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A Blair woman who ran an unlicensed daycare in 2019 was fined $500 Tuesday in Washington County District Court. Morgan Lee, 23, was found guilty of providing unlicensed child care, a Class 4 …
It's almost summer and Camp Fontanelle is providing opportunities for children to experience their camp daily or weekly. While it was originally planned for 2020, the pandemic delayed plans until now for a 10-week day camp at Camp Fontanelle. 
Blair High School recognized students who have been named to the honor roll five and seven straight semesters, respectively. The students honored are listed in alphabetical …
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Photos: Little League is back!
The 2021 Blair Little League season began Monday at the Youth Sports Complex. The Cardinals and Twins were played the first Minors … Read More
Bears close out home golf schedule
The Blair boys golf team closed out its home schedule Monday with a hard-fought quadrangular at River Wilds Golf Club.Bears coach Ross … Read More
AHS golfers take 4th at quadrangular
Weather conditions were what the Arlington Eagles were hoping for Monday during the Fremont Bergan quadrangular.The nine-hole scores, … Read More
Blair tennis finishes 5th at EMCs
Doubles partners Maicy Lourens and Phoenixx Penke led the Blair tennis team Monday during the Eastern Midlands Conference (EMC) … Read More
Sports in brief (May 14, 2021)
12U Cubs take 3rd in ColumbusThe age 12 and younger Blair Cubs baseball team earned third Sunday during a Columbus Mariners … Read More
Zam Driver Turned Writer: A look at spring baseball stats
Spring baseball made its return in 2021.After the 2020 cancellation due to COVID-19, the Blair Bears (12), Arlington Eagles (nine) and … Read More
Obituaries
A memorial service for Bob Wilson will be held May 22, 2021, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church at 11 a.m.
John W. Nielsen, age 95, died at his home in Blair on May 12, 2021. John was born June 29, 1925, in Mankato, Minn., to John Nielsen, an immigrant from the west coast of Denmark, and Meta Wolter …
Robin L. Bullock, age 55, of Blair, passed away May 9, 2021. Private family services will be held at a later date.
Warren D. Nielsen, age 87, of Kennard, passed away May 8, 2021.  Graveside services will be held Thursday, May 13, 2021, at 10 a.m. at the Kennard Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 12, with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Campbell Aman Funeral Home in Blair.
David R. Brown Sr., age 70, of Blair, passed away May 8, 2021. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 12, at 10:30 a.m. at Campbell Aman Funeral Home in Blair.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 11, at Campbell Aman with family receiving friends from 5 to 8 p.m.
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Dear editor, As veterans, sons and daughters of veterans, and spouses of veterans, we encourage everyone to hold a special place in your heart for the parents, siblings, spouses, and friends of …
Dear editor, I have owned a construction business for nearly 25 years. It has been a good honest living with a lot of hard work. We have struggled for several years to try and get people to work …
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 …
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As we work through the month May, I want to give a couple of updates from the last few weeks. My priority bill, LB 644, has advanced from the first and second round of debate and will be heading to …
It’s amazing how nature can bring people together in the community, such as the night last week that the rainbow appeared in Washington County and beyond.
This week, fans across the globe celebrated “Star Wars Day” on Tuesday, May 4 — “May the 4th Be With You.” Undoubtedly, the “holiday” brings many to think …
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 …
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