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As Washington County students return to school, some will be wearing masks and some will not. All three districts — Arlington, Blair and Fort Calhoun — elected to start the school year … more
Drivers headed to and from Omaha may notice some new additions along state Highway 133 — street lights. Within the last couple of weeks, crews have been busy installing these lights at three … more
The last two years haven't been easy on the Washington County Fair Board. In 2019, they faced record flooding that inundated the fairgrounds with several feet of water and damaged buildings just … more
Last week, Burt County lost its only hospital as MercyOne closed its doors in Oakland. Low in-patient and emergency room volume were cited as the primary factors in the decision. MercyOne … more
Fireworks will light up the night sky on the Fourth of July. And likely, the days leading up to the holiday. Fireworks sales began last week. And the firecrackers began firing off soon after. The … more
As the 170th Nebraska Legislature came to a close last month, senators approved a bill that's expected to provide more transparency for taxpayers. LB 644, which was introduced by District 16 Sen. … more
Memorial Day is a time to pause, remember, reflect and honor the fallen. What it isn't is a day to thank a veteran, and many veterans will say as much. Memorial Day, celebrated the last Monday … more
When the whistles sound in towns across Washington County, the selfless men and women of the fire and rescue departments for Arlington, Blair, Fort Calhoun, Herman and Kennard answer the … more
Government public meetings generally are not well attended. That's true in Washington County and elsewhere. But when a hot-button topic or issue hits the agenda for a city council, school board or … more
As the country moves closer to herd immunity, the new debate is whether vaccine passports should be mandated. There is a lot of pushback from many, and a recent Enterprise online survey shows that … more
As the coronavirus pandemic began last year, many animal shelters and rescues began seeing an increase in dog adoptions. According to a Washington Post article in August, shelters, nonprofit … more
Last March, as Blair Community Schools (BCS) let out for spring break, it would unknowingly be the last time students were in classrooms. The remainder of the 2019-20 school year was spent distance … more
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