100 years ago (1916)
Faulkner county farmers are determined to get rid of the cattle tick. County Agent Phillips reports great interest all over the county. He states that Dean Miller of the University extension service will send W.A. Denman, probably the best vat builder in the state, will be here soon to help build a vat and teach a local man how to do the work. this man will be hired by the extension division for a month or two, working under Mr. Phillips, to direct the building of seeral vats when the farmers get everything ready, material on the ground and excavation made.
75 years ago (1941)
County Judge J.I. Summers had found the solution to people making long-distance telephone calls not pertaining to county business on county telephones. He had a pay telephone installed in the Faulkner County Courthouse and mandated that all long-distance calls must be made on that phone.
Conway officials learned that the Works Progress Administration in Little Rock had approved the city’s application for a $229,749 grant for the municipal airport and had forwarded the application to Washington. The project called for construction of an assembly hall, mess hall, two hangars and various field improvements.
Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Baskin and children moved from an apartment over the Rose Beauty Shop to a residence at 1372 College Ave.
50 years ago (1966)
Conway Mayor Walter Dunaway announced he would be a candidate for re-election in the summer Democratic primary. He was serving his fifth year as the city’s chief executive.
Russell T. "Rusty" Ray, 18, a grandson of C.T. Ray and the late Mrs. Ray of Conway, was notified of his appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He was a son of Lt. Col. and Mrs. Charles Ray of Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
25 years ago (1991)
The First United Methodist Church Youth Council sponsored an Easter Sunrise service at the public landing on Beaverfork Lake. Worship leaders included John Johnson, Amber Wren, Carmen Dickerson, Rebecca Morse, Mike Thompson, Michael Julian, Beverly Bowles, Dawson Mulhearn, Trey McClurkin, Marty Aist and Allan Bruner.
10 years ago (2006)
Southwestern Energy Co., the leader in the exploration of natural gas in the Fayetteville Shale formation, will be building a permanent base of operations in Conway that will eventually employ 300 workers. Representatives from Southwestern met with the Log Cabin Democrat staff Monday afternoon.
George Sheffer, who runs the operations here for Southwestern, said the company has about 60 employees in Conway and the surrounding areas. "We will have about 150 by year end," he said. "We are currently leasing office space here in Conway and we are planning on building our own office building here. It will be able to house about 300 people." Sheffer said Southwestern is looking for a location and the goal is to have it built in two years. Sheffer said they would be bringing in people with a lot of experience in the industry to train area residents as they are hired.