100 years ago (1916)

Dr. Charles Hilman Brough was nominated governor of Arkansas in the biennial state primary, defeating Earle W. Hodges and L.C. Smith.

G. Otis Bogle of Brinkley defeated C. Ed Condray of Conway for Seventeenth district prosecuting attorney.

John Reeves, making his first race, defeated two old-time politicians, J.M.C. Vaughter and J.A. Lea, for county clerk, in a close race.

Winning by more decisive margins in Faulkner county were Dr. H.B. Hardy for representative, E.L. Smith for county judge, W.W. Bishop for sheriff, A.M. Ledbetter for circuit clerk and John Lindsey for county treasurer.

The total vote in Faulkner of 2,913 was the largest on record.

A.L. Hutchins of Augusta, former Conway man, was renominated county judge of Woodruff county.

Esli L. King defeated Bob King and John Durham for Cadron township constable.

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard Grummer.

75 years ago (1941)

Mrs. Jessie Marie Bleidt yesterday announced she had purchased the Rose Beauty Shop, 825 Railroad avenue, from Mrs. W.E. Baskin, and will take it over Monday.

The shop will be under the management of Mrs. Luda Mae Tanner, formerly of Dempsey’s beauty shop. Two operators who worked with Mrs. Baskin will be retained, Mrs. Bleidt said. They are Mrs. Lucille Thompson and Miss Willie Lee Jamison.

The Louis & Norwood Flyers, girls’ basketball team of Little Rock, which is coached by Billy Dunaway of Conway, won the national A.A.U. championship in the tournament at St. Joseph, Mo. by winning from the Nashville (Tenn.) Business College, 16 to 15, last night.

Five members of the Little Rock team were honored with positions on the all-American squad.

25 years ago (1991)

Joseph Allen Wilbanks died. Wilbanks was the retired owner of Hallmark Furniture of Conway and had served as an Arkansas State Trooper.

He was survived by his son, a daughter and six grandchildren.

Rachel Fleming won the Level 9 all-round gymnastics title at the Arkansas Optionals state meet in Fort Smith.

Acxiom Corp. opened an Atlanta, Ga., office. It would focus primarily on sales and customer support for the Southeast region.

Jeanine Krenz, resident executive, and Ed Horton, regional marketing manager, would work out of the office.

10 years ago (2006)

The preservation of Old Conway has become law. At its meeting Tuesday night, the Conway City Council voted 8-0 to adopt an ordinance declaring a moratorium on building permits in Old Conway.

The moratorium will go into effect and an ad hoc task force consisting of representatives from the city council, Conway Planning Commission and Conway Historic District Commission will develop architectural standards for the specified areas.

Conway citizens attended the meeting Tuesday to support the proposed ordinance.

The residents present at the meeting agreed the styles of new houses need to be consistent with that of the area.

Since the Conway Planning Commission doesn’t meet until the third Monday of April, the council decided to extend the moratorium to 90 days after that meeting.