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Batter up. This week was a return to normalcy for many youth and their coaches as the new Directed Health Measure (DHM) allowed for the return of non-contact sports, namely baseball and … more
As May gives way to June, Washington County and the state of Nebraska are one step closer to returning to a “normal” way of life, though it may be a new normal as people continue to deal with the … more
During a crisis, we honor heroes. In a speech planned to be given at Memorial Day ceremonies across the country, officials at the American Legion National Headquarters said the most visible heroes … more
As the weather has warmed and the COVID-19 pandemic has continued on, many Americans have become weary. Quarantine fatigue is real. Americans, including Nebraskans, want to get back to normal … more
With four highways converging in the city, Blair is a magnet for traffic. Countless vehicles, including semi-tractor trailers, travel through the city each year. That doesn't exactly make downtown … more
Amid coronavirus concerns, the City of Blair closed the playgrounds at city parks last week. Orange snow fence surrounded the playgrounds, keeping little hands and feet off the equipment until … more
With schools across the country closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, teachers are still finding ways to educate their students, including in Washington County. Arlington Public Schools and … more
The coronavirus pandemic has changed many aspects of our daily lives. Restaurants and bars have closed or moved to delivery and takeout only. Retail stores, gyms and hair salons have closed. … more
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
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