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Time to say thanks

Although New Year’s is almost two weeks in the past, it’s time to give a vote of thanks to all those who help make News Messenger Sports possible. I started as the Messenger’ ...

In chilly January, cuddle up with a book

When the weather outside is frightful, library browsing is delightful. Library browsers will find a warm welcome and a staff that knows books and can often recommend something in ...

The preseason grind

It is inevitable that basketball programs would pit their skills against some of the toughest competition around when scheduling games for the preseason. Coaches basically have jus ...

Library column

Like a migrating bird, the popular Mother Goose on the Loose program returns for the season today at the Lincoln Public Library at Twelve Bridges. It’s part of a national, award- ...

Friends of the Lincoln Library amazing

I want to thank the usually unrecognized 298 Friends of the Lincoln Library members. Most of them are retired. Several are grandparents. A few are former city library board membe ...

Failing can be turned into success

As 2012 approaches, many residents will begin to make their New Year’s resolutions. If you are anything like me, you will begin the year with great goals and intentions but ine ...

Rattlesnake vaccine controversy

Most pet owners are aware of the advantages of vaccinating their dogs and cats to prevent common diseases. Core vaccines for dogs include rabies, a distemper-parvovirus combinatio ...

Start new year by calculating your net worth

Personal financial planning is a dynamic process, one that never ends. But experience suggests that most U.S. taxpayers do not have a formal, written financial plan. Instead, the ...

Following the bouncing brain

29LNM_PH_Jims Column_Linsdau Following the bouncing brain A recent lawsuit against the National Football League by a number of ex-players has perpetuated the concern over the lon ...

Here's hoping the new year will be good for Lincoln

How can we be three days away from a new year? It seems like we welcomed in Jan. 1, 2011 the other month. On the other hand, last January’s heated discussion over the General Fu ...

‘Tintin’s adventures become tiresome after awhile

Based on a series of comics by the Belgian artist known as Hergé, “The Adventures of Tintin” is widely beloved in Europe but is largely unknown here in the United States. So t ...

City staff is free to talk to newspaper

Just a reminder that it is important to keep me informed if any of you are talking to the media. It is my responsibility as the City’s PIO to keep the Council and the City Manage ...

‘Mission: Impossible’s’ action exciting to see

By the time any film franchise reaches its fourth iteration, the series is usually an empty husk that only barely resembles the ideas and vivacity that made the first movie so grea ...

Shopping locally helps the library

Maybe you’ve heard the saying that “a library will get you through times with no money better than money will get you through times with no libraries.” In past recessions, p ...

Click and Clack column

Dear Tom and Ray, I’m sending this anonymously because I don’t want my friends to know what a bonehead I am. I went out to the driveway to replace the rear brake shoes on my da ...