January 23

10 Years Ago

(2008) Torra and Jazzlyn Turnage were pictured picking up flyers at Bob Courtway Middle School during the Countdown to College event held there. Representatives from colleges were present to answer questions and talk to parents about helping their students get ready for college.

The Conway City Council named the gazebo in Laurel Park’s Liberty Garden for Charlotte Nabholz in recognition for her work with Keep Faulkner County Beautiful.

Nabholz Construction Company was named as construction manager/general contractor for the girls’ softball/boys’ baseball complex.

A city council ordinance appropriated $40,000 and entered into a contract with the Downtown Partnership for streetscaping in downtown Conway.

25 Years Ago

(1993) Cindi Wolff and her sons, Billy, 11, and Nick,4, were pictured in front of what was left of their home. The Pat Wolff family home at Martinville burned January 7.

Joe R. Goss was the new owner and manager of Good News Bookstore, 714 Locust Avenue. Sharon Appler and Vikki Kreulen were both employees there

Alan Holland was named a vice president and officer while Tommy Walker was elected senior vice president and a member of the executive operating committee at Acxiom. Cindy Childers was named executive assistant to the chairman and CEO.

 50 Years Ago

(1968) Raymond Kordsmeier, owner of Kordsmeier Furniture, was chosen Boss of the Year at the Jaycee-sponsored Bosses Night banquet at Town House Restaurant. Russell C. Langston, Conway High School band director, was chosen Outstanding Young Educator of the Year.

James H. Halbrook, 20, was admitted to the July class of the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry in Memphis.

First National Bank moved into its second-floor space. The expanded bookkeeping department moved to the mezzanine and the lounge moved to the second floor. The bank also planned to increase the parking space around the building by demolishing the adjacent Steed’s Laundry and Cleaners building.

 75 Years Ago

(1943) James J. Kane said he would accept re-election for a second term as mayor of Conway if the voters wished to retain him in the office. He was unanimously elected two years ago after two other prospective candidates withdrew in his favor, in the interest of political harmony.

Only two candidates for the four positions of alderman and no candidates for municipal judge or city treasurer had yet filed for nomination. Clide Donnell, secretary of the city Democratic Central Committee said. The two alderman candidates were Richard M. Pence of the First ward and Joe B. McGee of the Third ward.

 100 Years Ago

(1918) The two-weeks blizzard, which began January 10, ended at last. The sun was shining bright; the thermometer had risen to the 50-degree mark; the snow was rapidly melting; and the only disagreeable feature of the weather was the slush in the streets and sidewalks. On account of this fact and the arrival of considerable quantities of wood, the fuel administration rescinded the closing order that had been put into effect.