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Date
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Name of Reporter
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2002
10/27/2002 South Bend Tribune Don Porter SOUTH BEND, IN:  "Nearly forgotten -- Abandoned cemetery is in history books, but not in the forefront"
10/27/2002 South Bend Tribune Don Porter SOUTH BEND, IN:  "Arsenic is danger to restoration workers"
10/22/2002 Indianapolis Star Nicole Berner MARTINSVILLE, IN:  "Volunteers clean cemetery -- Damage at Hilldale includes toppled, broken gravestones"
10/03/2002 Reporter-Times News Bette Nunn MARTINSVILLE, IN:  "Who'll pay for broken gravestones? Tornado heavily damages cemeteries"
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09/27/2002 New Castle Courier-Times Franki Zile NEW CASTLE, IN:  "Rules changed over clean up of land-locked county cemeteries"
09/26/2002 Muncie Star-Press Jeff Padgett NEW CASTLE, IN:  "One man's good deed is another's vandalism":  Cleanup work done at a Henry County pioneer cemetery has resulted in a vandalism complaint by the owners of the land on which the cemetery is located
09/13/2002 Indianapolis Star AP story WALTON, IN:  "Cass County cemetery vandals hit 124 headstones"
09/13/2002 Bloomington Hoosier Times AP story WALTON, IN:  "Headstones damaged at [Cass County] cemetery" (also mentions arrest of 3 in vandalism of Hollister Memorial Cemetery in Steuben Co., IN)
09/12/2002 Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette Joyce McCartney ASHLEY, IN:  "3 arrested in cemetery vandalism" at Hollister Memorial Cemetery"
09/12/2002 Logansport Pharos-Tribune Kristina Baker WALTON, IN:  "124 headstones vandalized at Walton IOOF Cemetery"
08/24/2002 Indianapolis Star Helen Wildermuth of Martinsville LETTER TO EDITOR:  "Vandalizing cemeteries deserves tough penalty"
08/16/2002 Indianapolis Star AP story ASHLEY, IN:  "Vandals destroy gravestones in NE Indiana cemetery"
08/16/2002 Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette Sara Eaton ASHLEY, IN: "Vandals ruin Civil War-era grave sites -- Headstones torn from ground, smashed"
08/09/2002 Columbus Republic Boris Ladwig COLUMBUS, IN:  "Ancient bones found near I-65"
08/08/2002 New Castle Courier-Times Donna Tauber
President, Henry County Cemetery Commission
GREENSBORO, IN:  "Greensboro cemetery clean-up teaches lessons to remember"
08/07/2002 Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette Sara Eaton FORT WAYNE, IN:  "Discovery of human bones interrupts waterline work"
08/05/2002 New Castle Courier-Times Kelly Dungan GREENSBORO, IN:  "Volunteers repair [Greensboro] cemetery damage"
08/03/2002 Henry County Genealogical Services Bud Bush GREENSBORO, IN:  "Greensboro, IN Duck Creek Friends Cemetery - Vandalism Repaired!"
08/01/2002 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette David Griner FORT WAYNE, IN:  "Removal of bodies planned in widening -- 100 graves to be moved for St. Joe Center project"
07/31/2002 WTHR TV (Channel 13 in Indianapolis) GREENSBORO, IN:  "[Greensboro] Cemetery vandals caught"
07/30/2002 New Castle Courier-Times Franki Zile GREENSBORO, IN:  "Two teens face criminal mischief charges in vandalism at Greensboro Cemetery"
07/27/2002 Indianapolis Star Josh Duke INDIANAPOLIS, IN:  "Pioneer cemeteries get respect, by state law"
07/26/2002 WTRV TV (Channel 6) GREENSBORO, IN:  "Vandals Damage Monuments At Greensboro Cemetery -- Money Lacking For Significant Repairs"
07/26/2002 Indianapolis Star AP Wire story NEW CASTLE, IN:  "Headstones knocked over throughout Greensboro Cemetery"
07/25/2002 New Castle Courier-Times Franki Zile NEW CASTLE, IN:  "Some damaged headstones almost 130 years old, marked graves of Civil War veterans"
