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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
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
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
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
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 Cove. … 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
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
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
The Blair Public Library and Technology Center will soon update its hours to reach more patrons. more
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