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Rural development decision affecting VB put on hold

Updated: Aug 25, 2014 6:11pm

A decision by the USDA state director that would cost Van Buren the Rural Development loans that allow low to mid-income families to purchase land and build a home without a down payment has been...

Teams signing up for golf classic

Updated: Aug 25, 2014 6:11pm

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County to get funds for new jail

Aug 25, 2014 6:09pm

Crawford County will receive about $20.4 million in September to pay for construction of a new 270-bed detention center.

During the Crawford County Quorum Court meeting Monday night,...

<p><strong></strong>Katelyn King plays in the sand on the “beach” at the 2011 Beach Blast event at Heritage United Methodist Church in Van Buren.</p>

Heritage to hold Wipeout event

Aug 25, 2014 6:09pm

One local church wants to help area residents say goodbye to summer with a free event Saturday, featuring games, water activities and even a man-made “beach.”

Heritage United Methodist...

Marathon set for Alma Boys and Girls Club

Aug 25, 2014 6:09pm

A marathon to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Alma Area will be held Sept. 6 for ages 11 to 80.

Alma’s club is holding a one-mile fun walk and 5K-10K run to begin at 8:30 a.m. at the...

Longtime Alma mayor retiring

Aug 25, 2014 6:09pm

After more than 22 years as mayor of Alma, John Ballentine is calling it quits.

Ballentine, who may be the longest running mayor for Alma, decided to retire this year rather than seek re-...

VB Tractor Supply to celebrate Pet Appreciation Week

Aug 25, 2014 6:09pm

Tractor Supply Company is looking to “rescue” your favorite Van Buren animal rescue.

As part of Pet Appreciation Week, an annual event to celebrate family pets, Tractor Supply is awarding $...

Additional filings for county offices

Aug 20, 2014 8:16am

Filing for city positions in Crawford County for the Nov. 4 general election ended at noon on Friday, with some candidates filing just before deadline.

Several candidates filing for city...

Four arrested for trafficking ecstasy

Aug 16, 2014 4:06am

Four Van Buren residents arrested for trafficking ecstasy pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.

Peter Tol Lieu, 19, Sa Soukhawan, 32, Pa Soukhawan, 64, and Teng...

Cedarville hires acting police chief

Aug 16, 2014 4:06am

Cedarville has hired a police chief to serve until a permanent chief is hired.

Jim Freeman will serve as acting chief of police for Cedarville and will assist in hiring someone to...

Thicksten to run for Alma mayor

Aug 16, 2014 4:06am

Ed Thicksten, 67, a lifelong resident of Alma, has announced his candidacy for mayor of Alma.

As a full-time mayor, Thicksten said he plans to set aside one day each week for any citizen or...

Pleas - Aug. 16, 2014

Aug 16, 2014 4:06am

In the 21st Judicial District Circuit Court in Van Buren Aug. 11, Judge Gary R. Cottrell heard pleas and sentenced the following:

• Jonathan David Parker, 37, of Bentonville pleaded guilty...

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