Author: Katie Arnold


Church goers lament loss in wake of shooting

A church is a holy sanctuary, a place of healing and redemption. When a gunman entered a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas this past November, the sanctuary veil of safety was torn. First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs came under fire on Nov. 5 when a gunman entered the sanctuary […]


Danger of sports injuries continues to intensify

Walk it off. Push past the pain. Keep playing. Most athletes train themselves to overcome a certain amount of pain in order to keep playing their sport. High risk action and intensity in sports is becoming more and more of a problem. Concussions, spinal injuries, fractures, and various organ failures […]


Campus canines boost morale little by little

The quad on John Brown University’s campus has its very own “puppy man,” Corwin Lyttle, who shares his puppies with students. Corwin is the husband of another JBU student, Lindsey Lyttle. Not really knowing what to expect the first time he rescued some puppies, Corwin decided to bring the rescued […]


Local designer crafts hobby into mission

The children’s clothing industry thrives in downtown Siloam Springs. Heather Lanker founded Heather Hill Clothing is a retail company that caters to girls from the ages of two to seven. More than 10 years ago, Heather had a vision of the potential for kids clothing. This vision prompted Lanker to […]

Local, World

Northwest Arkansas feels population boom

Northwest Arkansas is brimming with strip malls, half-built bridges and near-constant road work. What started out as a small area of 5,000 people in the middle of the Ozark hills has become a home to over three million people, according to the U.S. census. With all of the recent construction, […]


2 Gals’ Junk turns history into treasure

Through the wood-framed doors of 2 Gals’ Junk Antiques and Collectables lies a treasure trove of items, from Civil War ration cups to doilies from the 1960s to jewelry and toys from every era. An old-fashioned shop on Main Street Siloam Springs, 2 Gals’ Junk provides community members with a […]


Farmers market unites local community

Every Saturday in downtown Siloam from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. community members from farms and houses inside and outside city limits come to sell their wares. From tomatoes to succulents, and wood carvings to soaps, Siloam Farmers Market offers a variety of options for community members and students alike. […]


MVP Sports offers opportunity to disability community

Ability Tree, a nonprofit center for children with disabilities, has recently started up a program to connect John Brown University sports teams with kids in Ability Tree. Children from families in the disabilities community have an opportunity to participate and learn how to play basketball and possibly other sports, through […]