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Eoff plans challenge to dam removal

Apr 02, 2014 4:31pm

A Clinton landowner has filed a court challenge to an EPA order to remove his dam.

Lawyers for Dan Eoff argue that removing the dam would place an immense financial expense on Eoff, as would...

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Feb 26, 2014 5:56pm


The Shirley Museum reopens Saturday, March 1, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Read more about the museum in next week’s Democrat.


A boating education class will be held...

Move to raise water rates finds no favor, but special meeting set

Feb 26, 2014 5:50pm

A proposed ordinance to raise water rates died for lack of a motion at last week’s rescheduled Clinton City Council meeting.

The bill would raise water rates to water associations by 2...

People of Van Buren CountyBoyhood dream of soaring with eagles comes true

Feb 26, 2014 5:58pm

From a young age, Herbert Talley Mills wanted to soar with the eagles.

Born Dec. 22, 1922, in Wilmington, Del., Herb was a small child when his family moved to the west coast in California...

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Feb 19, 2014 4:42pm

Tax help

The AARP Taxaide Program has started at the Fairfield Bay Senior Center. This program provides free assistance in preparing and filing 2013 federal and state income tax returns for...

Pet of the Week

Feb 19, 2014 4:49pm

Spanky, a mostly black beagle, is currently in a foster home waiting to be adopted. He is house-trained and gets along well with the foster family’s dogs, cats and kids. He will be happy to curl...

No Spring Break for Clinton, School Board decides

Feb 19, 2014 4:44pm

The Clinton School District will not have a Spring Break this year, the School Board decided at its meeting Monday.

The district has missed 13 days due to icy weather this school year. Five...

Jurors award $3,000 to landowners

Feb 19, 2014 4:42pm

Shirley property owners were awarded $3,000 by a Van Buren County Circuit Court jury in an eminent domain case heard last week by Judge Michael Maggio.

Darrell Bradford and ex-wife Joann...

Bridge work

Feb 19, 2014 4:46pm

Progress on the new Highway 65 bridge over Archey Fork moves forward with construction on the bridge’s support structure becoming visible.

Faithful fans

Feb 19, 2014 4:47pm

Loyal Yellow Jacket fans for many years - Jim Berry, Nick Jones and Jimmy Duncan - were honored with plaques for their longtime support of Clinton High School athletics.

Shirley council tidies up 2013 budget

Feb 19, 2014 4:48pm

The Shirly City Council unanimously adopted a resolution to bring its 2013 budget into exact numbers at its Feb. 10 meting.

The council adopted Resolution 2014-02 after making one change....

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