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A Valley man was arrested after being found with drugs in his vehicle during a traffic stop near county roads P30 and 29. Tyler Heston, 22, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, a …
PetSafe brand, a global leader in pet product solutions, has announced the 30 finalists for its popular Bark for Your Park grant contest and Arlington has been selected for a chance to win funds for improvements to Arlington Dog Park.
A demolition derby driver was extracted from his No. 4KE car and transported to a Fremont hospital Wednesday night.The adult man was involved in a car-on-car collision during the Compact Feature at …
The Arlington Village Board of Trustees approved the 1- and 6-year road plan at their regular board meeting Monday. The one-year plan includes normal maintenance.
The Arlington Village Board of Trustees addressed nuisance properties at their regular board meeting Monday.
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Fall sports practices begin at county schools
NSAA rules allowed for fall sports practices to begin Monday at Blair, Arlington and Fort Calhoun High Schools.Bears, Eagles and Pioneers began preparation for their seasons in football, volleyball, …
Fair crowds take in 2 nights of tractor pulls
Jim Weers and his Top Gun machine capped the Nebraska Push Pullers portion of Tuesday's Golden Harvest Tractor Pull with a win at the Washington County Fairgrounds.“Being last hook, sometimes …
Zam Driver Turned Writer: Blair kid earns Nebraska Junior Golf honor
Blair golfer Brody Deutschman may compete in a division for ages 7-8, but he'd beat me across nine holes every time.There's no doubt about it.The elementary school kid recently earned Nebraska Junior …
12 cowgirls, cowboys pick up rodeo wins
After two rodeo performances and a slack round, Washington County Fair Rodeo results went official Sunday night.Two Washington County cowgirls were among the victorious competitors. Hailey O'Daniel …
Times Gone By: Girls' Athletic Association hosts 1965 All-Sports Day
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.Seven …
Rodeo night in Arlington
With their boots safely on the ground, Fort Calhoun cowboys Dillon Dierks and Jesse Hartline stood behind the chutes Saturday night at the conclusion of the Washington County Fair Rodeo's first …
Obituaries
Dorothy I. Lipp, age 95 of Wayne formerly of Arlington, entered into rest June 18, 2022, at her home at Kinship Pointe, Wayne. Dorothy was born Sep. 16, 1926, in rural Cedar County, the seventh of …
Rev. Charles Dewayne Nenow 88, of Salisbury, N.C., passed away at his home on June 3, 2022, after a brief illness. Charles was born in Nebraska to the late Arthur Nenow and Lenore Nenow. Charles was …
Jim Anderson of Sun City West, Ariz., passed away on May 23, 2022, after a long battle with esophageal cancer.  He was born Dec. 31, 1948, in Omaha, but raised in Arlington. He was the son …
Tim A. Nielsen, 63, of Fremont, NE, passed away, April 29, 2022, at his home. Tim was born on July 4, 1958, in Fremont, to Lee and Carolyn (Miller) Nielsen. He was a graduate of Fremont High …
Rosemary P. “Bunnie” Holling, age 91, of Arlington, passed away Friday, April 29, 2022, in Blair. Born June 19, 1939, in Omaha to Howard and Mary (Witzke) Purcell. Bunnie graduated …
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Dear editor, “During the first round, it seemed almost everyone was on the same page. We all did whatever we had to to get through it. Now that the majority of Americans are vaccinated, …
On Friday, Aug. 6, we experienced a helicopter landing on top of a refueling truck nearly 100 feet in our drive. The truck driver did not ask permission to use our private property for business …
Dear editor, As veterans, sons and daughters of veterans, and spouses of veterans, we encourage everyone to hold a special place in your heart for the parents, siblings, spouses, and friends of …
Dear editor: I am writing as a point of needed clarification. Over the preceding months, there have been repeated stories and letters to editors with incorrect understanding. Nebraska did not join …
The Blair Congregational United Church of Christ thanks you! We want to thank our community for its generous support of our bell restoration fundraiser! While planning our 2020 …
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Mother’s Day can be a little emotional when you are missing the people who are named for this day – your mother.
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The underdog reaching for the stars through adversity and overwhelming obstacles is no stranger to Hollywood, but it’s much more intriguing when it’s based on a true story. “Tick, …
In 1898, Marie and Pierre Curie announced their discovery of a new element that they named radium.  Marie, a two-time Nobel laureate, went on to study and characterize this highly radioactive …
Editorials
    • Please give, give, give

      Over the last four years, Washington County has shown its generosity raising more than $270,000 during Washington County Gives. In 2020, this …

    • Volunteering has its benefits

      Volunteers can be hard to come by. In today's busy world, so many things are vying for people's attention, whether it be their jobs, their …

    • Newspapers are relevant

      Newspapers are still relevant. That's an important statement and one any community journalist takes to heart, particularly now as National …

    • Do your part to have a safe school year

      As Washington County students return to school, some will be wearing masks and some will not. All three districts — Arlington, Blair and …

    • Lights a needed safety feature on Highway 133

      Drivers headed to and from Omaha may notice some new additions along state Highway 133 — street lights. Within the last couple of …