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<p style="text-align: left;"><strong></strong>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p style="text-align: left;">Mayor Bob Freeman (left) recognizes outgoing Van Buren city council members (from left) Teena Sagely, Johnny Ragsdale and Max Blake.</p>

Outgoing aldermen thanked for service

Dec 17, 2014 11:24am

Three aldermen were thanked for their service to the City of Van Buren Monday night during their final city council meeting.

Aldermen Teena Sagely, Johnny Ragsdale and Max Blake were...

<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Cheryl Anderson (left) and Elaina Damante donned their elf attire for Saturday Elf Run at Lee Creek Park in Van Buren. Madi Chitwood and Clarke Henson were the overall winners in the second annual event sponsored by Optimist Club of Crawford County.</p>

Elf Run

Dec 17, 2014 11:21am

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<p><strong></strong>The royal cast included Tara Daugherty as Lady Phyllis (left) and Nathan Schoenfeld as the Jester.</p>

Madrigal Feaste

Dec 17, 2014 11:12am


<p><strong></strong>Carolyn Baker, the balloon lady, with one of her creations.</p>

CASA Christmas party

Dec 17, 2014 11:10am


Quorum court meeting becomes heated

Dec 17, 2014 10:58am

A discussion became heated at a Crawford County Quorum Court budget committee meeting Monday night, causing one elected official to vent his frustration.

Sheriff Ron Brown threw his budget...

VB aldermen to meet Monday night

Dec 13, 2014 4:22pm

Van Buren aldermen will meet Monday night to consider approval of the city’s 2015 budget.

The council will meet at 7 p.m. in the council room at the Municipal Complex.

At a special...

California men plead not guilty to drug charges

Dec 13, 2014 4:21pm

Two California men accused of transporting hundred of pounds of marijuana on Interstate 40 pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.

David Tram Jr., 27, of Elk Grove and...

<p>photo by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Crawford County circuit clerk employees show off their winnings from a drawing during the county Christmas dinner Thursday. All eight employees attending the dinner had their names drawn at random to win a door prize.</p>

Christmas dinner

Dec 13, 2014 4:20pm


Deputies promoted

Dec 13, 2014 4:19pm


Cedarville Walmart to open Wednesday

Dec 13, 2014 4:18pm

A new Walmart Neighborhood Market store in Cedarville will open Wednesday following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7 a.m.

Cedarville’s new store is conveniently located at 8848 N....

Deffenbaugh grand marshal for parade

Dec 13, 2014 4:17pm

State Rep. Gary Deffenbaugh will be the grand marshal for tonight’s Van Buren Christmas parade.

The parade, sponsored by The Old Town Merchants Association, will begin at 6:30 p.m. at 14th...

<p><strong></strong>photo by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Outgoing Alma mayor John Ballentine shows off the Henry rifle with silver engraved stock presented to him by Alma Police Chief Russell White on behalf of city employees at the reception. Public Works Director Mark Yardley (not pictured) also presented the mayor with an achievement award.</p>

Alma residents honor Ballentine

Dec 13, 2014 4:16pm

Alma residents, city officials, civic leaders and city employees past and present attended a reception to honor John Ballentine, the city’s mayor of more than 21 years, and bid farewell.



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