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New development could be approved early next year as the City of Blair sells land near the new Dollar General distribution center. During its regular Nov. 23 meeting, the Blair City Council … more
Over the last four years, Washington County has shown its generosity raising more than $270,000 during Washington County Gives. In 2020, this day of giving raised $109,824 for area nonprofits … more
Blair kicked off the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony Thursday night. The tree next to City Hall was decked out in double the lights it typically sees, and the lights downtown were … more
Last month, the Washington County Planning Commission heard a request for a conditional use permit (CUP) for a Buddhist monastery to operate near Fort Calhoun. After the request was met with … more
The Washington County Chamber of Commerce recently announced it would no longer host the Sugarplum Festival, which has kicked off the holiday season in Blair for nearly the last two decades. The … more
Volunteers can be hard to come by. In today's busy world, so many things are vying for people's attention, whether it be their jobs, their children or other activities. Add in health concerns … more
For the first time since 2004, Washington County will have a new representative in Congress. As a result of the redistricting session by the Nebraska Legislature, Washington County was moved from … more
Newspapers are still relevant. That's an important statement and one any community journalist takes to heart, particularly now as National Newspaper Week — Oct. 3-9 — wraps up. In a … more
A quick search of Google for “defunct colleges still hosting homecoming” will get you this response: “It looks like there aren't many great matches for your search.” While … more
On the second floor of Blair City Hall and the South Fire Station is gathering space known simply as the fire hall. more
Sit at the intersection of 16th and Front streets in Blair and you're likely to see several near miss accidents on a regular basis. This junction is a two-way stop, likely due to the railroad … more
They are some of Nebraska's most vulnerable: infants and toddlers. Blair Community Schools (BCS) helps those at risk with its birth to 3 program, which includes a team of a school psychologist, … more
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