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50 Years Ago

From the Herald and Democrat in 1968

The City Council met on Thursday evening in regular session.

Councilman Bynum, chairman of the Street and Alley Committee, introduced an ordinance governing the speed on the city streets. The council approved a uniform speed limit of 30 miles per hour on most city streets. There were a few designated streets where Chief Carl Johnson and Bynum put on a lower speed limit. Those streets run by the schools and rest home.

Signs were to be posted on West Tulsa Street between Mt. Olive and Elm Streets, on West Jefferson between Carl and Holly and West Elgin between Wright and Carl Streets. The speed limit in those areas was set at 20 miles per hour.

30 Years Ago

From the Herald-Democrat in 1988

"Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow."

Although residents of Northwest Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma weren't singing this Christmas tune in early January, the area still received more than its share of the white stuff, in what was reported as the worst snowfall in Arkansas in 67 years and the state's second worst snowfall in its history.

In Northwest Arkansas, reports about the depth of the snow varied slightly depending on their origin, but Siloam Springs' residents reported accumulations of about six to eight inches, all of which fell from Jan. 5-7.

The snow had a crippling effect on the city, as many businesses were closed due to the inability of workers to travel hazardous roads in order to reach their work sites.

City workers, however, were out in force, grading and laying chat on the city's streets and using snow shovels to clean sidewalks around public facilities, City Administrator Jim Corl said.

10 Years Ago

From the Herald-Leader in 2008

Siloam Springs High School head volleyball coach Rose Cheek received national recognition, finishing as a finalist for the Prepvolleyball.com National Coach of the Year award.

Cheek, in her 26th year as the Lady Panthers' head volleyball coach, helped lead Siloam Springs to its fourth consecutive Conference 5A state championship.

Cheek was one of 13 finalists selected for the national honor.

Darien, Conn., coaching legend Laurie LaRusso, was named the 2007 National Coach of the Year.

Community on 01/10/2018

Print Headline: Siloam sees worst snowfall in 67 years in '88

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