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The Arlington Preschool will offer a free screening service to answer questions or concerns about early childhood development for children from birth to age 4 from 9-11:30 a.m. March 13.

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Offutt Brass, a seven-member brass, vocal and percussion ensemble from the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band, will present a free community concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Lela Neve Auditorium at Blair High School, 440 N 10th St.

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The Rev. Mother Ruth Jaynes will retire Sunday after 18 years as a priest. She has served the last four years at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Blair.

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The Blair Community Schools Board of Education on Monday unanimously approved wage increases for classified staff, including paraprofessionals, building secretaries and custodians, after a report showed the district fell significantly below other schools of similar size in pay.

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A three-person committee of county officials unanimously voted to appoint Kevin Barnhill as the new Washington County supervisor for District 7 during a special appointment meeting Monday at the Washington County Courthouse.

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A Blair arrested for driving with a suspended license following a traffic stop was charged for drug possession after police found methamphetamine in his pocket.

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On Monday, FFA members competed in Wisner at District Leadership Development Events. Students participated in speaking events as well as agriculture and parliamentary procedure demonstrations. Luke Mathiesen placed second and will compete in April in the Employment Skills contest at State FF…

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The Arlington PTO is planning their fifth annual Trivia Night on Feb. 29. Register for teams by calling the school or watch for a flyer.

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An Omaha man who led deputies on a high-speed pursuit through Washington and Douglas counties accepted a plea agreement Tuesday in Washington County District Court.

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Creatively named, themed and dressed teams attempting to best each other in trivia simply seemed a fun fundraising event for the Friends of the Fort Calhoun Splash Pad, said Kori Grosse-Rhode.

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John Winkler, general manager of the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District (PMRNRD), said the resources district has begun reaching out to consultants to determine the scope and cost to evaluate a dam south of Herman.

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A Blair man faces a felony charge after a Washington County sheriff's deputy found drugs on him following a traffic stop Jan. 1.

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 The Washington County 4-H Archery Club is part of the 4-H shooting sports program and is beginning their new season.  This 4-H club is open to all Washington County youth who are ages eight to 18 years old on Jan. 1.

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