Current and retired faculty and staff formed a caravan which included a fire truck and school bus and paraded past the entrance to Feet Calhoun Middle School and High School to honor Dr. Don Johnson on his final before retirement on Tuesday, July 30, 2020. Johnson served as Fort Calhoun high school and middle schoolContinue reading “Thanks for the memories Don Johnson”
Ten years ago this week on June 30, 2010 the Dana Board of Regents and Dana Corporation abruptly announced that the 126 year old Lutheran institution would permanently close. As photographer for the Enterprise newspaper I had regularly visited the campus to photograph the annual Sights and Sounds of Christmas, picturesque seasonal campus landscapes, and occasional sports,Continue reading “News Photographer recollects Dana Closing”
If you can drive it, you probably could find it on the streets in downtown Blair on Cruise Night in May. Another cruise night is planned for July 4 before the fireworks show. The event, organized by Blair resident Matt Saunders, drew hundreds of cars — both classic and modern — that cruised along WashingtonContinue reading “May Cruise Night in Blair”
The plastic tiara I am wearing in a photo taken by my daughter announces that I am, “Officially Retired.” And I am. -Well sort of. The tiara was a gag gift from my kids when they unexpectedly showed up at my house to give me a surprise retirement party. For more than seventeen years IContinue reading “Ready to wander”
A six inch snow fall late Thursday and early Friday morning created a silver white wonderland in Washington County and the Omaha Metro area. Early morning light and clearing skies made for a picture perfect walk along paths at Black Elk – Neihardt Park and Arbor Park Arboretum in Blair.
Blair High School bands presented their annual winter concert in the Lela Neve Auditorium.
The Blair Area Community Band and the Blair Community Choir performed their annual holiday concert for an appreciative audience in the Lela Neve Auditorium at Blair High school.
The yearly fundraiser for Joseph’s Coat and the Washington County Food Pantry netted around $34,000. The Washington County Food Pantry serves 143 families, 366 individual and 12 new families in an average month.
The Blair Bakery is usually busy on Saturday morning, but nothing like November 23, when cars began arriving before 4:30 and customers lining the sidewalks waiting for Connie Custard to open up so they could buy out the donuts and cookies to allow Connie to spend time with her husband Jim. Jim, a Marine veteran hasContinue reading “Clearing the shelves to support Blair Bakery owners”
Families again filled the sidewalks along Washington Street to take part in the 18th annual sugar Plum Festival in downtown Blair last week. Highlights included photos with Santa, hayrack rides pulled by horse and tractors, lots of free treats and other goodies, and seasonal music music by local bands and carolers.