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VB city council approves RITA contribution

Jan 28, 2015 8:57am

Members of the Van Buren City Council approved Monday night the city’s financial contribution to the Regional Intermodal Transportation Authority.

RITA was formed in August 2009 by the...

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VB school bus involved in crash

Jan 07, 2015 10:38am

Three children were hospitalized Monday and released after a school bus crash in Van Buren.

Emergency responders were called to the intersection of Arkansas 60 and U.S. 64 in Van Buren at...

Lions Club collecting eyeglasses

Jan 07, 2015 10:37am

Van Buren Lions Club will be collecting eyeglasses and doing a highway cleanup in January as part of the Lions International worldwide week of service Jan. 10-16.

Lions Club is working with...

Not guilty pleas entered in circuit court

Jan 04, 2015 11:44pm

Two of three California residents arrested on Interstate 40 with three pounds of suspected methamphetamine pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.

Marcus Ladell Blow,...

Jimmy Bell remembered

Jan 04, 2015 11:43pm

Jimmy Bell of Van Buren, who died Tuesday at the age of 66, will be remembered as a man who loved his family and community, according to those who knew him best.

One friend said the Van...

<p><strong></strong>Thell Ellison, 97, shares his memories of the construction of the 80-year-old Lee Creek Bridge in Natural Dam.</p>

Bridge brings back fond memories

Jan 04, 2015 11:42pm

At 97, Thell Ellison still remembers well the two years when Lee Creek Bridge was built in Natural Dam, connecting the tiny hamlet to the rest of Crawford County.

Located on Arkansas 59, the...

<p>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Van Buren Mayor Bob Freeman (right) with his wife Terry visits with Mulberry Mayor Gary Baxter following Thursday’s installation ceremony for public officials at the Crawford County Courthouse, sponsored by the Crawford County Bar Association.</p>

Installation ceremony

Jan 04, 2015 11:40pm

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<p><strong></strong>Mike Walker (left), Alma Parks Department superintendent, and Gordon Goodwin with the parks department show off two of three new mowers and a new trailer purchased to help take care of Alma City Cemetery and the city parks.</p>

Alma takes care of its own

Dec 31, 2014 9:53am

At least 138 years of history are buried in the Alma City Cemetery, a site that has been maintained by the city’s residents for most of those years.

Large oaks spread their limbs over 100-...

Swearing-in ceremony set

Dec 31, 2014 9:51am

Crawford County will hold the swearing-in of elected officials and its first quorum court meeting of the year Thursday.

Beginning at 10 a.m., all elected officials will be sworn in at the...

Bean moves from club to classroom

Dec 31, 2014 9:51am

With a mission of “Inspiring and enabling all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens,” Boys and Girls Club of America has set out to mold the...

<p style="text-align: left;"><strong></strong>Brennan McAlister, 6, (right) with Van Buren Police Officer Jay Baker.</p>

Shop With a Cop

Dec 31, 2014 9:46am

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