LINCOLN — Cisco the horse was turned away from trotting in the halls of the State Capitol.

The governor stumbled over a 16-letter word he regularly uses to quiz fourth-graders.

And a young Nebraska woman whose voice made her a national television darling stood terrified at singing the national anthem before dozens of state senators, State Supreme Court justices and hundreds of others on a historic Capitol stage.


Lincoln kicks off yearlong celebration of statehood