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As the 170th Nebraska Legislature came to a close last month, senators approved a bill that's expected to provide more transparency for taxpayers. LB 644, which was introduced by District 16 Sen. … more
One year after Blair's unofficial start to summer was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, Gateway to the West Days is back. The annual celebration kicks off Thursday and runs through June … more
Memorial Day is a time to pause, remember, reflect and honor the fallen. What it isn't is a day to thank a veteran, and many veterans will say as much. Memorial Day, celebrated the last Monday … more
When the whistles sound in towns across Washington County, the selfless men and women of the fire and rescue departments for Arlington, Blair, Fort Calhoun, Herman and Kennard answer the … more
Government public meetings generally are not well attended. That's true in Washington County and elsewhere. But when a hot-button topic or issue hits the agenda for a city council, school board or … more
Earlier this year, the Blair Airport Authority made its No. 1 priority known — extending the runway at the Blair Municipal Airport. The airport authority wants to extend the runway to 5,500 … more
A few days before the official announcement was made, Otte Blair Middle School Principal Chris Stogdill received an email. It contained news he couldn't wait to tell science teacher Scott … more
As the country moves closer to herd immunity, the new debate is whether vaccine passports should be mandated. There is a lot of pushback from many, and a recent Enterprise online survey shows that … more
As the coronavirus pandemic began last year, many animal shelters and rescues began seeing an increase in dog adoptions. According to a Washington Post article in August, shelters, nonprofit … more
Last March, as Blair Community Schools (BCS) let out for spring break, it would unknowingly be the last time students were in classrooms. The remainder of the 2019-20 school year was spent distance … more
For the last month, the Three Rivers Public Health Department and Memorial Community Hospital and Health System (MCH) have been diligently working to get Washington County residents vaccinated … more
This week's extreme weather, which stretched throughout the Midwest, plunged temperatures to historic lows, some of which have not been seen in more than 70 years. As residents in Washington … more
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