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An Omaha man who was found with drugs in his pocket during a home search pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Washington County District Court. Daimon Kinney, 21, was arrested in October from 4721 Trout …
Officers elected Four officers were elected to the Fort Calhoun Community Schools Board of Education. Mike Conrad was named president of the board, Amanda Schrum was named vice president, Mike …
A man who allegedly abused an infant will be tried Jan. 25-28 in Washington County District Court.. Davante Van Loon, 26, pleaded not guilty to four counts of committing child abuse intentionally …
BVFD officers approved The Blair City Council approved two-year terms for the following fire ground officers for the Blair Volunteer Fire Departmnet: Dan Aten, fire chief; Joe Leonard, first …
Area businesses could increase their workforce and help youth aging out of foster care as a program started by Angels Share Inc. takes off in Blair. Ed Shada, founder and president of Angels …
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1st-half buzzer-beater propels BHS to rout
The Class B No. 9 Blair girls basketball team ended Thursday's first half on a 12-2 run.The final bucket of that home court scoring … Read More
BHS boys top Devils on balanced scoring night
No Bear scored more than nine points Thursday, but the Blair boys basketball team still knocked off Plattsmouth 53-42.“It just goes … Read More
FCHS girls contend with 4th-ranked foe, fall short
The Fort Calhoun girls basketball team outscored Class D1 No. 4 Weeping Water 10-5 during the fourth period Thursday.The advantage cut … Read More
Seniors lead Eagle wrestlers to 4th-place finishes
Arlington's senior wrestlers built on their success in Yutan and pushed their team to a fourth-place finish at home on Saturday.After … Read More
Times Gone By: 1929 bridge dedication celebration includes baseball game
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 … Read More
5 Bears take 1st at Schuyler wrestling meet
Five Blair wrestlers won their weight classes Saturday as the Bears finished as the Schuyler Invite runner-up.Bennington bested the … Read More
Obituaries
Kay Sharon Bonneau Siegl was born July 2, 1941 in Oakland, Nebraska. She was the only child of Harold and Catherine (Mahrens). She attended school at Oakland, Pleasant View Country School near Blair, …
Deborah "Debbie" S. (Clapper) Archer, age 54, of Blair, formerly of Omaha, passed away on Jan. 14, 2021, at UNMC, Omaha. Debbie is survived by her husband, Steven F. Archer of Blair, mother, Peggy H. …
William "Bill, Willy" Arthur Kermoade was born in Rulo, Nebraska on December 14, 1935, and died on January 10, 2021 at the age of 85. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Bill was …
Brad L. Smith, age 67 of Fort Calhoun, NE. Born: June 22, 1953, Omaha, NE. Died: January 10, 2021, Fort Calhoun, NE. Preceded in death by: parents, Clarence A. Jr. and Agnes Lynn Smith, …
Denny Wilkins, age 74, of Arlington, NE, passed away, January 7, 2021, at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha after a month battle of health complications as a result of COVID-19. He was surrounded by his …
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Dear Editor, What kind of person holds a celebration party while the Capitol is desecrated and the lives of our congressmen and the vice president are put at risk?
Dear Editor,  When virtually every reputable medical authority has strongly advocated the wearing of masks to reduce the chance of transferring the COVID0-19 virus, I am surprised at the number of people with little or no medical training who know better.
2020 has brought many new challenges for us all to deal with at different levels of difficulties.  This past week, I was reminded of a situation 18 years ago. I received a phone call from an …
To our Blair citizens, You have passed a no-mask mandate for Blair. Overwhelmingly. Most of you are happy with this. Understanding that, may I take you back to 1946? John was very ill and …
Blair friends: You should thank your city council members as soon as you can. I can't imagine how hard it must have been to be in that room (Dec. 10) listening to all the impassioned comments from …
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The Joshua tree isn't actually a tree, but rather it is a water storing plant called a succulent. It is adapted to a desert environment with a deep and extensive root system. Joshua trees are …
Like toys coming to life, a clownfish trying to return home or a hot-shot Lightning McQueen learning about winning beyond the racetrack, it’s that time of the year again for Disney’s Pixar to tug at our heartstrings in “Soul.”
Books have the ability to transport us in time, place and even to alternate universes. Do you prefer escaping through fiction or nonfiction? Editor Leeanna Ellis and Assistant Editor and Elizabeth Elliott debate. 
It’s that time of year again and what a year it has been. The time of year where we look back on all that has happened, obstacles we have overcome, relationships that have flourished, and opportunities that led to happiness and success. The time of year where we look forward to what this next year may bring.
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