Douglas County

Health Department: COVID 19 Didn’t Cancel Other Programs

Staff of 17 Still Offer Health Screenings, Immunizations, Inspections, and More. by Doug Berger The Douglas County Health Department’s responsibilities extend beyond its involvement in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.  Even though Covid-19 has brought the Douglas County Health Department’s responsibilities in fighting the virus to the forefront, they have a wide ranging area of programs…

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Douglas County Disperses 12% of Federal CARES Dollars

By Doug Berger Douglas County has received $1,546,864 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act income as of August 24. Douglas County Clerk Karry Davis indicated that of this figure $187,715.49 has been disbursed as of August 27. Disbursements through the program show that monies have been provided to eight organizations, offices or…

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Agricultural Specialists Available Tuesdays at Courthouse

Need some Ag help? Come to the Douglas County Courthouse on Tuesdays.  Several agricultural specialists who are assigned to Douglas County but not housed in the Douglas County Extension office have decided to spend one day a month in Ava to be available to citizens who might have questions.   “We feel this will be…

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Douglas County Election Results

Cheyney, Loveless in as County Commissioners, Degase as Sheriff by Michael Boyink/[email protected] The unofficial results of the August 4 Primary Election have been tallied and according to the total number of ballots cast, voter turnout was higher than in years past.  The ballot count shows 45.49% percent of registered voters voiced their opinions yesterday.  …

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Food, Music, Photography and Local Politics

by Michael Boyink / [email protected] “I remember when…” You hear that a lot around Ava.  Locals remember three-wide cruising around the square. Multiple movie theaters. Dairy wagons lined up at a creamery. Train cars filled with tomatoes.  And they remember election nights when people would gather outside the courthouse to hear election results called out as…

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Local Man Sentenced to Dept. of Corrections

During Judge Craig Carter’s Circuit Court law day held on Wednesday, June 17, the following defendant was sentenced to the Department of Corrections. Alexander Everhart, 20, Ava, was ordered to serve 120 days in prison for possession of controlled substance, and 2nd degree burglary after admitting to violating his probation.  The court ordered Everhart to…

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Glenda Young Found Guilty of Murder

Cellphone records considered crucial evidence in the case, contradicting defendants alibi by Michael Boyink / [email protected] On Friday, June 12th, Glenda Mason Young, 71, of Ava was convicted of First Degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action for the killing of her husband, David Young, by shooting him in the face. The incident occurred on January 20th,…

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Associate Court Day Stats for June 11

During Judge Elizabeth Bock’s Associate Court Day held June 11, a total of 30 criminal cases were listed on the docket.  There were four felony cases, one infraction and 25 misdemeanor cases; two misdemeanor and/or infraction guilty pleas, and two failure to appear warrants issued.  One case waived preliminary hearing and is now in Division…

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Circuit Court Law Day Held Last Week

According to information provided from the Douglas County prosecuting attorney’s office, circuit law day held last week had 50 cases on the docket.   During the session, four felony guilty pleas were presented, and two failure to appear warrants issued.  

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