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Helen (Kucera) Campbell

June 12, 1925-March 8, 2018

Helen (Kucera) Campbell, 92, of Lincoln, died March 8, 2018. Born June 12, 1925, in Garrison to Anton and Mary Kucera. Graduated from St Elizabeth School of Nursing with a R.N. degree in 1947. Worked at Bryan Hospital as a labor/delivery nurse for 30 years. After retirement she continued to work as a private companion at Eastmont Towers and The Monarch in Lincoln.

Survivors: sons, Dave (Cathy) Campbell, Colorado, Brian (Anita) Campbell Lincoln, Kurt Campbell, Arizona and daughter Christi (Joe) Williams, Lincoln. Sister Maxine (Jim) Bishop, sister-in-law Loretta Kucera, both of Lincoln, sister Rosemary Schmid, Oregon and brother Ray Kucera, Columbus. Helen had four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents and brothers Frank and Donnie, and daughter Charlene.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. Friday, March 16, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3825 Wildbriar Lane, Lincoln, with Pastor Clint Poppe officiating. Cremation, no visitation. Condolences to

Elaine A. Secher

March 10, 2018

Elaine A. Secher, of David City died March 10. Memorial Mass Wed., 10 am St. Mary's Church, David City. Parish Rosary Wed., 9:30 am at the church. No viewing/cremation. Arrangements by Chermok Funeral Home, David City.

Elvera M. Rogers

Elvera M. Rogers

May 30, 1925 - March 11, 2018

Theone Kuhlman

Theone Kuhlman

March 29, 1922 - March 10, 2018

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Police: Man showed gun during argument on northwest Lincoln street

Man showed gun during incident

Police ticketed a man on suspicion of disturbing the peace after they say he showed a gun to another driver in a confrontation in northwest Lincoln on Friday.

At 4 p.m., a semitrailer was turning into a parking lot at 100 N. First St. when a silver pickup pulled in front of it, Officer Angela Sands said.

The 58-year-old driver of the semi and the 41-year-old pickup driver got out and started arguing, Sands said.

The pickup driver, Javier Saloman, then got a 9 mm handgun from his truck and held it by his right leg, she said.

The semi driver backed off and called police.

Officers found Saloman in the area soon after and cited him on suspicion of disturbing the peace, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was later released.

Drugs taken in Walgreens robbery

A man jumped the pharmacy counter, shoved the pharmacist and stole prescription narcotics from a Lincoln Walgreens early Sunday, according to police.

The robbery happened at about 3 a.m. at the 17th and South streets location, Officer Angela Sands said. The pharmacist was not injured.

The robber left with an undisclosed amount of prescription drugs, Sands said.

Police have only a general description of the man.

Prosecutor: Sentence too lenient

OMAHA — Douglas County prosecutor Don Kleine said he plans to appeal the sentence of retired Omaha fire captain found guilty earlier this year of sexually assaulting three young girls, saying he thinks the man got off too easy.

Lee Dunbar was sentenced Friday to 15-16 years on each of all five counts of first-degree child sexual assault for assaults on girls all younger than 12.

The victims included two foster children of Dunbar’s. The judge ordered the sentences served at the same time.

Kleine said Friday that by ordering the sentences served concurrently, the judge effectively wiped out four of the convictions.

Dunbar had faced up to life in prison.

Man killed in Omaha shooting

OMAHA — Authorities say one man was fatally shot and another injured in northeast Omaha early Monday.

Officers were sent to the scene at about 3:20 a.m. Both men were taken to Nebraska Medical Center, where Michael Streich, 40, died.

The injured man is 36-year-old Adam Nathan.

No arrests have been reported.

River runoff may be higher

OMAHA — More snowfall over the past month prompted officials to increase the forecast for runoff in the Missouri River this spring.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now predicting the amount of water that will flow into the river will be about 115 percent of normal this year.

