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As if things weren’t hard enough for Nebraska's small businesses, news comes that the Trump administration plans to claw back a chunk of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds legitimate … more
Mask-wearing students kept their distance, waiting for instructions and their turn to have their temperature taken before heading to their classrooms Wednesday at Blair Community Schools. Fort … more
Fall in Nebraska may look different after the Big Ten Conference postponed all fall sports seasons, including football, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Husker fans may not be gathering around … more
There are plenty of advantages to extracurricular activities — from sports, music and drama to personal development and community service programs — for students to participate in during … more
High school graduations are a memorable achievement, but this year's graduates have faced challenges and overcome the loss of so much of their senior year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Saturday … more
Parks are a vital part of any community. According to the National Recreation and Park Association, parks and recreation have three values that make them essential services to communities: • … more
Washington County's communities — specifically Arlington and Blair — have faced housing shortages in recent years. In Arlington, the demand for new housing outpaces the availability. Families … more
Though it is still July, school districts across the country are facing the difficult task of determining how to reopen schools safely in the fall while coping with COVID-19. There are plenty of … more
On Monday, the Blair Community Schools Board of Education met for the first time without one of its longtime, dedicated members. Lyle Schjodt, who had served as a member of the school board for 24 … more
Nothing — not even the Fourth of July and county fairs — has escaped this year unscathed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Event after event has been canceled, postponed or rescheduled. In … more
In recent years, the Blair Volunteer Fire Department (BVFD) has seen its calls increase to record numbers, while its number of volunteers have decreased. BVFD has struggled with the need for … more
In the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, the phrase “Defund the police” is frequently heard and it's gaining political traction across the … more
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