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Within the last few of months, a number of accidents — one fatal — occurred on state Highway 133 between the Blair water tower and the entrance to Mutual of Omaha. The speed limit on the highway … more
The Blair Community Schools Board of Education earlier this month unanimously approved wage increases for classified staff, including paraprofessionals, after a report showed the district fell … more
Let’s talk about spinach. My love for this vegetable runs deep for so many reasons. Popeye wasn't kidding when he preached about how good spinach is for our bodies. But the benefits go way … more
Even though we are three weeks into the new year, welcome to 2020. I like the roundness and repetition in the sound of that date. It reminds me of the year 2002 — same numbers but in a different … more
It’s been 25 years since Will Smith and Martin Lawrence helped reinvent the buddy cop genre in the first “Bad Boys” film. All these years later, the duo have returned for the third installment … more
The first full week of this year’s short legislative session brought with it the start of full days of debate and many more introduced bills. Unlike a long session where there is little to debate … more
There aren't many animals that are uglier than the hippopotamus. The common hippo is the largest freshwater mammal living today, and is a distant relative of the pig. The common hippo is found … more
To the editor: I feel that pets should not be allowed in businesses. I have a couple of thoughts in addition to the arguments presented in Point-Counterpoint. Yes, service animals should be … more
Washington County has a new member of the Board of Supervisors. On Monday, Kevin Barnhill was appointed to the District 7 seat. The position left vacant by the unexpected death of board member … more
Pets are an important part of many people's lives. More and more, some stores and even bars or restaurants are allowing pets inside during normal business hours. Sometimes it’s just certain days, … more
“Back to the Future” promised me hover boards, not a joystick controlled adult baby carriage. If anybody hasn't seen Segway's newest vehicle, which apparently is a lot harder to fall over than … more
Watermelon is the fruit of a vining plant originally found in southern Africa. This wild African watermelon has white flesh and is largely inedible due to its bitterness. Recently, DNA has been … more
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