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City of VB to purchase land

May 04, 2016 9:02am

The City of Van Buren will purchase about two acres of land at the end of Main Street with an eye on the future development in downtown.

Mayor Bob Freeman said he sees the offer to buy the...

<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Club executive director Cindy Faldon hands out medals to one-mile run/walk participants.</p>

Uphill Run benefits club

May 04, 2016 9:00am

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Body found in Lake Lou Emma

May 04, 2016 8:51am

The body of a Van Buren man was found in Lake Lou Emma on Saturday morning.

Jerry Huckelbury, 59, is believed to have drowned while fishing, said Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown.


<p><strong></strong>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Butterfield Trail students Jackson Hurst and Brinn Brammer show Mayor Bob Freeman the design for a collage which will be sold May 24 at BTMS to benefit the Veterans Park.</p>

Veterans Park groundbreaking set May 27

Apr 30, 2016 4:06am

Ground will be broken Friday, May 27, for the new Veterans Park in downtown Van Buren.

Mayor Bob Freeman told eighth grade students at Butterfield Trail Middle School the event will begin at...


Harry O. Hamm scholarship recipients selected

Apr 30, 2016 4:06am

Van Buren High School seniors Sidnee Carter and Elizabeth Nelson have been selected as the 2016 recipients of the Harry O. Hamm Foundation Trust scholarships.

Administered by the Trust...

<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>MacKenzie Oliver (left) and Madison Loris with their certificates.</p>

VBHS recognizes Arkansas Scholars

Apr 30, 2016 4:06am

Miss Arkansas Loren McDaniel urged Van Buren High School seniors being honored as Arkansas Scholars to have the confidence to invest in themselves.

“Others have invested in you and had the...

Mulberry clerk honored

Apr 30, 2016 4:05am

One local district court clerk was recognized for her contributions to the profession by being named the Arkansas District Court Clerks Association 2016 clerk of the year.

Marie Johnson,...

VBFD to get new truck

Apr 30, 2016 4:05am

The Van Buren Fire Department has a new fire truck with a 105-foot ladder which will enable the department to fight fires at the taller structures being constructed in the city while protecting...

<p><strong></strong>photo by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Arkansas First Lady Susan Hutchinson speaks to Cedarville Elementary students on the importance of reading, education and learning to play music at an early age. With her is Susanne Roth, Cedarville Elementary School principal.</p>

Books donated to CES summer reading program

Apr 30, 2016 4:05am

Arkansas First Lady Susan Hutchinson visited Cedarville Elementary School on Thursday after 100 books were donated to the school as part of a summer reading program.

Hutchinson said the 2016...


VB chamber executive director resigns post

Apr 27, 2016 9:27am

Jackie Krutsch has submitted her resignation as executive director of the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce.

Krutsch has accepted the position of the director of development with the Arkansas...

Graduation events planned

Apr 27, 2016 9:26am

Preparation for area high school graduations is underway with related ceremonies beginning as early as May 8.

Van Buren High School is the only area school that will not hold graduation on...

Crawford County farm family of the year announced

Apr 27, 2016 9:25am

Crawford County’s farm family of the year has been named by the county judging committee.

Brad and Haley Hall of Rudy, along with their daughters Hadleigh, 5, and Aniston, 3, were announced...


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