But nearly all the space reserved for floodwaters in the seven reservoirs along the river is free at this point of the year.

The river forecast could still change this spring. The mountain snowpack in the region usually peaks in mid-April.

The navigation season is expected to open in mid-March.

There should be enough water in the river to allow full-service navigation through at least the first half of the year.

Frances "Frankie" Louise Wright Isaacs

July 30, 1930 - March 11, 2018

Frances Louise Wright Isaacs (Frankie) passed away March 11, 2018, in Lincoln. She was born July 16, 1930, to Wilbur Wright and Frances May (Mabie) Wright in Peru. She was one of five children. On May 14, 1950, she was united in marriage with Howard Kenneth Isaacs. They had two children, Ellen Frances Isaacs and Steven Kenneth Isaacs. She was a lifelong Southeast Nebraska resident. Born in Peru, eventually moved to the Brownville Community and then to Lincoln to raise her family. Frankie took into their home and cared for her grandmother, mother and brother, Paul, until their deaths.

Survived by daughter, Ellen Frances Novak and husband Brad, Lincoln; son, Steven Kenneth Isaacs and wife Genie, Marietta, Ga.; grandchildren, Kelly Brian Novak (Pamela and Emery Kate Rone), Gautier, Miss.; Christopher Ryan Novak, Roswell, Ga.; Kylie Lynn Henry (Isaacs) and husband Jeff, Dunwoody, Ga.; Carter Isaacs, Marietta, Ga.; Asha Gallo (Peter, Marisa, Annie); Tami and Nick Binder (Cody, Maya) all of Kansas City; great-grandchildren, Kelsey Ellen Novak and Kaylee Rai Novak, Hickman, Abigail Jeanne Henry, Dunwoody, Ga. Preceded in death by parents, husband, Howard (Ken) Isaacs; sister, Vera Haneline and brother-in-law, Leonard Haneline; brother, Charles (Chuck) Wright and sister-in-law, Mary (Lucille) Wright; brothers, Paul Wright and Wilbur (Bill) Wright, daughter-in-law, Gail Lynn Isaacs (Bargman).

Funeral service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, at East Lincoln Christian Church, 7001 Edenton Rd., Lincoln, NE 68516. Visitation: 2-8 p.m. with family greeting friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St., Lincoln, NE 68503. Memorials to East Lincoln Christian Church or Ascera Care Hospice of Lincoln. Condolences may be left at

Delton L. Eisenhauer

December 9, 1927 - March 8, 2018

Delton L. Eisenhauer, 90, of Lincoln, formerly of Syracuse, died March 8, 2018. He was born on December 9, 1927 to Fred & Ida (Steinkuhler) Eisenhauer in Burr, NE. He married Louann Engelbrecht on February 27, 1954 in Syracuse.

He is survived by his Son: Jerry (Margarita) Eisenhauer of Lincoln; Daughter: Vickie Britten of Lincoln; Grandchildren: Michael Eisenhauer & Tim Eisenhauer both of Ocean Beach, CA, Kathrine Eisenhauer of Lincoln, Ben Britten of Tampa, FL, Tony (Kelli) Britten of Lincoln; Step Grandchildren: Jonathan Medina of Denver, CO, Jordan Feyerherm of Lincoln, Santiago Estevez Jansen of Lincoln; Siblings: Lucille Panko, Iona Pieper, Mavis Mohlman and Joy Eisenhauer. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and son-in-law: Fred Britten.

Memorial services will be held Friday, March 16th at 11 A.M. at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church in Syracuse. No viewing due to cremation. Memorials to Nebr. Disabled American Veterans. Arrangements By: Fusselman Allen Harvey Funeral Home, Syracuse, NE 402-269-2441. Condolences to

Danny K. Weber

February 19, 1947 - March 3, 2018

Danny K. Weber, 71 of Beatrice, passed away March 3, 2018. Survivors are sons Scott Weber and David Weber, Washington, KS; sister Charleen Woods of Lincoln, and friend Bonita Keuten. Services Monday, March 19 at 2 p.m. at Gerdes-Meyer Chapel in Fairbury. Memorials to the family's choice.

