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Doggone Rookie

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com One dog year equals seven human years, right? Like most things, it’s not always that simple. Opinions vary. Online “dog age calculators”...

Commissioners Report New Jail Expenditures

As progress continues on the new Douglas County Jail and the facility nears completion, commissioners continue to approve purchases and change orders to finalize construction...

Activity Report – From The Ava Police Dept, Reggie Johnson, Chief

Calls By Type 11/03 - 11/09 Alarm - 2 Animal Call - 5 Assault, Domestic - 1 Assist Agency - 7 Check Building - 1 Check Person - 3 Check Vehicle -...

Driver Examination Stations Closed Statewide For Thanksgiving Holiday

The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will close for the Thanksgiving holiday. Offices...

Four Sentenced to Department of Corrections

From the office of the Douglas County Prosecuting Attorney  During law day with Judge Craig Carter on Tuesday, Nov. 5, the following individuals were sentenced...

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report

During the week of November 1, to November 8, 2019, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received and answered 93 Calls for Service and had...

Volunteer Fire Department Tests Equipment and Emergency Rescue Skills

It is likely we have all used the expression, “where there is smoke, there is fire.”  This old adage most generally refers to rumors...

County Moves Funds from Law Enforcement Sales Tax to General Revenue

Douglas County Presiding Commissioner Lance Stillings, and District No. 2 Commissioner Lawson Curtis voted to approve a transfer of funds from the Law Enforcement...

Senator Hawley Asks White House, DEA for Additional Resources to Combat Springfield Overdose Crisis

WASHINGTON –– This week, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to the Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy...

Letter to the Editor: In Gratitude

To the Editor:  Thank God.  In this country today there are people who care enough to stop at an accident even though they have no idea...
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