Greetings From… La Crosse, Wisconsin

By Michael Boyink / People were looking. People were pointing. There may have even been a phone pointed at us, taking video. A young mom leading her...

Ava Hires New Police Officer, Puts Former Rawlings Building up for Sale

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyheraldcom On Tuesday, May 28, the Ava Board of Aldermen convened for a business session at 5 p.m. Budget Report Ava Treasurer Peggy Porter...

School Busing Audit Recommendations: Pay Raises, New Contract

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyheraldcom The bus drivers wanted to stop. Stop the opinions. Get facts and figures instead. Stop the arguing and divisiveness. Find understanding and...

Memorial Day Ceremony Honors Fallen Military

Missouri State Senator Mike Cunningham was keynote speaker Monday during the Memorial Day Ceremony held at the Ava Cemetery.   Senator Cunningham acknowledged Memorial Day...

MFTHBA Spring Show and Futurity Set for June 5-8, Features $20,000 in Cash Prizes

AVA, Mo.  ––  The Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association (MFTHBA) will hold its 40th Annual Spring Show and Three Year Old Futurity June...

Magic Show Coming to Douglas County Library

Join us at the Douglas County Library as Marty Hahne, Reading Magician, presents “Magic ... Out of This World!”  The presentation is Thursday, June...

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...

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 / The Ava R-1 School Board convened for their regular monthly meeting last Thursday, May 16.  In a closed session, the board  made...

American Legion, VFW to Host Memorial Day Service May 27

Memorial Day is a special time across the country for many reasons.   It maybe a recreational time for families as many plan reunions, weekend...
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Average Missourians Need Help Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

New Missouri Poverty Report Highlights Challenges Average Missourians Face JEFFERSON CITY — The Missourians to End Poverty coalition, in partnership with Missouri Community Action Network,...

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