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VB man gets $10,000 bond

Mar 14, 2015 4:05am

Bond has been set at $10,000 for a Van Buren man accused of giving beer to three young girls before sexually assaulting one of them.

John William Seamster, 35, was arrested Tuesday by...

<p>Van Buren Mayor Bob Freeman, director of Van Buren Municipal Utilities Steve Dufresne and Crawford County Department of Emergency Management Director Dennis Gilstrap (center right) cut a ceremonial ribbon Thursday at the center’s grand opening.</p>

Collection center now open

Mar 14, 2015 4:05am

A residential household hazardous waste and electronic waste collection center for Van Buren and Crawford County officially opened Thursday.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening was...

Alma School District raising money to install new turf

Mar 14, 2015 4:05am

Alma School District officials are well on their way to securing the money to install new turf in the football stadium.

After beginning solicitations for donations only two weeks ago, the...

King Elementary recognized for recycling efforts

Mar 11, 2015 11:28am

King Elementary School was presented two awards from Keep Van Buren Beautiful during its rise and shine March 6. KVBB Director John Pope presented plaques for the school’s Recycle Bowl win and...

VBHS senior luncheon

Mar 11, 2015 11:22am

photo by KENNETH FRY

Jason Shook, vice president of Arvest Bank, with Van Buren High School students at the final senior luncheon of the 2014-15 school year hosted by the Van Buren Chamber...

<p style="text-align: left;">Jessica Burris carries the U.S. flag into the city council room for a ceremony.</p>

Girl Scouts visit municipal complex

Mar 11, 2015 11:21am

Van Buren Mayor Bob Freeman hosted a tea for local Girl Scouts March 5 to deliver a proclamation naming March 8-14 Girl Scout Week. Freeman welcomed the girls to the complex, noting scouting was...

Master gardeners seek new members

Mar 11, 2015 11:12am

An area gardening group is looking to recruit more members from Crawford County.

River Valley Master Gardeners Association is inviting interested Crawford County residents to the master...

VB economic development plan discussed

Mar 11, 2015 11:03am

City Alderman Alan Swaim said Van Buren “has everything in the world to offer” when it comes to economic development.

The long-time business and community supporter, speaking at a Monday...

Open house set regarding pedestrian, bike plans

Mar 11, 2015 11:00am

A public open house seeking comments on a proposed regional pedestrian and bicycle plan will be March 26 at the Van Buren Municipal Complex, 1003 Broadway.

The meeting will be from 4 to 6 p....

<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Charley Lovelady enjoys a drink of water after completing Saturday’s Run With the Knights at King Elementary School. The fundraiser will help send King fourth graders to camp.</p>

Run With the Knights

Mar 11, 2015 10:58am

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