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A traffic stop of a slow moving vehicle heading into Arlington around 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 17 led a Washington County sheriff's deputy to discover an elderly gentleman missing from Omaha.
The satellite facility of The Bridge in Blair has been dedicated to help survivors of sexual and domestic assault for more than 20 years. The office has moved around since its inception, but the …
Sidewalk regulations amended The Fort Calhoun City Council unanimously approved an amended sidewalk regulation Feb. 16 at its regular meeting. Mayor Mitch Robinson said the regulation came …
Brady Tucker is Washington County's newest deputy. He was sworn in Thursday morning by Judge John E. Samson. Tucker, originally from Fort Worth, Texas, joined the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at …
Blair Cub Scout Pack 143 members and their family took part in the annual annual pinewood derby held Saturday afternoon at Hillside Christian Church. A total of 32 entries raced in a series of …
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SUBDISTRICT UPDATE: 1 county team advances with comeback
All three Washington County boys basketball teams fell behind Tuesday during subdistrict tournament play, but one came all the way … Read More
2 times Miller time
After a dramatic third-place victory, Arlington senior Hunter Gilmore took off for the arena tunnel, reaching it before coaches Doug … Read More
Larsen leads Blair wrestlers at state
Blair wrestler Dex Larsen finished second Saturday during the NSAA State Championships at the CHI Health Center in Omaha.The … Read More
Pioneers' Olberding brothers medal at state wrestling
Out of the corner of his eye, Fort Calhoun coach Drew Welchert watched his defending state champion lose on a faraway mat during the … Read More
BHS girls nearly pull upset, fall a win shy of state
In back-to-back years, the Blair girls basketball team traveled to a district final as the underdog and battled.Last year, the Bears … Read More
Blair boys snap 6-game losing skid
The Blair boys basketball team's losing streak reached six Thursday before the Bears snapped it Friday in the regular season … Read More
Obituaries
Jim Bensen was called to eternal life on Feb. 16, 2021, at his home in Blair. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, from 4 to 6 p.m. with a memorial service beginning at 6 p.m. at …
Alice Lorraine Jorgensen of Blair was born on Sept. 7, 1927, to Niels and Meta (Jensen) Eriksen of Denver, Colo. She was baptized, confirmed and married at First Bethany Lutheran Church in …
Jerry Wilke passed away at home surrounded by his family at age 67. Jerry was born in Omaha, NE to Walter and Gladys (Nelson) Wilke. He was the youngest of 5 children. He attended Benson High …
William Lee Snavely, age 82 of Blair, passed away Feb. 9, 2021. Service will be held Thursday, Feb 18, 2021 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Blair at 1:00 PM. William was born October 14, …
Born: Jan. 30, 1938, Omaha Passed: Feb. 5, 2021, Omaha James was a member of the International Union of Bricklayers for 64 years. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Marilyn Patterson; …
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Dear editor, Filling in the blanks of Chris Rhoades' memory of Ronald Regan, (Point-Counterpoint, Jan. 29 Enterprise). Reagan was a great orator, exalted by his stand on the Berlin wall, but as …
Quoting Dr James Lawler of UNMC, noted “pandemic expert.” He said in a Nov. 15, 2020, interview, "“I have no idea how we’re going to handle the surge of patients that is …
Dear Editor, What kind of person holds a celebration party while the Capitol is desecrated and the lives of our congressmen and the vice president are put at risk?
Dear Editor,  When virtually every reputable medical authority has strongly advocated the wearing of masks to reduce the chance of transferring the COVID0-19 virus, I am surprised at the number of people with little or no medical training who know better.
2020 has brought many new challenges for us all to deal with at different levels of difficulties.  This past week, I was reminded of a situation 18 years ago. I received a phone call from an …
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The year 2020 will go down in human history as the year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Infection from the SARS-COV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 has caused millions of people to become sick and many to …
February is Nebraska 4-H month, where we can celebrate this organization alongside all of the individuals who continue to dedicate their lives, time, and space. It is not a surprise to many that 1 …
I often hear “I want to eat healthy, but it’s so expensive!” While I can’t say that’s completely false, I do know it is possible to save on your groceries without …
Next month will mark one year since the coronavirus pandemic first made its way to Washington County and changed life as we knew it. While outbreaks of the virus had developed in other parts of …
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