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<p><strong></strong>Seated in the Millionaire’s Lounge in the Alma Intermediate School library are Madeline Williams, 11; Derek Hatcher, 10; Jillian Mills, 11; Daniel Dyer, 11; and Brant Peppas, 9. They have read between three and six million words each this school year.</p>

AIS readers on a mission

May 27, 2015 10:17am

At Alma Intermediate School, reading is not just part of the curriculum - it’s a mission.

Teachers and administrators work hard to increase literacy and love of reading at the school, and no...

CAE sets summer art camps

May 27, 2015 10:07am

Flood warnings continue

May 27, 2015 10:06am

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Old Timers Day sets pre-festival carnival armband night

May 13, 2015 4:06am

Old Timers Day in downtown Van Buren will host a pre-festival armband night at the carnival, beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The carnival will set up at two locations - the parking lot on...

<p>Deena Dunn and Hannah Young</p>

Top 40 honored at VBHS

May 13, 2015 4:06am

The top 40 graduating seniors at Van Buren High School were encouraged to remember how they got where they are and to remember who helped them get there.

“Not everyone gets to stand on the...

Graduation ceremonies scheduled

May 13, 2015 4:06am

Graduation ceremonies for Crawford County school districts’ seniors are scheduled throughout the coming weeks.

Graduation ceremonies for Alma, Cedarville, Mountainburg, Mulberry and Van...

VB restaurant damaged by fire

May 13, 2015 4:06am

A local family has suffered another blow after their Van Buren restaurant was damaged by fire early Friday.

Van Buren firefighters responded to a fire at C&C Catfish at 50 Rena Road in...

Alma seniors receive AEAF scholarships

May 13, 2015 4:05am

More than $100,000 in Alma Education and Arts Foundation scholarships has been awarded to Alma seniors.

This is the first year the foundation has reached $100,000 in scholarships, said Alma...

Tax election this week

May 11, 2015 9:32am

Crawford County residents will go to the polls this week to vote on the renewal of the 1-cent countywide sales tax.

Tuesday is the special election on the renewal of the tax, which is set to...

Dog days events set

May 11, 2015 9:31am

Van Buren Rotary Club is bringing dock diving to the area during the club’s dog days event June 6-7 at the Van Buren High School track and football training field.

“There isn’t anything like...

Vendors sought for TOCC

May 11, 2015 9:27am

Food and non-food vendors are being sought for the annual Taste of Crawford County, the major fund-raising event for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Crawford County.

The event will be...

<p><strong></strong>Maryl Koeth (from left), Van Buren Advertising and Promotion Commission director, and Carolyn Joyce, Fort Smith Convention and Visitors Bureau tour and travel sales director, present a gift basket to Mike and Pat Zehringer of Dayton, Ohio.</p>

Tourists welcomed to VB

May 11, 2015 9:24am

An Ohio couple were surprised Thursday by Fort Smith and Van Buren representatives during their stop at the Welcome Center on Interstate 40 in Van Buren.

Mike and Pat Zehringer were welcomed...

Man pleads not guilty to battery charge

May 11, 2015 9:15am

A Fort Smith man accused of assaulting his girlfriend and her daughter pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.

Benjamin Kane Dodson, 42, is charged with second offense...

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