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For the last month, the Three Rivers Public Health Department and Memorial Community Hospital and Health System (MCH) have been diligently working to get Washington County residents vaccinated … more
This week's extreme weather, which stretched throughout the Midwest, plunged temperatures to historic lows, some of which have not been seen in more than 70 years. As residents in Washington … more
With the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine comes concerns that the state government could mandate it. However, state Sen. Ben Hansen, who represents District 16, wants to make sure Nebraskans have a … more
It would have been easy to cancel. Event after event in 2020, and even those in early 2021, have been canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. But last week, the Washington County … more
It's finally here, the new year. There are plenty of reasons to put 2020 in the rearview mirror, namely the coronavirus pandemic. While the pandemic is still ongoing, there is hope on the … more
A recent visit to the Washington County Treasurer's Office proved it's one of the best in the state. While the treasurer's office is likely one of the busiest in the courthouse, no one likes to … more
Dozens of people from Blair, Fort Calhoun, Tekamah and the surrounding Omaha metro area packed into the Blair Public Library and Technology Center last week to voice their opinions on a proposed mask … more
In its fourth year, a day of giving to benefit Washington County nonprofit organizations not only exceeded expectations, but shattered totals from its previous three years. Washington County … more
Cases of COVID-19 in Washington County and across the state are on the rise. As of Thursday, there were 920 total positive cases — 343 in the last two weeks — in the county. In … more
While the 2020 presidential election may still be undecided, Washington County voters did their part turning out at the polls and outpacing the 2016 election. Voters lined up Tuesday morning well … more
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