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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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<p style="text-align: left;" ><strong></strong>Gary Perry (left) endorses Ed Thicksten.</p>

Thicksten receives endorsement

Nov 19, 2014 10:13am

Ed Thicksten has been endorsed by Alderman Gary Perry in Tuesday’s runoff election for Alma mayor.

Keith Greene and Thicksten seek to replace a retiring John Ballentine.

“It is my...

<p>Traci Wilhelm (left) and Megan Gifford are co-chairmen of this year’s Festival of Trees.</p>

Festival of Trees to be unveiled Dec. 6

Nov 15, 2014 5:06am

The 10th annual Festival of Trees sponsored by the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce will be unveiled Saturday, Dec. 6, on the Crawford County Courthouse lawn.

Held in conjunction with the...

<p><strong></strong>Arvest Bank employees Lindsey Muller, Matt Nowicki, Ashley Muchmore and Karla Trejo prepared free hot dogs for those attending the parade.</p>

VB Veterans Day parade

Nov 15, 2014 5:06am


VBHS honors veterans

Nov 15, 2014 5:06am

Van Buren High School students and staff along with veterans and their families filled the school’s auditorium for the annual Veterans Day celebration.

Veterans from all major U.S. conflicts...

Razhog ribbon cutting

Nov 15, 2014 5:06am

photo by KENNETH FRY

Ambassadors of the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday at Razhog Systems and Solutions, 824 Main St., in downtown Van Buren. Cutting...

Breakfast with Santa set Nov. 22

Nov 15, 2014 5:06am

A pancake breakfast with Santa and holiday market will be held Saturday, Nov. 22, to benefit the Alma Boys and Girls Club.

Members of the Women’s Community League of Alma are hosting the...

<p><strong></strong>photo by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Mulberry resident Elizabeth Rush shops in the city’s new Walmart Neighborhood Market on Wednesday, the day of its grand opening.</p>

Walmart Neighborhood Market opens in Mulberry

Nov 15, 2014 5:06am

Cars packed the parking lot of Mulberry’s new Walmart Neighborhood Market on Wednesday during the store’s grand opening.

About 120 showed up for the new Walmart’s ribbon cutting and grand...

<p><strong></strong>Darron Ming, executive director of Legacy Heights and Memory Lane and director of men’s ministry with Van Buren First Assembly of God Church, greets visitors to the new addition after its dedication.</p>

Memory Lane addition dedicated

Nov 15, 2014 5:05am

A new $4 million addition to Legacy Heights and Memory Lane in Van Buren meant specifically for the care of residents suffering from Alzheimer’s was dedicated Thursday at the First Assembly of God...

Alma school officials prepare for inclement weather

Nov 15, 2014 5:05am

Alma school officials are preparing early for any school days that may be missed due to inclement weather.

Alma Primary School Principal Shawn Bullard handed out activity pages at the Alma...

Former state senator dies

Nov 12, 2014 11:08am

A former state senator from Cedarville who often described herself as an “old warhorse” has died.

Ruth Whitaker, 77, who served for a decade as a state Senator from Cedarville, died Monday...

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