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<p><strong></strong>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Butterfield Trail students Jackson Hurst and Brinn Brammer show Mayor Bob Freeman the design for a collage which will be sold May 24 at BTMS to benefit the Veterans Park.</p>

Veterans Park groundbreaking set May 27

Apr 30, 2016 4:06am

Ground will be broken Friday, May 27, for the new Veterans Park in downtown Van Buren.

Mayor Bob Freeman told eighth grade students at Butterfield Trail Middle School the event will begin at...

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Spinach Festival to celebrate 30th year

Apr 02, 2016 4:06am

A spinach dip contest and spaghetti dinner will be part of the 30th anniversary celebration of this year’s Alma Spinach Festival set for the April 16 weekend.

This is the first year for the...

Edamame Festival today

Apr 02, 2016 4:06am

Mulberry’s Edamame Festival is today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Mulberry City Park.

Festival goers can taste edamame, listen to live local music, ride a helicopter, shop and much more at what...

Mountainburg man charged with aggravated assault

Apr 02, 2016 4:06am

A Mountainburg man who was allegedly firing multiple shots in the front yard of a vacant house pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.

Chris Ruff, 53, is charged with...

Top 40 banquet set

Apr 02, 2016 4:06am

The Van Buren School District Education Foundation will hold its annual Academic Recognition Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in the Commons Area of Van Buren High School.

The banquet...

<p><strong></strong>photo by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Special education teachers Anna Booth (center left), Sarah McPhate (center right) and JC Gabriel (front) receive a $3,000 Education Foundation grant. With them are VBSD Superintendent Dr. Harold Jeffcoat (left) and Freshman Academy Assistant Principal Jason Moore.</p>

Pointer Patrol hands out grants

Apr 02, 2016 4:06am

Three special education teachers at Van Buren School District will be able to customize lesson plans for their students after receiving a $3,000 grant for iPads from the Van Buren School District...

<p><strong></strong>photo by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Crawford County Justice of the Peace Stanley Clark explains county budget policies to the newest member of the quorum court, JP Donna Coatney, during her first budget meeting Monday night.</p>

JPs approve budget items

Mar 30, 2016 9:19am

Crawford County justices of the peace approved discretionary budget items after amending requests from the election commission and public defender during their meetings Monday night.

During...

Mulberry receives grant funds

Mar 30, 2016 9:18am

State Rep. Charlotte Douglas presents a $10,000 Arkansas Economic Development Commission Rural Services grant check to Mulberry Fire Chief Jeff Marvin (left) and Mulberry Mayor Gary Baxter. The...

Reversing DOE approval cited as top priority

Mar 30, 2016 9:15am

U.S. Sen. John Boozman said reversing the U.S. Department of Energy approval of a planned $2.5 billion energy transmission project across Arkansas, Oklahoma and Tennessee will remain a top...

Veterans presented medals at ceremony

Mar 30, 2016 9:14am

Seven veterans who served their nation for more than half a century were recognized by U.S. Sen. John Boozman at a medal presentation ceremony Friday night at the Robert Jack Veterans of Foreign...

Book signings planned

Mar 30, 2016 9:09am

University of Arkansas – Fort Smith professor Tom Wing has made the history of Van Buren a focus of his career. But a history book he wrote tasked him with a new way of telling the city’s rich...

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