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Real Estate office opens in town

Subscriber onlyFrom new, not yet constructed houses to a 164-year-old historic commercial building, Mitzi Taylor can connect buyers and sellers and is ready to meet the needs of area residents. Continue reading...

Teacher saves children

Subscriber onlyQuick thinking on the part of a Head Start teacher saved the lives of children and possibly lessened the severity of injuries some received, parents said. Continue reading...

Meet the Street Department crew

Subscriber onlyNathan See, superintendent of the Pea Ridge Streets and Park Department, has worked for the city since 2013. Continue reading...

Help stuff the Bus

Donate school supplies for children

Subscriber onlyStuff the Bus will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 21, in front of Fred's on North Curtis Avenue. Continue reading...

Pageant winners crowned

Subscriber onlyAddressing the large audience Friday night at the Miss Pea Ridge pageant, former Miss Pea Ridge Abbye Coan (who reigned in 2014), said competing in a pageant is about "finding your inner strengths and finding the queen inside of you that was there all along." Continue reading...

Alderman wants to add ward

Subscriber onlyCity Council members will consider three issues at the Tuesday, July 17, council meeting. Continue reading...

Safety, security are top concerns

Subscriber onlyMonths of research and deliberation by school leaders led to a presentation Monday evening of new professional development in connection with Ozark Guidance helping teachers and other school staff with school and student safety. Continue reading...

Willow Run plat approved

Subscriber onlyThe final plat for Willow Run, a new subdivision on the south side of Slack Street, was approved in a special meeting Monday night. Continue reading...

Meet the Library staff

Subscriber onlyThe director of the Pea Ridge Community Library is Alex Wright, a graduate of Pea Ridge High School. She has been with the library for two years. Continue reading...

Meet the Water Utilities Dept. staff

Subscriber onlyThe Pea Ridge Water/Wastewater Department operated the city's water and sewer department. The office manager has been employed by the city for 21 years. There are two new employees. Of the 12 employees, three have been employed for 12 years, two for 11, one for nine years, and the rest for less than five years. Continue reading...

Man arrested at accident scene

Subscriber onlyAn investigation into a reckless driver resulted in the arrest of a Pea Ridge man suspected of thefts in both Arkansas and Missouri. Continue reading...

Special planning meeting slated

Subscriber onlyIn a final act before adjourning a brief Pea Ridge Planning Commission Monday night, city officials agreed to schedule a special Planning Commission meeting for developer Kevin Felgenhauer. Continue reading...

Plans proceed on plant

Department heads give reports

Subscriber onlySeveral city department heads reported on business in each of their respective departments at the Tuesday, June 19, Pea Ridge City Council meeting. Continue reading...

Salary for mayor for 2019 decreased

Experience should determine salary

Subscriber onlyMayor Jackie Crabtree opened the June City Council meeting then turned the meeting over to City Clerk Sandy Button and stepped out of the room as the four council members discussed Ordinance 618 to set the mayor's salary for the coming term. This is an election year and the mayor's seat is open for election. Continue reading...

History of mayor's salary

Subscriber onlyPea Ridge Ordinance 513 requires the City Council to set the mayor's salary for the coming term during the June or July meeting prior to the filing period for the new term, according to City Clerk Sandy Button, who presided over a portion of the June 19 City Council meeting. Continue reading...

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