News & History

Week in Clark County History: Dec. 18

For the Week in Clark County History, we combed through bound copies of the Daily Siftings Herald to choose some front-page news from editions dating 10, 15 and 20 years ago.

10 years ago in Clark County

Dec. 18, 2012
An explosion near Rose Hedge Cemetery rocked the town of Gurdon, prompting numerous phone calls to the marshal’s office and a response by firefighters to the scene. A skidder tire left there to burn with brush was to blame for the blast. One person was cited for unlawful burning.

Dec. 19, 2012
Arkadelphia Public Schools recognized Larry Manning as the 2012 Bus Driver of the Year.

Dec. 20, 2012
A late-night storm brought wind gusts that sent the roof of Waite’s Furniture up and onto the roof of Quality Pawn Shop on Highway 67.

15 years ago in Clark County

Dec. 21, 2007
Arkadelphia’s City Board agreed to allow Alumacraft to receive rebates on sales and use taxes for four years because the company was creating new jobs.

Dec. 24, 2007
Caddo Valley police officers were pictured pouring out containers of alcohol alcohol, which the department had confiscated over the last few years, onto the ground. A photo caption read that some 600 containers were emptied, some from misdemeanor cases dating back 10 years.

20 years ago in Clark County

Dec. 18, 2002
Caddo Valley city aldermen were in the process of discussing whether to keep its city court hearings, with the council divided on how to proceed.

Dec. 19, 2002
Bismarck Schools adjourned early for holiday vacations in response to an outbreak of influenza. An article reported that 68 of Bismarck Elementary’s 411 students were out sick with the flu.

Dec. 20, 2002
The Arkadelphia Board of Directors approved a $12.7 million budget for 2003, including $4.16 million for operations in the general fund and $2.3 million for water and sewer.

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