07/20/2002 Marion Chronicle-Tribune James Joyce III WEAVER, IN:  "Preserving History -- Weaver Cemetery; Class sets out to restore order, record history at Weaver Cemetery"
06/10/2002 Muncie Star-Press John Carlson MUNCIE, IN:  "Residents look to save old cemeteries, memories"
06/05/2002 Knightstown Banner Jeff Padgett KNIGHTSTOWN, IN:  "Cemetery restoration workshop helps alleviate grave concerns"
06/04/2002 Shelbyville News Sara Schmucker SHELBYVILLE, IN:  "Discovery of grave marker delays building"
05/13/2002 Marion Chronicle-Tribune Avon Waters FAIRMOUNT, IN:  "Library hosting gravestone restoration workshop -- Event scheduled for Saturday"
05/01/2002 New Castle Courier-Times Donna Tauber NEW CASTLE, IN:  "[Henry Co.] Cemetery Commission still in need of donations, advisory committee members"
04/24/2002 Indianapolis Star Editorial NEW ALBANY, IN:  "Graveyard teaches respect for history -- Freedomland is a class project that can provide all Hoosiers a valuable lesson"
04/22/2002 Indianapolis Star Associated Press NEW ALBANY, IN:  "Youngsters restoring historic cemetery -- Students' work at one of the state's oldest burial grounds for blacks is a lesson in history"
04/13/2002 Lafayette Journal and Courier Jeff Parrott TIPPECANOE CO., IN:  "Lost, but not forgotten -- New law, volunteers and expert searchers conspire to save abandoned graves"
04/11/2002 Louisville Courier-Journal Harold J. Adams NEW ALBANY, IN:  "Students chip away at unmarked graves"
03/20/2002 Columbus Republic Letter to the Editor COLUMBUS, IN:  Letter to the Editor -- "Restoring cemeteries"
03/15/2002 Columbus Republic Editor COLUMBUS, IN:  "Jewell takes right stance on cemetery"
02/16/2002 LaPorte Herald Argus Chris Jacobs LaPORTE, IN:  "County to be asked for tough stance on cemetery vandalisms"
02/07/2002 Michigan City News Dispatch Georgette Senter MICHIGAN CITY, IN:  "Greenwood Cemetery target of vandalism"
01/27/2002 Bloomington Hoosier Times Amy May MORGAN CO., IN:  "Protecting the past -- Preservationists work to ensure old cemeteries remain intact"
01/22/2002 South Bend Tribune Linda Mullen SOUTH BEND, IN:  "Vandals trash cemetery again.  Mount Pleasant [Cemetery] caretaker says, 'That's the way the world is today.'"
01/05/2002 Indianapolis Star ARCADIA, IN:  "Township lacks funds to fix vandalized grave markers"
 
Date
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Name of Reporter
Comments and Links
2001
12/24/2001 New York Times Peter T. Kilborn POSEY TOWNSHIP, IN:  "New Preservation Movement Leaves No Headstone Unturned"
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12/12/2001 Brown Co. Democrat HELMSBURG, IN:  "Landowner charged with disturbing cemetery"
12/06/2001 Anderson Herald Ron Browning NEW CASTLE, IN:  "Respecting community founders -- Commission wants to tidy up forgotten cemeteries"
11/29/2001 Hoosier Times Doug Wilson BLOOMINGTON, IN:  "Family cemetery near Y crumbling 
-- Small plot with remains of Civil War soldier Waugh one of many needing help"
10/20/2001 Johnson Co. Daily Journal Scott Hall JOHNSON CO., IN:  "Stories in Stone -- Group chronicles the graves of Johnson County"
10/17/2001 Brown Co. Democrat BROWN CO., IN:  "Septic Cemetery?  Neighbors say fingers [of septic field] invade graveyard" -- County residents upset that a Helmsburg man allegedly moved headstones and put a septic field over an old cemetery site
10/05/2001 Ball State University Daily News Jennifer Lawson MUNCIE, IN:  "Students Uncover Cemetery's Secrets"
10/02/2001 Ft. Wayne News-Sentinel Andrew Jarosh FT. WAYNE, IN:  "Relief on way for St. Joe Center -- The $5.3 million street-widening project could begin in 2004 -- Approximately 70 graves proposed to be relocated"
09/30/2001 Muncie Star-Press Keith Roysdon MUNCIE, IN:  "Groups hope to preserve, restore pioneer cemeteries"
09/24/2001 New Castle Courier-Times Franki Zile NEW CASTLE, IN: "County cemetery commission a step closer to reality"
