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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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Colorado couple pleads not guilty to drug charges

May 23, 2016 9:23am

A Colorado couple arrested at the Interstate 40 rest area pleaded not guilty to drug charges Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.

Tyanna Estlie Guthrie Moore, 55, of Saguache, Colo.,...

<p><strong></strong>Ashleigh Gillespie was recognized as state VFW teacher of the year at a ceremony at Butterfield Trail Middle School. From left are Brian Baker of the local VFW, District 7 Commander Donald Barnes, Gillespie and Matthew Hicks, also of the Van Buren VFW post.</p>

Local teacher receives state VFW award

May 18, 2016 9:59am

A Butterfield Trail Middle School teacher has been named state VFW teacher of the year by the Arkansas Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Ashleigh Gillespie, an eighth grade social studies teacher at...

Van Buren plans overlay projects

May 18, 2016 9:57am

Members of the Van Buren City Council approved Monday night the purchase of up to $300,000 in asphalt for in-house street repairs.

Mayor Bob Freeman said municipal highway funds will be...

Fun Day scheduled for Alma City Park

May 18, 2016 9:57am

An outdoor themed family event hosted by First Baptist Church of Alma is set for Saturday at Alma City Park.

Family Fun Day will include a fishing derby, free food, and information and...

Quorum court approves purchasing of asphault machine

May 18, 2016 9:55am

Crawford County justices of the peace approved a measure allowing the county administrator to enter a finance agreement for $313,551 to buy an asphalt paving machine for the road department.

<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Tom Wing, assistant professor of history at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, signs a copy of his book, “Images of America: Van Buren,” for Kenny Moody of Muskogee at the newly opened Chapters on Main, a coffee shop and book store at 816 Main St.</p>

Old Timers Day 2016

May 18, 2016 9:44am


<p><strong></strong>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Hunter Grill and Tanner Hampton were presented George Cabaniss Memorial scholarships by Cabaniss’ daughters Corri Tran (left) and Candice Settle-Beshears (right).</p>

VBHS seniors accept scholarships

May 14, 2016 4:07am

About $6 million in scholarships were presented to Van Buren High School seniors during the annual Scholarship Night in the VBHS Commons.

Cindy Nelson, career development facilitator,...

<p><strong></strong>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Dalton Hall signs a contract with the Arkansas Army National Guard in front of Sgt. Aurora Elizondo (right) and Capt. Matthew Sweeney.</p>

VBHS senior receives Minuteman scholarship

May 14, 2016 4:05am

Van Buren High School senior Dalton Hall is one of two in the state to receive the four-year Minuteman scholarship from the Arkansas Army National Guard.

Hall was presented the scholarship...

<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Marty Shell (center right) and his mother Barbara Shell (center left) cut a ceremonial Van Buren Chamber of Commerce ribbon Tuesday. With them are employees Arlene Logan (from left), LaDonna Riley, Whitney Blount, Wesley Daniel, Tyson Floyd and Ricky Escobedo.</p>

Expansion will fulfill vital need

May 14, 2016 4:07am

A $1.3 million expansion of Five Rivers Distribution near the Port of Van Buren is fulfilling the increased need for storage for goods being transported on the Arkansas River.

Five Rivers...

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