Looking Backward

Stories from the Herald’s 103+ years of history

Looking Backward 12.19.2013

  25 Years Ago December 15, 1988   On Oct. 19, 1944, Norman Rippee, Ava, was shot down over Italy, during World War II, and for the...

Looking Backward 12.12.2013

  25 Years Ago December 8, 1988   The Ava High School Bears won three in a row at the start of the 1988-89 basketball season and...

Looking Backward 12.5.2013

25 Years Ago December 1, 1988   Two households were left homeless when fire destroyed a duplex in north Ava Tuesday morning. The fire broke out at...

Looking Backward 11.28.2013

  25 Years Ago November 24, 1988   The Ava High School Bears will open the 1988-89 cage season Nov. 28 at the top seed in the...

Looking Backward 11.21.2013

  25 Years Ago November 17, 1988   “Pay Taxes Here” says the sign at the Ava Police Station.  City taxes may only be paid at the...

Looking Backward 11.14.2013

  25 Years Ago November 10, 1988   Democrat Rolla Swofford unseated Western District Commissioner Kenneth Adams in the Douglas County general election on Tuesday. Records are...

Looking Backward 11.7.2013

  25 Years Ago November 3, 1988   Open house was held at the Ava Head Start Center on Sunday, Oct. 23. The Head Start program moved...

Looking Backward 10.31.2013

25 Years Ago October 27, 1988   Mayor Bud Norman said Farm­ers Home Administration, which is funding the city’s sewer improve­ment project, is encouraging the city to...

Looking Backward 10.24.2013

  25 Years Ago October 20, 1988   Friday night is Homecoming at Ava Hgih School’s Bear Stadium, and one of three high school sen­iors will be...

Looking Backward 10.17.2013

25 Years Ago October 13, 1988   When Sally Parker left the Douglas County Health Department last Friday afternoon a bit of the unit’s history left as...
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