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CAE begins drive to move to downtown

Jul 23, 2016 4:05am

The Center for Art and Education began a campaign Friday to raise $5.4 million to renovate a building in the 400 block of Main Street in historic downtown Van Buren.

Acquired by CAE in 2015...

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New director sought for Alma chamber

Jun 08, 2016 8:51am

A search for a new executive director for the Alma Area Chamber of Commerce is underway.

Chamber board members have “put out feelers” for a new executive director to replace former director...

VB school board approves personnel changes

Jun 08, 2016 8:48am

Members of the Van Buren School Board met June 2 to approve the following personnel changes:

Employment of the following certified personnel:

• Shelby Grubbs as classroom teacher at...

Free summer meal programs set to begin

Jun 04, 2016 4:07am

Several Crawford County schools and after-school programs are offering free meals for kids this summer.

Alma, Cedarville and Van Buren school districts, the Boys and Girls clubs of both Alma...

<p><strong></strong>photos by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Brian Wilmoth, 3, reads Cat’s Colors - one of his favorite books - with his sister Rachel Wilmoth, 12, at Mulberry Public Library on Thursday. Brian was the first in the library’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program to reach his goal.</p>

Mulberry 3-year-old reads 1,000 books

Jun 04, 2016 4:07am

A 3-year-old Mulberry boy was the first to reach the goal of reading 1,000 books before starting kindergarten as part of a reading program at Mulberry Public Library.

Brian Wilmoth, with the...

Ground broken for Mulberry clinic expansion

Jun 04, 2016 4:07am

River Valley Primary Care Services broke ground Thursday on a 4,000-square-foot expansion of their Mulberry Family Clinic.

River Valley’s new clinic will have a more spacious layout and...

<p>From left are Van Buren Mayor Bob Freeman, Walmart Van Buren general manager Jeff Mathis, Boys and Girls Club of Van Buren executive director Cindy Faldon, City of Van Buren parks manager Paul Dunn, Boys and Girls Club of Van Buren baseball commissioner Danny Moore and Walmart director of public affairs Michael Lindsey.</p>

FOD receives Walmart grant to replace field tarps

Jun 04, 2016 4:07am

A $21,000 Walmart Foundation grant will be used to replace field tarps at the Field of Dreams Sports Complex in Van Buren.

Michael Lindsey, Walmart director of public affairs, and Jeff...

VB man pleads not guilty to rape charges

Jun 04, 2016 4:07am

A Van Buren man pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court to sexual misconduct with two young girls.

James Edward Jones, 33, is charged with three counts of rape and two...

<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Debbie Foliart and her family following Tuesday’s surprise announcement that she is the 2016 recipient of the Iverson Riggs Memorial Citizen of the Year Award.</p>

Foliart receives Citizen of the Year award

Jun 01, 2016 9:09am

A life-long resident of Van Buren with a servant’s heart has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Iverson Riggs Memorial Citizen of the Year award.

Debbie Foliart, owner of The Destiny...

Bonuses approved for VBSD employees

Jun 01, 2016 9:06am

Employees of the Van Buren School District will be receiving bonus checks this month.

Members of the Van Buren School Board voted to give certified personnel $600 bonuses and classified...

Children’s safety event planned

Jun 01, 2016 9:04am

A safety and information event for children of all ages featuring life-size trucks and community support leaders will be at the Van Buren High School on June 21.

Touch-A-Truck is meant to...

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