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City of VB to purchase land

May 04, 2016 9:02am

The City of Van Buren will purchase about two acres of land at the end of Main Street with an eye on the future development in downtown.

Mayor Bob Freeman said he sees the offer to buy the...

<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Club executive director Cindy Faldon hands out medals to one-mile run/walk participants.</p>

Uphill Run benefits club

May 04, 2016 9:00am

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VBSD expects surplus at end of year

Apr 16, 2016 4:05am

The Van Buren School District is expected to end the school year with a balance of more than $5 million.

“We project an ending balance of between $5.2 million and $5.4 million,”...

<p><strong></strong>photo by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Manuel Valente furrows his brow in concentration as he plays a performance piece on his instrument, the baritone saxophone.</p>

VBHS saxophone player No. 1 in state

Apr 13, 2016 8:55am

As he plays his baritone saxophone in the office of Van Buren High School Band director Ron Smith, 17-year-old Manuel Valente’s brow is furrowed in concentration.

Playing the baritone -...

<p><strong></strong>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Tom Wing with his recently published book, “Images of America: Van Buren.”</p>

Signings set for Tom Wing’s new book

Apr 13, 2016 8:51am

Tom Wing has two upcoming events to sign copies and discuss his book, “Images of America: Van Buren,” which was recently published and has been well received by the community.

“Sales are...

<p><strong></strong>photo by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Mulberry Police Chief Vincent Clamser (from left) with Harbor House regional prevention providers Tabitha Fondren and Arielle Perry at the unveiling of the city’s new prescription drug collection box.</p>

Mountainburg installs medicine drop off box

Apr 13, 2016 8:50am

Mountainburg residents now can dispose of excess and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications by using a newly installed drop off box at the city hall.

Harbor House has...

Summer art camps to return for CAE

Apr 13, 2016 8:43am

The Center For Art and Education in Van Buren has announced the return of summer art camps for children, including some new and extended classes.

Kimberly Wells, program coordinator, said...

<p>photos by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>State Rep. Charlotte Douglas speaks on how area residents can come together to prevent child neglect and abuse in Crawford County.</p>

Walk to End Child Abuse comes to VB

Apr 09, 2016 4:06am

More than 100 people turned out for the Crawford County Division of Children and Family Services’ fourth annual Walk to End Child Abuse in Van Buren on Wednesday.

The noon walk was part of...

<p><strong></strong>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Van Buren High School valedictorian Bethany Sutterfield with her favorite teacher, Deena Dunn, at Thursday night’s Top 40 banquet.</p>

Top 40 at VBHS honored

Apr 09, 2016 4:06am

Students and teachers honored at Thursday night’s Van Buren School District Education Foundation Top 40 banquet were recognized for theeir hard work.

The annual Academic Recognition Banquet...

Alma woman to run Boston Marathon

Apr 09, 2016 4:06am

An Alma woman will participate in the 120th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18.

Lynn Martin, Alma School District accountant, will participate in this year’s Boston Marathon for the first...


VB dance coach retiring

Apr 09, 2016 4:06am

Van Buren High School’s dance coach is retiring after 23 years.

Mari Newby recently announced her retirement from coaching the Van Buren High School Dance Team, the Pointer Prancers.


Two enter not guilty pleas

Apr 09, 2016 4:05am

A man and woman accused of possessing a forgery device when arrested on outstanding warrants pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.

James Edward Crippen, 45, and...

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