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Gateway Development Corp. tried to tie together the fate of the two ballot questions facing Blair voters in Tuesday’s statewide primary election. “Two Questions... One Future” was … more
In the days to come, more and more data related to last Friday’s tornado outbreak will become available. But consider these numbers for some initial perspective: Nine twisters touched down in … more
In some parts of the country, the high school rite of passage known as the post-prom party is no more. A victim of the COVID closure culture and rising costs, among other things, fewer communities … more
The recreational opportunities soon to be available in the city of Blair took a big step forward last week when the Blair City Council unanimously approved the construction contract for Generations … more
So Eppley Airfield is getting a $950 million renovation. That’s Omaha. Why should we care? For starters, most of us fly. And many of us fly out of Omaha. As Nebraska’s largest … more
The city of Blair’s tight housing market is no secret. But just how tight it is might be a surprise, even to those who know we have a problem. For instance, Washington County, with a … more
Like the majority of states — 38 to be exact — Nebraska has a “Stand Your Ground” law, sometimes known as the castle doctrine. The idea behind the legislation is that … more
This Friday marks an extremely exciting event with the ribbon cutting ceremony at Dana Village. Following the acquisition of the former Dana College campus by Lutheran Family Services (LFS) … more
Two meetings were held this week to hear from the community and gather ideas for future planning. Monday was the Arlington Public Schools' Community Engagement meeting, and Tuesday introduced … more
Returning to the City of Blair following a two-year stint as the city administrator for the city of Yutan is C.J. Heaton, who was recently appointed as the city's new Public Works director at the … more
Jordan Rishel, who had been a humble servant to the people of Washington County in one form or another for more than a decade, passed away on Dec. 28, 2023. Born and raised in New York, Rishel's … more
With the announcement of proposed budget cuts across two University of Nebraska schools, we wonder if something else could have been done to prevent these heartbreaking programs and faculty … more
After multiple decades with no homicide cases in Washington County, the area was recently struck with another random act of nonsense last Sunday in Ft. Calhoun. For years, the communities within … more
It never ceases to amaze us at the Enterprise the dedication the communities in Washington County have to serving. This is especially apparent during the holiday season. Several events we have … more
From youth sports, school foundations, food pantries, animal shelters and more, the Washington County nonprofits are here to provide their services to the communities. A day of celebrating and … more
Recently, the University of Nebraska extended the length of their contract with Athletic Director Trev Alberts. Additionally, the extension came with a bump in salary to $1.7 million per year, with … more
This week, Gov. Jim Pillen signed an order to end remote work for state employees, who will return to their offices by Jan. 2. Pillen's reasoning for this move is because "the COVID-19 pandemic … more
Every year, Washington County goes above and beyond to honor its veterans with several programs and celebrations. Arlington, Fort Calhoun, Blair and Herman have honored veterans with their … more
The Blair High School softball team went through a hard-fought season this year. Despite the team's runner-up finish during the NSAA Class B State Softball Championship game Oct. 16, there is no … more
Some new, positive expansion projects are on the horizon at the former Dana College campus. Lutheran Family Services and Angels Share president Ed Shada announced plans for the nonprofit to … more
After six months, Mike Rooks has officially returned as Gateway Developer's executive director, where he will undoubtedly continue to lead Washington County down a path of positive, needed … more
This month is home to several important awareness holidays, which we have seen celebrated throughout the county. October raises awareness to several different causes: breast cancer, bullying, … more
As a news organization, we pride ourselves in writing quality, unbiased and truthful stories to share with the public we serve. During National Newspaper Week, it is even more imperative that we … more
The annual Memorial Community Hospital and Health System (MCH) Auxiliary Rummage Sale is held to bring discounted items to the Washington County area while also helping out area students. The … more
Anyone who’s ever had a new next door neighbor move in, knows there’s always a little anxiety involved. Will they be a good neighbor or a troublemaker? Will they be your new best friends … more
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