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Visitors to the park in Kennard will notice some brand new features.  more
Snakes, frogs and turtles ventured to the Blair Public Library on June 7 to check out what the Summer Reading Program was all about. The library's Summer Reading Program officially kicked off … more
A portion of the former Dana College campus has been identified as a location for a statewide respite camp for disabled individuals. James Summerfelt, President and CEO of Easterseals Nebraska … more
The Generations Park effort recently collected a significant contribution from a local organization. The Donald E. Nielsen Foundation awarded the Generations Park project with a $100,000 grant. … more
As the mercury rises and outdoor events ramp up, caution is urged to prevent a heat-related injury. Phil Armendariz, a nurse at Memorial Community Hospital and Health Systems (MCH), said several … more
After being hospitalized for several weeks following a stroke, Matt Smith of Smithers Custom Lawn Care and Landscaping will be prepared to come home following the renovations of his home done by Fort … more
The Washington County Sheriff's Office is investigating a second vandalization in Arlington. According to a bulletin posted Tuesday afternoon on the sheriff's office's Facebook, on April 22 and … more
Following a successful first year, Amanda Christensen is looking forward to a bigger Calhoun Summer Fest June 18. Christensen, the organizer of the event, created Calhoun Summer Fest to provide … more
Witnesses with information regarding a fatality on the Missouri River over Memorial Day weekend are asked to report to officials immediately. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Law Enforcement Bureau is seeking information about activity seen on a 30-foot, red and white, Scarab boat during the day on May 29 between river mile marker 650 and 691. The boat is connected to the death of Emma Olsen, 20 of Omaha, whose body was recovered from the river near Blair the morning of June 2. She was reported missing after the boat sank near Tyson Bend Wildlife Area on the Iowa side shortly before midnight on May 29. The boat was recovered on May 31. Anyone with information pertaining to the incident is encouraged to contact Iowa Conservation Officer Aaron Johnson at (712) 249-2015. Information can be reported anonymously. more
A portion of the former Dana College campus has been targeted for a statewide respite camp for disabled individuals.  James Summerfelt, President and CEO of Easterseals Nebraska and the … more
The Washington County Planning Commission discussed the proposed comprehensive plan and zoning regulations at its regular meeting Thursday evening. Member Matt Matthiesen was absent from the … more
Following a drowning near Blair on the Missouri River last week, agencies are urging individuals to engage in safe practices when out boating on the water. The body of Emma Olsen, 20, was found … more
An Omaha woman was arrested after being found with drugs in her vehicle. Bree Crotty, 37, is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony and driving under the … more
Fire safety and equipment safety lessons will be provided Wednesday at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Arlington during a youth safety workshop at 6 p.m.  more
A longtime Blair resident, Kevin Mann was known for the love he had for his family and friends. Mann, who comes from a large family, including six siblings. was passionate about being around his … more
A weekly summer craft and vendor market in Blair provides a needed outlet for local sellers and shoppers. The Blair Flea Market began in the Blair American Legion parking lot on May 15. It will … more
Progress is being made on the new water intake structure from the Missouri River to the Blair Water Treatment Plant. Construction on the project began earlier this year. Blair Public Works … more
Washington County Gateway Development Corporation stakeholders celebrated a year of accomplishments as well as promising year ahead. Gateway hosted its annual meeting on June 2 at Cottonwood … more
Following a successful fish fry during Lent, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church proceeded to give back to the community by donating some of its earnings to a few agencies. The church awarded … more
One driver is under investigation for driving under the influence following a single-vehicle accident Monday afternoon near the 13000 block of U.S. Highway 75. The Washington County Sheriff's … more
A Wisconsin man who took part in a robbery involving a gun at the Lakeland subdivision south of Blair accepted a plea deal and was found guilty Tuesday in Washington County District Court. Syles … more
Fort Atkinson will host a speaker Saturday during Living History. Starting at 11 a.m., the fort will host Suzanne Gucciardo, who will speak about "Scurvy at Cantonment Missouri: The Men Who Died … more
Monday morning saw veterans, families and community members joining to honor the individuals who lost their lives during their time of service in the military. Led by Larry Kusek, commander of the … more
A Blair man serving a term of probation after being found guilty of sexual assault in September was given a one-year jail sentence for violating a condition of post-release supervision Tuesday in … more
Blair High School 2015 graduate Ben Larsen addressed the crowd at the Blair Cemetery during Blair's Memorial Day ceremony on May 30. But as Larsen spoke, he expressed the difficulty of putting … more
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