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MetLife holds Grand Opening

October 15 - Nichole Hamm has opened a new MetLife insurance office in Lincoln. A Grand Opening was held today at the office, which is located at 115 West Broadway (hehind Subway), with refreshments and visits from Snoopy and Lincoln firefighters and EMTs. For a slideshow, please CLICK HERE.

Loon statue dedicated

October 8 - Lincoln now has a large loon statue beside the gazebo in downtown Lincoln. A dedication ceremony was held today, with Master of Ceremonies Lee Rand introducing Bart Stover and Jacob Smalley, who sang Lincoln's town song while officials from the Lincoln Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce cut a ribbon officially dedicating Lincoln's loon. It was a breezy, sunny day today, and a nice crowd of more than 50 people gathered to witness the dedication. People of all ages posed for photos with the giant statue. Following the ceremony, refreshments were served at the Lincoln Mamorial Library, including loon-shaped cookies!


Local election news

The deadline for submitting nomination papers for the upcoming elections for Lincoln town council and RSU 67 school board seats has passed. We have 10 people running for three seats open on the town council: Chris Stevens, Trent Gary, Sharon Sibly, James Thomas, B.J. Dicker, John Trask, Marscella Ireland, Katelyn Trask, Kelly Ryder, and Gilberte Mayo. There are three seats open on the RSU 67 board ,with only two candidates, Dianne Buck and Arica Millett, submitting their papers. Several people have mentioned mounting a write-in candidacy for the third seat.
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Scouts enjoy hike

Eighteen Scouts and adults from Boy Scout Troop 50 of Lincoln took advantage of a beautiful day on Saturday to hike at Gulf Hagas.

Fun at the 2016 Springfield Fair!

September 4 - The Springfield Fair is now underway! The popular local Labor Day fair is in full swing. Check the fair's website,, for a complete schedule of events. We were there on Saturday to catch some of the excitement for you. For a photo slideshow, CLICK HERE

Back to school supplies drop-off

If you'd like to donate school supplies for kids in RSU #67, you can drop them off at the LINCOLN NEWS on West Broadway here in Lincoln during business hours!

Town council nomination papers

LOCAL POLITICS: Trent Gary of Lincoln, a manager at McDonald's, has taken out nomination papers for the Lincoln Town Council.