Opinion

Why update site now?

The city of Lincoln is currently conducting an election for two seats on the City Council and is also in the process of hiring a new city manager to conduct city business. During ...

Permission is important

During the past two weeks, The News Messenger published articles about parental permission for PG-13 and R-rated films in school. On Oct. 2, Carol Feineman (page 4, “Parents ...

Stay open, downtown

I would like to discuss my concern for Lincoln’s downtown district. I feel like there is more we could do to keep the local shops thriving in downtown. I have noticed that a ...

Let’s help stop suicides from happening

I don’t like getting out of bed right after the sun rises on my weekends. It has to be a really good cause to make me give up a lazy Saturday morning. This Saturday, though ...

Part One: The long road to Lincoln

Editor’s note: To see all of Jane Tahti’s columns, check online at lincolnnewsmessenger.com. In the 1840s, Samuel Fleming was in the midst of a good life in Warsaw, Il ...

Lincoln Chronicles for Oct. 16

1 YEAR AGO Oct. 17, 2013 – Council to discuss rate hike issues Tuesday – Residents get a second chance to voice opinions – Since early August when Lincoln re ...

30 days of the 3-foot Law

Doesn’t time just fly by?  Here we are already 30 days into the 3-foot law and what has changed?  Not much. The good news is that for several days, there was ...

‘Dracula Untold’ doesn’t need the explanation

I don’t know what compels filmmakers to create origin stories for well-known villains. Storytelling 101 for evil-doers says that if you don’t know why they’re so ...

Time to Review Your Medicare Coverage

Medicare’s annual open enrollment season is underway, and I want to encourage everyone with Medicare to review their current health and prescription drug coverage.   O ...

Vote no on Measure A

Kudos to The News Messenger for asking the City Council and the candidates for their position on Measure A tax increase. It appears Peter Gilbert, Paul Joiner, Stan Nader, Christi ...