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Still Standing (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah)

Ava tops Clever, 1-0, moves to quarterfinals By Jason Hoekema “Aim for the stars,” is the colloquial phrase used when telling youth to yearn and reach for their goals. Interestingly enough the...

Car Keys Found Near Ava, Please Call to Identify

A key ring with a car key and several miscellaneous keys discovered on a road near the Basher Church, on East 76.   Please contact...

Set Free Ministries: A Judgment-Free Zone in Ava

by Michael Boyink  mike@douglascountyheraldcom Two men meet for coffee. One, a pastor. The other, a jailer. Just a “let’s get acquainted” kind of meeting. Basic pleasantries...

School Board: Staffing Changes, Year-End Reports, Bus Camera Discussion

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com The Ava R-1 School Board convened for their regular monthly meeting last Thursday, May 16.  In a closed session, the board  made...

Orders for The Wall That Heals Memory Book Now Underway

Douglas County Veterans Memorial Association, The Wall That Heals Update The Douglas County Veterans Memorial Association (DCVMA) recently announced they are now taking orders for...

Greetings From:

The Great Dismal Swamp By Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com Drain the swamp! A Trump campaign promise, yes. But another would-be president spoke those same words hundreds of years ago. George...

Ava tops Strafford in 7th, wins district title

By Jason Hoekema FAIR GROVE – It was difficult to predict the outcome of Wednesday’s game against Strafford. On paper, Ava High School had the...

Jefferson City Airshow Canceled for Flooding

The Salute To Veterans Airshow scheduled for this weekend has been canceled due to extreme flooding in Jefferson City.   According to organizers, the Jefferson...

Winning Bears

The 2019 Ava High School baseball team poses for a photo opportunity for parents after their 5-3 win over Strafford in the MSHSAA Class...

Offices Will Close for Memorial Day May 27

The Memorial Day holiday will be observed on Monday, May 27,  and government offices, banks, and many businesses will close for the holiday.   Offices...
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