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The long road to Lincoln, Part two: Mormons and 49ers

Although the Flemings were not Mormon, Samuel’s wife, Ann, had a brother who was Mormon. Their Mormon niece worked as a waitress in the Fleming Tavern. The Mormon settlement ...

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 ...

Guided thistles - I mean missiles

It may not be common knowledge today, but during the Cold War, the Russians knew all about Lincoln. Never mind the Strategic Air Command, based a few miles north of Lincoln at Bea ...

The real nightmare - Part three of a three-part series

“Where’s Jane?” I wasn’t on the Sleeping Porch so I didn’t hear my parents ask the question. But I knew the answer. In fact, I knew right where I w ...

Council demands new look at cleanup costs for old landfill

Lincoln City Council spent 90 minutes at Tuesday night’s council meeting sparring with city staff about what should be done to clean-up the old Virginiatown landfill. They di ...

The “She Wolf of London” comes to Lincoln: Part one

I was a little scared. No. I was really scared. Usually I didn’t walk home alone at night from the theater, just one block away. Usually my older brother was on duty, bare ...

Mother Goose on the Loose a successful program

Thank you so much for the great article by Allie Schwartz and photos by Carol Percy about the "Mother Goose on the Loose" program at the Lincoln Library (front page and A ...

Mother Goose on the Loose – The Most Successful Program at the Library

Betty Gordon, Lincoln resident of 14 years and active member of The Friends of the Lincoln Library, is a big part of making the Mother Goose on the Loose program possible at the Li ...

Living with lizards - Part one

 Lizards and snakes and bugs, oh my! No, we’re not dancing down the yellow brick road with Dorothy and friends, although we once had a scarecrow that scared one of the ...

Part two: more on fig leaves

Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part column about figs. It includes some fun facts about figs and a poem written in 2000. See all of Jane Tahti’s columns at li ...