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Blair airport could see added construction

The Blair Municipal Airport could see more construction with the addition of new hangars. During its meeting Tuesday, the Blair Airport Authority approved a request from SkyWerx Aviation for a …

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UPDATE: 3 country runners earn medals at state XC; Football teams compete

Three Washington County runners medaled Friday during the NSAA State Cross Country Championships in Kearney, while the Arlington, Blair and Fort Calhoun football teams finished up their regular …
BHS volleyball team earns 26-24, 25-17, 25-13 home win vs NC
Spread out across their side of the court, the Blair volleyball team watched as the final point of Tuesday's match was scored.The … Read More
AHS volleyball is challenged by practice, enjoys it, too
The Arlington volleyball team found itself in a unique situation this week, the last week before the start of Monday and Tuesday's … Read More
Friday Sports Preview: State XC, football finales highlight busy day
Washington County cross-country runners and football players will be busy competing in their sports today — several for the … Read More
Obituaries
Rachel Marie Brickey, age 45, passed away on October 19, 2020. She is survived by her five beloved children, Kristin Burke, Carter Mitchell, Kanani Mitchell, Johnathan Brickey, Jeremiah Howarth and …
Sometimes, there are people in life that you gravitate towards because they're full of light. My mother was one of those people.Always smiling. Always laughing. And always being the center of the …
Anthony "Dale" Pike, age 67 of Blair, passed away October 20, 2020. Dale was born on November 3, 1952 in Steele, MO, the son of Otis and Dorothy Pike. On December 29, 1973 he was united in marriage …
Mark R. Wulf "Chuck", age 51 of Blair, passed away October 15, 2020 at Lakeside Hospital in Omaha. Memorial services will be held Friday, October 23, 2020 at 10:30 AM at Reach Church (Formerly …
Darlene Safley, age 87 of Blair, went to be with the Lord on October 17, 2020 at Crowell Home Assisted Living in Blair. Private family services will be held. Graveside services will be held in the …
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Dear editor, In your editorial on solar farms and talking about the amount of land that will be used, you state “A typical family farm is 80 acres.” I doubt that you can find two …
Dear editor, I am very concerned about what happened in Michigan the other day. A right-wing militia group had planned to kidnap and murder the governor. I hold Donald Trump directly …
Dear editor, The portion of the Washington County’s property taxes requested to fund county operations is out of control. The County’s property tax portion has increased an average of …
To the concerned citizens of Washington County: From the view of a natural resource scientist, the opposition raised from residents in Washington County against the solar panel installation …
Dear editor, A beautifully-written commentary by Burke Petersen was published in the Tuesday, Sept. 29, issue of the Pilot-Tribune. If you missed it, do yourself a favor and check it …
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From the very scary to cute and comedies, there are plenty of movies that will delight Halloween aficionados every year. So which do you choose? What is your favorite Halloween-themed …
Radiology, also known as diagnostic imaging, is a type of medicine in which different modalities take images of the inside of your body for diagnosis of a disease. Memorial Community Hospital and …
Every area of science has had those special individuals whose contributions were critical to the future development of the discipline. For the science of chemistry, the famous Frenchman …
Being critical is something that I think all of us do from time to time. I certainly know that I have had moments where I couldn’t believe what a coach was thinking or that there was “no …
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