Cindy Lange-Kubick, Flatwater Free Press | Civil Eats


Cindy Lange-Kubick began her writing career at the "Malcolm News," penned on her popo's Mobil Oil invoices in her grandparents' home in the small Lancaster County town. She returned to journalism years later as a harried mother of three, and happily spent the next 28 years writing columns at the Lincoln Journal Star. When she cleaned out her desk in August 2021, she carted home her three prized possessions: The Robert T. Morse Award for excellence in mental health reporting from the American Psychiatric Association, the Great Plains Journalism Award for column writing and a handmade plaque from her cribbage partner Stan, in honor of a once-in-a-lifetime feat: a perfect 29 hand.

We All (Still) Quit: What Happened After Fast Food Workers Walked Out

Kylee Johnson poses outside the Burger King in Lincoln’s Havelock neighborhood. Johnson was part of the restaurant's crew that resigned en masse from this Burger King in July. She says she and others who quit have gone on to better things. (Eric Gregory for Flatwater Free Press)