Category: Blair, NE
Blair Show Choir Workshop
Ovation Show Choir stormed the stage at the annual Show Choir Workshop in January. Weathering Storms is the theme of this year’s show. Otte Middle School also performed their colorful monster themed show.
Usually by now I have at least one summer travel adventure to write about, but not this year. One of these days I plan to mount my camper on my pickup truck again and head out for who-knows-where, but not just yet. For now I will leave the national and state parks to families who…
March to March: Random thoughts on the COVID year that was.
Last Thursday was a day of personal celebration and reflection. That day, March 11, was the day I received my second virus vaccination. It also marked one year since the corona outbreak was declared a pandemic. What I most remember about that day a year ago is that I was camping in the snow at…
The elephant in the room
Masked supporters and mask-less opponents filled the library conference room last Thursday for a public hearing on a proposed ordinance to require face coverings while indoors in public spaces within the city. For nearly two hours more than two dozen people spoke for and against the proposal. Each speaker generally respected the three minute…
Trail opens acres of park land to view
New vistas are open to view at Black Elk Neihardt Park in Blair thanks to volunteers who have carved out a new mountain bike and multi-use trail at the western edge of the park. The trail opens up acres of park property that have been nearly inaccessible due to dense trees, grass and brush.
Cool rides turn out for Cruise Night
The weather was fine and so were the rides on Saturday night for the final cruise night of the season in Blair.
Hello Autumn 2020
Tuesday afternoon I grabbed a lens that I haven’t used in awhile and headed down to California Bend to commemorate the first day of autumn 2020.
News Photographer recollects Dana Closing
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,…
May Cruise Night in Blair
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 Washington…