S Decatur arrests three in break-in, theft at local church

DECATUR -- A break-in and theft at a local Decatur church and a subsequent sting operation resulted in the arrest of three Decatur juveniles in connection with felony and misdemeanor charges, according to police. Continue Reading »

S Two Northside Elementary students participate in district spelling bee

DECATUR -- Some of the top elementary students in Decatur tested their skills in the ultimate spelling test, the school's annual spelling bee. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs win against Lady Warriors in colors day matchup

DECATUR -- The bleachers at Peterson Gym were filled to near capacity Dec. 15 as the Decatur Lady Bulldogs celebrated colors day with their third win of the season against the Life Way Lady Warriors from Centerton. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs lose to Warriors in colors day basketball contest

DECATUR -- While the Lady Bulldogs had one of their best nights of the season so far, the Decatur Bulldogs were not so fortunate. The Life Way Warriors from Centerton handed them yet another loss for the 2017 season. Continue Reading »

S Decatur students participate in colors day activities

DECATUR -- After a weeklong show of Bulldog pride, students from Decatur Middle and High Schools gathered at Peterson Gym in Decatur Dec. 15 for the annual colors day pep rally. Desi Meek and the Decatur cheerleaders hosted the hourlong event. Continue Reading »

S Decatur council approves ambulance contract with Gravette

DECATUR -- The Decatur City Council closed 2017 on a positive note during its regular meeting Dec. 11 in the conference room at Decatur City Hall. Topping the agenda was a contract between the cities of Decatur and Gravette for emergency medical and ambulance services. Continue Reading »

S Band and choir perform seasonal music during winter concert

DECATUR -- Sweet sounds of beautiful Christmas music filled the air as teachers, family, friends and music lovers gathered in the cafeteria at Northside Elementary School in Decatur Dec. 13 for the 2017 Decatur Schools' winter concert. Four groups, including the high school choir, beginning, middle school and high school bands, took center stage for this year's musical extravaganza. Leading the groups was Jesse Owens, director of the middle and high school music program. Continue Reading »

S Pioneers host Gentry Cheer Classic

GENTRY -- Junior- and senior-high cheer teams from across northwest Arkansas gathered at Pioneer Gym in Gentry Dec. 4 to participate in the annual Gentry Cheer Classic. Junior-high teams from Washington and Lincoln, Bentonville, Shiloh Christian and Lakeside, as well as their senior-high counterparts from Shiloh Christian, Ozark, Decatur, Gravette, Siloam Springs, Bentonville, Springdale, Farmington and Gentry, all participated in the evening event. Stunt teams from Gentry, Gravette and Siloam Springs participated in the stunt division. The stars of the competition were the Elite Cheer Team members, girls and boys, ages 6 and up, who put on four exhibition routines that at times brought spectators to their feet. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs to celebrate Colors Day Friday

DECATUR -- Decatur High School will celebrate its annual colors day event Friday, Dec. 15, at Peterson Gym in Decatur when the Bulldogs take on the Life Way Warriors. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs lose first conference game to Kingston

DECATUR -- Fans filled the bleachers at Peterson Gym Dec. 5 to watch the Lady Bulldogs take on the Kingston Yellowjackets in the first conference contest of the 2017-18 season. Continue Reading »

S Decatur holds annual Christmas Parade, Santa reception

DECATUR -- The Decatur Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Christmas Parade through downtown Decatur and a Santa reception in the community room at Decatur City Hall on Friday. Continue Reading »

S School Board seeks new member

DECATUR -- The Decatur School District is looking for a Decatur resident who might be interested in filling a recent opening on the school board. Continue Reading »

S Decatur upset by Kingston in first conference contest

DECATUR -- Students, family members and fans gathered at Peterson Gym Dec. 5 to cheer on the Decatur Bulldogs as they played the Kingston Yellowjackets in the first 1A conference game of the 2017-18 basketball season. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs lose in second half to Lady Hornets in Colcord Basketball Jamboree

COLCORD (Okla.) -- The Decatur Lady Bulldogs' losing streak continued as they traveled to Colcord, Okla., to participate in the Colcord High School's Basketball Jamboree Dec. 7-9 at Hornet Arena in Colcord. There they faced three formidable Oklahoma foes, the Colcord Lady Hornets, Saline Lady Wildcats and Westville Lady Yellowjackets. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs take second win during Holiday Hoops tournament

DECATUR -- Peterson Gym came alive Nov. 29 as fans cheered on the Lady Bulldogs to their second victory of the season when they overwhelmed the Lady Warriors from Life Way Christian High School in the second round of the Decatur Holiday Hoops basketball tournament in Decatur. Continue Reading »