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The Blair High School boys soccer team was scheduled to open its postseason run April 27. Game time would have been less than 24 hours after a tornado ripped through Washington County, impacting many … more
Saturday featured perfect weather for the fifth-annual Blair Cruise Night, and both drivers and onlookers turned out to enjoy the sights and sounds of the spectacle that was started by Matt Saunders … more
County and state government officials, fire and rescue personnel, law enforcement and disaster relief volunteers took turns to discuss tornado relief plans moving forward Friday evening at the … more
Monika Philp remembers her home on County Road 32 getting darker and darker, and within a minute after taking shelter in the basement, her ears began to pop and everything began to shake violently. … more
Fort Calhoun High School's class of 2024 will officially be graduates Saturday afternoon. Commencement begins in the new gym starting at 2 p.m. The two class valedictorians this year are … more
The Veterans Tribute Plaza Memorial is officially undergoing Phase III about 20 years later. The wall, located on 13th and Washington streets in Blair, was conceptualized in 2002 by original … more
Hundreds of people crowded into the Kennard Auditorium Saturday to enjoy the feast of pulled pork and brisket sandwiches, play bingo and take part in the silent and live auction to benefit the Randy … more
The Washington County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a bid with RVR Bank for financing three patrol units for the Washington County Sheriff's Office April 23 at its regular meeting. … more
LINCOLN, NE  – At the request of Governor Jim Pillen, President Joe Biden granted a major disaster declaration for the state, triggering the release of federal funds to help Nebraska … more
The Washington County Board of Supervisors held an emergency meeting Thursday afternoon, and unanimously approved a contract with Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch to establish a staging area for volunteers … more
LINCOLN, NE  – Governor Jim Pillen has submitted a request to President Joe Biden requesting a federal disaster declaration for the state. It includes a request for federal assistance … more
Rain and a change in location couldn't stop the cheers and joy Thursday at Fort Calhoun High School. The school, in collaboration with Special Olympics Nebraska, hosted Fun at the Fort, an … more
A town hall meeting will be held Friday at 5:30 p.m. at the Kennard Auditorium to discuss tornado recovery for Washington County residents affected by last Friday's storm. Speakers will include … more
The Washington County Board of Supervisors announced an emergency meeting will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. in the County Board Meeting Room. The purpose of the meeting is to develop a staging … more
Karen Tighe has lived in southern Washington County for more than 50 years. “On this corner,” the 76-year old said from a seat inside her home at 3023 County Road 31. Her windows were … more
Gov. Jim Pillen paid Washington County a visit Sunday morning to spread a message of community and hope following Friday afternoon's tornadoes. Residents affected by the tornado, emergency … more
The American Red Cross set up a disaster relief location at First Lutheran Church in Blair, 2146 Wright St., following Friday afternoon's tornado. The tornado, which reportedly stretched about … more
A large tornado hit the Washington County area Friday afternoon. According to the Three Rivers Nebraska Scanner, a tornado emergency was issued around  4 p.m. in Washington County and … more
Motorists coming into town are now being greeted by a mural exemplifying key monuments and landmarks in the city of Blair. The sign reads "Greetings from Blair" in bubble lettering, reminiscent of … more
At its Tuesday meeting, the Blair City Council approved making $200,000 in economic incentives available to Midwest Housing Initiatives Inc. to build the first 16 of what could be 28 townhomes at … more
Randy Backman has been on a long journey since a sudden stroke in January halted his work, family and volunteer life. A fundraiser for Randy, titled Randy's Warriors, is being held Saturday … more
As the school year rapidly comes to an end, the Fort Calhoun High School Instrumental Music Department has four final concerts to share with the community. First will be the Junior High Band … more
At State FFA in Lincoln this past week the Blair FFA chapter had much success. Seven of its seniors received their state degrees, which is the second-highest degree an FFA member can achieve. … more
Dana Village is officially open and welcoming new residents. The completion of the 61-bedroom apartment complex, located on the former Dana College campus, was punctuated with a ribbon cutting … more
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