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A man who police said had drugs and a weapon in his possession after he was found sleeping in a running vehicle was sentenced to jail Tuesday in Washington County District Court.

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A request from a new business owner to establish a one-way alley from 14th to 15th streets between Washington and Front streets was tabled Tuesday by the Blair City Council to allow neighbors to be notified about the potential change.

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The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will launch a modernized vehicle registration and titling system Oct. 15. “VicToRy” replaces a program in place since the early 1990s.

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors approved three preliminary proposal agreements with two companies that will provide food, commissary and phone and video visitation services for the new Washington County Justice Center during its meeting Tuesday.

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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.

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On Sept. 25, 15 Arlington FBLA officers and members, along with adviser Shawna Koger, attended the annual Fall Leadership Conference at the Ramada in Omaha.

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Blair firefighters responded to a report of smoke in a building at Fox Ridge Apartments just after 9 p.m. Wednesday. Firefighters found smoke coming from an apartment. No one was home at the time. Fire Chief Joe Leonard said food left on the stove was the cause of the smoke. A dog that was i…

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County homes rented through sites such as Airbnb may soon be subject to new zoning regulations. The Washington County Planning Commission approved adding a definition of "short-term lodging establishment" to county zoning regulations during its meeting Thursday.

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Living History, music, food, buffalo and snakes provided hundreds of people and many families a taste of Nebraska, the county and their history during the fifth annual Washington County Heritage Days festival held Saturday and Sunday in Fort Calhoun and at Fort Atkinson.

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Widespread and heavy rainfall in the Missouri River basin above Sioux City, IA resulted in another month of much above average runoff. Precipitation during September was more than 200 percent of normal in eastern Montana, much of North Dakota, portions of South Dakota and northern Nebraska. …

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Blair and Washington County residents might have noticed a few scarecrows gracing store fronts and windows over the past few days as the seventh annual scarecrow decorating contest began Oct. 1.

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Blair business leaders learned the results of a statewide initiative to create a “road map” for the economic future of the state during a Nebraska State Chamber Legislative Forum on Wednesday at Memorial Community Hospital and Health System.

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The Danish American Archive and Library's traveling exhibit “Danish Children Growing Up American” has returned to the Dr. C.C. and Mabel Criss Library at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).

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