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<p>KVBB’s 10th anniversary cake.</p>

Local: Group celebrates 10th anniversary

Jun 22, 2016 10:25am

Keep Van Buren Beautiful celebrated its 10th anniversary with a challenge to continue its hard work to make the city a better place to live.

“Find things to do in your community to improve...

Local: Cruise night set for Saturday

Updated: Jun 22, 2016 11:38am

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<p><strong></strong>photos by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Participants in the Fort Smith leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics cross the Midland Bridge into Van Buren on Tuesday morning.</p>

Local Torch Run raises Special Olympics funds

May 28, 2016 4:07am

Area police officers and volunteers ran the Fort Smith area leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run on Tuesday to raise money for Special Olympics.

Beginning at 7 a.m., the Torch Run traveled...

Alma property condemned

May 28, 2016 4:07am

Alma city officials are moving forward with condemnation proceedings on one property and tabled proceedings on another during the May 19 city council meeting.

During a condemnation hearing...

Groundbreaking set

May 25, 2016 9:15am

Groundbreaking for the new Veterans Park in downtown Van Buren will be Friday.

The long-anticipated event will begin at 11 a.m. at the new park on the north side of Main Street near the...

VBSD proposes charter school

May 25, 2016 9:13am

With the goal of expanding learning options for families, the Van Buren School District has proposed forming a conversion charter school that would be known as the Arkansas River Valley Virtual...

Cedarville school tout new principals

May 25, 2016 9:12am

Cedarville School District will have a completely new administrative staff for the 2016-2017 school year.

In addition to hiring Kerry Schneider, deputy superintendent at Van Buren School...

Teen to vie for state title

May 25, 2016 9:12am

A Van Buren teen will compete in the Miss Arkansas’ Outstanding Teen Pageant June 7-11 in Russellville.

Kristen Sharp, daughter of Warren and Tawana Sharp of Van Buren, is going to the state...

City of Alma to begin adding fluoride to water system

May 23, 2016 9:30am

Alma Public Works will begin fluoridating the city’s drinking water on Wednesday, June 15, affecting Alma, Kibler, Dyer and Redhill.

Hexafluorosilicic acid, commonly used for water...

<p><strong></strong>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Darien Domingos receives his diploma from Christy Mayo, president of the Van Buren School Board.</p>

Students receive diplomas

May 23, 2016 9:28am

A total of 447 Van Buren High School seniors received their diplomas at a new venue Tuesday night - Stubblefield Center at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith.

More than 3,000 were on...

<p><strong></strong>photo by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Rep. Bruce Westerman held a Google Hangout visit with students from Mulberry High School and Pleasant View Junior High School. Eight students participated in the visit, including Makala Robinson (from left), 15, Emily Fowler, 15, and Harrison Hatwig, 13.</p>

Westerman visits with area students

May 23, 2016 9:26am

Rep. Bruce Westerman made a digital appearance at Mulberry High School on Wednesday to visit with students and answer questions about his role in government.

Westerman met with eight...

VB City Council will discuss cost of city’s health insurance

May 23, 2016 9:25am

Members of the Van Buren City Council will meet Tuesday to discuss the cost of the city’s health insurance.

Aldermen will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the city council room of the Municipal...

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