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ELA, science presentations Two teachers presented to the Fort Calhoun Community Schools Board of Education May 9 at its regular meeting. Sarah Gross spoke about English/language arts curriculum …
The second annual National Peace Officer Memorial Day service ended with a final roll call for three Nebraska law enforcement officers Saturday morning at the Washington County Sheriff's Office. A …
A Fort Calhoun woman is wanted for driving while intoxicated, resulting in a car accident near Fort Calhoun. Rose Schroeder, 36, driving under the influence with two prior convictions, a Class 3A …
Sheriff Mike Robinson announced the Washington County Sheriff's Office will participate in another traffic safety activity for two weeks. The Nebraska Department of Transportation Highway Safety …
The second annual National Peace Officers Memorial Day Service was held Saturday morning at the Washington County Sheriff's Office. A final roll call was given to Reserve Deputy Kevin Patrick …
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36 county athletes set for 2-day Class B meet
Last week's 800-meter run at the Class B District 4 meet in Columbus was a tough one.Blair junior Nolan Slominski gutted out a 0.33-second win in the race, describing it as “pretty hard.” …
Blair golfers card final scores of regular season
The Blair High School varsity golf lineup is competing today during the Class B District 2 Tournament at Wayne Country Club.With top-10 individual or top-3 team finishes, the Bears will advance to …
Pioneers' junior high relay team earns gold at state
Raeann Massey, Lyla Pearson, Ella Bouwman and Maelie Nelson are state champions.The Fort Calhoun junior high 3,200-meter relay team earned first Saturday in Gothenburg during the Nebraska …
Blair's No. 2 singles, doubles pick up tennis invite wins
Blair High School tennis' Alexandra Nilges, Mallory Dreher and Jenna Murch-Shafer closed their regular season schedules with victories Thursday during the Waverly Invite.Coach Dallas Roach's Bears …
Eagles, Pioneers close out regular season golf schedule
The Arlington and Fort Calhoun golf teams closed out their regular seasons Thursday at Northridge Country Club.The Eagles finished with 378 strokes over 18 holes in the heat, while the Pioneers …
Times Gone By: 400-plus Little Leaguers participate in parade
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.More …
Obituaries
Sharlene M. Coulter, born May 4, 1945, passed away May 11, 2022. An Eastern Star service will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Blair. Luncheon to …
Gordon D. Lippincott, age 79, of Blair, passed away May 6th, 2022. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, June 12, 2022, at the American Legion in Blair from 2 to 5 p.m. Gordon was born …
Please join us for a burial service to celebrate the life of David Wulf.   We will gather together on what would have been his birthday, Friday, May 20, at 11 a.m. at the Blair …
Erma Iona Hansen, age 85, of Blair, passed away May 10, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. The memorial service will be held Saturday, May 14 at 11:30 a.m. at Hillside Christian Church in …
Ricky Duane Scott, age 62 of Blair, passed away May 7, 2022, at his home in Blair, surrounded by his wife and family.  Memorial services will be held Monday, May 16, 2022, at 10 a.m. at Northern …
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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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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 …
It can be an adventure traveling with 9 out of 10 people in my immediate family – at least all of my Omaha family. We had the opportunity to travel from Omaha to Houston to see my brother, niece and nephew. 
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