100 years ago

(1916)

Miss Ida Waldran, who has been spending the summer at Michigan resorts, returned this morning to resume her work in the department of English at the State Normal School.

Albert Wilson of Yellville, king of distance runners in Arkansas, who attended Hendrix College the past five years and copped five gold medals for winning the mile race at the state track meets, is spending a few days in Conway.

75 years ago

(1941)

Dedicatory services for Immanuel Baptist church at Daugherty Hill, five miles southeast of Conway, will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday, it was announced today. The program will be as follows: Devotional led by Vonnie Harmon; welcome address, Rev. E. L. Finch; "The Origin of the Church,’ George Joseph; "The Progress of the Church.’ Rev. H. L. Wright; sermon, Rev. G E. Owen, and prayer, Rev. J E. Wells.

50 years ago

(1966)

Pictured Joe Bell, who started in his first varsity game last week, emerged Friday night as a strong runner, gaining 121 yards in 29 carries. Bell’s running was a big factor in Conway’s 6-0 win over Searcy.

**On this date the Log Cabin did not print a Sunday paper. This is dated 9/17/1966.

25 years ago

(1991)

Vinton Liddell Pickens has come all the way from Virginia to paint, but she is not painting now. She reaches out to the two elephants, which breathe low rumbling sounds as they stand behind her. Mrs. Pickens, a 91-year-old artist from Ashburn, Va. recently spent a week sketching elephants at Riddle’s Elephant Breeding Farm & Wildlife Sanctuary near Guy.

10 years ago

(2006)

History buffs may recognize the 40-foot craft that will travel the street of Conway as a keel-boat, but for most it will be a lesson in the history of Arkansas’ transportation methods. The boat is scheduled to be part of Tuesday’s Faulkner County Fair Parade. The vessel is a re-creation of a river-going keelboat called the Aux Arc (pronounced ‘Ozark’) Two hundred years ago, it and thousands of other keelboats would have been the state’s "semis and taxi cabs: according to Marth Thurman of Conway, a board member of the Early Arkansaw Reenactors Association.