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An Omaha man who stole merchandise from a local store was sentenced to 18 months of probation and ordered to pay $1,400 in restitution Tuesday in Washington County District Court. Wyat Adsit, 44, …
First State Bank and Trust Company has pledged $50,000 to the planned Generations Park in Blair.
A Blair mother and daughter who faced similar charges following a warrant arrest were sentenced to 18 months probation Tuesday in Washington County District Court. Jamie, 38, and Zoey, 20, Johnson …
Two years into working around the coronavirus and staff at Memorial Community Hospital and Health System (MCH) have gained skills and faced challenges. 
New COVID-19 cases in the Three Rivers Public Health Department continue to hit high-triple digits over the course of a week.
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Pioneers score 53 in 12-point home win
Five-foot-10 Fort Calhoun sophomore Bria Bench saw Tuesday's 53-41 home win coming.After all, her basketball team's practices had gone well leading up to the game against Omaha Brownell-Talbot. The …
Zam Driver Turned Writer: Youth county wrestlers starting the year off right
Any high school wrestling coach will tell you youth programs are vital to prep success.There are exceptions, obviously, but it is such a technical sport that an early understanding is as close to …
Blair girls basketball wins, boys fall short at Concordia
A full week after its loss to Wahoo, the Class B No. 7 Blair girls basketball team returned to the court Tuesday at Omaha Concordia.The Bears (11-2 overall) scored 46 more points against the Mustangs …
Logan View basketball bests Arlington boys, girls
Arlington boys basketball coach Tyler Spitser knows his team won't quit.But after Tuesday's home outcome, the Eagles are struggling with three-straight overtime losses. Logan View/Scribner-Snyder led …
FCHS goes 2-3 at 'Rumble in River Country'
The Fort Calhoun wrestling team beat Wahoo 39-30 to finish seventh during the Rumble in River Country at Nebraska City.A day later, the Pioneers picked up two more dual wins, too.First, though, FCHS …
Stork named to wrestling hall of fame
Three-time state wrestling champ Bubba Stork will soon become a hall-of-famer.The former Arlington Eagle is one of 15 coaches, competitors, contributors and officials who will be inducted into the …
Obituaries
Beverly J. Joerz (Dorau), 84, of Omaha, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. Visitation was held on Jan. 16 at Roeder Mortuary. A funeral service was held on Jan. 17 at Lutheran Church of the Master. …
Mary A. Main, age 80, of Blair, passed away Jan. 16, 2022. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, at 11 a.m., at First Lutheran Church in Blair. Burial will follow in the Shelby, Iowa …
Geraldine “Gerrie” Dethlefs, age 84, of Fort Calhoun, passed away on Jan. 18, 2022, in Omaha. Geraldine was born on Nov. 30, 1937, in Omaha. She is preceded in death by husband, …
Dave passed away on Jan. 14, 2022. Dave was born Feb. 11, 1943, in Omaha, the son of Clyde and Vera Sappenfield of Blair. Dave grew up in Blair, and …
Funeral services for Robert Pladson, 69, of Blair, formerly of Dickinson, N.D., will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at Stevenson Funeral Home in Dickinson with Pastor Blake Kilbourne …
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Dear editor, On Sunday, Oct. 10, I wanted to stop and visit my daughter's grave. She is buried in the Holy Cross section of the Blair Cemetery. I wasn't able to do this because the cemetery gates …
To the Editor: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and The Bridge is hosting a few events to honor and celebrate those who have survived, to raise awareness about the prevalence of …
Dear editor, “During the first round, it seemed almost everyone was on the same page. We all did whatever we had to to get through it. Now that the majority of Americans are vaccinated, …
On Friday, Aug. 6, we experienced a helicopter landing on top of a refueling truck nearly 100 feet in our drive. The truck driver did not ask permission to use our private property for business …
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 …
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I am back in Lincoln for the Second Session of the 107th Legislature and ready to face sixty days of focused work for the constituents of Legislative District 16 and the State of Nebraska.
Sponges (phylum Porifera) are among the lowest of the multicellular animals. They are very simple aquatic animals that lack both organs and tissues, but are highly adapted to their environment.
With so much negativity in our world, let me share a story that I consider pretty uplifting and positive. It involves kindergartners, which as I’ve said before, are the people in this world …
Alfie and I moved to our Slippery Rock condo about a year ago. Our garage door and the condo unit next door share a driveway. When it snowed, I shoveled both driveways. I never saw my …
Editorials
    • The value of fan input

      Last week, University of Nebraska Athletic Director Trev Alberts released a survey to seek input about how to improve the fan experience at …

    • Use your voice

      If you have an opinion, don't be afraid to say it. Every week, the Washington County Enterprise and Pilot-Tribune publish an opinion page, …

    • Community news breaks through COVID cloud

      New year, same news. The beginning of 2022's news cycle started the same way 2020's ended and 2021's began.

    • New Year brings growth, reflection

      The New Year is a rare time for the world to both reflect and look forward. Today, we get ready to celebrate the New Year.

    • Don't let stress cloud holiday enjoyment

      Holidays can be stressful for many reasons. Will the last package arrive on time? Will snow keep us from traveling? What if the store is out …