10 Years Ago
Conway police officer Chris Buss was pictured on one of CPD’s two new Honda ST1300PA police motorcycles. For their first day out, they were used to patrol Highway 64 for motorists disregarding school bus stop signals.
Abby Hill, a seventh-grade student at Carl Stuart Middle School, took it upon herself to establish a backpack program for students at Marguerite Vann Elementary.
St. Joseph girls’ basketball coach, Chris Kordsmeier, got his 500th win in a nonconference game with Brinkley. The 18-year coach of the Lady Bulldogs was recognized after the win.
25 Years Ago
Steve Wallace, a Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office investigator, was named Deputy of the Year. He joined the sheriff’s office in 1989 after serving at the Greenbrier Police Department.
Denny Brown, store manager of Jack ‘n Jill’s, was pictured scooping snow from the sidewalk in front of the Oak Street business. Temperatures had warmed to help the snow and ice melt.
Steve Jessen was pictured opening a heart-shaped candy with his 7-year-old daughter Amanda during Marguerite Vann Elementary School’s Valentine’s Day tea party for second-grade students and their parents. The classes had been studying a unit on etiquette.
50 Years Ago
Distinguished service awards were presented to the Rev. William West, Dr. Robert W. Schideler and Dr. Faril Simpson at the Conway Kiwanis Club’s annual Ladies Night program and Valentine’s Day dinner.
Thomas G. Wilson, president of First State Bank & Trust, was stranded in New York after a snow storm kept him inside the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel most of the day.
Paul Wilcox was elected president while Danny Roberts was elected vice president of the Faulkner County Farm Bureau.
Richard M. Pence, who retired from the Conway City Council after 19 years, was honored at a dinner at the Holiday Inn.
75 Years Ago
The largest group of selectees ever sent from Faulkner County to the armed forces for examination left the national guard armory in four Inter City buses for the induction center in Little Rock. One hundred and fifty Faulkner County men, most of them fathers, and seven transfers into the county from other local boards were in the group.
Rev. R.S. Hayden, 48, district superintendent of the Conway district of the Methodist Church was killed when a train hit his car at a crossing on Highway 64 in Russellville. He was on the Hendrix College board and president of the alumni association.
100 Years Ago
Conway Camp No. 35, Woodmen of the World, elected delegates to the convention in Pine Bluff. The delegates named were F.M. Morgan, C.S. Harmon, W.A. Berry and J.S. Johnson, with the following alternates: John Martin, J.W. Welch, W.H. Smith and W.H. Duncan.