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Consultants with Boyd Jones and the DLR group addressed the Arlington Public Schools Board of Education at their meeting on Monday.
People try to make reading fun. Some might remember Pizza Hut’s Book It program, now online, that offered a free personal pizza for children who read a certain amount of books to motivate children to read more. A book club at Arlington High School has been doing that for several years minus the pizza.
Described as a quiet, intelligent man with a heart of gold, Dennis “Denny” Wilkins had a passion for education. The lifelong Arlington resident and farmer died Jan. 7 at age 74 after a month-long battle with the coronavirus.
Arlington students completed an online exam that covered topics in macro, micro and international economics for the Nebraska Economics Challenge. The individual scores of each team member were then averaged to determine the final placings. 
On a recent weekday north of Arlington, around 79 students jumped off the bus or out of their family vehicles wearing winter coats, carrying backpacks and wearing a required accessory — a face mask.
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To our Blair citizens, You have passed a no-mask mandate for Blair. Overwhelmingly. Most of you are happy with this. Understanding that, may I take you back to 1946? John was very ill and …
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Dear editor, Congratulations, Blair! Congratulations on staying in the 19th century and ignoring science and common sense! Kudos to you for making a minor inconvenience that saves lives into a …
Dear editor, My cousin Joe Unstad died of COVID-19 on Dec. 6. A popular former teacher in the Blair community, he was the subject of a very nice story on your front page on Dec. 11. Being from …
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