Lincoln Presents 2017 Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award

Jan McKeown, an instructional and technology coach at Lefler Middle School – who says the secret of good teaching is caring enough to bring your A-game every day – will now forever be known as the Scottish Rite’s 2017 Distinguished Teacher of the Year.

“I can’t believe it, [the Scottish Rite Teacher of the Year award] has always been on my bucket list, this is just such a big deal,” she said through her tears. . .

Flat Stanley Visits Washington, D.C.

Flat Stanley came to DC and what a great time he had! First he was shown all around the House of the Temple and all the great treasures that are there; next he saw the U.S. Capitol building and then had a very nice tour of the Library of Congress. Quite a visit. But then, missing his friend in Nebraska he went back to Lincoln and we heard him say, "the National's Capital is a great place to visit."

Valley of Lincoln Celebrates Freemason Poet With Annual Robert Burns Celebration

Though Robert Burns died at the age of 37 - the victim of a rheumatic heart conditon or, some say, his licentious lifestyle, Burns is heralded as Scotland’s most famous son. His life is celebrated each year on his birthday the world over with dinner, Scotch, his poems and music, and haggis, the national dish of Scotland. The Valley of Lincoln celebrated the Ploughman Poet on January 27th with a traditional Robert Burns celebration. . .