Vandals damage cemeteryA weekend joyride left a lasting impression on the wet ground at Graceland Cemetery.
By: The Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A weekend joyride left a lasting impression on the wet ground at Graceland Cemetery.
“They went through the entire cemetery,” said Gale Winter, a member of the cemetery’s board of directors.
She pointed out the new tire tracks, which curled around on the grassy slopes and appeared to have rolled right over a row of footstones, last week. In addition, Winter said, a headstone was found newly toppled and McDonald’s wrappers and other trash were located near the tracks.
No dollar amount was attached to the vandalism, according to a Douglas County Sheriff’s Department report. Winter didn’t quote a figure either. She said it will take time and manpower to fill in the ruts left by the vehicle.
Meanwhile, the board is planning to replace the current dilapidated garage with a metal maintenance building in June. When the board made a plea for donations to offset the building’s cost last year, less than $200 was collected. Donations are still being accepted at any Superior Savings Bank location in Superior — 1130 Tower Ave. or the branches at Wal-Mart and the Belknap Super One. Checks should be made out to Graceland Cemetery.
For more information, call Winter at 392-1998.