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Lois Gnuse always spent the weekends camping on the Missouri River with her family and husband, Don. They enjoyed jet skiing with friends. In the winter, they'd go four-wheeling in the mountains.

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Bakers Bed and Breakfast recently opened at its new location at 2106 Grant St., Blair. While only a few blocks away from its former location at 1929 Grant St., it provides more opportunities for expansion of the business.

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Mike Burt relocated Dragonfly Foundry to Dragonfly Vineyard after being located and exhibiting in Omaha.

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While Judy Brehm says she doesn’t know a whole lot about her Blair home’s past, there are a few curious things that have been discovered about the home built around 1904 in the area near the courthouse.

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When Ann Hackerott saw the built-in sideboard she used to call a china cupboard in the dining room of the former “Dana House” on Washington Street, she felt like she was revisiting her grandparents’ home.

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Country acreages offer benefits of wide open spaces with the convenience of close proximity to neighboring towns. For Johnathan and Leah Hladik, the opportunity to live in the country is the perfect lifestyle.

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There is no way to fully measure the impact a single volunteer can have on their community. One thing is for certain — without volunteers, many civic offerings could not afford to remain open. Today, many are finding roles as volunteers in retirement, and they are greatly appreciated.

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In a district that prides itself on being ahead of the curve when it comes to technology, Fort Calhoun Community Schools Supt. Don Johnson said it’s only right they take that same mindset when it comes to its board of education meetings.

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March and April winds have wreaked havoc on roofs across Washington County this year. Many residential and commercial buildings have sustained damage from the gusting winds that have plagued the area this spring.

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If you are ready to plant a garden of your own this summer, and save money on fresh vegetables, how do you begin?

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As a member of the Nebraska Soybean Board of Directors, Tony Johanson of Oakland was recently given an up-close look at soybean production in South America. He discovered that 1,000-acre soybean fields, a continual growing season and cheap labor isn’t all its made out to be.

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We asked Lyons farmers their opinions on land prices, the current drought and what they see as the future of agriculture. Here’s what they had to say.

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The passage of the nearly $1 trillion five-year farm bill last month may be a long-awaited milestone for the nation’s ag producers, but local agencies and farmers believe it is too early to comment without understanding its content.

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Among the many changes that take place as one enters retirement, a loss of routine and diminished responsibility are among the most felt. For many who are now enjoying the latter years of their lives, pets have filled those missing aspects of daily life.

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Reverse mortgages are controversial in the lending world. A lack of information combined with reverse mortgage scams fuels the debate. More than 78,000 reverse mortgages — also called home equity conversion mortgages — were insured last year.

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Don Francis is a true coffee aficionado. His home in Lyons is a coffee mecca, and he a scientist, working through the art of getting that perfect cup o’ joe.

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Santa Claus is pretty busy this year — with all the presents he has to deliver around the world and all — but he has managed to schedule some time before Christmas to meet with kids in person in Washington County.