50 Years Ago
From the Herald and Democrat in 1968
Prices slashed on all remaining '68s -- new '68 Fords at Dealer's cost or below.
One new Mustang V8, cruisiomatic transmission, radio, wide oval tires, sprint package, vinyl top, list $3,402.82. Special at $2,795; 1 new Ranchero V8, cruisiomatic, radio, WSW nylon tires, limited slip rear axle, bucket seats, tinted glass, list $3,389.02. Special price at $2,695; 3 new Galaxie 500s, full power, air, big savings on this, as much as $1,000; 1 demo LTD, 4-door hardtop, 390 motor, factory air, power steering, power disk brakes, deluxe trim, radio, WSW tires, list $4,621.55. Special price $3,595; 1 Fairlane Torino, hardtop, power steering, 302 V8, cruisiomatic, radio, WSW tires, vinyl roof, tinted glass, list $3,773.74. Special price $2,995; 1 Fairlane Torino, fastback, 302 V8, cruisiomatic transmission, wide oval tires, power steering, radio, tinted glass, list $3,613.87. Special price $2,895.
These special prices were available at Ralph Cloyd Ford Co., Highway 68 East, in Siloam Springs.
30 Years Ago
From the Herald-Democrat in 1988
Voter turnout in Benton County was reported high on Tuesday, giving the Election Commission a long night of counting and recounting votes.
Unofficial results Wednesday morning showed Jerrell Suttles as the winner for Position 6 of the Siloam Springs Board of Directors, beating out incumbent Lonnie Nelson for the seat.
James Pearson was re-elected to his Position 7 post on the board with two-thirds margin of votes over Tim O'Brien, 1445 to 728.
Christy Barnett won the third local race, garnering the position of Justice of the Peace for District 5. Barnett received 719 votes, her opponent Leah Houston received 559.
Two Board of Directors posts were filled without opposition - Sid Townsend would fill the Position 5 slot vacated by Karl Mounger and M.L. "Moose" Van Poucke was slated to replace outgoing mayor Bill Foreman.
Both Mounger and Foreman decided not to run for re-election for the posts.
Following an example set by the presidential election, in which Republican George Bush breezed through a win over Democrat contender Michael Dukakis, Republicans captured seats in most Benton County and Arkansas state elections. In county elections, Siloam Springs resident Bruce Rutherford won the county judge's seat, winning in a wide margin vote over Fred Austin.
10 Years Ago
From the Herald-Leader in 2008
When it came to winning 5A state volleyball championships, the Siloam Springs Lady Panthers were in a league of their own.
The Lady Panthers clinched their fifth-straight state title on Saturday night with a stunning hard-fought win over 5A-West champion Greenwood, 25-17, 25-20, 22-25, 25-21.
The win over Greenwood was the first for the Lady Panthers of the season, having lost the previous two meetings in conference play.
Also, it marked the third year in a row that the Lady Panthers beat Greenwood for the state championship.
Siloam Springs' state title helped the Lady Panthers complete their season with a 29-6 overall record.
Greenwood, meanwhile, ended its year with a 32-5 record.Community on 11/07/2018
Print Headline: Lady Panthers win 5th-straight state championship