tanker fire

Resident doesn’t appreciate ‘Keystone Kops’ letter to editor

This is the third letter in my 79 years that I’ve written to a newspaper. I take issue with the name-calling “Keystone Kops” of our Lincoln Police by a Mr. R.L. Hurley who wa ...

Hey Lincoln, let's keep that cooperative city-wide spirit up!

It was heartwarming to read all the letters praising the great job done by our firemen, police and many others (Sept. 1 News Messenger, pages 4 to 8). Even our council members rose ...

More gas hazards in Lincoln?

Due to the Aug. 23 - 24 tanker fire, questions have risen about the safety of gas lines and a petroleum pipeline that run through Lincoln. The News Messenger addressed this issue b ...

Tanker fire investigation update

The investigation into what caused the Aug. 23-24 tanker fire could take a few months to a year. That’s according to Federal Railroad Administration spokesman Warren Flatau. On T ...

Tanker fire 9-1-1 tapes released Friday

It took less than ten minutes for all of Lincon’s on duty public safety to be dispatched to the scene of last week’s tanker fire, according to police at a Friday press conferen ...

Dispatcher’s actions crucial to last week’s propane fire’s positive outcome

Lincoln’s police and fire chiefs praised the sole dispatcher on duty during last week’s tanker fire. The praise for police dispatcher Terri Leedy came during a press conferenc ...

Officials say railroad safe way to ship propane

Changes made to train tanker cars that transport hazardous materials may have prevented a catastrophic explosion during last week’s train tanker fire. So said Chuck Osterman, the ...

Propane fire tested community

Last week’s propane fire was both an emergency that easily could have turned into a disaster and a major test of our community’s character. We all breathed sighs of relief whe ...

What can city do to prevent future propane fires?

It will take a forensic examination of the propane tank involved in last week’s incident before officials know how to prevent a future tanker fire from occurring in Lincoln. That ...

Propane storage yard in Lincoln since 1973

Concern on the community’s part about the installation of a propane yard at the edge of town on Nicolaus Road was prevalent in News Messenger reports from 1973, although there ar ...