Jeffrey M Engdahl

Jeffrey M. Engdahl

December 24, 1971 - March 11, 2018

Visitation: 1-7:30 PM with family present from 5:30-7:30PM Thursday, March 15th at Braman Mortuary Southwest Chapel.

Celebration of Life: 11:00 AM Friday, March 16th at Rejoice Lutheran Church 2556 S. 138th St. Omaha, NE 68144. Interment will follow at 3:00 PM at Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln, NE.

Norman Sokolik

March 10, 2018

Norman Sokolik, 66, rural Dorchester, died March 10, 2018. Celebration of Life Wed., 11 AM, Kuncl Funeral Home, Wilber. Casual attire please. Visitation Tues., 4-7 PM, funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials in care of the family. Visit

Charles Thone

March 7, 2018

Charles Thone, 94, of Lincoln, passed away on March 7, 2018 at his home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday (3-13-18) at the Cornhusker Marriott, 333 S. 13th Street. Memorials may be given to the Nebraska State Bar Foundation or Downtown Lincoln Rotary Foundation.

Tracy Sells

Tracy Sells

August 21, 1960 - March 11, 2018

Rosalee R. Walbridge

Rosalee R. Walbridge

May 31, 1939 - March 10, 2018

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Hank Williams Jr. coming to Lincoln's Pinewood Bowl

Country rocker Hank Williams Jr. is coming to Lincoln.

Williams, 68, son of country music legend Hank Williams, will perform at Pinewood Bowl on May 25 along with the Josh Abbott Band and Mike Ryan.

"It's About Time," Williams' 37th and most recent studio album, was released in 2016. 

Tickets for his 7 p.m. Lincoln show go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. Prices range from $45 to $155. 

They can be purchased at Pinnacle Bank Arena ticket office, online at or charge by phone at 1-866-448-7849 (automated) or 1-800-745-3000 (live person).

Upcoming concerts

Upcoming concerts in Lincoln, Southeast Nebraska

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Second judge rules case against Lancaster County Treasurer Stebbing can proceed

A second judge has refused to dismiss criminal charges against Lancaster County Treasurer Andy Stebbing, inching his case a step closer to trial.

In an order filed Sunday, Johnson County District Court Judge Julie D. Smith, who is hearing the case, said the state met its burden of showing the crimes were committed and there was probable cause to believe Stebbing committed them.

At trial, evidence would need to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, a higher legal threshold.

Stebbing is charged with two counts of falsifying bills of sale, two counts of filing false state income tax returns and one count of acting as an unlicensed motor vehicle dealer, each a Class IV felony.

His attorney, Sean Brennan, argued that the county court judge shouldn't have bound the case over to district court because the state had failed to meet its burden of proof.

Smith wrote in her order that Brennan also argued the falsification of the cash sale price in a bill of sale is a Class III misdemeanor. However, she said, that charge could include mere omissions, unlike the statute Stebbing is charged under.

"The court, in reviewing the evidence from the preliminary hearing, focuses on whether there is probable cause to believe the defendant violated Neb. Rev. Stat. 60-179(5) as charged, not whether he could have been charged under another statute," Smith said.

She found that the state met its burden to show that Stebbing was aware of his obligation to report income derived from sources other than his W-2 from his employer and to show that he had acted as a dealer and not a "bona fide consumer" when he bought and sold cars.

The Nebraska Attorney General’s Office said evidence shows Stebbing was selling vehicles as a business without a dealer's license. He used Craigslist and Facebook to sell 12 vehicles in a 12-month period and tried to sell a 13th.

Under state law, anyone who sells more than eight vehicles in a 12-month span must register with the state as a dealer.

Stebbing hasn't yet been set for arraignment.