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S Junior track teams take first in 1A district meet

DECATUR -- In its first appearance in the 1A junior high district track meet, the Decatur Bulldog team made its presence known as it walked away with both the boys' and girls' championships. Continue Reading »

S Veterans tour memorials during O&A; Honor Flight

HIGHFILL — At 5:30 a.m. April 19, three buses carrying a cargo more precious than gold or silver arrived at the front entrance to the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA). On board was a group of men and women who once proudly served this country in the name of freedom. Seventy-five military veterans from World War II, Korea and Vietnam, along with their guardians and volunteers, made their way into the airport.... Continue Reading »

S Decatur boy has Make-A-Wish Disney World trip come true

DECATUR — Since its conception in 1955, children from around the world have dreamed of going to one of the most iconic theme parks in the world, a magical place called Disneyland. Riding on the success of Disneyland, Walt Disney decided to open an even bigger theme park near Orlando, Fla., and on Oct. 1, 1971, Walt Disney World was opened. And, for one Decatur child and his family, the dream of seeing Disney World became a reality on April 20. Continue Reading »

S Decatur students work to make changes in school culture

DECATUR — "How can we change the way people look at ourselves and our school?" This was the question that four eighth grade students at Decatur Middle School asked during a casual conversation one day. Ithzel Martinez, Joseph Chang, Dora Hernandez and Ashley Herrera were sitting in Joli Sotallora's classroom at Decatur Middle School working on an English assignment when the subject of why they are treated differently because they attend a smaller school cropped up. Chang, who had moved away from Decatur for a short time, had experienced the different cultures of a larger school district and that of Decatur. Continue Reading »

S Decatur Chamber Easter Egg Hunt

DECATUR — Kids of all ages gathered in Decatur's Veterans Park April 15 to search for hidden plastic eggs filled with goodies like Tootsie Rolls and other candy treats. More than 100 Decatur area residents and other visitors gathered in the park to participate in the Decatur Chamber of Commerce's annual Easter Egg Hunt which was sponsored by Handy Mart/Junction 59 and Vivitar of Northwest Arkansas. Continue Reading »

S Decatur, the city where everybody knows your name

"Together We Can Do Awesome Things" is the motto of the city of Decatur, once named "All-America City" by Look Magazine and the National Municipal League in 1954. Decatur is still a great place to work or play, start a business, and raise a family. Decatur is a community that cares. Continue Reading »

S Seniors dance away the night during Decatur Prom

DECATUR -- Under a perfect sunset April 14, seniors, juniors and sophomores gathered for the night of their life, the 2017 Decatur High School prom. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs win first game of season, split doubleheader.

DECATUR -- The Decatur Lady Bulldogs softball team won its first game of the 2017 season when they traveled to Jasper to take on the Lady Pirates in a doubleheader. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs win three games on the road

DECATUR -- With opening game jitters behind them after the loss to Omaha April 7, the Decatur Bulldog baseball team got back on track with three victories on the road April 11 and 13 to begin its second week of conference action. Continue Reading »

S Decatur loses at home against Gentry

DECATUR -- The Decatur Bulldog soccer team continued to struggle last week and dropped two contests, one on the road and another at home, due to injuries and conflicts with other sports. Continue Reading »