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A Blair man was arrested for allegedly showing explicit videos to minors at their place of employment. Scott Lund, 49, is charged with four counts of committing child abuse intentionally with no …
The Fort Calhoun/Washington County Acton Academy is aiming to have students learn at their own pace while gaining real life skills. Started by Cydney Martzahl, Acton Academy was created as an …
A Blair man was arrested for having drugs during a traffic stop on June 25. Jewels Anderson, 38, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony. According to an arrest …
Countless industries have been impacted by inflation and supply shortages and agriculture is no exception. Nate Dorsey, Nebraska Extension Educator whose jurisdiction includes Washington County, …
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Pioneers sweep Legion home games
The Zig Drywall Post 348 Pioneers went 2-for-2 at home June 29 against Louisville/Weeping Water.The Fort Calhoun Juniors earned a 10-3 baseball victory first before the Seniors earned a 4-2 win …
Times Gone By: Blair teams shine in 1994 state slow-pitch tourney
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 sports.Blair …
Sports in brief (July 5, 2022)
Black Elk-Neihardt Park trail race deadline approachesThe Greater Omaha Area Trail Runners (GOATz) will host August trail races at Black Elk-Neihardt Park for a second-straight year.Registration for …
Blair Seniors, Juniors split ENBL tourney games
The Blair American Legion baseball teams split games in Eastern Nebraska Baseball League (ENBL) Tournament play June 29.While both lineups entered the day's play with 0-1 starts, just the Post 154 …
Celebrating titles
Drake Jennings laid down the game-ending tag at third-base Tuesday, capping a night of Blair Little League Baseball tournament title games with an A's celebration.The infielder's team won the Major …
BHS hosts summer volleyball clinic
The Blair High School volleyball program hosted its grades 4-8 youth clinic Monday and Tuesday afternoon.Players going into grades 7-8 began work at noon both days before the girls in grades 4-6 …
Obituaries
Jesse Hughes Wright Jr., beloved father, husband, grandfather, and friend, passed away on Friday morning, July 1, 2022, at Crowell Home in Blair.  Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday …
John “Jack” Leehy Jr., age 90, of Blair, passed away June 27, 2022.  Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, July 2, 2022, at 10 a.m., at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church …
Elaine K. Camenzind, 85, born March 3, 1937, passed away June 23, 2022. Preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; parents, Edward and Gertrude Jurgens. Survived by her sons: Bruce (Karen), Scott, …
Ellen M. Thompson, age 73, of Elkhorn, passed away June 16, 2022. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 21 at 10:30 a.m. at Campbell Aman Funeral Home in Blair. Graveside services will follow …
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With all the work being done in Arlington and surrounding areas by American Broadband (ABB), when will someone from ABB be updating us as to what happens next? People have come into our yards (a …
Dear editor, On Sunday, Oct. 10, I wanted to stop and visit my daughter's grave. She is buried in the Holy Cross section of the Blair Cemetery. I wasn't able to do this because the cemetery gates …
To the Editor: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and The Bridge is hosting a few events to honor and celebrate those who have survived, to raise awareness about the prevalence of …
Dear editor, “During the first round, it seemed almost everyone was on the same page. We all did whatever we had to to get through it. Now that the majority of Americans are vaccinated, …
On Friday, Aug. 6, we experienced a helicopter landing on top of a refueling truck nearly 100 feet in our drive. The truck driver did not ask permission to use our private property for business …
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Who here needs a pep talk?  Everyone is doing the best they can. There’s so much to deal with in life and gas prices can be the least of troubles for many.  I, like many people, …
Mother’s Day can be a little emotional when you are missing the people who are named for this day – your mother.
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This weekend was for the birds - literally. I ventured out to Kearney Saturday morning with my family to see the sandhill crane migration. It wasn't my first rodeo (now I'm picturing a crane …
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