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The semi-annual Junior High Great Race will kick off Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Fort Calhoun Jr/Sr High School. The event, inspired by the T.V. show "The Amazing Race," has been held at the high school …
A Blair man who threatened an ex-partner was sentenced to 18 months of probation Tuesday in Washington County District Court. Trevor Duysen, 18, pleaded no contest to third-degree domestic …
A conditional use permit for a Buddhist monastery to operate at 2488 County Road 45 near Fort Calhoun was unanimously tabled Tuesday at the Washington County Board of Supervisors …
The Blair City Council discussed potentially offering hiring bonuses to new police hires for the Blair Police Department Tuesday at its regular meeting at Blair City Hall. Council members Kevin …
An Omaha man who assaulted his partner was sentenced to one year in prison Tuesday in Washington County District Court. Anthony Portelli, 33, pleaded guilty to third-degree subsequent domestic …
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Friday Football Update: FCHS improves to 6-2, while Eagles fall
After the Blair High School football team fell to Ralston on Thursday night, Fort Calhoun and Arlington split their Friday night games.The Pioneers routed Omaha Concordia 57-7 to improve to 6-2, …
7th-, 8th- and 9th-grade Football Photos
Junior high and freshman football teams from Fort Calhoun, Arlington and Blair competed in home games Tuesday evening. The junior high Pioneers played Logan View, the junior high Eagles faced West …
BHS' Anna Moore medals at state golf
Blair High School senior Anna Moore excelled on her second 18 holes of the NSAA Class B State Golf Championships on Tuesday, earning a state medal to cap her Bears career.“The last four holes, …
Pioneers drop NCC tourney opener to Logan View
Logan View/Scribner-Snyder defeated Fort Calhoun 3-0 Monday during the first round of the Nebraska Capitol Conference (NCC) Volleyball Tournament.The Pioneers fell to 4-21 this season with their 15th …
Friday Football Previews: Pioneers focus on reaching playoffs 7-2
The Fort Calhoun football team is 5-2.The Pioneers want to get to 7-2 before the end of the regular season, which is down to its final two dates. The first is 7 p.m. today at Omaha Concordia (0-7 …
Wendt, Unger make baseball commitments to CU, Nebraska
A pair of Blair High School baseball players have made high-profile, Division I college commitments this fall.Sophomore J'shawn Unger made his college commitment to the Nebraska Cornhuskers known via …
Obituaries
Mary Lydia Hunt, age 81, of Blair, passed away Oct. 17, 2021, at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 21, at 10:30 a.m., at First United Methodist Church in Blair. …
Kermit Andrews, age 95, formerly of Blair, Bella Vista, Ariz., and Pharr, Texas, passed away peacefully in Omaha, on Sept. 23, 2021. He was born in Randolph to Floyd and Ruth Andrews. He was preceded …
Curt Pederson, age 56 of Blair, Nebraska, passed away October 13, 2021.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, October 16 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Blair. …
Donald Andersen, age 81, of Blair, passed away Oct. 11, 2021. Services are currently pending with Campbell Aman Funeral Home.
Memorial Services will be held for Pat Hunsche, 87, on Friday, Oct. 8, at 11 a.m., at First Lutheran Church, in Blair. Visitation will be held one hour prior. Burial will be at the Blair Cemetery …
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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 …
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 …
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