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<p><strong></strong>photo by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Crawford County Judge John Hall with the county’s recently purchased $313,551 asphalt machine, which Hall said will be used this summer to lay down about 22 miles of asphalt on roads throughout the county.</p>

Asphalting set to begin in county

Jun 29, 2016 9:22am

Beginning July 5, Crawford County road crews will lay down about $1.8 million worth of asphalt throughout the county.

Using a recently purchased Cat AP555F mid-sized, rubber track paving...

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OTD entertainment lineup announced

May 07, 2016 4:07am

The entertainment lineup has been announced for the May 13-15 Old Timers Day arts and crafts festival in historic downtown Van Buren.

Jesus Man Gospel Band will kickoff the annual event at 7...

<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Charlie and Betty James hold hands during a prayer Thurday at the National Day of Prayer ceremony on the Crawford County Courthouse lawn.</p>

National Day of Prayer 2016

May 07, 2016 4:07am

Hundreds gathered on the Crawford County Courthouse lawn in Van Buren Thursday for the 65th annual National Day of Prayer.

Mayor Bob Freeman welcomed those attending the “Wake Up America”...

City of VB to purchase land

May 04, 2016 9:02am

The City of Van Buren will purchase about two acres of land at the end of Main Street with an eye on the future development in downtown.

Mayor Bob Freeman said he sees the offer to buy the...

<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Club executive director Cindy Faldon hands out medals to one-mile run/walk participants.</p>

Uphill Run benefits club

May 04, 2016 9:00am

Remi Mulloy of Van Buren and Hannah Petty of Fayetteville were the overall winners of the fourth annual Life’s an Uphill Run 5K to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Van Buren.


County craft fairs slated

May 04, 2016 8:53am

Shoppers can support local vendors during two local crafts fairs coming up in May and June while also entering a chance to win a large gift basket.

During the two craft fairs, shoppers can...

Volunteers sought for May 14 workshop in Chester

May 04, 2016 8:52am

Volunteers are needed to help with a homesteading workshop May 14 at the market pavilion on Front Street in Chester.

Organizers for the Boston Mountains Homesteading Workshop need volunteers...

Body found in Lake Lou Emma

May 04, 2016 8:51am

The body of a Van Buren man was found in Lake Lou Emma on Saturday morning.

Jerry Huckelbury, 59, is believed to have drowned while fishing, said Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown.


<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...


Harry O. Hamm scholarship recipients selected

Apr 30, 2016 4:06am

Van Buren High School seniors Sidnee Carter and Elizabeth Nelson have been selected as the 2016 recipients of the Harry O. Hamm Foundation Trust scholarships.

Administered by the Trust...

<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>MacKenzie Oliver (left) and Madison Loris with their certificates.</p>

VBHS recognizes Arkansas Scholars

Apr 30, 2016 4:06am

Miss Arkansas Loren McDaniel urged Van Buren High School seniors being honored as Arkansas Scholars to have the confidence to invest in themselves.

“Others have invested in you and had the...

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