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Members of the Arlington High School and middle school marching band performed at the Village Pointe Shopping Center's tree lighting Nov. 26. 
Actors in the one act play at Arlington High School took their show on the road to the conference competition Nov. 22 at the Lofte Theater in Manley and districts Monday in Schuyler.
Memorial Community Hospital and Health System’s (MCH) annual Tree of Life campaign has officially kicked off. Every year it is determined how the campaign funds raised will be used to …
Fifth- through eighth-graders at St. Paul's Lutheran School were named to the honor roll for first quarter.
District 16 Sen. Ben Hansen set his sights high and reached the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro on Wednesday with four other members of the Nebraska Legislature. The Blair resident posted a photo of the …
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County swimmers compete in YMCA, prep competition
Washington County youth and high school swimmers competed in pools at both the Blair Family YMCA and in Columbus last week.After the Fremont High School team started its winter season on the road …
Eagle girls drop first 2 basketball games
Freshman Britt Nielsen emerged as a capable scorer for the Arlington girls basketball team, but coach Luke Brenn's squad still started its season 0-2 last week.The Eagles lost their opener at West …
Arlington boys basketball team starts 1-1
Dustin Kirk scored a game-high 21 points Thursday as the Arlington boys basketball team opened its season with a 54-40 win at West Point-Beemer.The Eagles hosted and lost to Ashland-Greenland on …
3 Eagles medal in season's 1st wrestling tourney
Trey Hill, Collin Burdess and Aiden McDuffee claimed top-four finishes Friday as the Arlington wrestling team opened its season at the Columbus Lakeview Invite.Hill bested McDuffee in the 113-pound …
Zam Driver Turned Writer: Busy month lies ahead
Basketball, wrestling and swimming season is underway.By the time you read this, our Washington County student athletes have hooped, grappled and hit the water to start the 2021-22 NSAA winter sports …
JH basketball team plays DC West, Logan View
The Arlington junior high boys basketball team went 4-2 across its last six games against two opponents.The Eagles' teams faced Douglas County West on Nov. 23, going 1-2 in A, B and C game …
Obituaries
Donald Wayne Warner Jr., age 71, passed away at home Nov. 8, 2021. Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 12 at 3 p.m., at Campbell Aman Funeral Home in Blair. Visitation will be held prior to …
Maria Teresa (Bolaños Canino) Hammang, age 89, of Fremont, went to her eternal home on Oct. 29, 2021, at Shalimar Gardens. Maria was born May 29, 1932, in the Canary Islands to Sinforiano …
Gary G. Stork, 79, passed away Oct. 9, 2021, in Oklahoma City. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gil and Opal Stork and former wife, Helen. Survived by children, Kimberly Desroche, Kurt …
Eldon "Al" Gnuse, 73, was born Jan. 24, 1948, to parents, Edward and Meta (Scheer) Gnuse and passed away Oct. 10, 2021, in Lincoln. Al was raised in Arlington with his 3 brothers. He graduated …
David L. Ladehoff, age 77, of Arlington, passed away, Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, at Nebraska Medical Center surrounded by his family. David was born July 27, 1944, at West Point to Rueben and Ella …
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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, …
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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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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 …