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Richard Keuten

Richard A. Keuten, 61, of Beatrice, Neb. died May 22, 2011 unexpectedly at the Beatrice Community Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice with Jon Palmquist officiating. Interment will be in the Evergreen Home Cemetery. The body will lie in state Tuesday from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and until the service on Wednesday at the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice. A memorial has been established to the family's choice with the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in charge. Leave online messages of condolence at www.griffithshovendick.com. These services have been entrusted to the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice.

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Dale Strothman

Dale L. Strothman 76 of Fairbury, NE., formerly Daykin, NE. passed away May 20, 2011 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, at St. John Lutheran Church in Daykin, NE., with Pastor Lawrence Fruhling officiating. The family will greet friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 23 at the Funeral Home. Burial at St John Cemetery - Daykin, NE. Memorials to Heritage Care Center or HoriSun Hospice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge.

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2011 Fairbury Legion Baseball Schedule

MAY

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Wednesday, May 25

Beatrice (Away)

Juniors 5:30

Seniors 8:00

Friday, May 27

Wilber (Away)

Juniors 5:30

Seniors 8:00

JUNE

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Wednesday, June 1

Norris (Home)

Juniors 5:30

Seniors 8:00

Thursday, June 2

Waverly (Away)

Juniors 5:30

Seniors 8:00

Saturday, June 4

Daykin (Away)

Seniors Only

7:30

Sunday, June 5

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Ruth Ginn

Ruth N. Ginn, 85 of Morrowville, Kan., died May 16, 2011 at the Washington County Hospital.

Funeral Services were Thursday, May 19 at the Ward Funeral Home. Pastor Ron Brown officiating. Memorials to family's choice. Burial was at Haddam City Cemetery.

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NDA Receives Grant from Nebraska Environmental Trust

LINCOLN - The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) will receive a $65,000 grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust for the Nebraska Noxious Weed and Invasive Weed Initiative. The project is one of the 94 projects receiving $15,412,788 in grant awards from the Nebraska Environmental Trust this year. This is the third year of funding for the Initiative.

Invasive weeds are non-native species that have no natural enemies to keep them in check. The plants compete for water and nutrients in grain crops and native grasslands. These invasive weeds are considered detrimental to Nebraska's agriculture, water quality, wildlife and recreation. Coordinated control measures across large geographical areas help alleviate some of the financial burden on private landowners and managers, while dramatically reducing the available seed bank, thus providing long-term control.

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Bernard Becker

Bernard O. Becker, 75, of Surprise, Ariz., formerly of Fairbury, Neb., died May 10, 2011 after a long battle with Parkinson's.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 28, 2 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 101 Maple St., Pleasant Dale, NE. In lieu of flowers family will make donations to Bernard's favorite charities.

Wed
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Fairbury City Council Pledges To Fix Ailing Roads

"We're going to fix the streets and that's all there is to it."

Fourth Ward Fairbury councilman Doug Brown admitted following Tuesday's city council meeting that the City hasn't done a very good job of living up to their promise of repairing Fairbury's roads, but that is going to change.

Brown, has championed the roads repairs cause in recent months. He says the City owes it to the people of Fairbury to provide safe infrastructure, including streets. The Fourth Ward representative has regularly reminded City officials that a portion of the LB840 sales tax proceeds is suppose to go to things like road repairs.

That hasn't happened.

"I don't think the people ever would have supported the LB840 re-vote if we hadn't promised them that a portion of the funds would be used for street repairs," Brown told the Journal-News. "To date we haven't kept our promise."

Wed
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More Arrests Stem From RAP Drug Investigation

The fight against drugs continues in Jefferson County.

Five more arrests have been made stemming from a drug investigation that lasted almost two years.

"These are all companion cases of the RAP (Rural Apprehension Program Task Force) investigation," Jefferson County Sheriff Nels Sorensen said. "There are some more warrants issued."

Drug investigations lasting almost two years in the Fairbury area has led to the arrest of 11 people in February and now an additional five have been added to the list.

According to a comment made by Sorensen, the 11 arrests in February were only a dent. He claimed there are many more out there and they would continue to make arrests. The sheriff's office is committed to cracking down on drugs.

Wed
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Donated Skeleton Replica Adds Value To Classroom

There has been a new addition to Mrs. Hudson's classroom and it has caused quite the chatter.

Recently, former third grade teacher, Pat Garton donated a life-size skeleton replica to the classroom of her long-time friend, Kathryn Hudson.

Hudson is a sixth grade science and health teacher at Jefferson Elementary in Fairbury.

The skeleton was purchased from 3B Scientific, a medical education supplier, originally founded in Germany.

Garton wanted to do something to give back to the school and school system she spent so many years teaching at.

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Four Appear Before Judge Korslund In District Court

Four were sentenced last week in District Court by Judge Paul Korslund.

Information was originally filed on Oct. 5, 2010 charging Lance G. Powers, 22, of Hebron with delivery/intent to deliver a controlled substance, a Class III Felony, procure/sell alcohol to a minor, a Class I Misdemeanor, obstructing a peace officer, a Class I Misdemeanor and possession of marijuana, one ounce or less, an infraction. Amended information was filed on Oct. 8, 2010 and counts 1, 3, and 4 were dismissed. He pled no contest to the amended charge of procure/sell alcohol to a minor. On May 12 Judge Paul Korslund sentenced Powers to seven days in jail for procuring alcohol for a minor and he was given credit for three days already served. He is also to pay all costs.

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