Linda Stackpoole

City saves almost $100,000 a year through Friends of the Lincoln Libraries donations

The nonprofit Friends of the Lincoln Libraries donates $95,000 a year to the Twelve Bridges Library to present programs and buy books, DVDs and other needed materials. Some of ...

Elected local officials work hard

It’s not easy being a City Council member.  There are two council seats open in the Nov. 4, 2014 General Election. Candidates can file to run, between July 14 and A ...

Recall has mixed emotions

A possible recall of three City Council members is stirring up memories of a recall 17 years ago. Some residents say a recall could divide Lincoln in two and other residents contac ...

Q and A with your council candidates

On Tuesday, Lincoln voters will choose which of six candidates will be the two new City Council members. Running for office are Reid Barney, Jeff Greenberg, Gabriel Hydrick, Stan N ...

Former mayor says to vote for Linda Stackpoole

I am writing to ask you to vote for Linda Stackpoole on Nov. 2. Linda is a lifelong Lincoln resident and we have known each other since we were children. Linda has a love for this ...

It’s political season

If residents didn’t already know that it’s election season, they do now. That’s due to City Council candidate signs popping up this week on numerous street corners and neighb ...

Making sense of council's compensation

Many residents have asked about the compensation and benefits our employees receive and how they came to be and who and when they were approved. The following column is my attempt ...

City Council members take pay cuts

Health benefits and life insurance set Lincoln’s City Council apart from the councils of four area cities. The total amount of pay this fiscal year for Lincoln City Council memb ...

Why City Council members wanted to spend $54,000 with the Lew Edwards Group regarding the proposed utility users’ tax

The City Council approved a $54,000 professional service agreement with the Lew Edwards Group last week “to educate Lincoln residents about the city’s budget challenges and pro ...

How council candidates would save the budget

The News Messenger asked prospective City Council members if they would have balanced the budget differently, and what the city should do if the proposed utility users’ tax (UTT) ...