New Angels of Ava

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com In 1940, Ava had an angel. Envelopes of money mysteriously showed up in people’s mailboxes.  $100, more or less. About $1850 in...

Herald Closes Lobby, Creates Outdoor Dropbox, Continues to Publish Amidst COVID-19...

During this uncertain period, the Douglas County Herald is taking steps to do our part in protecting our customers and our staff as we...

Bypassing Ava: Ava’s New Faces

(Editors Note: This article is reprinted from the 1963 Missouri State Highway Commission Annual Report, investigating how the Route 5 bypass had affected Ava. These are...

MDC to Close Staffed Shooting Ranges Starting Friday

Closures done to help protect public amid coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (MARCH 19, 2020) – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announces it...

Governor Parson Announces April 7 Municipal Elections Postponed Until June 2...

JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Pursuant to Governor Mike Parson’s Executive Order 20-02 declaring a state of emergency in response to COVID-19 and a request...

Douglas County Community Foundation Offers Up To $10K for Local...

Have a health-related project in mind for Douglas County, but need some funding to get off the ground?  The Douglas County Community Foundation (DCCF) is...

Sports

Against The Odds: Bears Make Mark in Ava History

By Jason Hoekema The Bears started the season in the worst way manageable for the basketball team. Seniors and starters were benched early in the...

A Novel Dillema: Ava R-1 Extends Break, Suspends Athletics

By Jason Hoekema What started as a far and distant issue not really concerning Americans has turned its nasty head and is sweeping across the...

What About This?

By Wayne William Cipriano Well, we finally brought the new washing machine up from the basement...

August 13, 1970

Named recently as Intermediate League All-Stars were, left to right (front row): Ivan Chambers, Lowell...

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago   Ava Mayor James “Bud” Norman secured a sound 72% of the votes in...

What About This?

By Wayne William Cipriano They say the first casualty of war is Truth. It seems to...

The Snoop

We are all tested throughout life.   Perhaps a test occurred when a parent died or...

Looking Backwards

25 Years Ago  Daylight Saving Time Returns. Turn your clocks FORWARD one hour this Sunday. Raymond and...

Obituaries

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