downtown Lincoln

Businesses doing well after the bypass opening

After 40 years of anticipation, the Highway 65 Bypass became a reality on Oct. 7, 2012. A year later, The News Messenger asked residents how the bypass affected local businesses. ...

Watch for scarecrows in downtown Lincoln

Through Nov. 1, some funny and a few scary handmade scarecrows have taken over several storefronts in downtown Lincoln. Downtown Lincoln Association is sponsoring an inaugural Com ...

Foto’s George Fotopoulos retiring after 36 years

Walking into Foto’s Market on 5th Street in downtown Lincoln  is like entering a bygone era, where customer service and friendliness were the hallmark of every small bus ...

Adios, Lincoln Ace

For contractors and homeowners in search of that special nut or bolt, they’ll soon have to go to the big-box stores. Lincoln’s last family-operated hardware store is go ...

Beermanns Restaurant closes

Downtown Lincoln has lost Beermann’s restaurant, which closed Wednesday after being opened by new owners in April 2012. “The day-to-day business wasn’t there,&rd ...

Food trucks now a part of downtown landscape

Starting next Wednesday, we have another reason to hang out in downtown Lincoln. On the second Wednesday of every month, through at least December, the Downtown Lincoln Associatio ...

Rods & Relics known for their raffles

  Each year, the Rods & Relics Club puts together raffle prizes and baskets comprised of hundreds of items. The group receives plenty of community support in their endeav ...

Lincoln Boulevard Celebration a big success

  The Lincoln Boulevard Celebration (Saturday) was our “Rockwell” moment. The celebration brought a variety of Lincoln folks of all ages together to celebrate Li ...

Why log trucks go through town

This information is for a Lincoln resident who didn’t know about why log trucks go through Lincoln. Log trucks go to Sierra Pacific Industries, located on Highway 65, north end o ...

Why are there still trucks on Lincoln’s main street?

I was at the ribbon-cutting ceremony (Friday) and to the bike ride along the new Lincoln Bypass today. I hear a lot about how the new bypass will relieve Lincoln of gridlock thro ...