09/20/2001 Hoosier Times Elmer Reynolds MARTINSVILLE, IN:  "Martinsville cemetery to be site for tombstone seminar on Saturday"
08/30/2001 WRTV Indianapolis COLUMBUS, IN:  "Grave Excavation Under Way In Crossmann Neighborhood"
08/24/2001 New Castle Courier-Times Franki Zile NEW CASTLE, IN:  "Forgotten cemeteries focus of concern"
08/14/2001 Madison Courier Editorial MADISON, IN:  "Does cemetery preservation law go far enough?" (Editorial)
08/14/2001 South Bend Tribune Ben Hershber (AP) JEFFERSONVILLE, IN:  "Activist: Make laws tougher to protect state's cemeteries"
08/11/2001 Dearborn County Register Denise Freitag LAWRENCEBURG, IN:  "Commission could help preserve, restore cemeteries"
08/11/2001 Louisville Courier-Journal Ben Hershberg NEW ALBANY, IN:  "Hoosier pushes bill to protect grave sites -- Organization petitions to update cemetery law"
08/06/2001 Jeffersonville Evening News/New Albany Tribune Jennifer Bland NEW ALBANY, IN:  "Cemetery moved to make room for Meijer"
07/19/2001 Versailles Republican Wanda English Burnett, Editor RIPLEY, IN:  "Nearly $30,000 worth of damage done to local cemeteries"
07/07/2001 National Trust for Historic
Preservation
Don Oldenburg Preservation magazine:  "A Sense of Cyberplace"
07/06/2001 Lafayette Journal and Courier Muneera Naseer LAFAYETTE, IN:  "History Rebuilt, Revisited -- Community collaborates to rebuild 17th-century cemetery"
07/06/2001 Kokomo Tribune Mike Fletcher HOWARD CO., IN:  "Vandals wreck cemetery"
07/05/2001 Versailles Republican Wanda English Burnett, Editor RIPLEY, IN:  "Revolutionary War soldiers buried in cemetery"
06/29/2001 Indianapolis Star Scott Miley CONNERSVILLE, IN:  "A movement is focused on pioneer resting places -- Agencies tend to neglected, forgotten cemeteries"
06/17/2001 Bloomington Herald-Times Larry Incollingo BLOOMINGTON, IN:  "Respect at root of caretaker's job"
06/15/2001 Muncie Star-Press MUNCIE, IN:  "Cemeteries need a return to dignity"
06/03/2001 South Bend Tribune John Nicholas SOUTH BEND, IN:  "Panel steps up preservation of pioneer cemeteries"
06/02/2001 The Times Online GARY, IN:  "Bull Dozier? Between the Lines"
05/31/2001 Marion, IN Chronicle-Tribune GRANT CO., IN: "What about IOOF monument?"
05/30/2001 Muncie Star-Press Eldon Pitts BLOUNTSVILLE, IN:  "Town's nightmare turns into dream"
05/30/2001 Gary Post-Tribune Steve Patterson GARY, IN:  "State halts work at Gary cemeteries"
05/27/2001 Marion, IN Chronicle-Tribune Sherie Smith and Avon Waters GRANT CO., IN:  "Abandoned memories: uncovering our roots -- Cemeteries plagued by overgrown weeds, toppled tombstones"
05/27/2001 Marion, IN Chronicle-Tribune Sherie Smith GRANT CO., IN:  "Guardian Angels: uncovering our roots -- Lakeview Christian fifth-graders clear, clean local burial site"
05/27/2001 Marion, IN Chronicle-Tribune GRANT CO., IN:  "History buried deep beneath county's surface -- Legendary leaders, notorious movie star James Dean buried in Grant County; legends"
05/27/2001 Lafayette Journal and Constitution Jeff Parrott LAFAYETTE, IN:  "New booklet helps people searching for graves of their ancestors"
05/26/2001 Decatur Daily Democrat Jim Langham DECATUR, IN:  "Cleaning [cemetery] turns up shells on graves"
05/20/2001 Michigan City News-Dispatch Haydn Bush LaPORTE, IN:  "Group maintains county cemeteries"
05/20/2001 The Republic of Columbus Britt Kennerly COLUMBUS, IN:  "Mapping cemeteries keeps Kuhlman busy"
04/05/2001 Monticello Herald-Journal Marsha Geier MONTICELLO, IN:  "Lost graveyard stirs memories of days long past"
04/04/2001 Washington Times-Herald Patricia Morrison DAVIESS CO., IN:  "Cemeteries getting new life"
04/04/2001 Shelbyville News SHELBYVILLE, IN:  Letters to the Editor from
  • Deanna West -- "Destruction of grave markers serious offense"
