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As numbers of those infected with the COVID-19 rises across the country, Washington County is also seeing hospitalizations rise. Memorial Community Hospital and Health System (MCH&HS) is trying to manage the numbers, according to Manny Banner, president and CEO. more
Jim Diggins was six years old when he found his first projectile point on his family's farm northwest of Magnolia, Iowa. It was sticking out of a creek bank at eye level. “The first piece I … more
After a successful pilot program this spring, the Blair City Council approved plans and authorized the city to seek bids to repair two more brick streets — Nebraska and 23rd streets — … more
The holidays are around the corner and Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan's Purse, is seeking shoeboxes filled with toys, hygiene items and school supplies. Bobbie Cade is coordinating the drop off location at PassageWay Church, 715 Grant St. more
During a press conference Friday, Gov. Pete Ricketts said as of Thursday, 905 people were in the hospital with coronavirus and that represents about 20 percent of the overall hospital beds being taken with coronavirus cases. more
With the upcoming holidays and times being tough for so many, the people at STS Truck Services in Blair decided to help the community and sponsor a food drive in the Family Fare parking lot this week for the Washington County Food Pantry. more
Bus safety is something the Blair Community Schools District has always taken seriously, including traffic laws. According to Nebraska statute, drivers both behind or on the opposite side of a bus … more
The bells will be ringing a week earlier than previous years for the Washington County Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign. The campaign will start Nov. 21. more
The Washington County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its countywide Brightly Shining residential lighting contest as it has done for several years. People can nominate themselves or neighbors for the chance to win $50 in Chamber Bucks. more
Martin Kuhr liked flying. “I tried lessons at the Blair Airport,” he said. It's one of the reasons the Blair native, now 94, enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. … more
Dollar General is expected to break ground next month on an $85 million combination dry and DG Fresh distribution center in Blair — the first of its kind constructed by the company. more
A small group of veterans and students gathered Wednesday at the Washington County Veterans Tribute Plaza in Blair with one goal in mind: to honor those who have served in the military. Amid the … more
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