1 YEAR AGO Nov. 18, 2010 – Police unsure of job stability – Final decision depends on City Council – The failure of Measure K has left employees within the police department unsure whether they will have jobs when the city’s new budget is adopted next June. “Measure K had created an uncertain atmosphere that has continued now that Measure K has failed,” Police Chief Joel Neves said Monday. “The attitude and morale is still anxious and uncertain, and employees don’t know exactly what is going to occur in the department or to them individually.” There is a projected deficit of $2.4 million for the city’s General Fund, which provides monies for police, fire, library and recreation services, according to previous News Messenger reports. 10 YEARS AGO Nov. 15, 2001 – Residents kind to man and his mules on trip – Carl Cruikshank and his mules stopped for a rest in Lincoln while journeying back to Parsons, Kan. last week and left with a saddle, blanket, new jeans and a new hat given to him by kind residents and business owners in town. He was first sighted by saddle maker Jim Price on Nicolaus Road last Thursday night. Price said he thought the sight of the man and his mules a bit strange. Price met up with Cruikshank, 53, the next morning at McDonald’s, saw his mules, and offered to give him a saddle if he would come to the Diamond D store, where Price has his saddle business. 20 YEARS AGO Nov. 14, 1991 – Gang linked to beating – Lincoln police arrested two male juveniles Tuesday in connection with the assault of two 20-year old men in McBean Park Nov. 3. The two were arrested at 2 p.m. at Lincoln High School for battery resulting in serious bodily injury and additional charges may be filed, said Sgt. Chris Russ. Police said the two caucasian victims engaged in an argument with a group of black and Hispanic men before the assault. 50 YEARS AGO Nov. 16, 1961 – Wider Program Considered By LUHS Trustees – The Lincoln high school board of trustees made an extended study and discussed plans for enlarging the high school program at its meeting Tuesday night. The projected enrollment indicated that at least 483 students would be attending the high school next year, and that the district will have to hire additional teachers. The passage of state laws have made it mandatory to include world history of all tenth graders and world geography for all freshman on the list of required subjects. The addition of these subjects plus the fact that many students are requesting college prep courses makes it necessary to plan on another geometry class and an extra class of English IV, according to a report from Orrin Hoffman, principal. 75 YEARS AGO Nov. 19, 1936 – Ed’s Slants On The Day’s News – A game warden of Del Norte County is being held for murder of a hunter who he says threatened him, then accosted about his hunting license or some infraction of the game law – many game wardens have been killed by law violators when only discharging their duty and now if one heats the violator to “the draw” he’s just smart, that’s all. The Lincoln Chronicles are compiled by Shoni Jones. No editing changes are made to the copy so that the entries appear as originally published.