Local News
Local News
An Omaha man was arrested for having cocaine and marijuana in his vehicle at a Blair park. Daniel Johnson, 43, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony. According …
The Washington County Board of Supervisors approved the county budget and set the tax levy Tuesday at its regular meeting. The budget was approved 4-3, with members Jay Anderson, Lisa Kramer and …
Scott Vander Schaaf and Erik Petersen, Washington County attorney and chief deputy attorney, respectively, were appointed as special prosecutors for a Thurston County grand jury Sept. 14 regarding …
A Kennard man who drove while intoxicated near Arlington was sentenced to 10 months in jail Tuesday in Washington County District Court. Lyle TenEyck, 40, pleaded guilty to driving under the …
A Roca man was arrested for fleeing law enforcement in his vehicle after a traffic stop attempt. James Whiting, 21, is charged with operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest, a Class 4 …
Feature Ads
Our Special Publications
Sports
Athlete search
Follow Sports on Twitter
Friday Football Update: Blair, Arlington and Fort Calhoun drop games
The Blair, Arlington and Fort Calhoun football teams combined for just 24 points Friday night, dropping each of their games by double-digits.The Bears lost to Class B No. 1 Bennington at home, while …
Another one
Joslyn Policky, Sophia Wrich and Leah Chance hit home runs Monday as the Class B No. 3 Blair softball team handled Class C No. 2 Wahoo Neumann at home, 6-1.The Bears have won nine-straight games and …
BHS' Mallory Stirek earns 3rd at EMC Tournament
It's been awhile since the Blair High School girls golf team played 18 holes at Pacific Springs Golf Club in Omaha.“A long time ago,” veteran Bears coach Ross Udey said when asked just …
No. 1 Wahoo topples Arlington softball, 9-0
Autumn Iversen and her Wahoo softball team offered evidence to support their Class B No. 1 ranking Tuesday at the Two Rivers Sports Complex.The standout senior pitched a five-inning shutout and hit …
Green leads county runners at UNK Invite
Hartington-Newcastle runner Carson Noecker earned headlines Monday during the University of Nebraska-Kearney High School XC Invitational, finishing his 5 kilometers on the NSAA state course in just …
Zam Driver Turned Writer: Cross-country future as bright as its present
Monday's University of Nebraska-Kearney High School XC Invitational proved Washington County's status as a hotspot for prep runners.The Fort Calhoun boys were state champs last fall and contenders …
Obituaries
Steven “Minnow” Paul Timm, 61, of Mooresville, N.C., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. He was born on June 26, 1961, in Blair, to Evelyn Danner Timm and the late …
Betty Ann (Eipperle) Mohr of the rural Omaha, passed away at her home Sept. 27, 2022, on her 92nd birthday.Betty was born, Sept. 27, 1930, on a farm in Millard to Fred and Helen (Vomacka) Eipperle. …
John “Jack” Paul Rathjen, son of John C. Rathjen and Gertrude M. Frahm Rathjen Johnson was born May 13, 1926, and died Sept. 25, 2022, at the Good Shepherd Home, Blair.Jack lived his …
Scott G. Soderberg was born December 14, 1961 in Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated from Blair High School and Wayne State College. He lived the majority of his life in Ottawa, Kansas and is survived by …
Nils Stockfleth Magelsen Oldberg passed away on Sept. 24, 2022, at the age of 99 years in Blair. Services will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, at PassageWay Church in Blair, with family greeting …
Weekly poll

Have you started decorating for Halloween?

View results

Follow us on Twitter
From the Opinion page
Letters
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 …
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 …
Columnists
The common earthworm is a segmented annelid worm with a mouth at one end and an anus at the other end.  They lack a skeleton and are typically only a few inches in length. They are found …
Black pepper is the world's most traded spice, and is one of the most common spices added to cuisines around the world. Black pepper is native to the Malabar Coast of India. It is produced by a …
So, this is my first column. Not just since I’ve started a new job here as a reporter, but ever. I guess I should probably make it count. As a reporter and a writer, I can tell you your life …
Queen Elizabeth II died on Sept. 8. She was a monarch, “a person who reigns over a kingdom or empire; a king or queen; one who holds preeminent position and power.” She ruled over the …
Editorials