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Weather causes damage in county

Apr 16, 2014 10:02am

Crawford County saw severe weather Sunday night in the form of thunderstorms and strong winds that caused damage throughout the area.

A cold front approaching from the Plains triggered...

Walk-a-mile scheduled

Apr 16, 2014 10:02am

The third annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes – Break the Silence; End the Violence” event will be from noon to 2 p.m. April 25 at the Van Buren High School Freshman Academy.

“It was two years...

E-waste event April 19

Apr 16, 2014 10:00am

Keep Van Buren Beautiful will hold its annual Spring E-Waste Event on Saturday, April 19, as part of the Great American Cleanup.

Volunteers will begin collecting electronic waste only at 9 a...

Spinach Festival Saturday

Apr 16, 2014 9:50am

Activities for all ages will be at Alma’s 2014 Spinach Festival Saturday, April 19.

Icon Amusements will have a custom-made bouncy obstacle course the length of a football field, a four-...

Hall of Honor nominations sought

Apr 16, 2014 9:29am

May 16 is the deadline to submit nominations to the board of directors of the Van Buren High School Hall of Honor for consideration of inclusion in the VBHS Hall of Honor.

VBHS Hall of Honor...

<p><strong></strong>Mulberry native Charles Belt hosts the Silly Goose Showcase and Open Mic night at the Goose Island Brewpub in Wrigleyville, a neighborhood of Chicago.</p>

Local man finds success in big city

Updated: Apr 09, 2014 10:36am

It is that old story about a small-town man looking for success in the big city.

And Mulberry native Charles Belt may have found it. If he has not made it “big” yet, he is on his way.


Transmission line topic of meeting

Apr 09, 2014 10:31am

A meeting to discuss a proposed high-voltage direct current transmission line is set for Tuesday, April 26, at 6 p.m. at the Crawford County Fair Grounds in Mulberry.

Under discussion will...

Lincoln Day Dinner planned

Apr 09, 2014 10:30am

Republican Party of Crawford County will present its annual Lincoln Day Dinner Friday, April 25, at Butterfield Assembly of God Church, 1302 N. 30th St., Van Buren.

Congressman Tom Cotton, a...

Music festival set April 26

Apr 09, 2014 10:29am

Van Buren Music Festival on Main Street will be from 3-10 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in downtown Van Buren.

The free, all-ages event will feature two stages and be a perfect opportunity for...

<p><strong></strong>Van Buren Mayor Bob Freeman (from left) recognizes Americorps members Betty Schaub, Brian Schleicher and Susan Nelson with an April 1 proclamation for their work at Crawford County Volunteers for Literacy. Dee Carroll, CCVL director, (right) also was present.</p>

AmeriCorps members honored

Apr 09, 2014 10:28am

A local mayor honored three AmeriCorps members during the Mayor’s Day of Recognition.

AmeriCorps Senior Corps members Betty Schaub, Brian Schleicher and Susan Nelson were recognized April 1...

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