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Washington County's communities — specifically Arlington and Blair — have faced housing shortages in recent years. In Arlington, the demand for new housing outpaces the availability. Families … more
Though it is still July, school districts across the country are facing the difficult task of determining how to reopen schools safely in the fall while coping with COVID-19. There are plenty of … more
On Monday, the Blair Community Schools Board of Education met for the first time without one of its longtime, dedicated members. Lyle Schjodt, who had served as a member of the school board for 24 … more
Nothing — not even the Fourth of July and county fairs — has escaped this year unscathed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Event after event has been canceled, postponed or rescheduled. In … more
In recent years, the Blair Volunteer Fire Department (BVFD) has seen its calls increase to record numbers, while its number of volunteers have decreased. BVFD has struggled with the need for … more
In the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, the phrase “Defund the police” is frequently heard and it's gaining political traction across the … more
Batter up. This week was a return to normalcy for many youth and their coaches as the new Directed Health Measure (DHM) allowed for the return of non-contact sports, namely baseball and … more
As May gives way to June, Washington County and the state of Nebraska are one step closer to returning to a “normal” way of life, though it may be a new normal as people continue to deal with the … more
During a crisis, we honor heroes. In a speech planned to be given at Memorial Day ceremonies across the country, officials at the American Legion National Headquarters said the most visible heroes … more
As the weather has warmed and the COVID-19 pandemic has continued on, many Americans have become weary. Quarantine fatigue is real. Americans, including Nebraskans, want to get back to normal … more
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