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<p style="text-align: left;"><strong></strong>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p style="text-align: left;">Mayor Bob Freeman (left) recognizes outgoing Van Buren city council members (from left) Teena Sagely, Johnny Ragsdale and Max Blake.</p>

Outgoing aldermen thanked for service

Dec 17, 2014 11:24am

Three aldermen were thanked for their service to the City of Van Buren Monday night during their final city council meeting.

Aldermen Teena Sagely, Johnny Ragsdale and Max Blake were...

<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Cheryl Anderson (left) and Elaina Damante donned their elf attire for Saturday Elf Run at Lee Creek Park in Van Buren. Madi Chitwood and Clarke Henson were the overall winners in the second annual event sponsored by Optimist Club of Crawford County.</p>

Elf Run

Dec 17, 2014 11:21am

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Oxane plant to close

Nov 29, 2014 10:02pm

Oxane Materials’ plan to close its Van Buren manufacturing plant caught local officials by surprise.

Earlier this year, the Houston-based company’s president, Keith Coker, said Oxane would...

Contracts approved at Cedarville

Nov 26, 2014 5:06am

Cedarville School Board approved contracts and holiday bonuses during their October and November meetings.

Board members were reorganized during the Oct. 23 regular monthly meeting. Newly...

<p><strong></strong>Brush Brammer with a wagon load of wreaths.</p>

Cemetery wreaths

Nov 26, 2014 5:06am

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<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Rena Elementary School student Stricklyn Dilley (center) along with her mother, Stacy, and siblings McKeehan and Zoe attend an ’80s dance Thursday, hosted by the Rena PTA at Wheels in Motion in Van Buren.</p>

’80s dance

Nov 26, 2014 5:06am

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Holiday events scheduled

Nov 26, 2014 5:06am

Holiday events are scheduled throughout the area.

Alma will be the first to put on its Christmas parade Friday, Dec. 5, in downtown. The parade will be at 7 p.m. on Main Street and prizes...

Madrigal feast set at VBHS

Nov 26, 2014 5:06am

This year’s annual Ye Olde Madrigal Feaste will be Dec. 12 with dinner and performance by the Van Buren High School Choir.

Open for one night only, the feast will take place in Van Buren...

Public input session on parks held

Nov 22, 2014 4:42pm

Preliminary results of an online survey on improving parks and recreational opportunities in Van Buren show 85 percent of more than 600 responding expressed support for a swimming pool or aquatics...

Runoff elections Tuesday

Nov 22, 2014 4:41pm

Three Crawford County cities will have run-off elections Tuesday.

Candidates in the Alma, Cedarville and Dyer mayoral races will compete in the run-off election, as will Cedarville’s Ward 2...

Hodos honored by VB club

Nov 22, 2014 4:40pm

Boys and Girls Club of Van Buren has recognized two of its biggest supporters and presented with a few “surprises” in honor of their generosity.

Richard and Helen Hodo, who have given a...

Greene receives endorsements for mayor

Nov 22, 2014 4:33pm

Keith Greene has picked up several endorsements this week in Tuesday’s runoff election bid against Ed Thicksten for mayor of Alma.

The Republican Party of Crawford County passed a resolution...

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