Opinion

“Share the Road” means follow the law

I remember the first time I saw a “Share the Road” sign.  It was in the Fort Bragg area, popular for bike riding. Since then, the signs have proliferated in Calif ...

Lincoln’s Auburn Ravine Park and Preserve is a 60-acre oasis

Editor’s note:  This is the 12th in a series of columns about Lincoln, its parks and its people. Lincoln’s Auburn Ravine Park and Preserve Located conveniently b ...

Lincoln Regional Airport an asset to city

I would like to make a few comments regarding Dan Kelly’s letter to the editor in this week’s Messenger (Sept. 24, page 4, “Lincoln Airport $5M in red”) reg ...

The wonderful ravine, part 1: Swimming skeletons

Our wonderful, wonderful Auburn Ravine!    My great-great-grandparents swam in the Auburn Ravine, as did many other old time families. Back then, in its heyday, I don ...

Visual Viewpoint

Happiness is having coffee with old friends.

Art League has come a long way and is still expanding

The Art League and its members have accomplished much since its March 2012 birth. But, while that’s a record to be proud of, the Art League’s ambitious “To Do&rdq ...

Lincoln Airport $5M in the red

Close the Lincoln airport! I was shocked to read (front page Lincoln News Messenger Sept. 17, “Lincoln Regional Airport $5M in the red”) that the Lincoln Airport is $5 ...

Teacher to add harassment-prevention strategy to classes

I am a third-grade teacher at First Street School. Every year, I pass out Lincoln Library application forms and library hours to my students. I encourage my students and their par ...

Wise Road- northeast Lincoln loop

Today, we start at our familiar gathering place at the McBean Pavilion (65 McBean Park Drive). As usual, check your bike over and make sure your cell phone is charged up. Hav ...

Lincoln Economic Development Committee (EDC) Strategic Plan initiates – Part 2

A few weeks ago, this column discussed two (the Lincoln Airport and agri-tourism) of the four major initiates of the city of Lincoln’s Economic Development Committee (EDC) St ...

Inquisitiveness can be contagious

Thanks for the Sept. 17 outstanding issue of The News Messenger. There were several interesting articles but one that stands out to me is “Where Are The Twelve Bridges?&rdqu ...

The Pam Am Experience: A blast from the past

It’s not often that one gets to relive incredible experiences but sometimes it happens. Those who remember airline travel when you could walk right up to the airplane, when ...

Upstairs in downtown, part 5: walkabout on a banner

Our little upstairs apartment stood on its Fifth Street site since 1906.   And then, on one amazing day, the stalwart little building decided to go on a city of Lincoln walk ...

Visual Viewpoint

Please be careful with fire. Only you can help prevent forest fires.

Hit by a car

I have read several studies about who is at fault most often in bike/car accidents.  Estimates vary from 57 percent to “nearly all” are caused by drivers. I see d ...