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As Washington County students return to school, some will be wearing masks and some will not. All three districts — Arlington, Blair and Fort Calhoun — elected to start the school year … more
Drivers headed to and from Omaha may notice some new additions along state Highway 133 — street lights. Within the last couple of weeks, crews have been busy installing these lights at three … more
The last two years haven't been easy on the Washington County Fair Board. In 2019, they faced record flooding that inundated the fairgrounds with several feet of water and damaged buildings just … more
On paper, it sounds like an acceptable proposal. Earlier this month, a Blair resident requested the City of Blair consider the use of golf carts within city limits. The request was referred to the … more
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
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