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The Arlington Village Board of Trustees approved a $3,500 payment for historical markers. 
Representatives from Cox Communications and American Broadband (ABB) addressed the Village of Arlington at their regular board meeting May 16. 
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.
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2022 Class B State Track and Field Results
MAY 18 AT OMAHA BURKEField EventsGirls pole vault: NA, Sam Cemer, Blair, no height. NA, Greta Galbraith, B, no height.Girls long jump: 2, Keelianne Green, Arlington, 17-9.25.Running Events3,200-meter …
Arlington golf season ends with a 407
The Arlington High School golf team carded 356 strokes April 29 at Fremont Golf Club.On Monday, though, the Eagles posted 407 across the same 18 holes, finishing seventh out of the 15 teams competing …
Zam Driver Turned Writer: Track, tennis and golf compete in their Game 7s
Sunday is the only day I'm sure I'll be able to watch professional sports on television.Busy watching your Washington County kids compete Monday through Saturday, I flip channels and watch Kansas …
Times Gone By: Dana baseball team wins 23 games in '74
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.At the …
State Track Update: Gubbels wins 2 golds as Eagles tie for 3rd; Baessler leads Bears
Arlington senior Kailynn Gubbels capped her final Eagles season with two gold medals Thursday during the NSAA Class B State Track and Field Championships in Omaha.The future Iowa State Cyclone broke …
'22 State Track Photo Gallery
Track and field athletes from Arlington, Blair and Fort Calhoun High Schools started NSAA Class B State Championships competiton Wednesday at Omaha Burke Stadium. For more action photos, make sure to …
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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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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