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Nebraska college athletes are one step closer to making money off of their name, image or likeness after a bill cleared a major hurdle Tuesday in the Nebraska Legislature. Legislative Bill 962, … more
Blair could soon be home to a new hotel if all the pieces fall into place. Last week, the Blair City Council approved $400,000 in LB 840 funds for Sai Properties V Inc. of Omaha to build a Holiday … more
The Blair Community Schools Board of Education earlier this month unanimously approved wage increases for classified staff, including paraprofessionals, after a report showed the district fell … more
Washington County has a new member of the Board of Supervisors. On Monday, Kevin Barnhill was appointed to the District 7 seat. The position left vacant by the unexpected death of board member … more
Arlington, Blair and Fort Calhoun volunteer fire departments responded to a record number of calls in 2019. According to the National Fire Protection Association, this is part of a national trend, … more
It's been quite a year. From flooding to growth to new industry and celebrations — there was plenty of newsworthy happenings in Washington County in 2019. No one could have foreseen the historic … more
Traffic in downtown Blair is a common complaint among residents. Too many trucks, speeders and red light runners are often at the center of those complaints. Law enforcement is doing their best to … more
The third year proved to be the charm for Washington County Gives, a one-day fundraising event for area nonprofit organizations held Dec. 3. In its first two years, the joint venture between the … more
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