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Camp Shadow

Elm Springs spirits of the past remembered

Confederate Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn rested his Army of the West -- 10,000 troops -- at Elm Springs on March 5, 1862, the night before the Battle of Pea Ridge. "Early morning found them hurrying to Bentonville," reads a historical marker standing by the spring in Steele-Stevens Heritage Park in Elm Springs. Continue reading...

George family helps city buy land for park expansion

The C.L. George and Sons family made it possible for Springdale officials to purchase land that would add to the area of the city's downtown park bearing a family member's name. Continue reading...

Jumpin' on the trail train

Committee prioritizes projects for Springdale

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Dean LaGrone spends about an hour each day on the trails in and around town. Continue reading...

Springdale's animal shelter site open for comment

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The City Council has set a session for residents to ask questions and leave comments about two proposed sites for the new animal shelter. The session will run from 5 to 7 p.m. May 3 in the Council Chambers on the first floor of the City Administration Building at 201 Spring St. Continue reading...

Springdale senior citizen needs considered by council

The four senior citizens sat around a table with very intent looks on their faces. Alice Taylor, Jim Gideon, Martha Tankersley and Katherine Whitlow were engaged in a game of dominoes Tuesday morning at the Springdale Senior Center. Continue reading...

Springdale considers camping along Razorback Greenway

Subscriber onlyRiders might soon have a place to lay their heads after a long day on the trail. Continue reading...

Meeting to seek feedback on Springdale road work

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The city has scheduled a public meeting Thursday to receive feedback from residents on potential street improvement projects totaling up to $85 million. Continue reading...

Springdale panel reviews bond report

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- A pre-pricing report showed members of the City Council that the face value of refunding and improvement bonds would be $205,519,868 -- the total amount the city can borrow, said Wyman Morgan, the city's director of administration and finance Continue reading...

Public to comment on road plans

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The city has scheduled a public meeting Thursday to receive feedback from residents on potential street improvement projects totaling up to $85 million. Continue reading...

Council approves rezoning for Springdale apartment complex

Subscriber onlyA proposed apartment complex zoning request was approved by the City Council, 6-0, Tuesday. Continue reading...

Stage stop in time

City considers future of historic property

Subscriber onlyWe kept traveling all day and night ... our way during Friday afternoon and evening being through an extremely dusty, hilly and stony road ... This brought us to Callahan's, but twelve miles from Fayetteville ... We greased our wagon, changed horses and got some breakfast -- all in an incredibly short space of time -- after which, we set out for Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Park plan presented to Springdale City Council

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Park designers hope to take advantage of some of the natural areas in Luther George Park in downtown Springdale. Continue reading...

City to close railroad crossing, portion of downtown street

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE — The City Council voted 6-0 Tuesday night to close part of East Meadow Avenue from immediately west of the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad tracks east to the point where Meadow meets the western edge of Luther George Park and the eastern edge of the Tyson Emma building and parking lots. Continue reading...

Improving downtown safety in Springdale

City eyes railroad crossing for closure

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The Springdale City Council will hear comments from residents during a public hearing during its Tuesday meeting. After hearing from the public, the council will vote whether to close the crossing on East Meadow Avenue. Continue reading...

Springdale's 1-lane bridge set for return as 2

Subscriber only Joggers and cyclists, folks on their way to and from home, and even school bus drivers delivering their charges say they miss the little one-lane bridge that carried them across Spring Creek on North Pump Station Road in Springdale. Continue reading...