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The Washington County Board of Supervisors approved 4-3 to reduce the retainage on the Justice Center project to 1%. Members Bob Frahm, Steve Kruger and Kevin Barnhill voted against the …
A Colorado woman who gave law enforcement officers a false name during a traffic stop was sentenced to two years probation Tuesday in Washington County District Court. Karlene Olsen, 42, pleaded …
The Blair Community Schools (BCS) Board of Education unanimously voted not to accept the resignation of a Blair High School teacher during a special board meeting Monday. Following a 45-minute …
Some Washington County teachers are benefitting from a Facebook group created to adopt a teacher and donate items on wish lists for teachers in Washington, Burt and surrounding counties.
A jury trial for a Blair woman who was found with drugs during a warrant arrest was scheduled Tuesday in Washington County Court. Jamie Johnson, 37, pleaded not guilty to possession of a …
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Waterloo-Valley halts memorable Fort Calhoun district run
Justin Myer and Jake Seina were in the mix for playing time from their first day in the Fort Calhoun Legion baseball program on.The recent high school graduates have been busy every summer …
County athletes earn medals at Cornhusker State Games
Washington County athletes competed July 16 through Sunday during the Cornhusker State Games in Omaha, Lincoln and the surrounding area.Some marksmen and women earned trapshooting and archery medals, …
Sports in brief: FCHS dance earns camp honors
The Fort Calhoun High School dance team recently attended and competed during a Universal Dance Association camp at the Courtyard Omaha-La Vista Convention Center.Coach Miranda Weingaertner noted her …
Times Gone By: Little League Yanks go unbeaten in '91
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.The …
Dawgs end DCBL regular season with back-to-back wins
After an 0-10 start, the Blair Dawgs town team finished out the summer's Dodge County Baseball League regular season with a pair of victories.The Dawgs defeated the Leigh/Schuyler Crawdads 9-2 on …
Zam Driver Turned Writer: Monke completes 'world's toughest foot race'
Well, folks, he did it.Adam Monke recently completed The Badwater 135, a 135-mile foot race from Badwater Basin in Death Valley, Calif., to the Whitney Portal in Inyo County. The 34-year-old …
Obituaries
Janet W. Lang, age 88, of Arlington, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2021, at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha. She was born Sept. 14, 1932, in Blair, to Alfred and Mildred (Hendricksen) Enger. Janet was …
Larry Lee Hausman was born Feb. 11, 1939, and died March 28, 2021, in Omaha. Services are July 24, 2021. Visitation is at 1 p.m., services at 2 p.m. and memorials are to go to a scholarship fund. …
Richard L. “Spike” Spiker, 79 years, of Nickerson, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on Thursday, July 15, 2021. He was born on Oct. 27, 1941, in Fremont, to Leroy …
Jon Albert Sedlacek, age 79, of Blair, passed away July 10, 2021, peacefully at his home. Private services were held. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Jon is survived by his …
Bruce Hansen, age 73, of Blair, died unexpectedly on June 23 while riding his bike in DeSoto Bend, a place where he loved to photograph the landscape he grew up around and lived in. A farm kid, Bruce …
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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 …
Dear editor, A huge thank you to Supt. Randy Gilson and the Blair school board for opposing the proposed health education standards set out by the state department of education. I have cut out the …
Dear editor, It's good to know that at least one person at the enterprise has common sense — that being Leeanna Ellis. The 4th of July is a national holiday. That's one day, not 12. I can …
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 …
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Usually by now I have at least one summer travel adventure to write about, but not this year.  One of these days I plan to mount my camper on my pickup truck again and head out for who knows …
Where has the summer gone? It is already time for the Washington County Fair in Arlington. There are many aspects of the fair that everyone can participate in. From exhibiting projects to taking …
Flight is the primary mode of locomotion used by most species of birds. Flight can assist birds with feeding, breeding, avoiding predators and migrating. Our early ancestors must have not only …
Twenty-five years after the Looney Tunes and Michael Jordan teamed up to take on the Monstars in “Space Jam,” it’s LeBron James’ turn to lace up his sneakers in “Space …
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