Downtown Springdale

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One of Springdale's best known public servants died Monday. Walter Turnbow was 95. A champion of education and economic development, Turnbow left his mark on the Springdale School District, the city's water utility and the regional Beaver Water District.

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In 2016, the city of Springdale joined a nationwide monarch butterfly habitat cultivation initiative. Since then, the Shiloh Museum and a group called Springdale for Monarchs have been partnering with local schools to create a milkweed flyway for the migrating butterflies along the Razorback Greenway.

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Tyson Foods unveiled its Manufacturing Automation Center in downtown Springdale last week. The state-of-the-art facility is designed to help the company develop more automation and robotics for its food processing plants.

The Springdale Chamber of Commerce has launched a new smartphone app to give visitors and residents one place for information about everything that's happening in the city. The app called Explore Springdale includes information about hotels and restaurants, as well as recreational and entertainment options. It also has a comprehensive calendar of events.

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Arkansas' only cidery is growing. Black Apple Crossing in Springdale will start distributing its cider at more than 30 bars and restaurants in Little Rock and North Little Rock starting next month.