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So far, Washington County is lucky and there are no reported cases of COVID-19 here. Let's hope it stays that way. But until then, each one of us has a heightened responsibility to do our part to … more
Firefighters saluted. A bell tolled. A final call was made. A black ribbon was draped across the Blair North Fire Station. A large U.S. flag hung from an aerial fire truck along Nebraska Street as … more
The deadline for filing for the primary election has passed. There are 32 Washington County residents who have signed their name for an opportunity to serve on city councils, school boards and the … more
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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