As 2020 comes to a close it is time to reflect on the top headlines of the past year. Many changes came to Siloam Springs in 2020, resulting in stories that were exciting, poignant, serious, sad and even sometimes fun.
While compiling the list of top news stories, the Herald-Leader staff considered not only the community impact but also the amount of engagement and interest of the public the stories conveyed. Stories one through five will be published on Wednesday and stories six through 10 are listed below:
6. Election and Runoff
This year saw not only a national election but local elections as well. Positions five, six and seven on the city board, as well as the mayor’s position, were up for reelection in 2020. To win the election, candidates were required to receive at least 50 percent of the vote, plus one vote, during the primary on Aug. 11.
Director Reid Carroll retained his…