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Whether they zoomed down the hills at Black Elk Neihardt Park or took the turns easy, all children were welcome to give mountain biking a go Saturday. The Nebraska Interscholastic Cycling League … more
Classic cars gathered at Olsen Auto before departing on a relaxed drive through Washington County on June 16. The Washington County Traveling Show and Shine hosted its first of two car cruises … more
The Blair Airport expansion was met with many questions from supervisors and neighbors Tuesday at the Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting. Rod Storm, the City of Blair's … more
A Papillion man who stole more than $11,000 worth of catalytic converters was sentenced to 11 months in jail Tuesday in Washington County District Court. William Wiese, 35, pleaded guilty to theft … more
A Herman man who assaulted a woman was sentenced to a minimum of 5 and maximum of 12 years in prison Tuesday in Washington County District Court. Lucas Wilcox, 31, pleaded no contest to … more
A Manchester, Iowa, man who used another individual's identity and had drugs in his car during a traffic stop accepted a plea deal, was found guilty and was sentenced to two concurrent 270-day jail … more
A tour through a butcher shop and a lesson in catapult construction sound like different worlds but for a weeklong camp at Barreras Family Farm, the combination makes total sense. Beginning on … more
On Tuesday, the Blair City Council formally approved the replat of two lots on the former Dana College Campus. The lots have been targeted by Easterseals Nebraska for its respite camp for … more
A significant increase in traffic at the Washington County Food Pantry at Joseph's Coat has led to a special food drive. On June 23, 24 and 25, the food pantry will host Pack the Pantry. It will … more
Plans for the Blair Water Treatment Plant expansion project have been sent out for bids. Estimated by engineers at $44.8 million, the project will expand the water treatment plant's per day … more
New superintendent's contract approved The Blair Community Schools Board of Education approved a new, two year contract for Supt. Dr. Randy Gilson at its June 13 regular meeting. Gilson … more
As near record-high temperatures turn up the heat, outdoor workers look to keep cool while completing their duties. On June 13, the National Weather Service in Valley recorded temperatures of … more
A personal art piece has earned Brooke Johnsen several accolades. Johnsen, a junior at Fort Calhoun High School, created her painting, "Remembering Our Love," to celebrate the life of her … more
An Omaha man was arrested for several offenses on Wednesday. Manuel Holguin, 30, is charged with two counts of assault on an officer, a Class 3A felony; resisting arrest, a Class 1 misdemeanor; … more
The Washington County Sheriff's Office completed its run of Click it or Ticket and observed many traffic violations. A grant from the Nebraska Department of Transportation allowed the sheriff's … more
Fort Calhoun students took a unique form of summer school last week. On June 7, junior high and high school students gathered at Fort Calhoun High School for the Stop the Bleed program. Stop the … more
Construction on the new boat dock at the Optimist River Park is underway. Work to install the new boat docks began last week with the installation of two piles on … more
Very few lives haven't been touched by cancer in some way, which is why all Washington Countians are welcome to the annual Relay for Life. The Washington County Relay for Life kicks off on June … more
The depot at Blair Lion's Club Park will soon be home to an afternoon of pickin' and stompin' fun. The Great Plains Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association (GPBOTMA), along with the Washington … more
A Blair man who assaulted his ex-partner and child will serve two consecutive one-year jail sentences in The Washington County Jail. Zachary Erickson, 49, pleaded no contest to two amended … more
An Omaha woman accused of driving while intoxicated and having drugs in her car entered a not guilty plea by waiver Tuesday to the Washington County District Court. Waynea Rollins, 38, is charged … more
An Omaha man was arrested following an accident on U.S. Highway 75 Monday afternoon. Eric Tyson, 31, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony, and driving under … more
The June and July exhibit in the gallery at the Blair Public Library and Technology Center will feature the island of Madagascar and Blair resident Patricia Bentsen, who served as an ELCA-sponsored … more
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