Mount Ida, AR

Fearless 40: Lake Hamilton Wolves

The Lake Hamilton Wolves got off to a great start in 2021, but the finish wasn’t what they desired.  After an 8-0 start, Lake Hamilton struggled to finish the season, losing three of their last four games. The Wolves went to work in the off-season to fix the problems.  Lake Hamilton returns a lot on […]
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Sherrill Elliott Swedoski

Mrs. Sherrill Elliott Swedoski, age 84, passed away August 8, 2022, in Mt. Ida, Arkansas. She was born May 5, 1938, in Houston, Texas, to the late Mervyn Leon and Erma Jewell Elliott. Mrs. Swedoski was a woman of many talents; she was good at everything she did and amazing...
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Norman alum works on bucket list

GLENWOOD – Local author Larry K Morphew took time to sign his books Friday, July 29, at the Bainum Library in Glenwood. Better known as “Larry K” by listeners of KLAZ/KBHS radio in Hot Springs. Larry retired from the airwaves after 40 years in broadcasting to take a turn at the printed page. He published his first book, “Country Folk”, in 2021. His second novel, “The Willows Never Sleep” has since released.
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Mount Ida School Board discusses test scores

MOUNT IDA – A decline in test scores was among the topics discussed at the most recent Mount Ida School Board meeting. A drop in test scores was mentioned several times throughout the meeting with Superintendent Tristan Knoedl addressing the topic near the end of the meeting. While no numbers were officially available at the time of the meeting, everyone acknowledged that the drop in ACT Aspire Test scores was a point of concern.

Swinging into the past

MOUNT IDA – Soon Montgomery County couples can “court” the old fashioned way by riding the Owley Courting Swing now located at The Heritage House Museum in Mount Ida. The Owley Courting Swing hearkens back to a slower time when community gatherings were attended by practically everyone in the county. The swing provided a whimsical distraction to the harsher days on the farm, or at the lumber mill.

Norman boil order lifted, Mount Ida, Oden continues

The City of Norman has announced that the precautionary boil order for the Norman Waterworks customers has been lifted. Norman Waterworks was placed under a precautionary boil order Sunday, July 24, after a main water line broke. Due to a drop in water pressure the water system was placed under a precautionary boil order.

Parade kicks off 95th annual Montgomery County Fair

MOUNT IDA – The Montgomery County Fair kicks off Monday, August 8, at 7 p.m. with a parade, followed by the pageant and talent show Tuesday, August 9. The 95th edition of the county fair will be held August 7 through 13 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. This year’s theme is “Sew it, Grow, Show it.”

Driver and child die in Sunday wreck on Arkansas 7

A driver and a child died and a second driver was hurt Sunday afternoon in a wreck on Arkansas 7 between Caddo Valley and Bismarck, just north of DeGray Lake (Hot Spring County). According to a preliminary Arkansas State Police report, a 2015 model Chevrolet Spark, driven by Rebecca Welday,...