Archive - Jan 11, 2013
Francis A. "Pete" Russ, 87, of Benton passed away Monday, Jan. 7, at his home.Â He was born in Little Rock on Feb. 4, 1925.Â
Mr. Russ served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. His ship, the USS Goss, was a member of the fleet in Tokyo Bay when Japan surrendered to Gen. Douglas MacArthur.
He retired from the sheet metal shop at Alcoa after 30 years of service and was a long time member of Geyer Springs Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Hazel (Kriegbaum) Russ, and daughter, Charliss Russ.
LITTLE ROCK - With the first half of the conference season nearing its end, the Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals are having trouble getting into the win column since coming back from Christmas break. Before taking a small sabbatical, the Lady Cardinals had won back-to-back 5-3A conference games to even their record at 2-2 in league play.
Benton city officials have released information about street changes related to ongoing improvements being made to Lower Military Road.
On Friday, Jan. 11, Military Road traffic between Smithers Drive and Northshore Drive will be shifted over onto new lanes, Mayor David Mattingly announced.
The old road will be closed to through traffic at this time.
Access to the old roadway for businesses and their customers may be obtained at the Smithers or Northshore intersections, based on the business location, he said.
U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) says he is optimistic about the nation's economy, but pointed out that "housing needs to come back."
Pryor's comments came Wednesday morning during a break in a tour of Bryant High School. His visit also included stops at the Saline County Airport in Bryant, the Saint-Gobain facility currently under construction on Cyanamid Road and a meeting with the Saline County Economic Development Corp.