Washington County Strong

Floodwaters inundated the Arlington fair grounds in March, but thanks to the determination of the The Washington County Fair Board and hours and hours of hard work by more than 100 volunteers, the Washington County Fair was held as scheduled July 26-31.

Flooded Washington County Livestock buildings.

I enjoy everything about the fair, but the most memorable event for me this year was the livestock auction.  In addition to  raisng more than $68,000 for kids who participated in livestock competitions, bidders and contributors also  generously raised another $9,000 to help the grandson of longtime Arlington farm-family Terry and Betty Rasmussen who has leukemia.

 

Washington County athletes compete in State Track and Field Championships

Blair, Fort Calhoun and Arlington track teams qualified 27 athletes for State Track and Field Championship competition at Omaha Burke Stadium on Friday and Saturday, May  17 and 18.  Fort Calhoun runners Zack Marshall and Taya Skelton earned state track gold.  Arlington freshman Kailynn Gubbels and junior Milee Young each took home two state medals.

Fort Atkinson Living History Days

On the first weekend of each month from May until October, visitors to Fort Atkinson Historical Park near Fort Calhoun can experience how life might have been lived at the first U.S. military post west of the Missouri River. The fort was established in 1820 and was active until 1827.

 

Fort Calhoun graduates ready to pursue success

During her commencement address, salutatorian Avery McKennan told her classmates,  “ The real world is ahead of us, but I know that our class is full of individuals ready to pursue their own successful futures.”  Congratulations to the Fort Calhoun class of 2019 and best wishes in your pursuit of success.

 

 

Fish Fry Friday

First Friday of Lent means that crowds flock to the  annual St. John the Baptist Fish Fry in Fort Calhoun.  The fish fry is a premier community event that draws big crowds from across the Omaha Metro area and far beyond.