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Looking Backward 11.20.2014

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25 Years Ago November 16, 1989   Ava’s new wastewater treatment plant is in operation and Mayor Bud Norman told councilmen Monday night that the plant is operating well. An 80-year-old deer hunter from the St. Louis area was found ...

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Looking Backward 11.13.2014

Looking Backward

  25 Years Ago November 9, 1989   Ava Pounds Willow Springs 40-13 in Season Finale –– The Ava High School Bears jumped out to a 21-7 halftime lead and defeated Willow Springs 40-13 in the final game of the ...

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Looking Backward 10.30.2014

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25 Years Ago October 26, 1989   Welton Gravel and Limestone is in operation this week despite a major fire last Wednesday that completely destroyed the large metal building that housed the op­eration about four miles southeast of Ava. The ...

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Looking Backward 11.6.2014

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago November 2, 1989   The Ava-Mtn. Grove football game last Friday night was all that fans had thought it would be –– and a whole lot more. However, the Bears lost to the Panthers in the 5th ...

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Looking Backward 9.25.2014

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago September 21, 1989   The Douglas County Historical and Genealogical Society is now owner of the H.S. Wilson House, which will eventually become the Douglas County Museum. The Wilson House is located on East Washington Avenue (Highway ...

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Looking Backward 8.28.2014

Looking Backward

  25 Years Ago August 24, 1989   New teachers who began duties at the Ava R-1 Schools Wednesday morning on the first day of the 1989-90 term are Jim Pitts, Darrell Isaacs, Jesse Blevins, Gina Clinkingbeard, Cathy Wade, Barbi ...

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Looking Backward 8.21.2014

25 Years Ago August 17, 1989   A large crowd gathered at the Ava Community Center last Thursday night to discuss the proposed Natural Streams Act that is being opposed by most landowners in this area. The Historical Society knows ...

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Looking Backward 8.14.2014

25 Years Ago August 10, 1989   A huge community-wide watermelon feed will be held on the Ava Square this Friday night, and everyone is invited to attend.And the best part of all, it’s all free. Backhoe operator Norman Hart ...

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Looking Backward 7.24.2014

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago July 20, 1989   Attendance at this year’s Douglas County Fair was clearly down, but those involved with the production of the annual event have reason to be encouraged about the fair’s future. This was the year ...

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Looking Backward 7.17.2014

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago July 13, 1989   The 1989 Douglas County Fair got underway Wednesday evening with television personality Sammy B Good appearing on the new stage next to the general exhibits building. Clarence V. Clinkingbeard, pioneer Ava businessman, funeral ...

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