One month after he was re-elected as the Thurston County Attorney in November 1998, C. Matthew Samuelson was appointed by Gov. Ben Nelson to serve as a county judge in the Sixth Judicial District, including Burt and Washington counties. He was sworn in Feb. 5, 1999.
Lina Scott of Blair High School had three homers, including a grand slam, during her team's subdistrict tournament. The Bear was nominated for Athlete of the Week honors alongside Fort Calhoun's Grant Halford and Arlington's Kailynn Gubbels.