Milestones

Fun celebrating the Van Stralens’ 50th wedding anniversary

Mary and Dirk Van Stralen recently celebrated 50 years of marriage! It all started back in 1966 when Dirk, a pilot and navigator for World Airlines, was invited to a party with cr ...

FUN THROUGH THE EYES OF MAGGIE ROSE MCGURK column

Ursula Johnson is an amazing woman! At 90 years young, she laughs a lot, enjoys life, stay healthy, and looks and acts like a young woman. “My birthday party was the most e ...

Tom Cosgrove to be honored Friday as bypass shares his name

State Road 65 Lincoln Bypass will be named the Thomas J. Cosgrove Memorial Highway this Friday. Cosgrove, who died Feb. 8, 2017, was a longtime Lincoln advocate. Before becoming t ...

Beloved Betty Gordon’s memorial Tuesday at the library

  She was Mrs. Claus and Harvey the Rabbit’s sister. And perhaps, most memorably, a fairy tale character.  As Mother Goose, Betty Gordon was a beloved figure to sco ...

Nicolas Alexander Schroeder receives Norwich University diploma cum laude

Nicolas Alexander Schroeder received a bachelor’s of arts degree in criminal justice, cum laude, from Norwich University. Schroeder, who is from Lincoln, graduated May 13.

Faces and places

U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Wilson E. Newman graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed ...

Cpl. Brandon E. Cuenca serving in the Marines

Cpl. Brandon E. Cuenca is currently serving in the United States Marine Corps as a 5711 CBRN Defense Specialist for Combat Logistics Battalion 5 at Camp Pendleton, San Diego. Cuen ...

Tom Cosgrove is greatly missed

Tom Cosgrove's passing leaves a void in the community and in his family for sure. His relentless work as a City Councilman on the 65 bypass stands among his many achievements a ...

Leaving a Legacy

Tom Cosgrove’s role in making the Lincoln Bypass a reality cannot be underestimated.  In transportation, you don't build a $325 million project in a rural county wit ...

Beloved Tom Cosgrove dies unexpectedly

Tom Cosgrove died Feb. 8 after unexpectedly suffering a stroke the week before. He was 67. Since moving from Citrus Heights to downtown Lincoln in 1987, Cosgrove was committed to ...

Kendall Davidek receives master’s degree from Georgia State University

Kendall Davidek earned a master's degree in neuroscience from Georgia State University during its 102nd commencement Dec. 14 at the Georgia Dome. Georgia State University is a ...

Virginia Perkins’ family thanks community

The family of Virginia Perkins wishes to thank the Lincoln community for your kind words, prayers and expressions of condolence during the passage of our loved one. John Perkins, ...

Mona Brehm, newspaper’s co-owner, mourned after death at 92

Mona Brehm, matriarch of Brehm Communications Inc., parent company of The Lincoln News Messenger, died Oct. 4, leaving a family of relatives and employees remembering her for her h ...

Celebrate every birthday

 Most of my family and friends, after turning 50, don’t make a big deal of birthdays. Yes, we’re respectful of birthdays, posting Facebook birthday greetings, goi ...

Eyes on Lincoln

Wilson Park was the unique setting for Marcey Amin and Harvey Sanford’s wedding.  Baseball fanatics, Marcey, a Dodger fan; and Harvey, a San Francisco Giants fan; decid ...