Arbor Park students dance to the music

SOAR subject

Arbor Park SOAR eagle and owl
SOAR Educator Kay Neumann holds a bald eagle named Thora while she talks with Arbor Park fifth grade students

Save Our Avian Resources (SOAR) educator Kay Neumann visited  Arbor Park School last week with Thora, a bald eagle, and Cedar, an eastern screech owl.  While the goal of SOAR is to return all birds to the wild, Thora suffers from limited vision, due to lead poisoning.  Cedar is non-releasable due to a damaged wing. Neumann said she and her family love to hunt, but lead ammunition can be toxic to wildlife.  That is why Neumann and SOAR advocate the use non-toxic ammunition when hunting.

Jump Rope for Heart week

North School jump rope for heart
Mrs. Pike’s first grade class warm up for the jump rope contests.

Throughout February, students at Deerfield, North and South primary schools in Blair collected donations for the American Heart Association.  The week of Feb. 16th students and staff participated in Jump Rope for Heart week activities.  The annual  event is an opportunity for students to help others while learning about heart health.




State Wrestling Tournament

State Wresting finals
Sophomore Walker Moore works for points against Gretna’s Trevor Fauver in the class B 106 pound state championship match at CenturyLink Center in Omaha

A total of 18 Washington Count wrestlers – ten from Blair, four from Fort Calhoun and four from Arlington took part in the state tournament at CenturyLink Center in Omaha.




January in the mirror

A handful of photos from Washington County events in January 2016

Holiday Musical Feast

Christmas, winter, and holiday music filled my December calendar.  Here are just a few of the many  images that helped to make my season bright.