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Cemetery volunteers wrap up second season of clean-up, look forward to replanting


December 2, 2019

The honorable work of the Women’s Auxiliary Cemetery Association is never done. In 1960, this group of women, representing all of the churches in the area, planted new shelterbelts on both the north and west side of the grounds. Now, nearly 50 years later, those trees have all had to be removed, leaving both the Prairie Home and St. John’s cemeteries longing for new growth.

After the July 8, 2018 wind storm, the association rallied to clean up and take care of the cemeteries. Combined with the generous financial support of donors, the members have removed a total of 270 trees since: 15...

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