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Goodlettsville, Tenn. -- Dollar General’s Blair distribution center recently presented donations to Autism Center of Nebraska (ACN) and Project Harmony in keeping with the Company’s … more
The Washington County Board of Supervisors received an update to corrections billing from Sheriff Mike Robinson Tuesday at its regular meeting. Supervisor Lisa Kramer was absent from the … more
The Fort Calhoun Community Schools Board of Education approved several policies at its regular meeting Monday evening. President Amanda Schrum was absent from the meeting, which was led by vice … more
The adventure begins for readers at the Blair Public Library with its summer reading program.  The theme for this summer is “Adventure at the Blair Public Library” and includes … more
BROOKINGS, S.D. -- More than 3,300 students were recognized for their outstanding academic performance over the spring 2024 semester at South Dakota State University by being named to the dean's … more
Austin Welchert, a 2023 Fort Calhoun High School graduate and current University of Nebraska–Lincoln student, was one of six students to earn a scholarship with the Nebraska Building Chapter. … more
AMES, Iowa --- More than 10,600 Iowa State University students have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the spring semester 2024 Dean's List. Students named to the … more
Wednesday night’s hail brought more damage to Washington County after multiple severe storms had already hit the area in the last two months.  Laurel McCoy, lead meteorologist at the … more
The Blair City Council unanimously approved Mayor Mindy Rump’s appointment of James Letcher to the City Council during Tuesday’s meeting. He fills the Ward 4 seat left empty last month … more
The suspect allegedly engaged in a standoff with Omaha Police, Nebraska State Patrol and the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office is now facing additional charges in Washington County. Jason … more
2014 (10 years ago): All prisoners at the Washington County Jail were transported to Platte County following the June 3 hailstorm. Jeff Quist, Washington County Board of Supervisors chairman, said … more
One of the goals following the opening of the Long Creek Schoolhouse was to create educational classes for students to experience what life was like in a one-room school. This summer, the … more
PELLA, IA -- Marissa Jonas of Blair, Class of 2024, earned Alpha Zeta Mu honors at Central College in the Spring 2024 semester. Students with this honor must be full-time, … more
A Blair man pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in late May after being accused of violating the state’s sex offender registration laws in Burt County.  Adam Boyle, 40, entered a plea … more
The Beach Party-themed Gateway to the West Days festival in Blair last Thursday through Sunday featured a little bit of everything. There were concerts and food options, a carnival, car show and … more
Following one of the driest Mays Washington County saw in 2023, this past month was recorded as one of the wettest months in county history.    Rain gauges across the county … more
With most disaster  relief  agencies gone, the First Lutheran Church will soon be the only organization open to assist victims of the Arbor Day tornado.    Erika Cada, … more
On April 26, in a matter of minutes, many lives in Washington County were changed following an F-3 tornado that struck the area in the late afternoon. In total, more than 400 Washington County … more
Sixth grade: Blayton Anderson, Brylen Baumert-Rasmussen, Alonna Blackman, Brogan Boerma, Noah Burnham, Lily Campbell, Lavyn Chappelear, Jeremiah Cothran, Everette Culver, Brock Deutschman, Daniel … more
The Blair Boy Scouts Troop 143 added to the signage project, located at 10th and Washington streets, with an emblem recognizing the Blair TeamMates chapter Wednesday afternoon. The Boy Scouts … more
Molly Dahlgren has been named the new executive director of the Washington County Community Foundation. She is currently marketing manager and foundation director for Memorial Community Hospital … more
An Arlington High School student was arrested for allegedly breaking into Arlington High School and causing up to $5,000 in damage during an attempted senior prank. Noah Bechtel, 18, is charged … more
Though not originally from Blair or the Washington County area, Terry Dutton said he feels like Blair has always been home. Dutton, who is the president of WCB, was chosen as this year's grand … more
The annual Gateway to the West Days Car Show will showcase a myriad of vintage cars for community members and more to enjoy. The show will commence Saturday morning during Gateway from 8 a.m. to … more
The Blair Area Community Band and Blair Area Jazz Ensemble will kick-off the first day of Gateway to the West Days with their annual concert. Scheduled for 7 p.m. at Lions Park, the band will … more
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