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VB city council approves RITA contribution

Jan 28, 2015 8:57am

Members of the Van Buren City Council approved Monday night the city’s financial contribution to the Regional Intermodal Transportation Authority.

RITA was formed in August 2009 by the...

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JPs pass resolution opposing Clean Line

Jan 28, 2015 8:39am

Crawford County justices of the peace agreed to hold a special election to extend the countywide 1-cent sales tax and made known their opposition to the Plains and Eastern Clean Line transmission...

Alma chamber banquet Jan. 29

Jan 26, 2015 11:04am

Alma Mayor Keith Greene will be the guest speaker at the Alma Area Chamber of Commerce annual banquet Jan. 29.

Alma’s chamber banquet will be at 6 p.m. at the Alma High School student union...

<p><strong></strong>photo by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Mulberry Mayor Gary Baxter notes the proposed route of the Plains and Eastern Clean Line transmission project on a map of Crawford County and its bisection of his city.</p>

Mayor looks to re-route transmission line project

Jan 26, 2015 11:04am

A local mayor is asking the United States Department of Energy to reconsider the proposed route for the Clean Line Energy Partners’ $2 billion Plains and Eastern Clean Line transmission line...

Casey’s under construction

Jan 26, 2015 11:02am

photo by KENNETH FRY

Williams Construction employees install gasoline tanks at the Casey’s General Store under construction at 1500 Pointer Trail in Van Buren. A $647,000 building permit for...

Greene presides over first council meeting

Jan 26, 2015 10:59am

Alma City Council had its first meeting of the year attended by both a new mayor and new council member.

Mayor Keith Greene presided over his first city council meeting, getting help from...

Girl and her balloon

Jan 21, 2015 11:32am

photo by KENNETH FRY

Melissa Nichols plays with a balloon at Saturday’s Northridge versus Butterfield Trail Middle School basketball game at Clair Bates Gym on the Van Buren High School...

<p>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Maeli Jones takes advantage of the warmer weather to enjoy a Sunday afternoon on the playground equipment at Dr. Louis Peer Memorial City Park in Van Buren. Maeli is the daughter of Kristina and Johnny Jones of Van Buren.</p>

Sunshine smile

Jan 21, 2015 11:34am


Ambassador of the quarter

Jan 21, 2015 11:40am

photo by KENNETH FRY

Derald Porter (center) was honored as the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce ambassador of the quarter at a meeting Jan. 16. From left are Raymond Harvey and Lindsey Brown,...

Harp’s donation

Jan 21, 2015 11:37am

Onye McGinnis (left), Harp’s Foods’ Alma store manager, presented $1,000 in gift cards to Alma School District Superintendent David Woolly and Food Services Director Debbie Stewart to go toward...

Hope Academy to hold Valentine’s Day dance

Jan 21, 2015 11:35am

A Valentine’s Day dance to raise money for a program that helps troubled Van Buren teens will be held Feb. 14 at the Crawford County Emergency Operations Center.

Tickets are on sale for the...


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