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The Washington County Board of Supervisors approved the county budget and set the tax levy Tuesday at its regular meeting. The budget was approved 4-3, with members Jay Anderson, Lisa Kramer and …
A Kennard man who drove while intoxicated near Arlington was sentenced to 10 months in jail Tuesday in Washington County District Court. Lyle TenEyck, 40, pleaded guilty to driving under the …
The Arlington Youth Foundation - Wives (AYF) is hosting its third Fall Fest in downtown Arlington Saturday morning and afternoon. The event will feature crafts, food and vendors, and funds raised …
For the first time since 2019, the MCH (Memorial Community Hospital) Auxiliary Rummage Sale was held from Thursday through Saturday. Opening up at 9 a.m. on Thursday morning, a line gathered …
After closing its doors for a short time, The Nest Coffee has undergone a slight rebrand into “The Nest Coffee & More” under new owners Christina and Scott Meyer. Already owners of …
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No. 1 Wahoo topples Arlington softball, 9-0
Autumn Iversen and her Wahoo softball team offered evidence to support their Class B No. 1 ranking Tuesday at the Two Rivers Sports Complex.The standout senior pitched a five-inning shutout and hit …
Green leads county runners at UNK Invite
Hartington-Newcastle runner Carson Noecker earned headlines Monday during the University of Nebraska-Kearney High School XC Invitational, finishing his 5 kilometers on the NSAA state course in just …
Zam Driver Turned Writer: Cross-country future as bright as its present
Monday's University of Nebraska-Kearney High School XC Invitational proved Washington County's status as a hotspot for prep runners.The Fort Calhoun boys were state champs last fall and contenders …
Rhea shoots Eagles' low score at Grandpa's Woods
With the district tournament approaching, the Arlington girls golf team competed Monday at Grandpa's Woods during an 18-hole tournament hosted by Elmwood-Murdock High School.Sarah Rhea led the Eagles …
Sports in brief (Sept. 30, 2022)
Tjardes competes at Kentucky National Horse ShowFort Calhoun High School student Harper Tjardes recently finished fifth out of 21 horse and rider teams at the $20,000 TAKE2 Hunter & Jumper Finals …
Times Gone By: Local Ducks Unlimited chapter starts with 193 members in 1981
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.The …
Obituaries
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 …
Keith LaVerne Rahlfs, age 70 of Blair, passed away peacefully at his home on Sept. 18, 2022. A visitation will be held on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Campbell-Aman Funeral Home in Blair. …
Melvin Gieselmann, age 85 of Arlington, passed away Sept. 18, 2022. Visitation will be held Sunday Oct. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m., at Campbell Aman Funeral Home in Blair. Private burial will be held at a …
Wesley “Wes” E. Wilson Jr., 70, of Arlington, passed away, Sept. 16, 2022, at Hillcrest Country Estates in Papillion. Wes was born Aug. 9, 1952, in Omaha, to Wesley Sr. and Elda …
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    • 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 …