Letters to the Editor

Sky is not falling

Look out Lincolnites, the sky is falling! At least that is what the editor of the local newspaper would like you to believe. When I first heard about the propane tanker fire, I cal ...

Propane should leave

May I add my complete agreement to Mr. and Mrs. (Kevin and Marianne) Smith’s appraisal (Aug. 1, Page A8, “Put propane far away”).  The current facility (Nor ...

A bit of local history

The advent of the Lincoln area’s biennial Grand Homecoming Celebration on Aug. 24 prompted me to think back over the years. My first homecoming experience occurred in May of ...

Reader has a dispute with bicycle column

I have a question for the “avid bicyclist” Vic Freeman, regarding his bike column on page A15 in the July 25 edition of The Lincoln News Messenger. Why did he leave ou ...

Common Core facts

Both Democrats and Republicans are opposed to Common Core. SAT scores dropped 60 points in three decades. Common Core will lower our educational system even more by removing alge ...

Are they recording us?

The ACLU has discovered that police departments across the country record millions of drivers’ license plates and locations and upload these into local (and possibly more com ...

Used as a cash cow

Lincoln Crossing was used as a cash cow to pay for the council’s special projects, which did not include the four remaining parks. Contributing to this mess is the fact that ...

Oral reports should stay

I enjoyed reading your editorial in today’s Messenger (July 18, page 4, “Don’t do away with council committee reports”) and totally agree that the council m ...

I like verbal reports

I watch the City Council meetings at home and was admittedly surprised to hear Councilman Paul Joiner’s suggestion to eliminate the verbal committee reports at the meetings.& ...

Oral committee reports essential part of City Council meetings

Thank you for last week’s editorial (July 18, page A4) “Don’t do away with council committee reports.” I find it equally “disconcerting” that C ...