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The Times (Northeast Benton County) - - CHURCH -

50 Years Ago Pea Ridge Graphic Vol. 3 No. 43 Thurs­day, Oct. 24, 1968

New Cham­ber of Com­merce pres­i­dent Fred McKin­ney in­stalled Satur­day rep­re­sented the com­mu­nity Mon­day at the Ben­tonville Cham­ber of Com­merce meet­ing.

Sun­day, Oct. 20, was the big­gest day, visi­ta­tion-wise, that the Pea Ridge Mil­i­tary Park has had dur­ing the year. A to­tal of 2,020 per­sons filed through the main gate, ac­cord­ing to park of­fi­cials.

40 Years Ago Pea Ridge Graphic-Scene Vol. 13 No. 43 Wed­nes­day, Oct. 25, 1978

Com­mu­nity co­op­er­a­tion will com­plete the com­fort fa­cil­i­ties at the Pea Bowl, the Black­hawks’ foot­ball sta­dium. The orig­i­nal con­ces­sion stand was built in 1977 by the Pea Ridge Ki­wa­nis Club.

Pea Ridge Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment mem­bers re­ported a net of ap­prox­i­mately $625 re­ceived to date from the coun­try western jam­boree.

30 Years Ago The TIMES of North­east Ben­ton County Vol. 23 No. 43 Thurs­day, Oct. 27, 1988

Fire Chief Allen Mer­ritt re­signed early. As of Oct. 1, Pea Ridge has a new fire chief. Jerry Collins, as­sis­tant fire chief, was sworn in as fire chief by Mayor Mary Rogers.

City Coun­cil mem­bers heard a com­plaint against the Po­lice De­part­ment. Mar­shal Kelly Wal­lace and po­lice of­fi­cer Billy Joe Mus­grove were at the City Coun­cil meet­ing to an­swer the com­plaint.

20 Years Ago The TIMES of North­east Ben­ton County Vol. 33 No. 43 Thurs­day, Oct. 29, 1998

Pea Ridge Wa­ter and Sewer su­per­in­ten­dent Robert But­ton said he is pleased with the re­sults he is get­ting from the eight new aer­a­tors in­stalled dur­ing the sum­mer the sewage treat­ment plant. The cost of the in­stal­la­tion was just un­der $49,000.

City em­ploy­ees will ben­e­fit from the de­ci­sion to re­vise the re­tire­ment plan. The city will pay more to­ward their re­tire­ment than be­fore, while em­ploy­ees will have a lit­tle less com­ing out of their pay­checks. The coun­cil also ap­proved a re­tire­ment plan for the po­lice of­fi­cers. LOPFI is the only choice of re­tire­ment plan avail­able to the city for its po­lice­men and fire­men.

10 Years Ago The TIMES of North­east Ben­ton County Vol. 43 No. 43 Wed­nes­day, Oct. 29, 2008

Three bomb threats in less than a week, two in one day and an ar­rest in con­nec­tion with the lat­ter con­sumed school and po­lice of­fi­cials. A spe­cial meet­ing of the Pea Ridge School Board to con­sider an ex­pul­sion hear­ing is set for 6:30 p.m. Thurs­day, Oct. 30, at the high school.

A $1 mil­lion bond for im­prove­ments for the wa­ter and sewer sys­tem for the city was ap­proved at last week’s City Coun­cil meet­ing, fol­low­ing a brief pub­lic hear­ing. The money is to be used to re­ha­bil­i­tate the old lines and con­struct new lines.

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