Highland Cemetery Concern Brought Before North Judson Town Council

posted Mar 10, 2018, 8:31 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library
Posted on March 10, 2018
Author Jacque Ryan, WKVI 

Some concerns about the Highland Cemetery were brought to the attention of the North Judson Town Council Members when they met Monday night.

Resident Vicki Richey informed members that she was speaking on behalf of everyone who has a loved one buried in the cemetery.

She stated that she used to own a tree-service company and recently looked over the land at Highland and found about 45 tree stumps. She added that there is also split tree that should be taken care of because if it falls it runs the risk of damaging some headstones.

She asked the town council members to look into getting those removed in order to make the cemetery look nicer for residents and out-of-town visitors. Richey said if funds don’t currently exist for cemetery beautification, she’d be willing to arrange a fundraiser.

Councilwoman Jane-Ellen Felchuck thanked Richey for offering the possible solution.  Councilman John Rowe said it wasn’t something that could be done right away, but it was definitely a reasonable request to look into. Council President Wendy Hoppe added that it is a tough situation to address, as digging in a cemetery can be tricky.

She said in the past, there were six plots a row but more recently they had to add in graves in between those plots, leading to even more potential obstacles. Regardless of the possible difficulty, she agreed with Councilman Rowe that they will look into the matter and see what can be done.