VB District Library welcomes new director

Dan Hutchins, the new director of the Van Buren District Library system, says taking the job was an easy decision since his wife, Emily Kubash, is from Benton Township and has family in the area.

DECATUR — Becoming director of the Van Buren District Library system was a homecoming of sorts, said Dan Hutchins, who started in the position Dec. 4.

“This (opportunity) came along, and it just seemed to make sense because this region is where my wife is from, and I’ve been visiting this area for the past 17 years or so, so I was very familiar with it and attached to it,” he said.