News & History

Week in Clark County History: Jan. 22

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, 20 and 30 years ago.

10 years ago in Clark County

Jan. 22, 2013
A prayer breakfast, parade and program celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. drew a crowd of hundreds of Arkadelphia citizens to the events.

Jan. 23, 2013
Several parents of Arkadelphia High School students expressed their dissatisfaction with the school district’s New Tech Program. The parents told the newspaper of their concerns, which included non-traditional learning, noisy classrooms and abuse of Internet privileges in the classroom.

Jan. 24, 2013
Danfoss Manufacturing, an industry no longer in operation in Clark County, partnered with Arkadelphia High School for a research and development project aimed at helping with costs and efficiency in a manufacturing environment.

Jan. 25, 2013
Former Arkadelphia resident Don Hager was featured on the front page for his involvement as a grip in the movie industry, the latest of which had been “Mud”, a movie filmed in Arkansas and starring Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon.

20 years ago in Clark County

Jan. 22, 2003
Former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders was the keynote speaker at Henderson State University’s tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan. 23, 2003
Southwest Arkansans were preparing for a bout with temperatures in the low teens, the lowest level in seven years.

Jan. 24, 2003
The Caddo Valley Police Department was among 170 law enforcement agencies in the U.S. to receive a handheld thermal imager in order to detect illicit drug activity or even to help find lost children.

Jan. 27, 2003

30 years ago in Clark County

Jan. 26, 1993

Aluma-Weld’s paint building in Friendship burned in a weekend blaze.

Jan. 28, 1993

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