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LINCOLN -- Kennard's Chase Andersen — junior, secondary education in social science, was one of 234 University of Nebraska-Lincoln undergraduate students who have been officially …
Ten Arlington FBLA tellers for the in-school savings program were invited to the capitol last week to attend an event with Governor Jim Pillen. The students heard his message of the importance of …
2014 (10 years ago): Washington County's unemployment rate is nearly on par with the state's most recent numbers. A preliminary report from the Nebraska Department of Labor shows Nebraska is …
Gov. Jim Pillen appointed Zachary L. Blackman as the district court judge for the Sixth Judicial District, which covers Washington, Burt, Cedar, Dakota, Dixon, Dodge and Thurston counties. …
St. John Paul II Classical Academy will honor one of its biggest supporters at an upcoming fundraiser dinner. On April 20, the school will host a scholarship dinner and silent auction at St. …
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Mustangs top AHS baseball with grand slam
A sixth-inning grand slam pushed the Raymond Central baseball team past Arlington on Monday evening. Tied 5-5 during the bottom half in Valparaiso, the Eagles surrendered the four-run homer to Wyatt …
Zam Driver Turned Writer: There's too much sports (but not really)
I really don't have any ink to spare, so I'm going to get right to it in this week's column. There may be too much sports news to cover, but I'll continue to do my best to get a lot of it out there …
It took Willard Warrick just two hours to hit his bass limit on 1970's opening day at DeSoto Bend.
Times Gone By: Fisherman opens 1970 season at DeSoto Bend
Editor's Note: “A Look at Times Gone By” is an in-depth look at weekly Times Gone By entries compiled since 2015. These articles represent the history of Washington County sports. Willard …
Arlington's Tanner Kyllo, right, races to third base against Omaha Buena Vista on Saturday at the Washington County Fairgrounds.
AHS baseball knocks off Buena Vista, 18-8
The Arlington High School baseball team trailed one-win Omaha Buena Vista 7-4 when Jackson Stosich substituted onto the mound during the top of the third inning Saturday. The Eagles wound up winning …
Fort Calhoun's Jayden Miller, right, watches his drive down the fairway alongside coach Dustin Humphrey on April 3 at The Pines in Valley.
Eagles, Pioneers battle wind at The Pines
High school golf coaches Dustin Humphrey and Landon Walkenhorst lamented the wind April 3 after their teams competed during the Douglas County West Invitational. “Never could get anything …
Arlington's Callee Shearer clears a hurdle Thursday during the Douglas County West Invitational in Valley.
3 Washington County teams earn top finishes in Valley
After a couple of weather postponements, the Arlington High School track and field team was a late addition to Thursday's Douglas County West Invitational. Fort Calhoun was scheduled to be in Valley …
Obituaries
Obituary: Gene Kent Holtorf, 78, of Linn, Kansas died on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at his residence. He was born on April 28, 1945 to Jerald and Ruth Holtorf in Cedar Bluffs, Nebraska. He was …
Karen Ann Hilgenkamp 88, of Arlington, Neb., died peacefully at her home with family by her side on April 8, 2024. She was born March 29, 1936, to William and Esther (Jensen) Mason in …
Gary L. Keiser 76 of Arlington, Neb., passed away Friday, March 29, 2024 at CHI Bergan Mercy in Omaha. He was born Dec. 20, 1947 in Omaha to LaVerne and Leone (Noel) Keiser. Gary grew up on a …
Phyllis J. Monke, age 91, of Fremont. She passed away on March 22, 2024, at The Heritage at Shalimar Gardens in Fremont. Phyllis Monke was born Oct. 3, 1932, to Arthur and Josie Rowe. …
Carolyn A. Herrmann, 80 years of Arlington, Neb., passed away Thursday, March 14, 2024, in Fremont, Neb. She was born on May 9, 1943, in Hooper, Neb., to Harvey and Wilma (Panning) Stork. …
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Imagine you are a parent struggling to make ends meet, to pay for housing, clothing and food for your family. We all know, first hand, how expensive groceries are these days. Putting food on the …
Gov. Pillen/Sen. Linehan pushed LB 753 through this spring — it provides tax credits to wealthy donors who give to private schools. While this sounds good, what the public needs to realize is …
Thank you so much for your story on the Cook Family and their legacy of service. My maiden name is Cook, so the story caught my eye. I did a little research on Family Search.org and found that …
I want to thank the Enterprise Media Group for the wonderful coverage of the Washington County Museum, located in Fort Calhoun, Neb. The museum, a part of the Washington County Historical …
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and The Bridge is hosting a few events to show our support for those who have been impacted by sexual assault and remind everyone that …
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In an attempt to finish the 108 th Legislative session well, debate has moved along quickly with intentional conversations and negotiations to improve legislation that we can all agree on. I was able …
The Revenue Committee joined forces with the Governor’s office this year to put together a property tax relief plan that found a vehicle through LB 388. An increase in sales tax, levy caps on …
Mountains are found at numerous places all over the Earth, and new mountains are being created all the time, although the process takes millions of years. Also, old mountain ranges are being …
Athletic programs are often celebrated by entire communities as people gather together to cheer on their favorite team during various sport seasons throughout the year. Regardless of small-town …
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