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Crabtree, Wall share visions, plans for Pea Ridge

Subscriber onlyVoters in Pea Ridge will be asked to choose their mayor for the next four years. Mayor Jackie Crabtree, first elected in 1995, is seeking a sixth term. He said he wants to finish some projects he has begun and wants to see "the town progress forward." Continue reading...

Sanders withdraws election bid

Subscriber onlyLance Sanders, alderman for Ward 2, Position 2, announced this week he has withdrawn his bid for re-election. Sanders announced his intention with a letter sent to the newspaper and posted on social media. Continue reading...

Plan tabled for lack of information

Subscriber onlyA large scale development plan for a commercial development by Pat Tobin was again tabled by Planning Commission members Tuesday as the engineer presenting the changes requested did not have answers to questions planners asked nor did he have information requested at the last tech review meeting. Continue reading...

Three expelled

Staff wants to provide safe learning environment

Subscriber onlyThree male high school students were expelled after three individual hearings by the Pea Ridge School Board. Parents for two of the students requested a closed hearing. One parent said his son's hearing could be open. Continue reading...

Cycling creates smiles and good health

Subscriber only"I thought I was a mountain biker, but once they started putting in trails, I realized I wanted to get involved more," Keln Taylor said. Continue reading...

Gov. Hutchinson praises STEM program

Subscriber onlyShowing off three new STEM classrooms and students' expertise at computer use, coding and creating games, Pea Ridge School officials took Governor Asa Hutchinson on a tour at Pea Ridge Middle School Monday. Continue reading...

School safety is paramount

Subscriber onlyAs the culture has changed, educators and school officials are faced with safety and security issues as well as educating students. Taking a proactive step in enhancing school safety, the Pea Ridge School Board approved superintendent Rick Neal's recommendation to create a new position and hired Jamie Woods as the director of school counseling. Continue reading...

Community Events

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Water costs are not the highest

Subscriber onlyWastewater from Pea Ridge flows north and ultimately ends up in the Elk River in Missouri. One of three water districts in Northwest Arkansas where water flows north into Missouri, Pea Ridge is governed by strict regulations on wastewater quality more than other parts of the nation, affecting the cost of treatment. Continue reading...

Pea Ridge School counselors are ready

Enhancing students’ mental health helps school safety

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City seats contested

Gateway seats filled

Subscriber onlyCity seats are contested in both Pea Ridge and Garfield. In Gateway, incumbents all filed for re-election with no opposition. Continue reading...

Boutique offers unique items

Subscriber onlyEnjoying shopping for their nieces and nephews, Natasha and Watson Neal were inspired to open a clothing boutique. Continue reading...

Developer's plans stymied by changes

Subscriber onlyDeveloper Pat Tobin presented a request for changes to the approved large scale development plan for his commercial structure on Slack Street but his request was tabled and slated for discussion at the tech review as planners found many changes to the actual construction from the originally approved LSD. Continue reading...

Maggie and mom open salon

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Keene files for council seat

Seats still open; Deadline is Friday

Subscriber onlyAs the deadline nears to file for municipal elections, there are still several seats for which no one has filed. Continue reading...

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