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Siloam Springs boy skates with the pros

Subscriber onlyArkansas may not be the first place you would look for hockey. The fastest game on ice lags far behind perennial favorites like football, basketball and baseball, as far as popularity is concerned. There are no professional ice hockey teams in the Natural State, and just two full-time rinks: one in Springdale and one in Little Rock. Continue reading...

Let the haunting begin

Subscriber onlyEast of Siloam Springs lies a swath of forest that herald in the beginning of Fall with a delightful show of reds, oranges and yellows. And alongside that forest, east of Siloam Springs' city limits, Riverside Entertainment celebrates a new autumn with the turning leaves. Continue reading...

Turnovers doom Hornets against Salina

Subscriber onlyCOLCORD, Okla. -- A strong offensive showing for the Colcord (Okla.) Hornets was nullified by three red-zone turnovers, as the Hornets (3-4) fell to the Salina (Okla.) Wildcats (5-2) at home by a score of 30-14 Friday night. Continue reading...

American Legion takes over flag maintenance

Subscriber onlyThe American flags along U.S. Highway 412 are a fixture in Siloam Springs. The stars and stripes greet visitors and residents alike every time a motorist turns onto the highway that serves as the gateway from Oklahoma into Siloam Springs and the rest of Northwest Arkansas. Since 2001, no driver has driven through Siloam Springs without being flanked by Old Glory. Continue reading...

Poultry supply business given recommendation

Subscriber onlyA development that would bring a new 10,000-square-foot poultry supply facility to Siloam Springs has earned a recommendation from the city's Planning and Zoning Commission. Continue reading...

Directors to consider lifting Medical Marijuana moratorium

Subscriber onlyOn Tuesday, Siloam Springs' Board of Directors will kick off the second in a series of budget review presentations in a workshop an hour before the regularly scheduled meeting begins. The budget workshop will begin at 5:30, and the board meeting at 6:30. Continue reading...

Directors hear first budget workshop

Subscriber onlyIt is budget season again in Siloam Springs, and members of the Board of Directors have started the process of reviewing and passing a budget for the city in 2018 with a workshop on Tuesday. The meeting, the first of a planned series of three workshops, preceded a regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting. Continue reading...

Poultry supply permit up for approval

Subscriber onlySiloam Springs' planners will face an agenda of seven new items this week during Tuesday's Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, starting at 5:30 p.m. Continue reading...

Arkoma rolls over Engineers

Subscriber onlyWATTS, Okla. -- Friday night did not go as planned for the Watts Engineers as the Arkoma Mustangs delivered a lopsided decision on the Engineers' home turf. In a game that included two consecutive Arkoma onside kick recoveries, Watts (3-3) was defeated in a mercy-rule finish, 54-6, with 9:14 remaining in the third quarter. Continue reading...

Siloam Springs to show local best

n The Homegrown Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday

Subscriber onlyThe best of Siloam Springs will be on full display this weekend, as the Homegrown Festival fills parts of the historic downtown district with flavors, music and rows of booths run by local vendors. The Homegrown Festival will take place along Broadway Street and part of East Main Street from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7. Continue reading...

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