The city council has awarded a letter of commendation to city of
Lincoln firefighters for their outstanding performance in rescuing
an accident victim on Jan. 3. A call came in at 1:57 a.m. for the
fire department to respond to a motor vehicle accident. When they
got to the scene there was a man was pinned from head to hip under
The victim suffered severe burns to his chest and hips
Lt. Larry Spurling, inspector-firefighter Ty Johnson and
Assistant Chief Mark Miller were successful in freeing the victim in
nine minutes, using cribbing and airbags, without causing addition
harm to the victim. The team had training in the measures that were
"I am very proud of the crew and expect no less from their
performance and skill," Miller wrote.
Prather asked Fire Chief James Davis to extend the council's
appreciation to the firefighters for their actions.
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The Railsplitter Antique Auto Club will once again host a monthly
classic car cruise-in on the downtown Lincoln square. James
Loeffler said that they would like to have the car cruise-ins on the
fourth Saturday every month, starting in April going through
September, from 5 to 9 p.m.
In past years they have canceled the August gathering because of
the Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival. This year they requested to
coordinate with the festival. It requires a modification to the
street area that they normally would occupy.
Plans are under way to host a fundraiser for St. Jude's during
the June event, Loeffler said.
At Alderman Buzz Busby's suggestion the club will take
responsibility for putting up and taking down barricades. This will
help hold down the streets department costs, which is over budget at
104 percent, Busby said.
This would be the third year for the club to host the popular
activity that draws residents and visitors into the downtown area on