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Election results The Washington County Board of Supervisors held its election of officers Tuesday at its regular meeting. Steve Dethlefs was re-elected as chairman, and Bob Frahm was re-elected …
A Blair woman who was found with drugs during a warrant search and stole a vehicle alongside her partner was sentenced to four to eight years in prison Tuesday in Washington County District …
Two opportunities were presented to the Washington County Museum in order to assist with COVID-19 relief and to gauge ideas for its collections and buildings. CAP Program The museum was …
The Fort Calhoun Community Schools Foundation has seen a successful first year after it was revamped and taken over by Don Johnson, who serves as the foundation's director, in January last …
Editor's note: This is the final article of a seven-part series looking at volunteer organizations around Washington County and the challenges they face with finding help. The previous six stories …
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County swimmers earn 5 2nds
For the first time in 2022, the Fremont swim team competed in its home pool Tuesday evening.Karsen Jesse earned her Tigers' lone event win away from Lincoln East and Omaha Burke during the three-team …
No. 4 NBC girls best Arlington by 30
The Arlington girls basketball team scored just six first-half points against Class C1 No. 4 North Bend Central on Tuesday, but came back with 16 more during the second.It wasn't enough to dent the …
Calhoun boys win, girls lose at Louisville
Sophomore Grayson Bouwman scored 30 points Tuesday as the Class C1 No. 9 Fort Calhoun boys basketball team bounced back from its weekend loss to No. 1 Ashland-Greenwood.The Pioneers bested Louisville …
Blair basketball struggles with ranked Wahoo teams
Two second-ranked Wahoo Warrior basketball teams knocked off a pair of Blair Bear lineups Tuesday.The Class C1 No. 2 Warrior girls bested coach Matt Aschoff's Class B No. 7 Bears, 43-26, while the …
AHS, FCHS wrestlers compete in JV tourney
Wrestlers from Arlington and Fort Calhoun competed Monday during a junior varsity tournament at Oakland-Craig High School.Among Washington County's top finishers were Fort Calhoun's Fred Altstadt and …
Times Gone By: AHS basketball teams close '95 with tourney wins
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 …
Obituaries
Funeral services for Robert Pladson, 69, of Blair, formerly of Dickinson, N.D., will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at Stevenson Funeral Home in Dickinson with Pastor Blake Kilbourne …
Leslie A. Bredin, 62, passed away on Jan. 9, 2022. She is preceded in death by father: Les Nelson; mother: Patsy Jo Nelson (McDonald); step-daughter: Jennifer Morrissey; Survived by husband: Dennis …
Allen Lee Soll was born May 3, 1954, to Roy and Ruth (Starner) Soll in Carroll, Iowa. He passed away at his home in Tekamah on Jan. 10, 2022, after a very brief illness.
A. Philip “Phil” Larsen, age 95, of Blair, passed away peacefully on Jan. 11, 2022.
Shirley Ann (Davis) Pokorski, of Herman, departed her loving family on Jan. 7, 2022, at Parsons House in Omaha.
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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 …
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 …
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With so much negativity in our world, let me share a story that I consider pretty uplifting and positive. It involves kindergartners, which as I’ve said before, are the people in this world …
Alfie and I moved to our Slippery Rock condo about a year ago. Our garage door and the condo unit next door share a driveway. When it snowed, I shoveled both driveways. I never saw my …
Almost everyone will sometime during their life come into contact with a medical device called a syringe. It provides a fairly simple, usually relatively painless, and safe way to access the body and …
I am writing this nearly a week before Christmas. I have to admit I've not been in the holiday spirit as much as I hoped. Though it's getting there!
Editorials
    • Use your voice

      If you have an opinion, don't be afraid to say it. Every week, the Washington County Enterprise and Pilot-Tribune publish an opinion page, …

    • Community news breaks through COVID cloud

      New year, same news. The beginning of 2022's news cycle started the same way 2020's ended and 2021's began.

    • New Year brings growth, reflection

      The New Year is a rare time for the world to both reflect and look forward. Today, we get ready to celebrate the New Year.

    • Don't let stress cloud holiday enjoyment

      Holidays can be stressful for many reasons. Will the last package arrive on time? Will snow keep us from traveling? What if the store is out …

    • Too much of a good thing?

      The beauty of public meetings is the ability for citizens to show up and voice comments, questions or concerns when given the chance. This is …