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After sending its own inmates to other facilities to remain compliant with Nebraska Jail Standards, big changes are happening to the Washington County Jail to reverse that ruling. With a larger … more
Nebraska senators are concerned with federal mandates being put on businesses forcing them to vaccinate their employees for COVID-19 or face punishment. more
When 2015 Blair graduate Chase Crispin stands in front of his music classes, ready to teach, he does so with the education and skills of any musician and teacher. However, when he stands in front of the classroom, he does so with one less sense than others. Crispin has been blind since birth.  He uses the sense of sound to play by ear, but also uses the assistance of braille music. more
Shawn Thallas was riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle north on Highway 183 toward Pisgah, Iowa, when he came upon a curve in the road that was covered with gravel. The Blair man lost control and … more
Kennard Rescue squad member Chris Potter felt for a pulse. Feeling none, he began CPR. The patient, a woman in her 30s who was 16 weeks pregnant and not feeling well, was one of two training … more
Kenneth Charles Bagby enjoyed model trains and took that hobby to create a railroad at Memorial Community Hospital and Health System (MCH), which was later called the Healing Garden. The garden … more
Editor's note: This article is the first 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
Editor's note: The last name of the survivors is being omitted from the article in order to protect their identity. A candlelight vigil will be held for all those who have lost their lives due to … more
Businesses and groups around Washington County will celebrate Halloween with trick-or-treating and other activities for families. Continuing with tradition, the Fort Calhoun Enhancement Committee … more
St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church celebrated its 150th anniversary Sunday with Archbishop George Lucas of the Archdiocese of Omaha. more
In late September, I mounted my camper on my pickup for my first ramble since last year. While I love the open spaces and big national parks in Colorado, Wyoming and the Northwest, they just didn't appeal to me this time. more
Blair High School celebrated homecoming last week, crowning its royalty during a pep rally Friday afternoon at Krantz Field. more
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