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New tourism brand designed to promote city

Subscriber onlyHolland Hayden, city communications manager, presented a new unified tourism brand and website for the community at Tuesday's city board meeting. Continue reading...

New downtown mural unveiled

The artwork was designed by kindergarten students from Northside Elementary School.

Subscriber onlyNorthside Elementary School students, teachers and community members celebrated the reveal of a new student-designed mural on Thursday. Continue reading...

Barcelona or bust

Two local women breeze through nationals to qualify for the world weighlifting championship.

Subscriber onlyYears of hard work and 5 a.m. workouts have paid off for Lynn Paskiewicz and Eleanor Mallow. Both women surpassed their goals at the National Masters Weightlifting Championship in Buffalo, N.Y., on April 5, qualifying them for the world Olympic-style weightlifting championship in Barcelona, Spain, in August. Continue reading...

School district recieves perfect audit report

n Teachers and classified employees receive raises.

Subscriber onlySchool board members considered nearly three pages of agenda items at a three-and-a-half-hour meeting last Thursday. Continue reading...

Sales tax receipts down in March

Subscriber onlySiloam Springs sales tax receipts were down $9,649 in March in comparison to the same month last year. Continue reading...

Planning commission approves rezoning two properties

n The rezoning development permits will go before the city board on May 1.

Subscriber onlyCity planning and zoning commission members unanimously approved the rezoning of two properties during a brief, eight-minute meeting on Tuesday. Continue reading...

Vega wins Walton Centennial essay contest

Subscriber onlyRuby Vega, a seventh-grade student at Siloam Springs Middle School, was recently named one of five national winners of The Walmart Museum's essay contest celebrating Sam Walton's 100th Birthday. Continue reading...

School purchases land next to rodeo grounds

n The property will possibly be used for the development of a sports complex.

Subscriber onlyThe Siloam Springs School District is purchasing an 11-acre tract of land next to the rodeo grounds after the sale of the rodeo grounds fell through earlier this year. Continue reading...

JBU hosting 7th annual disaster shelter competition

Subscriber onlyJohn Brown University will host the 7th annual Disaster Shelter Design Competition, sponsored by Samaritan's Purse International, from Thursday, April 19, through Saturday, April 21, at Balzer Technology Center. Continue reading...

NWA Gem and Mineral show

Subscriber onlyThe Northwest Arkansas Gem and Mineral Society held its annual spring show in the American Legion Community Building on Saturday and Sunday. The event included children's activities, demonstrations, a raffle and plenty of vendors. For more information about the society, visit www.nwarockhounds.org or Facebook.com/NWAGMS. Continue reading...

Brakeville graduates from FBI Academy

Subscriber onlyTodd Brakeville, a captain with the Siloam Springs Police Department, was recognized for his recent graduation from the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va., during Tuesday's city board meeting. Continue reading...

City postpones decison on family living in RV

Subscriber onlyCity directors postponed a decision on whether or not to allow a local family to continue to sleep in their recreational vehicle while selling their mold-damaged home. Continue reading...

Weightlifting wonders

Local women headed to national championships in Buffalo, N.Y.

Subscriber onlyFive years ago Eleanor Mallow and Lynn Paskiewicz never imagined becoming Olympic-style weightlifters, however on Thursday the two Siloam Springs women will be competing in the National Masters Weightlifting Championship in Buffalo, N.Y. Continue reading...

Local Oklahoma schools remain open during teacher's strike

Subscriber onlyWhile many teachers in Oklahoma went on strike for better pay and education funding this week, most schools in the Herald-Leader's coverage area stayed open on Monday and Tuesday. Continue reading...

City eyeing purchase of asphalt compactor

Subscriber onlyThe purchase of an asphalt compactor and approval of a contract for architectural services for fire station No. 2 are among the agenda items for Tuesday's city board of directors meeting. Continue reading...

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