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Mickey (Mick) Charles Rowe

April, 16, 1978 - January 9, 2019

Mick lost his battle with addiction on January 9, 2019, in Lincoln. Born April 16, 1978, in Lincoln, to Dee and Rhea Rowe. He attended Trinity Lutheran Elementary, Lincoln Lutheran Junior High and graduated from Lincoln Pius X High School in 1997.

He married the love of his life, Stephanie Polcyn, on July 13, 2002. He loved his cats and dog, Tank. Mick was an avid music lover, guitar player and loved playing basketball.

Mick is survived by his wife, Stephanie; parents; sister Michelle (Brian) Johnson; nieces Noelani Anderson, Aubrey Johnson and Emma Hubbard, nephews Treyson Anderson and Evan Hubbard.

A celebration of life will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, January 14, at the Isles Reception Hall, 6232 Havelock Ave., Lincoln.

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Lincoln police officer's leg broken during struggle with mental health patient, LPD says

A Lincoln police officer was assaulted and suffered a broken leg Thursday while transporting a man to the Crisis Center, Officer Angela Sands said.

The man had been contacted by law enforcement early Thursday when an officer observed him walking in the street near 48th and Fremont streets. He refused to move to the sidewalk and told an officer he had gone through a recent breakup. Officers found him to be suicidal and intoxicated, took him into emergency protective custody and transported him to the Bridge Behavioral Health for detox, Sands said.

Detox called police Thursday afternoon to say the man could be transferred to the Crisis Center, but he became agitated and fought with officers when they tried to place him in a room. During the struggle, the officer's leg was broken. The injury will require surgery.

The man being transported was not injured and was left at the Crisis Center.

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5 flu deaths reported this season in Lancaster County

Five flu-associated deaths have been reported in Lancaster County this flu season, including three people over 65 and two people in their 50s. No child deaths have been reported.

Only pediatric deaths are required to be reported, so the adult numbers are not always complete, according to Tim Timmons with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department.

In the latest report for flu activity, the number of doctors' visits in Lancaster County declined while hospital admissions increased.

Positive test results for the flu in Lancaster County were 19 percent for the week ending Jan. 5, a decline from 25 percent the previous week, according health department.

Mildred Sittler

November 12, 1919 - January 9, 2019

Mildred Sittler was born on 12 November 1919 to Henry and Hilda Wubbels at a farm outside of Sprague. The oldest of three siblings she grew up near Martell and graduated from Central High School. Upon graduation she married her high school sweetheart, Lloyd, in 1941, who was later drafted into the Army Air Corps. As a military wife she spent 30 years living in many different states and countries. She was the ultimate service wife who was always there supporting her family, other military spouses, and taking care of her family when Lloyd was deployed.

She and her husband retired in Martell and became ardent Nebraska football fans. They were season ticket holders and traveled to many bowl games. She loved all sports especially football and basketball which she followed with a passion. She became a faithful member of the Martell Methodist Church. She supported her community always free with her time, friendship, and counsel. Martell was her town that she loved dearly.

She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother with a kind soul who always remembered everyone's birthday, who was completely devoted to her family, who was the first to pick up the phone to comfort those who were ill or had lost a loved one. She loved her family, God and her country.

She leaves behind heartbroken family and friends who will miss her dearly. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and John Mattson, Waterloo; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Hannah Sittler, Sierra Vista, Ariz.; grandchildren, spouses; granddaughter Michaela and Brian Herreman, Elkhorn; grandson Steve Mattson, Fremont; granddaughter Lisa and Billy Mock, Henrico, Va.; grandson Christopher and Melissa Sittler, Tucson, Ariz.; step-granddaughter Sylvia and Matthew Valverde, Landstuhl, Germany; and seven great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, parents; brother and sister-in-law, Lester and Marjorie Wubbels; sister and brother-in-law Dorthey and Sam Bogle.

Open door visitation from 3 to 5 pm Sunday, January 13, at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 South 14th Street, Lincoln. Service at 10 am Monday, January 14, also at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home.

Calendar, 1-12


Book signing and talk —1-2:30 p.m. Jeff Korbelik will sign and discuss his book "Lost Restaurants of Lincoln," Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P St. 

Book signing and talk — 4-5 p.m. Ted Genoways will sign and discuss his book "This Blessed Earth," Francie and Finch Bookshop, 130 S. 13th St. 

Cabin Fever Reliever — 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Antiques, vintage items and treasures. 60 dealers from five states, $5 adults (Friday and Saturday), free (kids 15 and under), Lancaster Event Center, 4100 N. 84th St.

Gov. Pete Ricketts' Inagural Ball — Theme: "A Celebration," 5:30 p.m (cocktail hour); 6:30 p.m. (dinner); 8 p.m. (grand march and dance), black tie optional, $25 (program, dance, dessert and parking), tickets:, Pinnacle Bank Arena, 400 Pinnacle Arena Drive.  

Hyde Observatory — 7-10 p.m. View the universe through three telescopes, Holmes Lake, 3701 S. 70th St. 

Railyard ice rink — Noon-midnight. Skate rentals $9 (12 and up), $6 (kids), 350 Canopy St.  

Second Saturday: Wildlife Walk — 1-3 p.m. Walk the woods with Dr. Richard Sutton, UNL horticulture emeritus biologist. Learn about tree identification, kids' wildlife footprint activity, complimentary popcorn and hot apple cider at the Welcome Center, Prairie Pines Nature Preserve, 3100 N. 112th St. 


Cappy's Hotspot Bar & Grill — Swap Meet Sally, 9:30 p.m.

Comedy Loft — Matt Fulchiron, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Crescent Moon  Hope Dunbar, 8 p.m. 

Grata Bar & Lounge — DJ, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.  

Gratitude Cafe & Bakery — Laurie Fraser, 7-9 p.m. 

Gray's Keg Saloon — The Goodnight and Bale Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

CJ's Sun Valley Neighborhood Bar & Grill — Hayseed Cowboy, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. 

Lincoln Association for Traditional Arts: 7th Street Loft — Barefoot Movement, 7:30 p.m. 

Roca Tavern — Spare Change, 8 p.m.-midnight

Royal Grove — Div/ide, 9 p.m., $10.

VFW 3606 — Catch A Ride, 7-10:30 p.m.

Zoo Bar — Album release: Tragic Martha, Michelle Eva Bleu, The Inbetweens, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., $6.   


Ross Media Arts Center — "At Eternity’s Gate (R), 2 p.m., 7 p.m.; "Shoplifters" (R), 11:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.; "Ben is Back (R), 5 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:35 p.m.; "Adriana Lecouvreur" (NR), 11:55 a.m., 313 N. 13th St.


Lincoln Lutheran Choir kickoff and retreat — 2-5 p.m. Jan. 20. Interested singers invited to participate. Contact choir leadership at, First Lutheran Church, 1551 S. 70th St. 

English language volunteer tutor orientation 1:30 p.m or 5:30 p.m. Jan. 29. Tutors needed for English Language learners and people working on increasing their literacy skills, Lincoln Literacy, 745 S. Ninth St. Register at or Joyce Hahn at or call 402-476-7323.


Movie: "The Mind Inside" — 7 p.m. Wednesday. Film on mental health issues involving students, families, teachers, and how it impacts schools and the community; 8 p.m. question-and-answer session with director Sally Nelson Barrett, and a take action after-party to learn about mental health resources. $5 tickets, Edgewood Theatre, 5220 S. 56th St. RSVP at More information: Brittany 402-490-5786.