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This Week in Van Buren County History

Feb 02, 2016 6:00am

100 years ago this week:

The staff of the Van Buren County Democrat had a bad week leading up to the Feb. 4, 1916, edition; So bad, in fact, that the only local content was an apology:

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Guided by Robots

Dec 01, 2015 2:10pm

Thanks and Giving

Nov 24, 2015 2:47pm

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Opinion Seven decades is enough

Jul 23, 2015 11:16pm

We are today 70 years out from the fateful interregnum period between the world’s first atomic bomb explosion — the test fire Trinity at Alamogordo, New Mexico, on July 16, 1945 — and the world’s...

Letter to the Editor

Jul 16, 2015 2:24pm

Dear Editor:

I would like to address this to:

The People of Van Buren County,

With great reluctance and disappointment, the Van Buren County Clerk’s Office is being forced to...

Opinion State of the Nation

Jul 16, 2015 2:23pm

In public addresses, President Obama assures the American people that the U.S. military command is greater than any other in the world. One must wonder if he is aware that the U.S. has not won a...

Opinion From the Forum: There has never been a Social Security Trust Fund

Jul 09, 2015 3:49pm

The facts presented here can be verified by contacting the agency that collects and maintains these records.

The political season is upon us and those who have lost the off button on their...

Opinion My Turn Let’s start at home to wipe out hunger

Jul 09, 2015 3:49pm

Did you know statistics show that in Van Buren County 19.3 percent of households are considered food insecure, which means that 3,310 people in our county of fewer than 18,000 people do not know...

OpinionWorst response to injustice (except for all the rest)

Jul 09, 2015 3:48pm

Democracy, said Winston Churchill, is the worst form of government — except for all the rest.

This is also true for nonviolence. When people are victims of injustice, especially a violent...

Opinion: My Turn Contest, film turn spotlight on Alzheimer’s

Jul 02, 2015 4:11pm

I received an e-mail last week from RN Ron Henson who writes the delightful and informative Ron’s Chicken Soup column for the Democrat. In it he asked if we would announce a “Caregiver of the Year...

Letter to the Editor

Apr 09, 2015 2:36pm

Dear Editor:

The early years are a crucial time for children’s growth and development, and a time when we help children prepare to succeed in school and in life.

April 12-18 is...

Now serving student No. 6

Apr 02, 2015 3:29pm

Recently, I attended a meeting where an administrator from a small public university treated the audience to a review of his institution’s new “brand identity campaign.” There’s a lot I don’t like...

A jumble of cookies to remember

Mar 26, 2015 9:42pm

In the Broadway musical version of the Addams Family, Grandma tells a crestfallen Pugsley, “That’s life, kid. You lose the thing you love.” I saw this musical several years ago. For all the show’s...

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