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Memorial Day -Museum of the Forgotten Warriors

I hope Lincoln News Messenger readers take it upon themselves to travel just a few miles north of Lincoln toward Marysville. Before reaching Marysville, the traveler turns east on ...

Dresser drawers The magazine, part one

It's an old, old dresser, belonging to my great-grandparents.  Old as it was, it seemed as if it had enough life left in it to allow the wood to grow back together, almos ...

High School Hi-jinks Part four - “buzzed”

It was the 1950s. If you don’t count cow eyeballs, most school days at Lincoln Union High School moved along pretty calmly, day after day.  Classes. Studies. ...

A children’s Christmas story The wooden horseman

It was Christmas! The ornaments were so happy! The sleepy loneliness of the rest of the year vanished as soon they were taken out of their tissue-filled boxes. They were thrilled ...

High school hi-jinks Part three – keeping us out of trouble

In all their efforts to keep us out of trouble, there were a few other questionable presentations, besides the marijuana movies.  There was even a movie dealing with pregnanc ...

Lincoln library should be included in top city services

Lincolnites, With the long weekend at the library, the book drops were sure to fill up and overflow so there was an opportunity to help keep the drops working by pulling out t ...

The long road to Lincoln, Part three: the Flemings reach California

Albert Fleming’s father, Samuel Fleming, and his two uncles, were true 49ers. After they reached the Gold Country, they branched out across the region to try their luck ...

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 ...

Poets Club members have a lot to say

What is it with the Poets Club of Lincoln members? They quietly work hard on their writings and, almost as quietly, regularly meet to share those writings. The 100-plus memb ...

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 ...