The Blair Community Schools Board of Education earlier this month unanimously approved wage increases for classified staff, including paraprofessionals, after a report showed the district fell significantly below schools of similar size in pay.
Customers lined the sidewalk outside Jim and Connie's Blair Bakery on Saturday to buy doughnuts — glazed, Boston cream, jelly, cake — and other pastries.
Black Elk-Neihardt Park is one of Blair's hidden gems, and now two residents are hoping to add to its recreational uses under proposals recently revealed.
It hasn't been hard to notice the increased flow of traffic moving through downtown Blair since flooding along the Missouri River closed Interstate 29 in Iowa from Loveland to Crescent.
When floodwaters from the Elkhorn River poured into the fairgrounds in Arlington in March, members of the Washington County Fair Board could have easily thrown up their hands.
The Fourth of July is an opportunity for families to gather and celebrate with fun, food and fireworks — a tradition that dates back to the first celebration when fireworks lit up the sky in 1777.
The sun was shining for another successful Gateway to the West Days festival, which drew thousands of people for concerts, the car show, a 5K run, food events, and of course, the parade.
Area residents have had to adjust with the road closures and detours as a result of the March flooding — probably none more so than those who travel state highways 31 and 36.
The City of Blair recently put 5 acres of land up for sale which it had purchased from the Blair YMCA in 2013. There are two parcels just east of the YMCA facility that make up the 5 acres. While it’s true that the city could always use some extra cash, we hope the possibility for community …
They protect and serve and now the Blair Police Department (BPD) is facing a similar issue as departments around the country: lack of recruits and retaining officers.
Three accidents at the same intersection — U.S. Highway 30 and Industrial Park Drive — in less than a year has drawn attention from both city and state officials.
Late last year, the Nebraska Board of Parole published a notice in newspapers across Nebraska, including the Washington County Enterprise, that it would no longer publish notice of parole board public hearings in newspapers, effective Jan. 1.
Campaign spending has always been big business on the national level as candidates try to influence the public and gain votes. But now it's even happening at the local level, and it seems it's getting out of control.
For the second-straight year, Nebraska has been No. 1 in the nation in economic development and Blair played a significant role in helping the state garner such a recognition.
Tariffs are taxes on imports. They are meant to protect domestic business and put foreign competitors at a disadvantage. But those same taxes can also place a burden on U.S. businesses and consumers, which pay more for imported products.
A 20-year-old University of Iowa student disappeared while jogging July 18, sparking an extensive month-long search near her hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa, a rural community east of Des Moines.
The 100th Washington County Fair ended with a bang Wednesday night as fireworks lit up the sky in Arlington. The event — two years in the making — went off without a hitch.