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The Blair High School band will soon have three new tubas. The Blair Fine Arts Boosters began fundraising in October for eight new concert tubas after BHS director Jeff Mount made the request. The current tubas were purchased in 1999. The estimated cost is $44,800 or $5,600 per tuba. more
Things look different from the air. Aerial photos of old farms were often taken by helicopter. As technology has improved, the means of taking those pictures have become smaller — drones are now able to take such photos. For Blair resident Eric Smith, who said he always had a camera in his hand, his camera now flies higher. more
Protesters on Wednesday breached the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., as Congress was working to certify the presidential electoral vote. Five people died as a result of the incident. Officials and residents in Washington County reacted to the incident with concerns. more
People around the world will soon be able to view the Washington County Museum in a virtual setting. Aaron Shoemaker, the creator of the virtual tour, is hopeful to get the first draft on the web … more
Blair Fire and Rescue units responded to a structure fire at Country Estates Mobile Home Park around 5 p.m. Friday.  The home suffered fire and smoke damage.   more
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, area fire departments still had a job to do. Blair and Kennard shared their year-end numbers amid the pandemic in 2020, which also included low retention. Joe … more
The Blair Planning Commission on Tuesday unanimously recommended approval of the final plat for a new subdivision on the southern edge of Blair that could add as many 200 homes to city over the next few years. more
Three people were injured on State Highway 133 after an accident on Thursday afternoon. Washington County sheriff's deputies and Fort Calhoun rescue personnel responded to the crash around 2:30 … more
A semi-tractor trailer jackknifed on Wednesday at the Blair roundabout at the junction of state Highway 133 and south U.S. Highway 30. The trailer blocked one lane northbound into Blair and the … more
A career that has spanned 37 years started for Steve Jones when someone asked him what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. He was 21 and in the U.S. Air Force in California. Someone suggested looking into the U.S. Postal Service. He retired Thursday. more
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