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Montgomery Co. Residents Fighting to Clean Up Cemetery

9/13/2013

A cemetery in Montgomery County holds the remains of soldiers dating back to the Revolutionary War.

However, some community members say the small cemetery is not maintained and is overgrown with weeds that cover its proud history. 11-year-old Trevor McKinney says "that's not ok."   McKinney volunteered to cut the grass, but the local trustee's office told him no, citing liability issues.  

Mary Ellen Collom with the Union Township Trustee's Office reviewed the neglect and said she saw more than just a broken contract.  She has spent the last 15 years working to restore the cemetery, locating the graves and polishing the headstones. 

Collom says she plans to talk with the trustee and hopefully the cemetery will get cleaned up.

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