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Two Arrested After Law Enforcement Bust Meth Lab

This morning, April 7, law enforcement officers busted a meth lab located near Eighth and A Streets in Fairbury resulting with two individuals being arrested.

John Poley, 40, and Debra Duitsman, 45, both of Fairbury are being held for Manufacturing of Methanphetamine, Possession of Stolen Property and Felony Child Abuse.

On April 6, deputies of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office obtained information of a possible meth lab and stolen property at a residence in Fairbury. In the stolen property were possibly automatic weapons, so a seach warrant was obtained. The Nebraska State Patrol was contacted for the use of their SWAT team.

The search warrant was served at approximately 6:00 a.m. on April 7. The SWAT team assisted the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and the Fairbury Police Department.

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Harriet Garton

Harriet E. Garton, 64, of Beatrice, Neb., died March 31, 2011 in her home.

Survivors include her husband, Russ; son, Tom Garton and wife, Kari of Daykin; daughter, Diane Waltke and husband, James of Bennet; grandchildren, Zachary Garton of Daykin, Marissa and Andrew Waltke of Bennet; step grandchildren, Christopher Barber of South Korea, Jason Barber of Texas; sisters, Pauline Bartlett and husband, Gary of Beatrice, Frannie Sokolik and husband, Delbert of Daykin; mother-in-law, Harriet P. Garton of Beatrice; sisters-in-law, Marliee Weber of Lincoln, Kay Monfelt of Beatrice; brothers-in-law, Roger Garton of Diller, Frank Garton and friend, Carol, Steve Garton and wife, Pam, Rich Garton, all of Beatrice; nieces and nephews.

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Karen Culp

Karen K. Culp, 59, of Fairbury, Neb., died April 1, 2011 at Gardenside Long Term Care in Fairbury.

Survivors include her parents, John and Darlene Culp of Fairbury; brother, James Culp and wife, Julie of Lincoln; sisters, Jean Naiman and husband, Larry of Fairbury, Terri Sargent and husband, Dan of Lewiston; special friend, Larry Doehring of Crete; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services were held April 6 at the United Methodist Church in Fairbury with the Rev. Warren Schoming officiating. Memorials to family's choice. Burial was in the Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, Fairbury, service.

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Marilyn Krupicka

Marilyn Krupicka, 74, formerly of Tobias, died March 31, 2011 at Gardenside Long Term Care in Fairbury.

Survivors include her sons, David Krupicka and Doug Krupicka, both of Tobias; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Bill Houser of Western and sister, Ann Brueggemann of Fairbury.

Services were held April 4 at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home Chapel in Fairbury with the Rev. Karl Lent officiating. Memorials to family's choice. Burial was in the Eureka Cemetery, Daykin.

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Roy Hinrichs Sr.

Roy Clarence Hinrichs Sr. 89, of Preston, Idaho, died March 16, 2011 at the Heritage Home in Preston.

Survivors include his children, Dona Marie (Ray) Butler and RC (Mary) Hinrichs; 14 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; brother, Frank Hinrchs of Burley, Idaho; sisters-in-law, Erna Hinrichs of Tecumseh, Anna Hinrichs of Fairbury.

No formal services were held. Memorials to Alzheimer's Association.

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Elsie Gross

Elsie M. Gross, 91, of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Survivors include her sons, Dennis (Christine) and Gary (Tonja), all of Colorado Springs; grandchildren, Dennis, Tiffany and Lisa; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Tori and Tyler; numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were held March 18 at the Shrine of Remembrance. Memorials to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E Pikes Peak Ave. #600, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Private family burial was held at Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum.

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Anita Love

Anita R. (Achtemeier) Oglesby Love, 56, of Lincoln, Neb., died March 30, 2011 at The Monarch in Lincoln.

Survivors include her daughter, Michelle (Shelly) Oglesby and speical friend, Nuha Farid of Lincoln; Anita's special friend, Bruce Scanlon of Lincoln; sisters, Carolyn Sell and husband, Larry of Beatrice, Arlene Geer and Jim Meyers of Laramie, Wyo., Kay Palasz and husband, Rich of Fort Myers, Fla., Lisa Clover and husband, Ken of Lincoln; step sisters and step brothers, Robert Rayburn and wife, Brenda, Tim Rayburn and wife, Lois, Roberta Corter and husband, Randy, David Rayburn and wife, Mary, all of Beatrice, Gerald Rayburn and wife, Sandy of Marysville, Kan., Jeanette Parker of Plano, Texas, Kathy Beall of Lincoln, Leo Rayburn and wife, Yolanda of Grand Island; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

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Alice Dalke

Alice Carol Dalke was born Dec. 14, 1935 to Henry and Sarah Kroeker. She died March 21, 2011 at her home in Fairbury after a courageous 13 month battle with brain cancer at the age of 75 years, 3 months and 7 days.

As a special note, Alice went to heaven as Elvis Presley was singing, "If we never meet again this side of heaven, I will meet you on that beautiful shore." Alice was best known for her endearing smile.

She attended school at Jansen, graduated from correspondence high school and attended two years at Grace University in Omaha.

She was united in marriage on July 29, 1956 to Gerald Dalke.

In 1965, they moved to Denver, Colo. She held various secretarial positions until they purchased Henderson Mills, an organic grain processing plant, at one time the world's largest supplier of blue corn. She was vice president and treasurer of Henderson Mills.

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Bill Michels

Bill Forrest Michels, 78, died April 1, 2011 at Mountain View Care Center in Tucson, Ariz.

Survivors include his sons, Mike and wife, Stefanie of Tucson, Mark and wife, Stacey of McCool Junction; granddaughter, Megan of McCool Junction; sister, Peggy Coatman of Fairbury; niece, Julie Easton and family of Hebron.

Memorials services will be held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Fairbury at a later date.

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Emmett Nolte

Emmett Nolte, youngest child of John and Amelia (Schafer) Nolte was born July 27, 1924 near Tobias, Neb. He died March 22, 2011 at the age of 86 years, 7 months and 25 days.

He was baptized Aug. 17, 1924 by the Rev. Protratz at Zion Lutheran Church of Tobias. He attended Zion Lutheran School and was confirmed in April of 1939, by the Rev. W.G. Neu.

He farmed for his mother after his father's death.

He was united in marriage to Loleta Hummel on Sept. 20, 1946 by the Rev. O.R. Heinitz at Immanuel Lutheran Church near Daykin.

They lived on a farm near Tobias for 11 years. They belonged to Zion Lutheran Church.

In 1957, they moved to a farm north of Fairbury, where they belonged to Immanuel Lutheran Church living there until they retired in 1985, moving to Fairbury.

In 1989, they transferred their membership to Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury.

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