Police Department attrition is higher than most In the past four years, the Pea Ridge Police Department has seen increased turnover. In 2018, the department of 16 approved positions lost six officers, a clerk and the chief. Pea Ridge Police lost five officers in 2017, four in 2016, six in 2015 and one in 2014. With the Dec. 1, 2018, resignation of former Chief Ryan Walker, there were 15 officers on staff at the end of 2018. by Annette Beard
Search narrowed for chief The short list of chief of police applicants was to be presented to the Pea Ridge City Council Tuesday night, Mayor Jackie Crabtree said recently. by Annette Beard
Planners OK rezones City planners approved two rezoning requests from developer Kevin Felgenhauer at a special Planning Commission meeting Tuesday, March 12. Several city residents who live near the land on Hazelton Road asked questions of the developer. by Annette Beard
Pea Ridge Schools Menus Monday, March 25
Shiloh Museum EVENTS
Hobbs happenings Recent archaeological work at by Special to The TIMES
Marriage licenses March 5
Beta Alpha celebrates 55 years Local club Beta Alpha will celebrate its 55th year with an officer installation and party at 2 p.m Sunday, March 24, in Messiah Lutheran Church.
VOTE: Pea Ridge Spring Sports player of the week Pea Ridge's Cassidy Hooneyhan is a nominee for the Spring Sports Player of the Week.
Track 'Hawks battle cold, wind and tough competition in Bentonville The Blackhawk boys and girls track teams entered the Tiger Relays last week and had to contend with high winds, cold temperatures and the presence of big school track powers Bentonville and Fayetteville. by John McGee
Blackhawks win Ozark Classic Photograph courtesy of Jennifer Allison
Ninth-grade 'Hawks compete at Bentonville relays ​A small contingent of freshmen track athletes competed with the big schools at the ninth-grade division of the Tigers Relays in Bentonville last week. by John McGee
Lady Blackhawks beat Lady Tigers Ozark Classic Softball Tournament at Harrison by Staff Reports
Blackhawk sports schedule Wednesday, March 20
Junior vaulter is making history Junior track athlete and four-time state champion Cassidy Mooneyhan is not only the best vaulter in the 4A classification to date this year, she is currently ranked the best in the state of Arkansas regardless of class.
Seventh-grade Blackhawk boys track TIMES photograph by Annette Beard
Librarians enhance skills During the first week of March, the Pea Ridge Community Library traveled to Little Rock to participate in the 2019 Children's Services Workshop held Friday, March 8. Librarians all over Arkansas including the Pea Ridge Library were taught to motivate children to read, develop positive attitudes about reading and books, enable children to maintain their reading skills during summer vacation, encourage regular use of the library, attract new users to the library, foster cooperation between community agencies, and to offer experiences for children and their family. by Kerri Christensen Pea Ridge Community Library Board of Directors
Recipes Banana Fluff Dessert
Are elected officials listening? If Benton County officials ever needed exit interviews as voters left after casting their ballots, it was Tuesday, March 12, 2019. A simple two or three question interview would probably have told the Quorum Court and the county judge what people were saying in the coffee shops. by Leo Lynch
State of the City Pea Ridge continues to grow, the Census Bureau has our estimated population of 5,296 as of July 2017. Our location, residential development, business environment and schools continue to be the driving force in our community's growth. by Mayor Jackie Crabtree
Dream 'BIG' for Arkansas LITTLE ROCK -- The legislature has approved and the governor has signed a package of bills sponsored by female lawmakers. The coalition of legislators dubbed their package "Dream BIG for Arkansas."
Street names are historical After more than a century as a town, Pea Ridge had named its streets. And in doing so, had developed a unique system for naming the streets ... to call all north-south streets after Union participants of the Battle of Pea Ridge, and all east-west ones for their Confederate counterparts.
Letter to the Editor Lions Club members are grateful
Church news Boundless Grace Baptist Church
Still a bit of the devil in me! While I was at spiritual retreat, I was introduced to the presenter Father Thomas Keeting. by Dr. Scott Stewart Columnist
Church news Boundless Grace Baptist Church
When life "just ain'tfair" "Life isn't fair." by Dr. Scott Stewart Columnist