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A Blair woman who is accused of child abuse and running an unlicensed daycare stood trial for two days last week in the Washington County District Court. Judge John E. Samson took the case under …
The Washington County Historical Association rebranded with a new name and logo, and will now be known solely as the Washington County Museum. Julie Ashton, director of the museum, said the name …
Sixteen Fort Calhoun High School art students earned several honors for the Scholastic Art Awards. Out of the 2,200 entries in Nebraska, 209 gold keys, 254 silver keys and 385 honorable mentions …
Matt Cavanaugh, project engineer for the Weitz Company, provided an update on the justice center to the county board at its regular meeting Feb. 23 at the Blair Public Library and Technology …
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Bears earn state trip
After a stunning come-from-behind victory Feb. 23, the 16th-seeded Blair boys basketball team loaded its bags onto an Adventure … Read More
Blair Wrestling Club hosts annual tourney
The Blair Wrestling Club Tournament was contested Saturday on 11 mats spread out across two gymnasiums at the Gardner-Hawks Center.On … Read More
Pioneers' Anderson signs to play college soccer
Fort Calhoun senior Abbie Anderson used her Thursday afternoon to sign with the College of Saint Mary soccer team.The Pioneer … Read More
3 AHS Eagles compete at state swimming
Coach David Struble was pleased with his Fremont Tigers' showing Friday during the NSAA State Swimming and Diving Championships in … Read More
Veteran's nonprofit raises funds through ice fishing event
Blair resident Dustin Davis stood in front of a Flat Water Ice Bowl dinner crowd last month at Pheasant Bonanza near Tekamah.The … Read More
BREAKING: Blair boys earn first state trip since 2006
Propelled by a 15-0 scoring run to start the second half Saturday, the Blair boys basketball team earned its first Class B state … Read More
Obituaries
Mark R. Thompson, age 58 of Blair, passed away Feb. 22, 2021, at his home in Blair. Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, at 10 a.m. at Reach Church, formerly Country Bible. Visitation …
Ann was born on April 4, 1932, to Albert and Wanda (Pellner) Harms in Oelwein, Iowa. She graduated from Oelwein Senior High School in 1950 and from Dana College in 1954. She was Dana's first woman …
Jim Bensen was called to eternal life on Feb. 16, 2021, at his home in Blair. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, from 4 to 6 p.m. with a memorial service beginning at 6 p.m. at …
Alice Lorraine Jorgensen of Blair was born on Sept. 7, 1927, to Niels and Meta (Jensen) Eriksen of Denver, Colo. She was baptized, confirmed and married at First Bethany Lutheran Church in …
Jerry Wilke passed away at home surrounded by his family at age 67. Jerry was born in Omaha, NE to Walter and Gladys (Nelson) Wilke. He was the youngest of 5 children. He attended Benson High …
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Dear editor, Filling in the blanks of Chris Rhoades' memory of Ronald Regan, (Point-Counterpoint, Jan. 29 Enterprise). Reagan was a great orator, exalted by his stand on the Berlin wall, but as …
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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.
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