75 years ago
Lowell Thompson, who had been doing graduate work at Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tenn., returned and resumed his position in the Arkansas State Teachers College faculty. Mrs. Thompson, who was recovering from a recent operation for appendicitis, would join him as soon as she was able to travel.
The Beta Phi Gamma sorority of the Arkansas State Teachers College with its sponsors Dr. Ada Jane Harvey and Mrs. Mabel Caraway, had a delightful picnic supper at Cedar Park Monday evening.
50 years ago
Mrs. Edward W. Bauer, who opened Hinton's Store at Conway in 1906, announced she would sell her store. Failing health prompted Mrs. Bauer to agree to sell her store. Her husband died unexpectedly several weeks ago. Hinton's was the oldest store in Conway to be operated by its founder. It was an exclusively millinery shop.
Mrs. Gene Burgess of Wooster, a checker at the Safeway store in Conway, was named a second prize winner in the "Shopping Spree Sweepstakes" dealer contest, sponsored by Kimberly-Clark Corp. Mrs. Burgess received a $100 savings bond for closely predicting the total number of consumer entries in the "Sweepstakes."
25 years ago
Bryan Benafield received an Eagle Scout rank. The Eagle rank was the highest that could be received in Boy Scouting. The award was presented by Dr. Jock Logan of Troop 534 at First Baptist Church. He was a student at Conway High School.
Two Conway businessmen, John P. McConnell and John McCracken, were partners in the development of a new shopping center to be constructed at Maumelle. The Maumelle Center would be the first major shopping center in the community.
10 years ago
Robert D. Nabholz was selected as one of the top-10 most influential people in Faulkner History. The name Nabholz was synonymous with integrity and excellence. Bob Nabholz started his own construction company in 1949, and since then four Conway firms that bore the name Nabholz had constructed more than $1 billion in structures. No other Arkansas contractor had achieved that level, which in 1987 earned him induction into the Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame. A deeply religious Catholic, Nabholz was totally involved in Conway's community, church and civic affairs, while being more than generous. One of a dozen farm-reared children, Nabholz enjoyed retirement, giving him time to be named by the Little Rock Rotary Club Foundation as 1997 Rotary Business and Professional Leader.