BLAIR - The American Red Cross is operating or partnering with 13 shelters in Nebraska and Southwest Iowa to assist those who have been displaced from their homes due to flooding. The shelters are located in: Council Bluffs, Iowa (Salem United'... Read More

As of midday Saturday, the American Red Cross was operating or planning to operate 15 shelters in Nebraska and western Iowa for people displaced by the devastating floods. That list included locations at Elkhorn Middle School in Omaha and sites'... Read More

BLAIR - Red Cross Shelter Update – March 15, 2019 Families and individuals affected by flooding are welcome.   MARCH 15, 2019 —The American Red Cross is operating or partnering with 10 shelters in Nebraska and Southwest Iowa to assist those'... Read More

BLAIR - New blankets, towels and prepackaged snacks and bottled water are needed by area first responders and those they rescue. First responders also indicate a need for new socks in adult sizes.    Blair area donations can be dropped off a'... Read More

BLAIR - Mandatory evacuations Northeast Washington County are underway.  Sheriff Mike Robinson says immediate action is required for those who live in the Missouri River bottoms – residents east of County road 31, east of County road p-31 to Count'... Read More

BLAIR - Schools cancelled for today include: West Harrison Missouri Valley Bancroft- Rosalie Crescent Elementary Howells Dodge North Bend Pender Tekamah Herman Oakland Craig Underwood Lyons Decatur There is a 1015 '... Read More

BLAIR -  An appointment by Mayor Rich Hansen of Blair Police Officer Kelly McManigal to Sargent at last night’s Blair City Council Meeting.  The new sargent says one of his priorities is to strengthen retention of police officers.  Blair has los'... Read More

BLAIR - Flooded roadways, creeks and rivers running out of their banks is forcing area motorists to find detours to their destinations.  Highway 91 west of Blair was closed at Nickerson due to flooding on the Elkhorn.  Local traffic was permitted t'... Read More

BLAIR - Nearly a block long line of flashing lights on the south side of the Washington County Court House at this time.  Dispatch staff are evacuating as a safety measure.  Dispatch operations will be handled by Omaha during the interim.  A natur'... Read More

BLAIR - Security at the Blair Water treatment plant could be improved with a grant from the state of Nebraska - and that matter will be discussed by the Blair City Council tomorrow evening.  Council members will also consider an ordinance amending t'... Read More

BLAIR - Now that the new Washington County Justice Center is fully underway, who is responsible for choosing what’s called “soft costs” such as furniture, washer and dryer and kitchen equipment needed for the new jail?  Whether Prochaska &'... Read More

BLAIR - A barn fire  reported in the 4700 block of NorthWoods Drive in the early hours this morning – Fort Calhoun, Ponca Hills and Irvington Fire and Rescue departments responded as did the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.  That fire also r'... Read More

BLAIR - A flood watch from late Tuesday night through Wednesday for the Boomer Blair area has been issued by the National Weather Service in Valley.  Weekend rain, snow melt and expected heavy rain midweek will increase the potential for flooding al'... Read More

BLAIR - Among the matters for Blair School Board members when they meet this evening – discussion of use of 48 bleeding control kits donated by Blair’s Memorial Community Hospital to be distributed throughout the district, and discussion of enter'... Read More