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Nearly 40 veterans from Washington County who live at retirement or assisted living homes —Crowell Home, Good Shepherd, Autumn Point and Carter Place — will be receiving Memorial Day baskets through a collaboration with the Omaha Federal Credit Union and Washington County Veterans Services.
A program aimed at assisting Omaha Public Power District's customers has been deemed successful since the pilot launch in mid-2019. The Energy Efficiency Assistance Program (EEAP) was designed to …
A Council Bluffs, Iowa, woman was arrested for driving under the influence, resisting arrest and being found with drugs in her car April 27. Teresa Vanatta, 30, was charged with possession of a …
Fort Calhoun Jr/Sr High School has two final band concerts to finish the year. First, the senior high's concert band will present their final concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The …
When golfers tee off for the Blair Lions Club's annual outing, they'll not only get an enjoyable round of golf, but help the organization continue it's longstanding tradition of helping Blair …
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Subdistrict setback
A 6-0 Monday night loss to Omaha Roncalli eliminated the Blair girls soccer team from its Class B-3 Subdistrict Tournament at Omaha … Read More
BHS soccer teams reach district finals
The Blair boys and girls soccer teams will get a second chance at making their respective state tournaments Saturday as both earned … Read More
Athlete of the Week: Reese Beemer (May 4, 2021)
Blair sprinter Reese Beemer won the 200-meter dash and was a member of the school record-setting 400 relay team last week during the … Read More
Hometown crowd
Home track.Home meet.New school record.Against a competitive field, the Blair girls track team earned third overall Friday at Krantz … Read More
Johannes, Nielsen and Widman excel at Cornhusker Trap Shoot
Washington County marksmen Lane Johannes, Dalton Nielsen and Wyatt Widman earned top finishes last week during the 51st Cornhusker … Read More
Stirek, Truhlsen lead BHS golf at home
Seventeen Blair Bears played their home course Thursday as coach Ross Udey's team hosted North Bend Central, Oakland-Craig and West … Read More
Obituaries
Bernice Deane Warner, 89, entered the gates of Heaven on April 30, 2021, at home in Blair, surrounded by her loving husband and family. Bernice was born in Butler, Mo., on Dec. 29, 1931, to Oliver …
Robin Lambert Peck passed away April 30, 2021. Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 8, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at Campbell Aman Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m. at …
Roger Robert Stork was born on Jan. 7, 1943, in Blair, to Everett and Verna (Wulf) Stork. He passed away on April 21, 2021, in Denver, Colo., after a two-year struggle with bile duct cancer. Roger …
Nancy Jackson died April 28, 2021. She was born Aug. 18, 1942. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Bob" Jackson; daughter, Robynn Saltzman and brother, Bernard Shonka. She is survived …
Stanley Arnold Heyden died April 13, 2021, in Blair. Memorial services will be held Thursday, April 29, 2021, at Reach Church (formerly Country Bible Church) at 11 a.m.. Stanley was born to …
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Dear Blair, Blair has been designated a Tree City by The Arbor Society 37 times, if I figure right. The community benefits from the trees. We get shade and cooling. Real estate property …
Dear editor: I am writing as a point of needed clarification. Over the preceding months, there have been repeated stories and letters to editors with incorrect understanding. Nebraska did not join …
The Blair Congregational United Church of Christ thanks you! We want to thank our community for its generous support of our bell restoration fundraiser! While planning our 2020 …
Dear editor, I’m curious if Blair has a statute about a time limit to remove political signs/flags after an election & if there is, why is it not upheld? It seems that a lot of flags are …
Dear editor, I am writing in response to the letter by Dan Rosloniec in the March 19 Enterprise.  First of all, I was shocked to see that you would publish a letter with racist commentary …
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Nearly one out of three adults will develop a disease called shingles at some point in their lives. It is more common in older adults and in people who have weakened immune systems due to …
As we finish up the month of April and soon shift to May, floor debate over important issues have consumed our state Legislature. At the moment, we are focusing on state budget issues and personal …
The vernal equinox is an astronomical event which marks the first day of spring, the day in which daylight and darkness are of equal length. Springtime, on the other hand, is a state of mind. Last …
High on the list of the most famous and legendary scientists of past history is the name Galileo, who was a great astronomer and physicist. Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) was born in Pisa, Italy. His …
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