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May 26, 2020


Who Burned the Courthouse?
Note: This article was originally in the July 1985 edition of Grassroots.
Grant County was formed in 1869, although it was not until 1871 that our first courthouse was built. Constructed on the present square, this building was a frame, two-story 40 by 50 feet structure probably facing Main Street. Construction cost was said to be $3,500. As of now, no photography of this building has been located, if any was ever taken.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

'What can I get you folks?'
Restaurants across the state can begin serving customers on May 11, but the restrictions associated with keeping a lid on the spread of the coronavirus are enough to keep several operators in Sheridan from taking the leap.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

New van provides sigh of relief for nonprofit
The better of the two vans wouldn't start. That's the 2010 model. The 2006 model would start but had its own mechanical issues that would sometimes leave employees stranded on the side of the road.
Such was the predicament of the Grant County Unified Community Resource Council.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Farmers Market
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Funeral homes, the bereaved forced into new normal during coronavirus period
Editor's note: This is Part I of a two-part story on how funeral homes in Sheridan are coping with the constraints of the coronavirus.Missy Overton buried her mother, Ruth Hughes, on March 20.
Eventually, there would be a parade.
The 80-year-old woman's path to that final day had been sad but predictable. She had been in assisted living in Sheridan for 4 ½ years. But her Alzheimer's disease was getting worse. And in December she had pneumonia, causing her to be taken to the hospital a couple of times. To recuperate, she had been sent to a nursing home for rehab.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Annual Old Folks' Singing event yields to coronavirus, cancels for the year
They sang through World War I and II. They sang through the Great Depression. They even sang through the Spanish flu. But the coronavirus has silenced their voices - at least for this year.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Phase II of Sheridan's walking trail effort approved by council
More walking and biking in Sheridan got a vote of confidence from the City Council at last week's meeting.
With the unanimous vote, the city will now apply for another grant from the Transportation Alternatives Program, which is a Federal Highway Administration grant program that is administered by the Arkansas Department of Transportation.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Cell tower gets council approval in Tull
The town of Tull, after much discussion, will be getting a cell phone tower following a 4-to-1 vote last week of the town council.
Verizon, through a representative, came to the council in March asking for a variance to the town's height ordinance. Tull only allows structures as tall as 50 feet to be constructed within the town limits. The proposed tower is to be 250-feet tall.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

SPD revives Senior Citizen Check-In Program
With social distancing in mind the last few months, most people are staying home more than usual, but for some of our most vulnerable residents, that is not a new practice.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020

AA meetings sidelined due to virus
Editor's note: The person interviewed for this story is a member of the AA group and asked that their name not be used in this story. We have simply referred to him as a member.

A local Alcoholics Anonymous group that has been meeting for close to four decades has had to suspend its face-to-face meetings because of the threat of the coronavirus.


Wednesday, April 29, 2020


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