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Grave concern: Historians upset over trail's location

City leaders said they had no choice when building sidewalk through historic cemetery grounds.

Subscriber onlyA concrete sidewalk slices through the heart of a cemetery that is the final resting place for the founders of Siloam Springs. Is it progress, or a sign of declining moral values? Depends on who's asked. Continue reading...

Siloam Springs fisherman enjoys Bassmaster Classic

n Fishing wasn’t ideal, but everything else was an experience of a lifetime for Carl Svebek.

Subscriber onlySiloam Springs professional fisherman Carl Svebek finished 47th out of 52 competitors at the 2018 GEICO Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell near Greenville, S.C. Continue reading...

Siloam Springs 2017 Volunteer Community of the Year

Subscriber onlyDrivers may have noticed new signs at the city limits designating Siloam Springs as a 2017 Volunteer Community of the Year. Continue reading...

A pitch for economic development

Two contestants grab $1,000 each to grow their businesses by winning awards at IdeaFame Live pitch contest.

Subscriber onlyAbout 80 people packed the banquet room at 28 Springs Restaurant in downtown Siloam Springs for the IdeaFame Live pitch contest on Tuesday, March 13. Twenty-two contestants signed up in advance to pitch their ideas in front of the crowd and a panel of three judges with the hopes of winning two $1,000 prizes that were contributed by the Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce. Continue reading...

Commission OK's family's RV use

n Pending approval by the board of directors, family can continue sleeping in RV while selling water-damaged home.

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City reacts to counteroffer

n The school district offered an additional $60,000 to purchase a portion of the property where the rodeo grounds are located.

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Hungrytown to perform at library

Folk duo has performed all over the world and received dozens of awards and positive reviews.

Subscriber onlyHungrytown is coming to town. Continue reading...

Lifelong dream comes true for Siloam Springs fisherman

Svebek is one of 52 competitors in this week’s GEICO Bassmaster Classic in South Carolina.

Subscriber onlyThis is a moment Carl Svebek has dreamed about since he was a small child. Continue reading...

'Levity' highlights board's agenda

n Board’s talk about futbol agreement results in comical exchange about foosball.

Subscriber onlySeveral comical exchanges were evidence of a light agenda at the city's Board of Directors meeting on March 6. The meeting lasted 36 minutes and included an approval of a grant application for a van and early readings of two proposed ordinance amendments. Continue reading...

City weighs survey results

n Residents were asked to rate Siloam Springs on everything from quality of life to housing options, among other things.

Subscriber onlyThe city of Siloam Springs received feedback from more than 900 people during a residential survey conducted late last year. Results were recently published by the city. Continue reading...

City asks for ideas to name bike trails

New trails at City Lake expected to open Aug. 1. Names will improve marketability, safety.

Subscriber onlyThe city of Siloam Springs is asking for the public's help to name new mountain bike trails at City Lake. It's for both marketing purposes and to improve safety. A submission form has been set up at surverymonkey.com for ideas and early results have been promising, according to Siloam Springs communications manager Holland Hayden. Continue reading...

New sign welcomes travelers

n Design of new sign entering Siloam Springs from Oklahoma incorprates city logo with directional signage.

Subscriber onlyFolks driving into Siloam Springs from Oklahoma may have noticed a new sign welcoming people to the city. Continue reading...

Board meeting 'light' on the agenda

Subscriber onlyThe city's board of directors will work through a little lighter agenda during its upcoming meeting on Tuesday. Continue reading...

Thurman receives Chet Hobart Volunteer of the Year award

Subscriber onlyBack in 2009, Don Clark approached Brandon Thurman about coaching football at the Boys & Girls Club of Western Benton County's Siloam Springs location. Thurman, who was named the club's Chet Hobart Volunteer of the Year during an awards banquet on Thursday, said it changed his life forever. Continue reading...

Panthers pound Prairie Grove in opener

Subscriber onlyPRAIRIE GROVE -- Siloam Springs' baseball team came out swinging in its season opener Monday, running away with a 13-2 victory at Prairie Grove. The Panthers (1-0) pounded out 10 hits and were led by sophomore Taylor Pool, who went 3 for 4 with two RBIs. Pool laced a line drive to left field on the third pitch of the game to set the tone for Siloam Springs. Continue reading...

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