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Washington County Board of Supervisors roundup, Nov. 24

Justice Center update Jared Schleifer of Weitz Construction provided an update to the Justice Center pn Tuesday at the Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting. Schleifer said water …

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Obituaries
Our beloved Kent died at home at the age of 79 on November 3, 2020, following an extended illness with PSP, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. This relentless brain disease produces abnormal amounts of …
Kent H. Wilcox, age 64 of Blair, passed away November 21, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his family. Public viewing will be held Tuesday, November 24 at Campbell Aman Funeral Home in Blair from 1:00 …
Kent H. Wilcox, age 64 of Blair, passed away November 21, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his family. Public viewing will be held Tuesday, November 24 at Campbell Aman Funeral Home in Blair from 1:00 …
Kent H. Wilcox, age 64 of Blair, passed away November 21, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his family. Public viewing will be held Tuesday, November 24 at Campbell Aman Funeral Home in Blair from 1:00 …
LaVerna Gene Winslow, age 85, of Omaha, formerly of Osceola, Nebraska, passed away November 17, 2020 at CHI Health Immanuel in Omaha. Graveside services will be held Friday, November 20, 2020 at …
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Dear editor, The Fort Calhoun polling place included signs reminding voters of the usual COVID cautions and warnings about social distancing and mask recommendation to protect voters. Most …
Dear editor, During these unprecedented times and the challenges they present, it is important to celebrate all measures of success within our communities and give thanks to the individuals and …
Dear editor, Nearly all non-profit help agencies are asking for help right now. Please, think of how you can assist others, now and in the …
Dear Editor, As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in our community, I am deeply troubled as to what the future may bring unless we take action very soon. Memorial Community …
Dear editor, We have seen many changes this year due to COVID-19. Veterans Day 2020 was no exception. I want to thank all veterans for their service to our great nation and for protecting our …
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Plants provide the "staple" food for most people around the world. It is estimated that over 12,000 species of plants have at one time or another been used for food. However, only about 150 or so are …
It isn't even Thanksgiving yet, and Christmas movies are already a staple on TV and streaming services. In fact, the Hallmark Channel began airing its first of 40 new movies on Oct. 24. So that …
The CDC estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) are the victims of foodborne illnesses. With Thanksgiving plans likely looking a little different this year due to …
We’re two weeks past national election day, and there’s still a lot of ‘hanging chads’ out there. True, that type of balloting isn’t used any longer, but the way this …
Editorials
    • Mask up, Washington County

      Cases of COVID-19 in Washington County and across the state are on the rise. As of Thursday, there were 920 total positive cases — 343 …

    • Dollar General development exciting news for Blair

      This week, Dollar General announced its plans to build an $85 million, 800,000-square-foot combination dry and DG Fresh distribution center in …

    • Washington County voters did their part

      While the 2020 presidential election may still be undecided, Washington County voters did their part turning out at the polls and outpacing the …

    • Just vote

      It's our civic duty as citizens of the United States of America — exercising our right to vote. No one needs to be reminded how …

    • Thank you to those who give

      Eight new tubas. More than 500 Chromebooks. A new press box. These are just a few things Blair Community Schools students would not have …