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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
“ 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
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