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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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Madrigal Feast to be held Friday

Dec 10, 2014 5:06am

Van Buren High School Choral Music Department presents the ninth annual Ye Olde Madrigal Feaste on Friday with dinner and musical performances.

For one night only, the feast will be in the...

CAE to hold holiday market

Dec 06, 2014 5:06am

The holiday market and unframed art sale will be in full swing this weekend at the Center for Art and Education in Van Buren.

CAE’s holiday market will continue through Dec. 19.


City of Alma to host farewell reception for outgoing mayor

Dec 06, 2014 5:06am

Alma will say goodbye to its outgoing Mayor John Ballentine during a drop-in reception on Thursday at the Alma Community Building.

City of Alma personnel are holding a farewell reception for...

<p><strong></strong>Adam Akins with his 9-month-old puppy, Elsa.</p>

Man seeks return of his puppy

Dec 06, 2014 5:06am

Family of a paralyzed Van Buren man whose puppy was taken from his car are offering a reward for the dog’s return.

Elsa, a 9-month-old beagle-terrier mix, was taken from Adam Akins’ car in...

Downtown alive with Christmas spirit

Dec 06, 2014 5:06am

Downtown Van Buren will be alive with the Christmas spirit tonight with the lighting of the Crawford County Courthouse, Living Windows and Festival of the Trees.

County Judge John Hall will...

<p>Crawford County Judge John Hall receives his flu shot from Michelle Hammer, administrator for Crawford County Health Unit, during a mass flu clinic Wednesday at the Emergency Operations Center in Van Buren.</p>

Flu clinic

Dec 06, 2014 5:06am


<p><strong></strong>Linda Bracco, office manager for Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, shows off the angels already placed on the angel tree sponsored by both churches.</p>

Churches come together to help area kids

Dec 06, 2014 5:06am

Two Van Buren churches have come together to share a sanctuary and help area kids in need.

Current Outreach Church is holding services in Mt. Olive United Methodist Church and the two...

Alma teen helps those in need

Dec 06, 2014 5:06am

An Alma teen helped make Thanksgiving better for 10 needy families in Crawford County.

Ethan Williams, with a little help, provided Thanksgiving meals for 10 struggling Crawford County...

<p style="text-align: left;"><strong></strong>Trey Bray attaches lights to his home.</p>

Trail of Lights seeks notable Christmas displays

Dec 03, 2014 11:03am

The Women’s Community League of Alma is assembling a list for the Alma Trail of Lights.

Businesses and residences with notable Christmas displays will be included in this list.


VBPD to hold auction

Dec 03, 2014 11:01am

photo by KENNETH FRY

Lt. Steven Staggs looks over some of the bicycles and other unclaimed property the Van Buren Police Department will auction at 9 a.m. Saturday at the police department,...

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