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Suspect in burglary arrested

Apr 05, 2014 4:06am

Van Buren police arrested a suspect Wednesday after he allegedly broke into a man’s house, passed out on a couch, then assaulted the resident.

Dispatch received a 911 call about 8 p.m....

Spinach Fest coming to Alma

Apr 05, 2014 4:06am

A slew of activities for both children and adults can be found at Alma’s 2014 Spinach Festival Saturday, April 19.

One of the new attractions coming to the festival this year is Icon...

Pleas - April 5, 2014

Apr 05, 2014 4:06am

In the 21st Judicial District Circuit Court in Van Buren March 19, Judge Gary R. Cottrell heard pleas and sentenced the following:

• David Eugene Schoening Sr., 50, of Van Buren pleaded...

Three charged with sex crimes

Apr 05, 2014 4:05am

Three men accused of sex crimes involving children pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.

A Van Buren man accused of raping a minor female relative has pleaded not...

School board approves calendar

Apr 04, 2014 2:46pm

Mulberry-Pleasant View Bi-County School Board members approved the 2014-15 school calendar and amendments to this year’s school calendar at their meeting March 13.

Amendments to the 2013-14...

<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON</p><p>James Poe wins the first Front Wheel Drive race of the season back in early March at Crawford County Speedway. Wet weather has cancelled races for the past three weeks, but the track is gearing up for a full run tonight.</p>

Racing: CCS gears up for races; Penson wins TSS

Apr 02, 2014 11:24am

Wet weather has continued to hinder the start of Crawford County Speedway, but

clear skies and cool weather may allow dirt track north of Van Buren to get back on schedule.


<p>Cheerleaders for the Crawford County Dawgs ham it up during a practice sessions. From left are Lisa Lewis, Savannah Valentine, Lance Lanier, Debbie Thomas, Tonia Fry, Carla Moore, Stephanie Riffle, Larry Brown, Christy Brown, Stacy Dilley and Nathan DeCanter. The Dawgs will take on the Harlem Ambassadors in a fundraising basketball game at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Clair Bates Gym at Van Buren High School. Proceeds will go to the Alma and Van Buren Boys and Girls Clubs. Tickets are available at Arvest Bank locations in Crawford County, the boys and girls clubs in Alma and Van Buren and online at</p>

Go Dawgs

Apr 02, 2014 10:50am


Seven safe rooms at VB schools

Apr 02, 2014 11:24am

With the approaching severe weather season, the Van Buren School District has issued a reminder of the procedures and locations of the district’s seven tornado safe rooms.

The safe rooms are...

<p><strong></strong>Both Alma and Van Buren Boys and Girls clubs received a $12,883.50 check from the proceeds from the Harlem Ambassadors fundraiser event held March 6. From left are Ed Thicksten, president of Alma Rotary Club; Elaina Damante, director of Alma Area Boys and Girls Club; Raymond Harvey, president of Van Buren Kiwanis Club; and Brian Nave, president of Crawford County Optimist Club.</p>

Youth of the Year honored at club

Apr 02, 2014 11:24am

More than 100 supporters, volunteers, staff, club members and community leaders came together March 28 for the Van Buren Boys and Girls Club of Van Buren youth of the year luncheon.

The sack...

<p><strong></strong>photos by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Keith Reinschmedt, adult organizer for 4H shooter sports in Crawford County, helps 11-year-old Gillian Steele of Mulberry line up her BB gun shot at the mobile shooting range set up at the festival.</p>


Apr 02, 2014 11:24am

More than 2,000 people were in Mulberry on Saturday to shop, listen to music and sample food at the city’s first Edamame Festival.

Monica Freeland with the City of Mulberry gave a “best...

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