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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
Gorillas are plant-eating, gentle giants that are highly family oriented. They are the largest of all the animals assigned to the group called primates. This group also includes monkeys, lemurs, … more
Dozens of people from Blair, Fort Calhoun, Tekamah and the surrounding Omaha metro area packed into the Blair Public Library and Technology Center last week to voice their opinions on a proposed mask … more
To our Blair citizens, You have passed a no-mask mandate for Blair. Overwhelmingly. Most of you are happy with this. Understanding that, may I take you back to 1946? John was very ill and … more
Blair friends: You should thank your city council members as soon as you can. I can't imagine how hard it must have been to be in that room (Dec. 10) listening to all the impassioned comments from … more
Dear editor, As we near the end of the pandemic of 2020 with vaccines ready to be distributed, I am bewildered as to why our community feels a need to refuse a mask mandate (we should have one had … more
Dear editor, Congratulations, Blair! Congratulations on staying in the 19th century and ignoring science and common sense! Kudos to you for making a minor inconvenience that saves lives into a … more
Dear editor, My cousin Joe Unstad died of COVID-19 on Dec. 6. A popular former teacher in the Blair community, he was the subject of a very nice story on your front page on Dec. 11. Being from … more
Masked supporters and mask-less opponents filled the library conference room Thursday for a public hearing on a proposed ordinance to require face coverings while indoors in public spaces within the … more
In its fourth year, a day of giving to benefit Washington County nonprofit organizations not only exceeded expectations, but shattered totals from its previous three years. Washington County … more
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