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A man was arrested for stabbing an individual at a Blair gas station Thursday night. Anthony Asay was taken into custody following a traffic stop after he left the scene. Capt. Travis Lyon of …
An Omaha man who drove while intoxicated and resisted during his arrest accepted a plea deal, was found guilty and sentenced to 90 days in jail Tuesday in Washington County District Court. Manuel …
A Wisconsin man involved in a robbery involving a firearm in Lakeland was sentenced to spend one year in jail Tuesday in Washington County District Court. Syles Jordan, 21, of Chippewa Falls, …
An Omaha man who was arrested for leading police on a chase through Iowa and Nebraska accepted a plea deal, was found guilty and sentenced to 16 months in prison Tuesday during Washington County …
The Jeanette Hunt - Blair Animal Shelter will host a Doggie Splash event Saturday afternoon at the Blair City Pool. From noon to 3 p.m., participants can bring in their dogs to play in the pool …
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Eagles get faster, stronger
Needing to replace much of its offensive production, the Arlington High School football team attacked the weight room during the offseason.“It really shows,” junior Kaden Foust said …
Pioneers start title defense with nighttime practice
As the sun set on the first practice day of the fall season, three empty Amazon boxes sat to the side of the Fort Calhoun High School track.The lanes themselves were sporting a new look for the 2021 …
Fort Calhoun dance team prepares for performances
The Fort Calhoun High School dance team is currently preparing multiple dances for halftime performances this football season.“The girls have also been putting in extra work, and had multiple …
Zam Driver Turned Writer: Thanks for the memories Class of 2022, but now onto 2023
For once, I had a pretty good idea.A few years back, I attended some Nebraska Press Association training and left with plans to create the Senior Spotlight corner of this sports section. We'd …
Special Olympians compete at Summer, Fall Games
Special Olympics Nebraska recently hosted its Fall Games in Lincoln, finishing up Monday.Teams and athletes competed in bocce, soccer, softball and tennis during the event. Official results weren't …
Times Gone By: AHS cross-country starts 2000 at home
Editor's Note: “A Look at Times Gone By” is an in-depth look at weekly Times Gone By entries compiled since 2015. These articles represent the history of Washington County sports.The 2000 …
Obituaries
Vicki L. Gaver, age 68 of Blair, passed away Aug. 11, 2022, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Community in Blair.A celebration of life will be held at a later date.Vicki was born March 8, 1954, in Omaha, the …
William “Bill” Fillis, age 91 of Blair, passed away July 21, 2022. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 10 a.m. at PassageWay Church in Blair. Military graveside …
Dale C. Gaver Sr, age 78, of Blair, passed away July 18, 2022, at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Dale was born May 16, 1944, the son …
Joan M. Coufal, 90 years, of Lincoln, formerly Fremont, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2022, atthe Old Cheney Rehabilitation in Lincoln. Joan was born on May 12, 1932, to Harold and Louise …
Francis "Stu" Bohrer, born July 19, 1934, passed away on July 13. Survived by wife of 67 years Winona Rae (L’Heureux); children Kiley Maxwell-Ward (Ken, Dec. 2005, Marc Ward), Bruce Bohrer …
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With all the work being done in Arlington and surrounding areas by American Broadband (ABB), when will someone from ABB be updating us as to what happens next? People have come into our yards (a …
Dear editor, On Sunday, Oct. 10, I wanted to stop and visit my daughter's grave. She is buried in the Holy Cross section of the Blair Cemetery. I wasn't able to do this because the cemetery gates …
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 …
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