Laurinda Joenks

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Springdale considers selling downtown property

Subscriber onlyThe city is considering selling some downtown property it owns to a company related to the Walton family. City Council members, working in committees Monday night, said OK to a vote coming before the entire council at its next meeting Sept. 25. Continue reading...

Feast of the Cross

Artist creates crucifix for Siloam Springs church

Subscriber onlyParishioners of St. Mary Catholic Church in Siloam Springs celebrated the Feast of the Cross on Friday in a special way. Angel Pantoja, a sculptor in Spain, traveled to Arkansas to unveil a beautifully detailed crucifix to be displayed in the church sanctuary. Continue reading...

REVIEW: Shooter Jennings at George's Majestic Lounge

Subscriber onlyThey took the floor in front of the stage -- the cowboy hipsters with their small-brim cowboy hats and grown out beards. They came to George's Majestic Lounge on Wednesday set to hear some bro-country. Continue reading...

Springdale dispatch system dates back to 1994

Subscriber onlyEach of the four dispatchers on duty at the Springdale Police Department sits in front of a bank of seven computer screens. They can show the location and status of all emergency units, a map for the locations of 911 calls, cameras inside the department to watch officers as they bring in prisoners, even a list of burn permits issued for the day. Continue reading...

Springale residents see proposed route of Don Tyson Parkway

Subscriber only A large map stretched down the length of two tables in the center of the Sam's Community Room on Thursday night at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale. Property owners and residents of the surrounding area came to see what marked their homes on the map. Continue reading...

Answers and questions

Volunteer archaeologists dig deep into battlefield history

Subscriber onlyA battlefield might give up some of its treasures, but it won't always share its secrets. Continue reading...

City considers plans for subdivision in northwest

Subscriber onlyThe citizens of Springdale voted in February for a bond issuance to pay to build the Shaw Family Park and a new fire station in the northwest section of the city. The Springdale Public School district operates Shaw Elementary in that part of town and eyes land for others. Continue reading...

Springdale devising protected lanes for bicyclists

Subscriber only Jonathan Perrodin recently rode his bicycle west along West Maple Avenue in Springdale. A driver in a large pickup honked from the parking lot as Perrodin rode by Northwest Medical Center. Continue reading...

Council approves cameras for Springdale park security

Subscriber onlyThe City Council voted 8-0 Tuesday night to outfit a couple of its parks with cameras to reduce vandalism. Continue reading...

Springdale plans protected bike lanes

Subscriber onlyJonathan Perrodin recently rode his bicycle west along West Maple Avenue in Springdale. A driver in a large pickup honked from the parking lot as Perrodin rode by Northwest Medical Center. Continue reading...

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