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After being hired as the director to revamp the Fort Calhoun Community Schools Foundation and alumni association, Don Johnson said he's pleased with the progress it's made on the community so …
The Arlington Lions Club Windsor loin feed will return to the Washington County Fair this year.
The American Red Cross is looking for more people to roll up their sleeves and donate their time and blood due to a shortage the agency is experiencing.
It's back and bigger than ever — the second annual Business and Brews Business Expo and Beer Tasting at 6 p.m. Aug. 27 in the St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church parking lot. The event is sponsored by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce.
An Omaha man was arrested after being found with methamphetamine following a traffic stop July 16. Joshua Baker, 24, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 …
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LEGION UPDATE: Arlington, Fort Calhoun Seniors advance at district tourney
The Arlington Senior Legion baseball team earned its place in the Class B Area 3 Tournament finals Sunday, while Fort Calhoun won a thriller, claiming a chance to face the Eagles with hopes of …
LEGION UPDATE: Arlington, Calhoun Seniors alive at districts; Blair eliminated
The Arlington and Fort Calhoun Senior Legion baseball teams will continue Class B Area 3 Tournament play Sunday in West Point, but the Blair Bears' season is over.While the Eagles (11-8 overall) are …
Final four Bears
The Blair Junior Legion baseball season ended Tuesday during the Class B State Tournament in Waverly.The Post 154 Bears went 24-7, finishing as one of the final four teams left standing. Coach Howie …
Arlington Juniors go 1-2 at state
When asked if his team would be excited to play a 9 a.m. Class B Junior Legion State Tournament game Sunday, Arlington Post 71 catcher Braden Monke cracked a smile.“It's a little early,” …
Fort Calhoun softball builds bonds through camp
The Fort Calhoun softball campers gathered under the ballfield shelter at the end of Tuesday morning's session.It's where pitcher Katie Barta talked herself into the idea of going out for breakfast. …
Senior Legion Roundup: County teams close out regular season schedules
Senior American Legion baseball teams from Arlington, Blair and Fort Calhoun closed out their regular season schedules Monday and Tuesday evening in preparation for today's start to the Class B Area …
Obituaries
Janet W. Lang, age 88, of Arlington, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2021, at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha. She was born Sept. 14, 1932, in Blair, to Alfred and Mildred (Hendricksen) Enger. Janet …
Larry Lee Hausman was born Feb. 11, 1939, and died March 28, 2021, in Omaha. Services are July 24, 2021. Visitation is at 1 p.m., services at 2 p.m. and memorials are to go to a scholarship fund. …
Richard L. “Spike” Spiker, 79 years, of Nickerson, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on Thursday, July 15, 2021. He was born on Oct. 27, 1941, in Fremont, to Leroy …
Jon Albert Sedlacek, age 79, of Blair, passed away July 10, 2021, peacefully at his home. Private services were held. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Jon is survived by his …
Bruce Hansen, age 73, of Blair, died unexpectedly on June 23 while riding his bike in DeSoto Bend, a place where he loved to photograph the landscape he grew up around and lived in. A farm kid, Bruce …
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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 …
Dear editor, A huge thank you to Supt. Randy Gilson and the Blair school board for opposing the proposed health education standards set out by the state department of education. I have cut out the …
Dear editor, It's good to know that at least one person at the enterprise has common sense — that being Leeanna Ellis. The 4th of July is a national holiday. That's one day, not 12. I can …
Dear editor, The planning commission has rezoned the area near the Blair YMCA, 10th and Wilbur streets, to agricultural/light industrial manufacturing. Bob and Pam Hanson, who live adjacent to the …
Dear editor, Recently, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to oppose the “America the Beautiful” report or what is commonly referred to as the 30x30 plan. I think it’s …
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It was a momentous occasion for Washington County as officials hosted a ribbon cutting Thursday to mark the completion of the new justice center. The $24.5 million facility includes a 120-bed …
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