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When the decision was made to pave Blair's streets in 1920, the city council was left with a dilemma — should they use bricks or concrete? Ultimately, the city's early leaders chose bricks, … more
Farmers contended with a dry summer this year, but did better than expected at harvest, according to Matt Mathiesen, company manager of Mathiesen Grain. more
Fort Atkinson State Historical Park received funds to help with revitalizing and updating the visitor center and fort wall. The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust was awarded to the … more
After years in foster care and a bout with homelessness, Gabriel Schueth has a place to call his own. The 21-year-old is the first tenant for a program developed by Angels Share, a nonprofit aimed … more
Blair could face a mask mandate if the number of cases of COVID-19 do not decline, according to a press release issued Friday from Mayor Rich Hansen. Hansen urged residents of Blair and Washington … more
As numbers of those infected with the COVID-19 rises across the country, Washington County is also seeing hospitalizations rise. Memorial Community Hospital and Health System (MCH&HS) is trying to manage the numbers, according to Manny Banner, president and CEO. more
Jim Diggins was six years old when he found his first projectile point on his family's farm northwest of Magnolia, Iowa. It was sticking out of a creek bank at eye level. “The first piece I … more
After a successful pilot program this spring, the Blair City Council approved plans and authorized the city to seek bids to repair two more brick streets — Nebraska and 23rd streets — … more
The holidays are around the corner and Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan's Purse, is seeking shoeboxes filled with toys, hygiene items and school supplies. Bobbie Cade is coordinating the drop off location at PassageWay Church, 715 Grant St. more
During a press conference Friday, Gov. Pete Ricketts said as of Thursday, 905 people were in the hospital with coronavirus and that represents about 20 percent of the overall hospital beds being taken with coronavirus cases. more
With the upcoming holidays and times being tough for so many, the people at STS Truck Services in Blair decided to help the community and sponsor a food drive in the Family Fare parking lot this week for the Washington County Food Pantry. more
Bus safety is something the Blair Community Schools District has always taken seriously, including traffic laws. According to Nebraska statute, drivers both behind or on the opposite side of a bus … more
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