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During this week’s committee meetings for the Omaha Public Power District Board of Directors, utility leaders presented their preliminary $1.9 billion Corporate …
At one time, Main Street was the heart of any small community. It was where people could come to shop in the variety of stores lining the city blocks. Everything from groceries to household goods, …
Senior Life Solutions and a Blair High School group has teamed up to bring a brighter Christmas to area nursing home residents. Memorial Community Hospital and Health System's Senior Life …
Blair police officers will soon look to spread a little extra holiday cheer. The Blair Police Department recently received an anonymous donation of $1,200 from a long-time Blair resident in order …
Two sisters will take to the streets of New York City to participate in the largest parade in America. Ellie, 16, and Macie, 14, Collins will perform at the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Nov. 24 …
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Arlington girls basketball beats Blair in exhibition
Led by a freshman point guard and a sophomore leading scorer, the Arlington girls basketball team previewed its upcoming season Monday with a 44-37 Jamboree exhibition win at Blair High …
Zam Driver Turned Writer: Another year to be thankful
A weekly column allows the writer to be reflective, much like how Thanksgiving Day allows us all an opportunity to be thankful.Today I'll do both.My mother and father, Deb and Dan, are not what I'd …
Times Gone By: Arlington athlete's 1984 triathlon effort televised
Editor's Note: “A Look at Times Gone By” is an in-depth look at weekly Times Gone By entries compiled since 2015. These articles represent the history of Washington County …
AHS' Hammang signs with Concordia running programs
Concordia University signed a multi-faceted, standout student-athlete Monday at Arlington High School.Eagles senior Luke Hammang will run cross-country and track at the Seward school, beginning next …
Some new, but same mission
Lance Olberding stood at the edge of the mat Nov. 16 and briefly reflected on his Fort Calhoun High School wrestling career.“Some of the days have gone slow, but the years have gone …
7 county swimmers start new season with Fremont Tigers
Arlington and Blair High School co-ops with the Fremont Tiger swim team have proved productive.“Every year, there's always been a key Arlington swimmer in relays or individuals and then, just …
Obituaries
Janet Loftis, age 89 of Blair, passed away Nov.  23, 2022. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m.,  Tuesday, Nov. 29 at PassageWay Church in Blair. Visitation will be held Monday, …
Virginia (Jensen) Rhoades, age 91, passed away peacefully at Country House Residence in Elkhorn, on Nov. 22, 2022. Visitation will be held at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Blair on …
Mary Ann Ryder, age 89 of Elkhorn, passed away peacefully Nov. 20, 2022. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 26 at 10 a.m., at Campbell Aman Funeral Home in Blair. Graveside services will …
Michael S. Mahlendorf, age 73 of Blair, passed away Nov. 18, 2022.  Memorial Services will be held Tuesday Nov. 22, at 4 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Blair.  Visitation will be held …
Heather Asp, age 47 of Blair, passed away Nov. 13, 2022, in the care of her family, after a journey with ovarian cancer. A celebration of life will be held beginning at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, …
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Kennard, NE is experiencing a severe difference of opinion on whether to allow a commercial child care business in a residential zone. Ultimately the decision lies in the hands of the board of …
We see members of our society supporting an adulterer, a habitual liar, that is so cruel he separated innocent children from their parents, and who routinely throws people under the bus, because he …
The new legislation requiring the September 26 public hearing held at the Blair High School Auditorium was pointless. I attended mostly to see what would be accomplished. I understand few if anyone …
The bane of democracy, a society void of wisdom. 250 years of history and nothing is learned. A war, (1776), against the greed of a monarchy was the beginning of our democracy. A war, …
Kudos to the Blair Bears' staff and students I would like to commend the staff and students of Blair Public Schools for the show of support at the football game. What a beautiful field! It was …
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Well, that went fast. From the best I can tell, the first week of December marks my one-year of joining the Enterprise. It was around this time I first started regularly traveling to Blair from …
I never met my great-grandfather, but I feel like I know him in some way. That’s thanks to the day he sat my grandmother down and told her she could ask him anything about the war, and that …
Melatonin is a very interesting molecule that was first isolated in 1958 by an American physician. Melatonin is an ancient molecule that has been retained throughout the evolution of all life. Its …
During the last week of October, I packed up my camper and headed to the Black Hills for a few days. Various activities and family events had kept me busy through September so I was eager to hit the …
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