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A farmer’s market is coming to Arlington on the second Saturday of July, August and September from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. between 3rd and 4th and Eagle Street.  
For the past few years, Arlington third grade teacher Kylie Winslager and others have worked through a Scholastic Books Campaign to find people to sponsor students in their class so they can get a free book each month of the school year.
In an effort to revitalize downtown Arlington, residents participated in a survey through the Nebraska Extension Office.
The Arlington Public Schools Board of Education voted to approve adding Girls Wrestling as a potential NSAA activity for the 2022-23 school year during their regular board meeting June 9.  
Visitors to the park in Kennard will notice some brand new features. 
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Arlington Seniors drop pair of 1-run ballgames
Arlington Senior Legion infielder Barrett Nielsen put his track and field speed to use on the diamond Monday, legging out a bottom of the seventh inning double at the Washington County …
Zam Driver Turned Writer: SlumpBuster reaches Washington County
You may have seen an influx in unusual license plates driving through Washington County over the last week or so.At noon on June 17, for example, there were vehicles sporting tags from Colorado, Utah …
Youth Sports Notes (June 24, 2022)
Chaos 13U earns 3rd at Odd Age StateThe Blair Chaos age 13 and younger softball team went 6-3 June 17 through Sunday, finishing third during the Nebraska USSSA Odd Age State Tournament in …
Times Gone By: '41 Arlington baseball team wins Class B title
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.Fifty …
Arlington Seniors drop to 7-8 overall
The Arlington Senior Legion baseball team traveled many miles June 15 and Thursday before returning home for a game with Battle Creek on Friday.With the high-scoring, 18-9 loss to the Braves, the …
County youth softball teams complete district play
The WDSA Gold beat the Fremont Force Bixby on Sunday, winning the age 12 and younger USA Softball of Nebraska C District 8 Tournament contested across three days at the Blair Youth Sports …
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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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 …