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Originally, Paul Bentley kept the possibility of going into education as his second choice when picking a career. Growing up in West Central, Iowa, and attending Central College in Pella, … more
Drew Wagner's philosophy is leaving a place better than when you found it. Wagner, who has been principal of Fort Calhoun Elementary for 12 years, officially resigned from his position at the … more
At its regular meeting Monday, the Washington County Board of Supervisors approved two resolutions that would waive permit fees for property owners, as well as waiving temporary occupancy … more
Blair and Arlington high schools will host their graduation ceremonies Sunday afternoon. Both schools' ceremonies will take place at 1 p.m. Blair High School class of 2024 The class … more
For 27 years, Lynn Wright has enjoyed coming to school every day and helping out the staff and seeing the Fort Calhoun Elementary students walk the halls. Wright decided it was time for her to … more
Voters in Blair decided to continue funding the LB840 economic development program for another 10 years, based on unofficial results from Tuesday’s state primary election. But those same voters … more
Early voters in Blair were almost evenly split on the issue of whether to add a half-cent sales tax to purchases made in the 68008 ZIP code to help fund residential and transportation infrastructure, … more
An 18-year-old Blair resident made her first appearance in court Tuesday after being arrested in connection with a stabbing death in Omaha on Sunday. Kianna Opal is being charged with … more
The Washington County Homeschoolers group traveled back in time Friday evening and presented facts about their chosen historical figure for a "wax museum" at the Blair Public Library and Technology … more
Diplomas and certificates were conferred on more than 1,100 University of Nebraska Medical Center students during ceremonies held May 2 in Lincoln, Norfolk and Kearney and May 4 in Omaha and … more
Through the University of Nebraska at Omaha's International Program's Center for Afghanistan Studies, 33 Pakistani English teachers were able to travel to Blair to meet students, tour the building … more
CHADRON -- McKenna Schlueter of Blair graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree during Chadron State Colleges' Spring Commencement ceremony in the Chicoine Center on May 4 at 10 a.m. The event … more
SEWARD -- On May 4, Concordia University, Nebraska, awarded undergraduate and graduate degrees to more than 475 graduates. The class of 2024 was honored during an undergraduate and graduate … more
A longtime Washington County resident, Louise Mencke said she’s had a “busy life.” Mencke celebrates her 103rd birthday May 14. Mencke grew up in the country in Washington … more
Blair resident Kianna Opal, 18, has been arrested by the Omaha Police Department on allegations of criminal homicide in connection with the Sunday morning death of Omaha resident Ezra Sinkiawic, a … more
A Hastings College minibus sat on the side of County Road 33 near Lariat Lane last Saturday. Broncos golf coach Skyler Good arrived on it with a group of 14 who helped with tornado recovery … more
Katie Ferrari resigned from the Blair City Council on Wednesday after accepting the city’s newly created position of nonlawyer assistant, which was authorized by the City Council during Tuesday … more
What Karen and Greg Warren remember about the afternoon of April 26 is running down to the basement and holding onto each other amongst the roaring sounds of the tornado and the pitch black darkness. … more
Following April 26's tornado that left hundreds of Washington County residents without homes, there are several ways people can receive assistance locally or federally. Steve Dethlefs, … more
With the primary elections just around the corner, there are a few notable items Washington County Election Commissioner Barb Sullivan wants voters to know. One of the biggest changes this year … more
The Washington County Roads Department will have several road closures, one of which begins Monday. The following list details the locations, scheduled closure dates, detours and the description … more
The conversion of the former Dana College campus in Blair into the renamed and repurposed Dana Village already has hit a couple of important milestones this year, with the most recent being the … more
Mark Welsher enjoyed his job behind the wheel, transporting Fort Calhoun High School students to their various activities. In his 70s, though, the grandfather of three just recently gave up the … more
1994 (30 years ago): On May 21, Dana College will host the annual recognition dinner for graduating seniors in the E.C. Hunt Campus Center. Several seniors will receive Campus Service Awards and … more
Featuring its largest graduating class so far, Fort Calhoun High School welcomed its 2024 seniors for one last time Saturday afternoon for graduation. Sixty-eight Pioneers walked the stage … more
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