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One of the key, and final, elements to the 20-year Veterans Tribute Plaza Memorial project was installed Friday morning. Former Dana art professor Milt Heinrich designed a sculpture, titled …
At its regular meeting Monday, the Washington County Board of Supervisors approved two resolutions that would waive permit fees for property owners, as well as waiving temporary occupancy …
The P.E.O. Chapter HL in Blair presented their annual local scholarship to Washington County high school student Brooke Hilgenkamp. Hilgenkamp will graduate from Arlington High School in May and …
The Washington County Homeschoolers group traveled back in time Friday evening and presented facts about their chosen historical figure for a "wax museum" at the Blair Public Library and Technology …
Diplomas and certificates were conferred on more than 1,100 University of Nebraska Medical Center students during ceremonies held May 2 in Lincoln, Norfolk and Kearney and May 4 in Omaha and …
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2024 Washington County State Track & Field Results
CLASS B May 15 Field Events Girls pole vault: 2, Greta Galbraith, Blair, 11 feet, 6 inches. Boys high jump: 12, Hayden Daggett, B, 6-2. Boys shot put: 7, Braden McGill, B, 50-10.75. May 15 Running …
Hailey O'Daniel, from left, Owen Miller and Ethan Baessler are the final Nannen Physical Therapy Athletes of the Week of the 2023-2024 school year.
2023-24 Athletes of the Week, Part 34
It’s graduation day for many, so I’ll keep this intro short. Hailey O’Daniel, Owen Miller and Ethan Baessler are the final Nannen Physical Therapy Athletes of the Week for the …
The Class C runner-up Arlington boys track and field team poses for a photo Saturday at Omaha Burke Stadium. From left: Coach Carla Kaup, coach Jake Eckhardt, coach Michaela Curran, Trey Hill, Kevin Flesner, Kaden Foust, Nolan May, Dallin Franzluebbers, Kolby Tighe, Trent Koger, and coaches Kyle Buckingham, Troy Schlueter, Madison Pawoll and Gavin Larson.
STATE UPDATE: AHS boys track earns Class C runner-up finish
The Arlington High School track and field boys earned Class C runner-up status Saturday during the NSAA State Championships at Omaha Burke Stadium. Junior Hailey O’Daniel added the …
Arlington High School's Kaden Foust, from left, Kevin Flesner, Dallin Franzluebbers and Nolan May combined to win the Class C 3,200-meter relay Friday during the NSAA State Track and Field Championships at Omaha Burke Stadium.
STATE UPDATE: Eagles’ 3,200 relay team claims gold
The Arlington boys’ 3,200-meter relay team led the Eagles to a first-day lead Friday at the NSAA Class C State Track and Field Championships in Omaha. Through six of 17 events at Burke Stadium, …
Arlington's Josh Hamre hits his ball from the fairway toward the pin Tuesday during the Class C-2 District Tournament at Oakland Golf Club.
AHS golf season ends at districts
Arlington High School senior Josh Hamre was on pace to earn a top-10 finish and qualify for the NSAA Class C State Boys Golf Championships in Columbus. Through nine holes, the Eagle had just 40 …
Cadence Field of Otte Blair Middle School recently earned multiple track medals and a state title at a Nebraska junior high school championship meet in Gothenburg.
Zam Driver Turned Writer: Ex-Pioneer, future Calhoun and Blair track athletes compete
The iced green tea in my glass looks more of a neon yellow, but I'm content. It's Sunday afternoon — Mother's Day — as I write this and my heart rate is normal. I'm relaxed looking out of …
Obituaries
Orvin Scheer was gently led by God's Hand on Sunday April 14, 2024, to live in Heaven with Jesus. Orvin started his amazing journey of life on Sept. 4, 1934, when he was born the first child of two …
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. …
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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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There have been a number of historic events in the history of humanity, such as the Industrial Revolution, that have changed the direction and future of the human race.  Our early human …
One of the very important and significant natural treasures of North America that many people don't think about or recognize are the Great Lakes.  The Great Lakes are a series of five large …
The 108 th Legislature’s Second Session has come to an end and with it, the combination of two years worth of work. Thirteen of the 26 bills that I introduced found support of the Unicameral …
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 …
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