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“ Working for the city can be fun,” Human Resources manger Ben Guhl told Arbor Park Elementary School students during their visit to Blair City Hall Thursday.  Guhl suggested … more
Riverview Grange recently presented historical archivist, advocate and book writer Donna Henton with the Grange Community Service Award. Her long list of accomplishments and service includes writing … more
The Blair Public Library and Technology Center celebrated 40 years of its Friends group Thursday during National Library Week. The group was formed in March 1984 by 21 individuals. As part … more
A scholarship opportunity will assist St. John Paul II Classical Academy students, as well as honor the late Fr. Stephen J. Gutgsell On Saturday evening, guests gathered at St. Francis Borgia … more
The Fort Calhoun City Council unanimously approved the revised citywide speed control and pedestrian crossing study during the April 15 regular meeting. The speed study was conducted by JEO … more
Blair, Fort Calhoun and Arlington instrumental and vocal students took part in District Music Competition at Elkhorn High School on Friday and Saturday. The competition features hundreds of solo … more
Accents, physical confrontations and monologues are just some elements present in Blair High School's spring play "To See the Stars." Set in 1909-10 in New York City, "To See the Stars" is about … more
A brush fire broke out at DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge Monday afternoon. This comes just six days after the initial fire, which was caused by a lightning strike to a dead cottonwood tree on … more
Construction workers have started pouring concrete for the long-awaited south bypass in Blair. The paving has started on the bypass' connecting point with Highway 75 at 10th Street. The new … more
Sebastin O'Brien, a 22-year-old from Little Sioux, has been charged with first-degree murder following a vehicle rollover south of Modale on Sunday. O’Brien was identified by the Harrison … more
The 2024-25 school year calendar approved by the Blair Community Schools Board of Education at the end of a specially called meeting Monday night pushes back the start date by a week for grades K-8, … more
The number of restaurants, retailers and entertainment options for people living in Blair surfaced as a topic of considerable conversation during the most recent meeting of the city’s Housing … more
The annual “Salad Safari and talent showcase” will be presented by the Fort Calhoun High School Instrumental Music Department this coming Sunday, April 21. This popular event will begin … more
Blair High School senior Ruby Gutzmann recently won the District of Nebraska Optimist Essay contest based on a theme of “Optimism: How It Connects Us." Gutzmann was awarded a $2,500 … more
Two new officers were recently sworn in by Mayor Mindy Rump at the April 9 Blair City Council meeting. Joshua Bayly and Justin Jorgensen are both first-time law enforcement officers. They will … more
In his new judgeship role, Zachary Blackman hopes to continue learning and growing in his law career. Blackman was appointed as the new Sixth Judicial District Court judge by Gov. Jim Pillen, … more
FREMONT --- Fifty high school juniors from across the area were honored during the 2024 Midland University Outstanding High School Leaders Ceremony & Luncheon, which took place on April … more
Two Blair Police Department officers are being recognized for their efforts in rescuing an older woman from a burning home Tuesday evening. According to a Facebook post, Sgt. Thomas Byrne and … more
2004 (20 years ago): Despite questions about the need for it, the Blair School Board this week unanimously approved paying $6,000 to the Nebraska Association of School Boards to revise and update all … more
The Fort Calhoun Elementary Spring Program featured songs about animals, peaceful feelings and classic Irish jigs. The concert, directed by Grace Roby, was held in the high school gym in front … more
LINCOLN –-- The Launch! Final Pitch took place on Friday, April 5 at the 96 th Nebraska FFA Convention. Students from four different schools spent the school year developing their Launch! … more
The Bear Tracks staff received two honors April 4 at the National Journalism Convention in Kansas City, Mo. Bear Tracks was recognized for Excellence in Service Journalism for … more
The annual Blair High School Spring Band Concert in the Lyla Neve Auditorium featured selections by the Jazz Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble that the groups have performed in area festivals … more
There are only 28 days until the statewide primary election ballot, and Mike Rooks, executive director of the Gateway Development Corp., feels the clock ticking. He is the one leading the charge … more
DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge was closed Tuesday afternoon due to a fire in a heavily-wooded area in the southern section of the park. The Blair Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department was one of … more
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