Community Calendar 12.16.14
Wanted fugitives arrested on felony warrents
HARTFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. ? Two wanted fugitives were picked up late Saturday after Deputies from the Van Buren County Sheriff?s Department spotted them driving on Red Arrow Highway near 59 1/2 St. Travis Farris, 25 years-old, and Thomas Farris, 28 years-old, both from Hartford, Michigan, were pulled over after the watchful deputies recognized Travis as an unlicensed [?]
Van Buren renews Master Matrix
KEOSAUQUA ? The Van Buren County Board of Supervisors approved the Master Matrix and discussed the benefits of having the crude oil pipeline go through Van Buren County during its regular meeting Monday at the Van Buren County Courthouse. The board approved the construction evaluation resolution (Master Matrix) regarding the regulation of large animal feeding operations. Five county residents ...
Van Buren ?I Just Killed My Daddy? Suspect Pleads Guilty To Second-Degree Murder
CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) ? The Van Buren man who gunned down his 76-year-old father earlier this year pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder in a deal with prosecutors, according to the Crawford County Prosecutor?s Office. Eddie Hice, 54, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and will receive a 25-year prison sentence, with an additional 20 years [?]
Keosauqua genealogist solves gravestone mystery
KEOSAUQUA ? A gravestone, which served as a cornerstone for an Ottumwa home for nearly 100 years, has made its way to its original intended resting place in a Van Buren County cemetery. With that, a mystery was solved, thanks to investigative work by the Iowa Department of Transportation and genealogist Don Adrich of Keosauqua. The story begins 112 years ago when 14-month-old Alonzo Greenup died ...
Man seeks return of his puppy
Adam Akins with his 9-month-old puppy, Elsa. Family of a paralyzed Van Buren man whose puppy was taken from his car are offering a reward for the dog?s return.
Albany's Grille at 138 will please diners seeking classic dishes
[...] well-executed, these formal plates might just suit the crop of discerning young gourmands courting slower-paced speakeasies and hushed dining rooms, and appeal to the generation who fondly remembers them. Stretching back, formality increases with classical music tinkling, taupe walls bearing a gallery of oil paintings and neat tables sporting starched white tablecloths. Red pleather ...
FATHER AND SON STAY IN TOUCH WITH CELLPHONE TRACKING APP
DEAR ABBY: I have a 17-year-old son. He spends half his time with me and the other half with his mom. My question is about his cellphone. I can use an app on my phone to see the location of his phone. A friend of mine tells me I shouldn't stalk him or spy on him this way. She says it shows I don't trust or respect him. My son knows I can -- and do -- check on him using the GPS function in the ...
LONELY SOLDIER MUST REACH OUT TO OTHERS FOR COMFORT
DEAR ABBY: I am a soldier in Afghanistan who is single with few friends, if you would even call them that. We work 24/7. No days off, no breaks. It's not an easy life. You would not believe how nice it is to receive a message from family or friends.Don't get me wrong, I have a loving family who support me and everything I do. When I first got here, I'd get a message from them at least once a ...
Resuscitating the heart of VB: one couple works to restore the Crawford County Bank Building
A Christmas tree graces the second story window in the corner turret of the Crawford County Bank Building. An open third floor houses owner Destin Clark?s U.S. Metals metal roofing business.