Woodland Meade Park Opens March 4, 2015

Spring is only a few weeks away (according to the calendar) and staff has been really busy getting everything ready for the beginning of our season. Spring hours for mini-golf will be 10 a.m to 6 p.m. with the last available play beginning at 5:15 p.m. We encourage everyone to buy your season passes now […]

Harvey Cast

Our Towne Production Presents “Harvey”

Our Towne Players will will perform a warm and wonderful comedy, called “Harvey” by Mary Chase. Elwood P. Dowd, played by Dan Feuer, decides to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six and a half tall rabbit, to guests at a social party. His sister, Veta, played by Jackie Rohrer, has decided enough is enough […]

Glow Disc

Full Blown Open To Be Held In Fairfield Bay

Discs will be flying around Fairfield Bay on March 13 and 14 in the Full Blown Open Pro/Am Tournament. This tournament is sponsored by Fairfield Bay Recreation and Full Blown Discs, one of the top names in disc golf. This tournament is open to both amateurs and professionals and some top names in disc golf […]

Roger Hooper

County Judge’s Report March, 2015

Well, 2014 is past and we are now two months into 2015. I wanted to give you a review of 2014 and update on plans and upcoming events. The first item to report on is the four-year Road Improvement Plan totals from 2011 through 2014: 2011 thru 2013            2014 totals […]


Help Older Parents Avoid Financial “Scams”

Here’s a disturbing statistic: One out of every five Americans over the age of 65 has been victimized by a financial scheme, according to the Investor Protection Trust, a nonprofit organization devoted to investor education. If your parents are in this age group, should you be concerned? And can you help them avoid being “scammed” […]


Fairfield Bay Rotary by Fred Hilsenrath

A warm welcome was given to Jackie Sikes, Director of the Dirty Farmers Community Market, Jackie talked to us at the Rotary Club about her various interesting projects. Jackie has lived in Van Buren county now for 12 years. She opened the market in May of 2013. Last October she added the Greater Good Cafe. […]

United Way

United Way Announces 2015-16 Project Grant Proposals

About the Grants The strength of a community is directly influenced by the health, happiness and well-being of its residents. Every day in Van Buren County, United Way funded programs are helping people deal with health and human service issues. From disaster recovery assistance to literacy classes, United Way provides many crucial services for the […]

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OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

So, OK, you’re iced in again. Your downward sloping driveway is a sheet of ice. You can’t get to your mailbox or even pick up your morning newspaper as it sits half way up the driveway in its yellow wrapper. You feel like you are in a endless rewinding time warp, like Bill Murray in […]

Conference Center

What’s Happening at the Conference Center 501-884-4202 Our Towne Productions We are pleased to tell you that Our Towne Productions have started rehearsing their next presentation to be held in the Performing Arts Center. “Harvey” will be presented on April 17,18,25, and a matinee on April 26. Watch for additional information and curtain times! Our […]

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The Crazy Things We Did By Doug Nelson

“Carrot Top” While I was in the service, I had bleached my hair orange, although not on purpose. I had heard peroxide would bleach your hair blonde, and I always wanted to be a blonde. Each morning I dipped my comb into a glass of peroxide and ran the comb through my hair. After several […]