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Navigating Ava: Are the Revised Street Names 911 Compliant?

By Michael Boyink mike@douglascountyherald.com “911, when it comes,” said Mayor David Norman, “I want us to be ready for it.” That was in a 2017 interview with...

City Judge Recognized for Service

  Municipal Court Judge Shannon Bryant Gamble, center, was recognized on Friday, March 15, for 15 years of dedicated service to the City of Ava’s...

Council Selects GIS Firm for Mapping Project

The Ava Board of Aldermen selected Trekk Design Group LLC, a Springfield civil engineering firm, as their choice to facilitate the upcoming sewer and...

Facelift on the Square

Michael Boyink/Herald The former Carps / Marriott Music building on the north side of the Ava square is getting a facelift. The false front and canopy...

City To Host Chamber Luncheon March 12

The City of Ava is sponsoring the Chamber of Commerce luncheon scheduled for Tuesday, March 12, from noon to 1 p.m.  The meeting will...

Navigating Ava: Businesses and First Responders Divided on Success of 2017 Street Name Change

By Michael Boyink mike@douglascountyherald.com In 2017, the City of Ava changed most of its street names. Last week’s Douglas County Herald featured a survey that reported...

Rare Disease Day

Michael Boyink/Herald Ava Mayor David Norman holds a Proclamation declaring February 28th, 2019 as Rare Disease Day in Ava. According to the proclamation, nearly one in...

Navigating Ava: Survey Finds Most Residents Struggling with 2017 Street Name Change

Results of a recent Herald survey question: “Do you have frustrations or difficulties as a result of Ava changing street names?” By Michael Boyink mike@douglascountyherald.com In 2017 the City of Ava renamed most of its streets.  The goal of the project...

Council Selects Bid for Construction of New Electric Shed

Discusses Loft Apartment Living on Ava Square  The Ava Board of Aldermen voted to hire JB Construction of Ava to construct a new metal building...

Ava Police Dept. Activity Report

Reggie Johnson, Chief Phone 417-683-2900 Answered 24 Hours a Day Calls By Type February 17 - February 23  Abandoned 911 Call - 1 Abandoned Vehicle - 1 Alarm - 2 Animal...
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