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A life jacket required for all aboard LIFE JACKET ABOARD REQUIRED FOR EACH PERSON ABOARD

First of all, the law requires you to have a life jacket for each person on board the boat. Not only do you have to have the device, but it must be Coast Guard approved, it must be ...

Play sports while you can

There is perhaps no better time to enjoy sports than during those college prep years. There are no decisions to make as to where to play, politics are at a minimum, and there are n ...

Start of college a transition time for family members

My daughter’s going to be fine. And I’m going to be fine. Last Thursday, hours before we boarded a Sacramento plane Michigan-bound, Kim voiced her concerns about leaving Califo ...

Honest, direct communication should be given

Honest, direct communication should be given By Angela Ponivas Special to The News Messenger Have you ever struggled to speak honestly and directly? I did for years, and occasi ...

‘Conan the Barbarian’ laughable

The first scene of “Conan the Barbarian” takes place in the midst of battle, where a dying female warrior gives violent birth to a baby and a yelling, grieving father holds alo ...

Head injuries

We’re entering the fall season and that means sporting activity will increase even beyond the baseball, softball, swimming, and diving now wrapping up from the summer. The follow ...

Upland game clinic coming to Hastings Island

If you mention upland game hunting, the first thing that comes to mind is pheasant, those imported, colorful Chinese chickens. But upland game consists of many more types of birds, ...

Let’s help downtown Lincoln flourish Let’s help downtown Lincoln flourish

Two of the four downtown business owners attending the Lincoln Boulevard Improvements Project workshop Aug. 11 liked what they heard. The other two had reservations. The project w ...

Art dates dominate next several weeks

This has been a mild summer but a hot art scene with local artists active and fully engaged bringing enjoyment to their many fans and supporters. Photographer Brad Senn and c ...

‘30 Minutes or Less’ a departure in Fleisher’s directing

“30 Minutes or Less” Directed by Ruben Fleischer Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari and Danny McBride Two out of five stars ‘30 Minutes or Less’ a departure in Fleisher ...

Check out melons at the Farmers’ Market

Know and Go: What: Downtown Farmers’ Market When: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 25 Where: F Street between 5th and 6th Streets and Beermann Plaza Farmers’ market column C ...

Where the grass is greener

This past weekend was the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony in which a couple of the National Football League’s finest former players gave stirring accounts of ...

Highway 65 Bypass progress update

To begin, I believe it is important to address a rumor that pops up periodically that work on the Highway 65 Bypass has stopped. Let me assure you that work on the Highway 65 Bypa ...

Hiring a new city attorney is a major responsibility

It’s easy to overlook the importance of some City Council agenda items placed on the consent agenda. I was reminded of that by the July 26 consent agenda item regarding a reque ...

‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ provides fresh take

“Rise of the Planet of the Apes” Directed by Rupert Wyatt Starring: James Franco, Andy Serkis and Freida Pinto Rating: Four out of five stars ‘Rise of the Planet of the Ape ...