Lincoln throwing birthday bash to celebrate state's 150th - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com

Lincoln throwing birthday bash to celebrate state's 150th

Lincoln throwing birthday bash to celebrate state's 150th

Posted: Updated:

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News

8@klkntv.com

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Lincoln will be throwing a big party this fall, a spectacular finish to the state's 150th birthday celebration.

The City Council this week agreed to use $25,000 from contingency funds to pay for the party, which will take place on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's homecoming weekend, Sept. 22-23.

Jeff Searcy, who leads Friends of the Nebraska 150 Foundation, says the weekend events will highlight the renovated Centennial Mall. On Sept. 22 the new fountains in the four courtyards will be dedicated, followed by fireworks and a light show.

Search told city leaders in an email that, ``Simply put, this two-day Sesquicentennial Spectacular will be the Grand Finale and exclamation point celebrating the 150th Statehood anniversary in 2017!''
 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 4 dead, several injured in shooting at Waffle House near Nashville

    4 dead, several injured in shooting at Waffle House near Nashville

    4 dead, several injured in shooting at Waffle House near Nashville

    Nashville police said six people were shot, including the four who died, in the incident at about 3:30 a.m. local time on Sunday in Antioch, Tennessee. Vanderbilt Hospital spokesperson Jennifer Wetzel said the hospital had accepted some of the injured patients, all of whom are in critical condition. 

    More >>

    Nashville police said six people were shot, including the four who died, in the incident at about 3:30 a.m. local time on Sunday in Antioch, Tennessee. Vanderbilt Hospital spokesperson Jennifer Wetzel said the hospital had accepted some of the injured patients, all of whom are in critical condition. 

    More >>
  • Scott Frost quotes, stats from Husker Spring Game

    Scott Frost quotes, stats from Husker Spring Game

    Scott Frost quotes, stats from Husker Spring Game

    Quotes and stats from the 2018 Husker Red-White Spring Football Game. 

    More >>

    Quotes and stats from the 2018 Husker Red-White Spring Football Game. 

    More >>
  • Lincoln man makes Auburn teenagers prom night special

    Lincoln man makes Auburn teenagers prom night special

    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News Auburn high schoolers Abbey Clark and Damien Johnson have always been a good team. "She's kind of awesome and she's my best friend," Johnson said of Abbey. "They complement each other really well," their teacher Mandi Noel said. "Damien's super social and Abbey is fiercely independent." They went to prom last year, so when Johnson asked Clark again, she said it was a no brainer to say yes. &...More >>
    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News Auburn high schoolers Abbey Clark and Damien Johnson have always been a good team. "She's kind of awesome and she's my best friend," Johnson said of Abbey. "They complement each other really well," their teacher Mandi Noel said. "Damien's super social and Abbey is fiercely independent." They went to prom last year, so when Johnson asked Clark again, she said it was a no brainer to say yes. &...More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KLKN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.