in its regular program of bond redemptions with the highway fund surplus. For many property owners, the breaking point in taxation had about been reached when the Martineau act of 1927 transferred payment to the state.

50 years ago (1966)

Conway was represented by a good-sized delegation at the Sen. John L. McClellan appreciation luncheon in Little Rock yesterday. Robinson Auditorium was filled to overflowing for the event. Among Conway people on hand were Mr. and Mrs. Dave H. Ward, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ward, Hurlis Graham, Lillard L. Bolls, Cecil Bell, James Brewer, Mayer Walter Dunaway, William D. Ketcheside, O’Neal Sims, Guy W. Murphy, Jimmie Ligon, Joe B. McGee, Allen D. McGee, Fred McNew, Sheriff Joe Castleberry, W.H. Sanson, John Knopp, Wade M. Ethridge, Jack Jumper, Guy Boyette, J.P. Stoltz, Robert D. Nabholz, J.S. Mattingly, Jr., Richard M. Pence and William J. Dean.

25 years ago (1991)

Conway residents were warned that a 1920s horse-drawn bread wagon would be seem clopping through the city streets.

The wagon, called the Grant’s Farm Bread Wagon, was scheduled to appear at Food 4 Less in Conway to introduce a new line of bread.

10 years ago (2006)

To keep the historic look and feel of Old Conway, the Conway City Council will consider an ordinance declaring a moratorium on building permits for residentially zoned properties in certain areas at its 6:30 p.m. meeting Tuesday. The proposed ordinance includes the creation of an ad hoc task force of the city council, Conway Planning Commission and Conway Historic District Commission to develop standards for the construction of new buildings in this area. "The character and look of Old Conway’s residential neighborhoods is considered a community asset and neighborhood amenity regardless of whether the neighborhood is designated as part of the Robinson District," the ordinance states. "The Old Conway residential neighborhoods need protection now until such standards are developed." The areas in question will be presented in the Tuesday edition of the Log Cabin Democrat prior to the council meeting.