Friends of the Lincoln Library

Library staff appreciates white goose donation

Would the lovely lady who donated the large white goose to the Mother Goose on the Loose program at the library please stop by or call us?  We would like to thank you properl ...

The long road to Lincoln, part six: horses! horses! horses!

In 1852, Samuel Fleming had reunited with his family and settled back into life on the Mississippi River. But not for long. In his three-year absence, he had crisscrossed the Gol ...

The long road to Lincoln, part five: the homecoming

An interim note regarding The Long Road to Lincoln series. At this point, I realize that the title for this series should have been the Long Long Long Long Road to Lincoln.  ...

Special authors’ presentation Saturday at the library

The public is invited to hear local authors from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Twelve Bridges Public Library. Friends of the Lincoln Library sponsors the free event. This ...

My parents' nightmare: Part two

Editor’s note: To see all of Jane Tahti’s columns, check online at lincolnnewsmessenger.com. I was having a nightmare and the She Wolf of London was playing the part o ...

Friends’ book sales continue

Once again, Linconlites and those in the Lincoln area came forward to help make the third large book sale of the year a success to the tune of $1,114. The funds will go toward sup ...

The garden’s a zoo – Part three of the three-part series

Editor’s note: To see all of Jane Tahti’s columns, check online at lincolnnewsmessenger.com. During the summer, our kids became experts at tomato worm removal. The bi ...

Praying or preying? - Part two

It’s peaceful out in the garden.  There’s nothing’s scary, except for that moment that every gardener has experienced:  the moment when your eyes finall ...

Glorious summer nights in the old sleeping porch

The old sleeping porch originally sat alone in the backyard of the Fleming home. Then, with the advent of indoor plumbing, the porch was nudged closer to the house and a bathroom ...

Library fundraiser gets a boost

June is fundraising month for Friends of the Lincoln Library members and their efforts got a big boost last Wednesday with the donation of $1,000 from the Sun City Lincoln Hills&rs ...

Not just a spinster Part one

Elizabeth Fleming was a Lincoln girl, true and true.  She was born in Lincoln in 1874.  She was a deeply religious Catholic, reared in the church by her Irish immigrant ...

It didn’t sound right

As a baby, he was lulled to sleep by trains rolling by, literally rocking him to sleep in the two-story yellow railroad depot. As a toddler, he heard the trains rumbling from just ...

Council approves hike in public facilities fees

Council members were divided Tuesday night about how high development fees should be for future infrastructure and capital improvements within the city. Their arguments at the reg ...

A look at Dillian’s Corner – Part three: a little Lincoln fender bender

Editor’s note: This is the third of a four-part series looking at Dillian’s Corner stories and anecdotes. A heartfelt clarification:  I would like to add a much-n ...

A few feathered friends in Lincoln

Part one Editor’s note: Part two is about bird stories. Part one looked at unusual bird sightings in Lincoln. See Part one on page A6 of March 27’s  News Messenge ...