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It's finally here, the new year. There are plenty of reasons to put 2020 in the rearview mirror, namely the coronavirus pandemic. While the pandemic is still ongoing, there is hope on the … more
A recent visit to the Washington County Treasurer's Office proved it's one of the best in the state. While the treasurer's office is likely one of the busiest in the courthouse, no one likes to … more
Dozens of people from Blair, Fort Calhoun, Tekamah and the surrounding Omaha metro area packed into the Blair Public Library and Technology Center last week to voice their opinions on a proposed mask … more
In its fourth year, a day of giving to benefit Washington County nonprofit organizations not only exceeded expectations, but shattered totals from its previous three years. Washington County … more
As the numbers of COVID-19 cases have risen across the state, more than a dozen communities have issued mask mandates. Those that have implemented mandates include Omaha, Lincoln, Grand Island, … more
Cases of COVID-19 in Washington County and across the state are on the rise. As of Thursday, there were 920 total positive cases — 343 in the last two weeks — in the county. In … more
This week, Dollar General announced its plans to build an $85 million, 800,000-square-foot combination dry and DG Fresh distribution center in Blair. The new facility, a first of its kind to be … more
While the 2020 presidential election may still be undecided, Washington County voters did their part turning out at the polls and outpacing the 2016 election. Voters lined up Tuesday morning well … more
It's our civic duty as citizens of the United States of America — exercising our right to vote. No one needs to be reminded how important this election is. More than 69 million Americans … more
Eight new tubas. More than 500 Chromebooks. A new press box. These are just a few things Blair Community Schools students would not have without the generosity of volunteers and donors who have … more
Being environmentally conscious is important. That includes the use of renewable and sustainable energy, which helps conserve the nation's natural resources. Last week, Bluestem Energy Solutions, … more
For more than 20 years, the City of Blair has been working on plans for a bypass to alleviate semi-truck traffic through downtown Blair. Now, those plans can become reality after the city received … more
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