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It's no secret that Washington County residents are generous. It's seen each year as people donate to the various charities, nonprofits and other organizations. more
2020 has brought many new challenges for us all to deal with at different levels of difficulties.  This past week, I was reminded of a situation 18 years ago. I received a phone call from an … more
It probably goes without saying, but 2020 wasn’t the greatest of years for many people. While some were affected greatly, and others not as much, this past year was a challenge in some way for … more
Cassava is a tropical shrub whose large thick roots provide the third largest source of food carbohydrate in the tropics after rice and maize. It is a woody shrub of the spurge family and is native … more
It's finally here, the new year. There are plenty of reasons to put 2020 in the rearview mirror, namely the coronavirus pandemic. While the pandemic is still ongoing, there is hope on the … more
A recent visit to the Washington County Treasurer's Office proved it's one of the best in the state. While the treasurer's office is likely one of the busiest in the courthouse, no one likes to … more
Vanilla is regarded as the world's most popular aroma and flavor. It is used in a wide variety of ways such as in all kinds of baking, making chocolate candies, ice cream, perfume manufacture and … more
As I reached into my desk drawer to pull out my 2021 calendar to start entering meeting and event dates for ’21 (yes, I still use a paper version), I couldn’t help but reflect on the … more
What is one new thing you will do in 2021? Will you try skydiving for the first time? Will you climb a mountain? Perhaps it is doing something closer to home. Managing Editor Leeanna Ellis and Assistant Editor Elizabeth Elliott share their new thing for the new year.  more
Driving around Blair and surrounding areas, one of the most common decorations I've seen aside from lights are Santa Claus images. They're all different. Some Santas have jollier bellies, others are more cartoonish. Sometimes I wish it was still kosher to send Santa a wish list. more
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