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The Washington County Historical Association (WCHA) was awarded a $14,869 grant to assist in promoting this year's Washington County Heritage Days Festival. The Nebraska Tourism Commission announced May 18 that it had awarded 24 marketing grants throughout the state totaling $250,000.

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Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) CEO Tim Burke gave back-to-back presentations in Blair Tuesday night about the recommendation to close its Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station (FCS) at the end of the year.

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It's not every day that a train of kids file into a city council meeting and pile themselves in the front of the room. It's also not every day that a school district plans to replace a playground set, but that's exactly what Fort Calhoun Community Schools is looking to do.

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The Fort Calhoun City Council accepted the resignation of long-time city clerk and treasurer Linda Welsher on May 16. Welsher's last day was April 19. She served as city clerk in Fort Calhoun for 17 years.

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A 16-year-old Blair boy was cited after a single-vehicle rollover Monday on the former Dana College campus. Lt. Aaron Barrow of the Blair Police Department said officers responded to the crash at about 8:15 p.m. The driver of the 2000 Ford Explorer admitted to officers that he had been drivi…

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The public art installation Horses of Honor Omaha was unveiled at Turner Park in Omaha on Friday morning. The eight life-sized statues of mounted patrol unit horses artistically painted by area artists pay tribute to Omaha police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

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An Omaha man was arrested for driving under the influence after he drove around a barricade at a railroad crossing in Blair early Sunday and his pickup truck was hit by a train. No one was injured.

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Fred Carritt wiped away tears as he listened to Arlington Public Schools students and staff thank him for his years of service as the district's resource officer Friday.

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The driver of a pickup truck that was hit by a train in Blair after it drove around a barricade and became stuck on the tracks was reportedly arrested for driving under the influence early Sunday. No one was injured.

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As a city with a rich Lutheran heritage dating back to 1884, when Danish immigrants founded the Danish Evangelical Lutheran Association in America, Blair has no shortage of congregations.

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The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Friday announced reports of 10 cases of mumps among college students enrolled at Midland University in Fremont.

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Representatives from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) presented their five-year tactical plan for Fort Atkinson State Historical Park on May 11. Their overall goal is to grow visitation at the site by 25 percent in the next five years.

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Blair resident Mike Mahlendorf hopes to use his experience in leadership training at community banks to make a broader impact with the release of his book, "Leadership — The Things No One Talks About."

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The Washington County Sheriff’s Office was recently awarded a $7,500 grant from the Nebraska Department of Highway Safety to participate in the Statewide "Click It or Ticket” mobilization enforcement May 23 to June 5.

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The Washington County Fair Board announced the selection of Tal Talbot as this year’s grand marshal. Talbot will lead the parade during the 98th celebration. Talbot is an attorney in Blair and serves on a number of community boards.

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