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Enterprise Media Group is seeking nominees for its 25th Annual Washington County Volunteer of the Year award. The Volunteer of the Year award is given annually to a Washington County resident who …
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Blair Police Department are gearing up for their respective shopping with a law enforcement dates. The Sheriff’s Office will hold its Shop …
At one time, Main Street was the heart of any small community. It was where people could come to shop in the variety of stores lining the city blocks. Everything from groceries to household goods, …
Many 4-Hers were awarded during an open house at the Washington County Fairgrounds Sunday afternoon. Held at the Rybin Building, the event welcomed the 4-H members and their families to snacks, …
The past few weeks have been busy for the Arlington Vocal Music Department.  Three weeks ago, eight middle school students attended the Fremont Middle School Festival Choir. Students …
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Times Gone By: '78 Eagles finish 5th at state wrestling meet
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 …
Zam Driver Turned Writer: Winter sports season is upon us
Usually when I use the opening paragraph to reveal where the week's Zam Driver Turned Writer column is being written, I place myself in a coffee shop just off of my beaten path or behind the rental …
Sports in brief (Nov. 29, 2022)
Emmons harvests 1st buckJoslynn Emmons is featured in this week's Outdoors Photo of the Week.The 11-year-old hunter harvested her first buck Nov. 12 in Washington County during the first day of the …
Arlington girls basketball beats Blair in exhibition
Led by a freshman point guard and a sophomore leading scorer, the Arlington girls basketball team previewed its upcoming season Monday with a 44-37 Jamboree exhibition win at Blair High …
Zam Driver Turned Writer: Another year to be thankful
A weekly column allows the writer to be reflective, much like how Thanksgiving Day allows us all an opportunity to be thankful.Today I'll do both.My mother and father, Deb and Dan, are not what I'd …
Times Gone By: Arlington athlete's 1984 triathlon effort televised
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 …
Obituaries
Jimmy E. Arnaiz, age 78, passed away Oct. 27, 2022, at the Eastern Nebraska Veterans Home in Bellevue, Nebraska. Graveside services will be held at a later date at the Omaha National …
Jeanette H. Schneider, 98, passed away Oct. 19, 2022, at Crowell Memorial Home in Blair. Following Jeanette's wishes, she was cremated, and service will be held Thursday, Nov. 10 at 10:30 a.m., at …
Eugene Claude (Gene) Merz, 82, passed away peacefully in Denver, Colo., on Sept. 20, 2022,surrounded by family. Gene was born in Harper, Iowa, on Feb. 15, 1940, to Lester and Lorraine (Gent) Merz. …
Scott G. Soderberg was born December 14, 1961 in Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated from Blair High School and Wayne State College. He lived the majority of his life in Ottawa, Kansas and is survived by …
Luther Henry Greunke, 84, of Arlington, passed away Sept. 19, 2022, at his home. Luther was born Dec. 11, 1937, in Fremont, to Henry and Ellen (Stork) Greunke. He graduated from Fremont High …
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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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I never met my great-grandfather, but I feel like I know him in some way. That’s thanks to the day he sat my grandmother down and told her she could ask him anything about the war, and that …
We are off to a great start to the school year! Our staff members are working hard to instill our mission of “life-long learning and responsible decision making” in our students. In …
So, this is my first column. Not just since I’ve started a new job here as a reporter, but ever. I guess I should probably make it count. As a reporter and a writer, I can tell you your life …
It's time for me to bid adieu to you.  I've found a new assignment as the editor of the Harlan Newspapers. 
Editorials
    • EDITORIAL: Rummage Sale's return a team effort

      The Memorial Community Hospital Auxiliary's Rummage Sale returns full-scale for the first time in two years. The event, which has been a …

    • 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 …