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School districts across the state are awaiting revisions of the Nebraska Department of Education's proposed health education standards that have faced controversy since they were first released in … more
Last week, Burt County lost its only hospital as MercyOne closed its doors in Oakland. Low in-patient and emergency room volume were cited as the primary factors in the decision. MercyOne … more
Fireworks will light up the night sky on the Fourth of July. And likely, the days leading up to the holiday. Fireworks sales began last week. And the firecrackers began firing off soon after. The … more
The Blair Community Schools Board of Education has been exploring options for a new soccer field for the past couple of months. However, the issue of facilities for Blair High School soccer has … more
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
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