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Progressive Thinkers

Wife of Fort Smith Judge Helped Establish Community

Subscriber onlyHistory remembers the border between Arkansas and the Indian Territory as a wild and woolly place, with "Hanging Judge" Isaac C. Parker adjudicating federal cases in the Western District of Arkansas from his courtroom in Fort Smith. Certainly, it was not a place fit for a woman of breeding. Continue reading...

Commentary: Croaks Of Frogs Lure Volunteers To Museum, Local Wetland

Subscriber onlyFrogs and toads might just be the "canary in the coal mine," Krohn elaborated. Frogs are an indicator species for the environment, and healthy populations mean a healthy environment. Continue reading...

Progressive Thinkers Come To Life In Wild West

Subscriber onlyHistory remembers the border between Arkansas and the Indian Territory as a wild and woolly place, with “Hanging Judge” Isaac C. Parker adjudicating federal cases in the Western District of Arkansas from his courtroom in Fort Smith. Certainly, it was not a place fit for a woman of breeding. Continue reading...

Commentary: Wheels On The Bus Go 'Round And 'Round

Riders Rely On Region's Public Transportation

Subscriber only"If it wasn't for these buses, a lot of people would have to be walking ... for quite a while." Continue reading...

Cowboy cause

Rodeo raises money for agriculture scholarships

Subscriber onlyMore than a dozen high school graduates in Northwest Arkansas will get a little leg up for their studies of agriculture thanks to the Benevolent Amusement Foundation, the charitable arm of the Rodeo of the Ozarks. The annual Denim and Diamonds gala March 8 raised $27,000, dedicated for that support. Continue reading...

Gone To War

Arkansans remembered for defense of Texas...

Subscriber onlyFor years, Arkansas and Texas have battled each other via college athletics, and the grip of generations of animosity still exists. But Arkansans came to Texas' defense during the Mexican War, 1846 to 1848 (also referred to as the Mexican-American War or the U.S. Mexican War). Continue reading...

Knows the drill

Springdale dentist takes big bite out of community

Subscriber onlyI love dentistry," said Springdale dentist Charles "Al" Hanby. And because of that, he can't just retire. Continue reading...

Commentary: Ozark Regional Transit Stands Out Amid The Congestion

Subscriber onlyOzark Regional Transit carried more than 300,000 passengers in 2013, and there's a reason. This Northwest Arkansas bus service is top rate. A trip Tuesday proved it. Continue reading...

Stations of the Cross

Christians Reflect on Jesus’ Pain, Humiliation, Death...

Subscriber onlyThe Rev. Lowell Grisham of Fayetteville walked in the footsteps of Jesus. Continue reading...

In Case of Fire

Historic maps allow peek into a community’s past...

Subscriber onlyRogers, Arkansas, 1896, was a very different place than the city today. Continue reading...

Commentary: Planed-Log Walls Packed With History Of City, State

Subscriber onlyThe 1986 form nominating Rabbit's Foot Lodge to the National Register of Historic Places describes how the area was settled in the 1840s, but Springdale didn't flourish until after 1881, when the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad came through. Continue reading...

Historic Log Home In Springdale Retains Lodge Style In And Out

Subscriber onlyFor years, people have driven by Rabbits Foot Lodge on Silent Grove Road without giving it a second thought. Continue reading...

A Long March

Piece of Civil War History Finally Goes Home

Subscriber onlyRegimental flags were a source of pride for units fighting in the various battles of the Civil War, explained Troy Banzhaf, park interpreter at Pea Ridge National Military Park. The units carried the flags into battle, where the flags also provided points of reference, locations of their units, for soldiers in the heat of the conflict. Continue reading...

Commentary: Some Springdale Educators Chill Out On Snow Days

Subscriber onlyDay 13. Thirteen days of classes have been canceled this winter in Springdale schools. Continue reading...

Oak Cemetery forgotten no longer

Student film reveals resting place of African-American history

Subscriber onlySegregation once extended beyond death, when white cemeteries were closed to African-Americans. Continue reading...

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