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 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    May 5, 2022 

From My Perspective: Something's amiss

I may not watch the news, but that doesn’t mean I’m not informed. Most of my friends who do watch the news hadn’t even heard of the destruction...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    April 21, 2022

From My Perspective

There’s been a lot of talk lately about gender, gender identification, choosing a gender, sexuality, biology, how it affects our kids of today, and...

 

Community Garden plans Open Meeting and Mini-Class

The Lincoln Community Garden has scheduled an open meeting for garden members and individuals interested in gardening on Tuesday, April 26. The...

 

Planning underway for upcoming DU Banquet

Planning is underway for the Blackfoot River Ducks Unlimited Chapter's annual banquet. The committee began meeting in January to organize the event,...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    April 7, 2022

From My Perspective: Elite Status

If you’re breathing, you’ve heard about the recent Oscar Awards fiasco involving Chris Rock and Will Smith. Photos of the punch and the constant...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    March 24, 2022

From My Perspective: Losing Our Childhood Heroes

I grew up in a very small town. I was five years old when we moved there in 1975, and the population sign read something just over 1,000 people. That...

 

Arts Council to host Empire Trio for night of entertainment

The Lincoln Council for the Arts is bringing the Empire Trio for a night of music and entertainment to Lincoln on Thursday, April 6th at 7pm. The...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    March 10, 2022

From My Perspective: Putting Aside our Differences

Holy cow! In the last ten days we’ve seen the start of a war, the release of Pfizer court documents regarding the COVID vaccine side effects, and...

 

From my Perspective: Hunkering down... Tucking in

Just last week I thought spring had arrived. The weather was unseasonably warm and sunny. I had that lighter feeling, the one I get when spring is...

 

After two years, Pete Sitch Basketball Tournament to return next month

The Pete Sitch Basketball Tournament returns to Lincoln after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is slated for the weekend of March...

 

Love one another

Next week, we’ll celebrate Valentine’s Day with all the mushy cards, candy, flowers, and more. Not that there’s anything wrong with any of...

 

Arts Council plans pasty sale and more

The Lincoln Council for the Arts had their first meeting of 2022 to discuss their upcoming Pasty Fundraiser as well as upcoming events for the year....

 

From My Perspective

There are many reasons to celebrate, birthdays, weddings, graduations and milestones. Some are celebrated once a year, once a decade, or just once....

 

From My Perspective: Christmas Memories and Traditions

We all have our own Christmas and holiday traditions and memories that we either continue or that motivate us to create new ones. Some change and...

 

From My Perspective: It's Not Really Goodbye

Sometimes in life, we find friends that mean the world to us. We just connect with them, and they become part of us. I can count on one hand the numbe...

 

Christmas Stroll is coming to Lincoln

Christmas will be here before we know it. Luckily for locals and those coming to visit during the holidays, especially during the weekend of Dec. 4,...

 

Discovering Talent

Everyone has a talent, whether they realize it or not, and there are so many different ways to express ourselves. There are those who create art with...

 

Creating Connections

It’s been a busy couple of weeks with travel, in-person shows and getting ready for upcoming holiday shows. Throughout all the hustle and bustle,...

 

Update from Lincoln Council for the Arts

With so many new faces in Lincoln, the Lincoln Council for the Arts wanted to give a small update on things they are doing in the community and...

 

Repeating History (Part Three)

In this last segment of my repeating history series, I’d like to point out a few things about our recent history, within the last ten years or so,...

 

From My Perspective: Repeating History (Part Two)

Last week’s column was on history repeating itself as it pertains to World War II and how I see similarities and correlations between events that...

 

Repeating History (Part One)

Our world today has me thinking a lot about our past, and how little we seemed to have learned from it. I see us repeating our history in a couple of...

 

'Falling' into place

There is a lot going on in the world right now. Good, bad and otherwise. But the one thing about this time of year, in my opinion, is the time to...

 

Back in the Saddle

Sometimes we forget how much we miss doing something we love - and how good for us it is to do those things. This past week I was reminded of just...

 

From My Perspective: Passing Judgement

I recently overheard a conversation between two people while I was sitting at a machine in the Wheel Inn. I’m not sure if these two individuals,...

 

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