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The Washington County Museum will host a Wedding Dresses Through Time exhibit beginning Friday and running through July 24. Faith Norwood, the museum's curator, collected dresses from the 1850s …
Purchases approved The Fort Calhoun Board of Education approved several items to be purchased for the 2021-22 school year at its regular meeting June 14. The board unanimously approved the …
A second suspect in a recent Lakeland robbery is wanted for his involvement. Syles Jordan, 20, is charged with robbery, a Class 2 felony. Levi Rapaich, 20, was arrested for the robbery that …
Jerry Green, Fort Calhoun Community Schools District Superintendent, discussed the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III funding, which was passed March 11 by Congress as part …
Enterprise Media Group collected more than 70 awards company wide — including its newspapers in Washington, Burt, Seward and Saline counties — in the Nebraska Press Association's annual …
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9U Grizzlies/14U Cubs Baseball Photos
The Blair Grizzlies age 9 and younger baseball team played ball Friday night at the Youth Sports Complex, while the 14U Blair Cubs … Read More
County basketball players victorious at Warrior Classic
Abbie Anderson's Warrior Classic all-star basketball team won a 23-point rout Saturday night at the Wikert Event Center in … Read More
FCHS girls host 7 squads for basketball camp
Eight high school basketball teams played 12 games Friday during a girls team camp hosted by the Fort Calhoun Pioneers.During a … Read More
Junior high cowgirls reach national rodeo
Three Washington County cowgirls are testing their rodeo skills this week at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.Libby Hegemann … Read More
Times Gone By: Blair newspapers print golf content in 1926
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
Blair Seniors fall to 5-15
The Blair Senior Legion baseball team's inability to score runs last week compounded Saturday with back-to-back losses to Gering at … Read More
Obituaries
Leona M. Ruhge, 90, of Avoca, passed away on June 21, 2021, at the Ambassador in Nebraska City. She was born on July 9, 1930, to August and Minnie (Johns) Brinkhoff near Otoe. Leona attended Peru …
Kenneth Charles Bagby passed away June 21, 2021. Private services will be held. A live stream of the service will be available Saturday at 11 a.m., on Blair First United Methodist Church’s …
Lori Lynn Erdman (Schneider), age 51, of Chalco, passed away on June 17, 2021. Lori was born on Sept. 12, 1969, to Dean and Nina Schneider in Fort Calhoun. After grade school at Wranch School in …
Dorothy E. Wright, age 101, of Blair, passed away June 17, 2021. Funeral services will be held July 14, 2021, at First United Methodist Church in Blair, the time is pending. Full obituary will be …
William Hall, Ph.D., devoted and beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, in Omaha. He was 74 years old. William began his residence in Blair in 1997 as the …
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Dear editor, The planning commission has rezoned the area near the Blair YMCA, 10th and Wilbur streets, to agricultural/light industrial manufacturing. Bob and Pam Hanson, who live adjacent to the …
Dear editor, Recently, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to oppose the “America the Beautiful” report or what is commonly referred to as the 30x30 plan. I think it’s …
Dear editor, There's a famous quote, “Evil prospers when good men do nothing.” While debating how to approach this, my thoughts are going in a multitude of directions. I'm curious …
Dear editor This quote was the proverbial “last straw” found while reading through the Nebraska Department of Education proposed school health standards: “HE.8.7.1.g: demonstrate …
Dear editor, Last week, we witnessed one of the saddest and most disappointing days in Nebraska Legislature. The funding of services for children with developmental disabilities was up for debate. …
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I, like so many others, have been searching for a home to call my own. I'm lucky to have an apartment and no strict deadline to find a place. Not having a deadline is helpful since the search has been challenging at times. 
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You might think of summertime when youth are out of school as many days at the pool, nights at the ballpark and too many ice cream cones to count. Yes, these are all sure signs that summer has …
Llamas belong to the camel family (camelids) and are a domesticated animal native to the Andes Mountain range. They are closely related to the alpaca, guanaco and vicuna. The llama has been used …
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