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Roads Dept. items approved The Washington County Board of Supervisors approved two Roads Department projects Monday at its regular meeting. A bid from RDO Truck Center for three new dump trucks …
Kindergarteners from St. Paul's Lutheran School recently visited the Arlington Public Library.
The Arlington Public Schools Board of Education learned about financial literacy from the Arlington FBLA students as they shared their partnership with business report that took first place at state and will be going to nationals during their regular board meeting Monday.
At a time when many parents are reflecting as their child graduates from high school, several parents at Arlington Public Schools have had the experience of working at the school as their students wander the halls and experience the highs and lows of school. 
Sixth-graders at Arlington Elementary School got into business for themselves as part of their class to learn the fundamentals of economics.
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High School Golf Roundup (May 13, 2022)
With about a week to go before the district tournament, Blair golf coach Ross Udey hadn't finalized his varsity lineup.One he knows for sure will play next Tuesday at Wayne Country Club, though, is …
Zam Driver Turned Writer: Time to cover my bases
I'm immobile at the moment.It's Monday morning as I write this and my car is in the shop. I am, too, but the car seems to be getting all of the attention at the moment.My bill is going to hit more …
Times Gone By: Students take advantage of new AHS weight machine in '73
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.The …
District Track Update: 36 county athletes qualify for state
Twenty-two Blair Bears, nine Arlington Eagles and five Fort Calhoun Pioneers qualified for the NSAA State Track and Field Championships on Tuesday during district competition.The BHS girls finished …
AHS baseball season ends to Blair
The Arlington baseball team played ahead for much of Friday's Class B District 1 opener against Blair at Lawson Park in Waverly.“Besides the one inning, we kind of did what we wanted to …
Arlington, Fort Calhoun warm up for district track
Arlington and Fort Calhoun weren't full speed Thursday during the Eagles' home track and field invite.Two days after the Nebraska Capitol Conference meet, and less than a week before district …
Obituaries
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 …
Eunice I. (Brown) Arthur passed away Monday, April 4, 2022, at Nye Legacy in Fremont. Eunice was born to Lloyd and Odessa (Svendgard) Brown in Arlington on September 13, 1925. She graduated from …
Kenneth Hilton Rhoades, born May 22, 1931, passed away Monday, March 21, 2022.  Visitation is Thursday, March 24, 2022, at the Congregational Church in Blair from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  …
James Leroy “Jim” Matthews passed away at the age of 91 after a prolonged illness at Methodist Hospital on March 14, 2022. Jim was employed as a Tool and Die Maker at Western Electric for …
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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 …

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