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The Washington County Attorney’s Office filed charges Wednesday against City of Valley Police Chief James Deemer. Deemer, 55, is charged with two counts of official misconduct, a Class 2 …
  Upset that he continues to have issues with excess water drainage from nearby properties and the gravel road in front of his home at 618 N. Seventh St., Arlington resident Griffin Japp …
2014 (10 years ago): After 57 years, an Arlington institution has closed its doors. Dianne Hawkes, owner of Dianne's Dairy King, announced she sold the land and building to Kevin Kermeen of WC Real …
CRETE, Neb. - A total of 289 students — more than a third of all students enrolled on Doane University's Crete campus — made the university's Fall 2023 Dean's List. To make the …
Washington County's Zayling Ott will participate in Omaha Fashion Week Feb. 21 during the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Student Night beginning at 8 p.m. Youth across the state were …
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Arlington sophomore Emme Timm, right, looks to score against the Patriots' Annie Trausch on Friday during the Class C1-8 District Final at Adams Central.
Adams Central halts Eagles' season in district final
Arlington High School brought its basketball team, its band and more than enough folks to fill the bleachers Friday night at Adams Central for the Class C1-8 District Final. “Look at our …
Schools' spring sports practices begin
NSAA rules allowed for spring sports teams at Washington County high schools to begin official practices Monday. While there were three new head coaches between Arlington, Blair and Fort Calhoun …
The final Nannen Physical Therapy Athletes of the Week of the winter season are Lizzie Meyer, from left, Grayson Bouwman and Ryleigh Schroeter.
2023-24 Athletes of the Week, Part 24
This is already the final Nannen Physical Therapy Athletes of the Week feature of the winter season. Where does the time go? We celebrate the season with two swimmers — Lizzie Meyer and Ryleigh …
Ryleigh Schroeter takes a breath Friday at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
SATURDAY NIGHT UPDATE: County swimmers place at state as BHS hoops falls
Washington County swimmers Lizzie Meyer, Jane Busboom, Ryleigh Schroeter and Jacob Hanson medaled with top-six finishes Saturday during the NSAA State Swimming & Diving Championships in Lincoln. …
The Arlington girls basketball team poses for a photo with their Class C1 District Finals runner-up plaque Friday at Adams Central. Front row, from left: Gracen Adams, Emme Timm, Libby Hegemann, Austyn Flesner, Erika Cruikshank and Hailey O'Daniel. Back row: Britt Nielsen, Hayley Arp, Macy Wolf, Valeria Carvajal, Taylor Arp and Leah Franzluebbers.
FRIDAY NIGHT UPDATE: AHS hoops drops district final as state swimming begins
The second-winningest season in Arlington High School girls basketball closed Friday at Adams Central. The 21-5 Eagles dropped a 51-34 Class C1 district final matchup on the Patriots' home floor, …
Swimmers Dathan Hansen, left, and Lizzie Meyer enjoy themselves Feb. 14 during an Arlington High School pep rally celebrating state-qualifying swimmers, wrestlers and dance team athletes.
County swimmers set to compete at state
Fremont High School swimming coach David Struble attended an Arlington Eagles pep rally Feb. 14, sitting among the students on the bleachers. At it, he confirmed all five Washington County …
Obituaries
Gerald D. Bradford, a proud military man, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on Feb. 18, 2024, at the age of 82. He was born on July 14, 1941, in Fremont, Neb., to Lee and Meta …
Dianne Ross of Oklahoma City, OK passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024 with her husband at her side. She was born June 26, 1942 in Arlington, Neb., to G. K. “Kenny” …
Aaron Paul Von Behren, age 51, of Fontanelle, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024, at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha. Born Oct. 6, 1972 to Dr. Paul and Linda Von Behren in Ames, Iowa. He graduated …
Arlene Dorothy Hass Rasmussen Stork passed away peacefully, Wednesday, Dec. 20, with her daughter Cheryl at her side. Arlene lived a full and wonderful life. Arlene was born in a midwife’s home …
Jerri J. Walkenhorst, 81 years, of Fremont, NE passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at Methodist Fremont Health. Jerri was born on October 7, 1942 to John and Eva (Nolan) Schriner in Kearney, …
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