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It’s a difficult task to attempt to direct and star as the lead role in one of your films. Try tackling this task at age 91, and it’s laughingly implausible. Fortunately for all of us, …
Three Rivers Public Health Department is encouraging everyone 6 months of and older to receive a flu shot this year.
Midland University honored a distinguished family with ties to Dana College during its Alumni and Awards Legacy Banquet on Sunday at the Fremont Golf Club as part of homecoming weekend.
A Blair man and registered sex offender is wanted for failing to register his new address.
An Arkansas man was arrested for drug possession after a Blair police officer found two people smoking marijuana in a vehicle in the Walmart parking lot.
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Effective left side attacks push Arlington past Louisville
Arlington setter Janessa Wakefield initiated repeated attacks from the left side of the net against Louisville on Tuesday, finding success and leading the Eagles to a 3-1 home victory.Coach Katarina …
Bears finish 2nd by 1 stroke at Arlington Invite
The Arlington Eagles were gifted a pleasant day to host an invitational tournament Tuesday at Fremont Golf Club.“It was great fall weather,” coach Jason Wiese said. “The sun was …
Friday Football Previews: Experienced FCHS football team is off to 3-1 start
A veteran Fort Calhoun roster has coach Adolph Shepardson's football team out to a 3-1 start this season.The Pioneers haven't won three of the their first four games since 2014 when they earned their …
Bench, Schwarte lead FCHS XC at Ashland
The Fort Calhoun cross-country team earned two third-place team finishes Monday during the Ashland-Greenwood Invitational.Bria Bench led the Pioneer girls with a fourth-place performance, while …
Focused BHS volleyball team sweeps Omaha Northwest
Focus led the Blair volleyball team to its fifth win of the season Tuesday.“The girls had a strong start at the beginning and we kept building on that,” Bears coach Becca Mellema added …
FCHS softball nearly upsets 12-10 Raymond Central
The Fort Calhoun softball team outscored Raymond Central 3-1 over the last three innings Monday, but couldn't quite pull off a road upset of the 12-10 Mustangs.The Pioneers fell to 4-11 this season, …
Obituaries
Duane B. Moseman, age 87, of Hooper, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at home. Duane was born April 17, 1934, in Hooper to Herman and Fern (Briggs) Moseman. He was raised on the farm east of Hooper …
Barbara S. Mantz, age 81, passed away peacefully on Sept. 17, 2021.  She was survived by her husband, Jack S. Mantz, Sr.; daughters, Debbie Goertz (Larry), Shirley Wilson, and Brenda Wages …
Caren Ann Riley entered this world on Aug. 15, 1955. She passed away peacefully, at home, on Sept. 9, 2021. She is survived by her husband, Karl; children Inga (Chad), Jake and Rachel; grandchildren, …
Ralph Novak, 94, of Blair, Nebraska, passed away peacefully on September 15, 2021. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. at Campbell-Aman Funeral Home on Sunday, September 19, …
JoAnn Rose Roberts, age 85, of Fremont, entered into eternal rest on Sept. 8, 2021, at Crowell Home in Blair. JoAnn was born May 19, 1936, in Atlantic, Iowa, to Ambrose Andersen and Helga …
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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 …
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 …
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The unranked Nebraska football team arrived in Norman and gave No. 3 Oklahoma a scare last Saturday.
It’s quite unique that the three major universities in our state all had to hire new athletic directors within just a few months of each other. Nebraska obviously swiped Trev Alberts away from …
The phylum Mollusca is one of the largest of all animal groups.  It includes such animals as snails, clams, oysters, squids and octopuses.  Sea slugs are a very close relative of snails …
It’s officially that time of the year, back to school. Packing lunch for your kiddos every day can be quite the grueling task. Not only does it take time and planning, but there’s always …
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