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Valley police chief charged with misconduct in Washington County

The Washington County Attorney’s Office filed charges Wednesday against City of Valley Police Chief James Deemer. Deemer, 55, is charged with two counts of official misconduct, a Class 2 …

Arlington resident voices frustrations over drainage issues

  Upset that he continues to have issues with excess water drainage from nearby properties and the gravel road in front of his home at 618 N. Seventh St., Arlington resident Griffin Japp …

Times Gone By Week of Feb. 20–26

2014 (10 years ago): Midland University has hired a former college president to lead Dana College planning in response to high levels of donor interest. Former Hastings College president Dennis …

Local students named to President's, Dean's lists at Drake University

DES MOINES, Iowa - Erika Roberts of Fort Calhoun has been named to the Dean's List at Drake University. To be eligible for the Deans' List, students must have earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher …

Airport receives grant for runway extension project

The Blair Executive Airport has been awarded a federal grant in order to proceed with its runway extension project. The project, as explained in an August 2022 Enterprise article, ​​would …
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Blair freshman Gueryn Kay, right, scores a bucket in front of Schuyler's Addison Vavricek on Monday during the Class B-5 Subdistrict Tournament at South Sioux City High School.
Postseason hoops in SSC
Senior Leah Chance and the Blair girls basketball team earned some comfortability with the South Sioux City High School Mini-Dome on Monday during a blowout victory against Schuyler. On Tuesday, …
Fort Calhoun senior Grayson Bouwman, right, passes the ball over the head of Douglas County West's Karsten Alexander on Tuesday during the Class C1-4 Subdistrict Tournament at Omaha Concordia.
DC West ends 3 seniors' FCHS basketball careers
The Fort Calhoun crowd stood and clapped as the boys basketball starters left the floor late during Tuesday's Class C1-4 Subdistrict Tournament game at Omaha Concordia. Among the Pioneers welcomed to …
Swimmers Dathan Hansen, left, and Lizzie Meyer enjoy themselves Feb. 14 during an Arlington High School pep rally celebrating state-qualifying swimmers, wrestlers and dance team athletes.
County swimmers set to compete at state
Fremont High School swimming coach David Struble attended an Arlington Eagles pep rally Feb. 14, sitting among the students on the bleachers. At it, he confirmed all five Washington County …
Boys Town ends Arlington boys basketball season
Boys Town topped Arlington on Monday night, 68-49, ending coach Jake Polk's first boys basketball season with the Eagles. While the Cowboys advanced further into Class C1-4 Subdistrict Tournament …
Fort Calhoun basketball siblings, from left, Adam and Ansley Elofson, and Ella and Grayson Bouwman share numbers on the court.
Zam Driver Turned Writer: Fort Calhoun siblings share numbers on the court
Overall, I find I'm pretty good at connecting dots. Never the most book-smart, I still think I'm sharp enough to catch onto details, through-lines and stories playing out in front of me. I'm not the …
Jeff Fallon, left, and Robby Weaver, right, face off during the 1974 Arlington Unit S. Hockey Tournament. Teacher Robert Lauterbach is getting ready to drop the puck.
Times Gone By: 1974 Arlington students compete in hockey tourney
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. …
Obituaries
Diana K Snavely, age 73 of Blair, passed away February 19, 2024, at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair. Memorial Services are currently pending.   Services by Campbell Aman Funeral Home, …
Ronald “Honk” Eugene Jenkins, age 86 of Blair, passed away at his home Feb. 17, 2024. Funeral services will be held Wednesday Feb. 21, 2024, at 2 p.m. at Campbell Aman Funeral Home in …
Vivian Irene Kelley, age 91 of Blair, passed peacefully with her family by her side on Feb. 15, 2024, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, …
Boyd Lambert, age 82 of Kennard, passed away Feb. 13, 2024. Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 16, at 10:30 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church in Kennard. Graveside services will follow in …
James W. Martin, age 83 of Blair, died peacefully at the Josie Harper Hospice House surrounded by his wife and daughters on Feb. 1, 2024, after struggling for 13 years with a stroke. Mass of …
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Imagine you are a parent struggling to make ends meet, to pay for housing, clothing and food for your family. We all know, first hand, how expensive groceries are these days. Putting food on the …
My letter is not written to address politics over the war between Israel and Palestine. This letter addresses gun ownership and the dangers of government gun control and gun confiscation. Prior to …
Gov. Pillen/Sen. Linehan pushed LB 753 through this spring — it provides tax credits to wealthy donors who give to private schools. While this sounds good, what the public needs to realize is …
Thank you so much for your story on the Cook Family and their legacy of service. My maiden name is Cook, so the story caught my eye. I did a little research on Family Search.org and found that …
I want to thank the Enterprise Media Group for the wonderful coverage of the Washington County Museum, located in Fort Calhoun, Neb. The museum, a part of the Washington County Historical …
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