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The annual Shop with a Deputy kicked off Wednesday evening at Walmart, and saw 12 families shop for toys, clothes and other necessities. The event is hosted by the Washington County Sheriff's … more
For 65 years, the Memorial Community Hospital and Health System's Auxiliary (MCH) members have joined together to collect funds to support Blair's hospital. Through several successful fundraising … more
The ground has been broken for a new, 10,420-square-foot retreat center at Camp Fontanelle.  more
Blair High School's activities director, Dan Hutsell, has resigned. more
It’s the Christmas season and the time when many families hit the local tree farms for the perfect tree. Nationwide, a shortage of trees has the potential to disrupt those decoration plans due to climate changes and supply chain issues.  more
After a record-breaking year in 2020 amidst a global pandemic, Washington County pushed through again and raised more than $100,000 during Washington County Gives on Giving Tuesday. As of … more
For Jesse and Jill Johnson, the fire hall — also known as the city hall auditorium — was the perfect place for their wedding reception. “It was nice to have it in Blair and all … more
District 16 Sen. Ben Hansen and four other senators returned from their climb of Mount Kilimanjaro on Nov. 23 in time for Thanksgiving. Hansen said the trip was physically and mentally challenging.  more
The City of Blair will be accepting proposals for the purchase of land just west of the new Dollar General distribution center. Seven of the eight lots just west of the new 10th Street subdivision … more
Editor's note: This article is the fourth of a seven-part series looking at volunteer organizations around Washington County and the challenges they face with finding help. The stories will be … more
Fort Calhoun officially entered into the Christmas season with its annual tree-lighting ceremony Saturday evening. Starting out with the parade of lights, residents in ATVs and golf carts … more
A large community luncheon showed the importance of friendship during Thanksgiving. The Washington County Homeschoolers hosted its second annual "Friendsgiving' on Monday afternoon at Abiding … more
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