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The Fort Calhoun Community Schools Board of Education hosted a work meeting to discuss district-wide facility plans. The community building and sports building were the points of discussion, and …
Members of the Washington County Recycling Association (WCRA), 440 S. 3rd St., received the Step Forward Award from ServeNebraska, a Nebraska Volunteer Service Commission program.
City to place 2 stop signs along 10th Street Two stop signs will be placed at Colfax and South streets, which come to a T-intersection with 10th Street after approval from the Blair City Council …
A Fort Calhoun man who was found with several pounds of drugs and paraphernalia in homes in Fort Calhoun and Bloomfield accepted a plea deal and was found guilty Nov. 23 in Washington County District …
Fort Calhoun officially entered into the Christmas season with its annual tree-lighting ceremony Saturday evening. Starting out with the parade of lights, residents in ATVs and golf carts …
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Kip Tupa claims scholar athlete of the year scholarship
Blair High School senior Kip Tupa is the 2021 Building Omaha Thursday Night Lights Scholar Athlete of the Year.The Bear competes in football, basketball and soccer, and recently claimed Academic …
NSAA's fall champs often competed against Washington County foes
The NSAA all-but wrapped a bow on its fall sports season last week with the state football championship games.With just the Unified Bowling state tournament to go, the governing body of Nebraska high …
Times Gone By: '04 BHS basketball team wins rare district crown, goes 1-1 at state
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.A wild …
Putting game on tape
The Arlington boys basketball team outscored Blair 65-62 over four periods Monday at AHS, though a final score wasn't what either team was after during the Jamboree exhibition matchup.The Eagles and …
Blair girls hustle in exhibition win at Arlington
Though her last two basketball seasons ended early by injury, Blair High School senior Avory French still held her ground in the lane and took a charge during Monday's exhibition at Arlington.The …
Arlington wrestlers prepare for new season
The Arlington High School wrestling team's intrasquad scrimmage featured Collin Burdess as Thor and Izzy Sanchez as Captain America.After coach Doug Hart's Eagles competed on the mat Tuesday evening, …
Obituaries
Lori Lynn Bentley, age 35 of Blair, passed away Nov. 23, 2021.  Memorial services will be held Dec. 2, 2021, at Campbell Aman Funeral Home in Blair at 1 p.m. Lori was born May 2, 1986, in …
Funeral service for Jan Mittelstaedt, 67, of Pierce, was held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Pierce. Officiating the service was Rev. Gordon Bruce and Vicar …
John “Jack” Henry Little died peacefully on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2021, at his residence in Nebraska City. He was 89 years old. John was born in Harrison County, Iowa, to Henry Walter …
Donald Francis Page passed in his sleep peacefully on Tuesday morning, Nov. 9, 2021. He has gone home to be with the love of his life, Nita. He is survived by his daughter Lisa and sons Patrick …
Ellen May Wesemann, age 92, passed away Nov. 17, 2021. Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at 10:30 AM at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Kennard. Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 26 from 6 …
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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 …
Dear editor, It doesn't surprise me that another truck of corn overturned in Blair. You can tell by the pictures he was in fact going too fast, had to go up on the curb, which is how his load …
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In 1898, Marie and Pierre Curie announced their discovery of a new element that they named radium.  Marie, a two-time Nobel laureate, went on to study and characterize this highly radioactive …
Behind many successful and talented people is their upbringing. Whether they were fully supported by their parents, or driven so extensively that success was the only option, many times their …
'Tis the season to be thankful! The holidays make for a perfect time to reflect on the past year to see all the changes one has endured, accomplishments they have met, or just reflection of …
Unless you are a student of physics, you have probably never heard the name of Lise Meitner. Albert Einstein once referred to her as the "German Marie Curie."  However, as brilliant and …
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