  • 04/02/2001 The Times Online CROWN POINT, IN:  "Overturned headstones prompt security improvements; Vandals strike Maplewood Cemetery; incident under investigation"
    03/29/2001 The Times Online Maureen Hegarty GARY, IN:  "Township cleans up forgotten graveyard -- Trustee hopes township will continue to maintain Waldheim Cemetery"
    03/29/2001 Shelbyville News SHELBYVILLE, IN:  Letters to the Editor from
  • Sue Silver -- "Cemetery vandalism is a serious crime"
  • Lois Mauk -- "Kudos to officials for getting tough"
  • Ruth Pride -- "Writer glad cemetery vandals punished"
  • 03/24/2001 Shelbyville News SHELBYVILLE, IN:  "Tombstone thief to serve 2 years in prison"
    03/24/2001 Indianapolis Star William J. Booher SHELBYVILLE, IN:  "Judge sentences tombstone thieves -- Local pair who stole 2 grave markers and vandalized cemetery get jail time, probation"
    03/23/2001 Louisville Courier-Journal Dale Moss FLOYD CO., IN:  "Preserving signposts to the past -- Some try to rescue old tombstones, graveyards"
    03/19/2001 Greenfield Daily Reporter Janet Helms GREENFIELD, IN:  "The Right Thing -- More than 20 people clean up pioneer cemetery" {Reprinted in PDF format; 826K }
    03/16/2001 New Albany Tribune Jennifer Bland FLOYD CO., IN:  "Effort aimed at recording lost history"
    03/16/2001 Indianapolis Star-News HANCOCK CO., IN:  "Prisoners join volunteers in cleanup at old cemetery"
    03/10/2001 Evansville Courier-Press Mark Wilson EVANSVILLE, IN:  "Lost cemetery campaign promises wealth of history"
    03/07/2001 Kokomo Tribune Aaron Krause KOKOMO, IN -- "Group leads effort to recognize two county cemeteries"
    03/07/2001 Franklin Daily Journal Ralph Tomlinson JOHNSON CO., IN:  "Descendants want family cemetery protected"
    03/03/2001 Madison Co. Herald-Bulletin Paul Baylor ELWOOD, IN:  "Elwood Cemetery mausoleums vandalized"
    02/24/2001 Bloomington Herald-Times Terri Jo Hunter BLOOMINGTON, IN:  "Recording grave sites rare hobby for couple"
    02/21/2001 Terre Haute Tribune Star Howard Greninger TERRE HAUTE, IN:  "Database being created statewide for cemeteries"
    02/17/2001 Greenfield Daily Reporter Janet Helms GREENFIELD, IN:  "Restoring Respect -- Knightstown woman brings to light poor conditions of county's pioneer cemeteries"  {Reprinted in PDF format; 332K }
    01/12/2001 Michigan City News-Dispatch LaPORTE, IN:  "Cemetery history discussions set"
     
    Date
    Media Name
    Name of Reporter
    Comments and Links
    2000
    (Most recent stories on top of the list)
    11/18/2000 Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal Meghan Hoyer NEW ALBANY, IN:  "Woman discovers ancestral graves; Historian seeks to mark graves of African Americans"
    Bedford Times-Mail Eleanor Himebaugh NEEDMORE, IN:  "Trained carver amazed at detail of damaged statue"
    11/05/2000 Indianapolis Star-News AP story MT. VERNON, IN:  "IU archaeologist studies prehistoric village along Bone Bank"
    11/02/2000 Muncie Star-Press Eldon Pitts NEW CASTLE, IN:  "Old cemetery might never have been emptied"
    10/29/2000 Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal Meghan Hoyer NEW ALBANY, IN:  "Gravesite fills in family history "
    10/24/2000 Connersville News-Examiner Mike Selke CONNERSVILLE, IN:  "Cemetery restoration continues"
    10/22/2000 Bedford Times-Mail Eleanor Himebaugh NEEDMORE, IN:  "Vandals topple tombstones at old Hays Cemetery"
    10/10/2000 Terre Haute Tribune Star Trish L. Foncannon TERRE HAUTE, IN: "Abandoned, but not forgotten"
    10/04/2000 Muncie Star-Press John Carlson MUNCIE, IN:  "Where is Indian Jim? Where is the grave of Jim Musco?"
    09/15/2000 Shelbyville News SHELBY CO., IN:  "Stolen tombstones recovered"
    09/11/2000 Kendallville News-Sun and Evening Star Joe Potter KENDALLVILLE, IN:  "Community service provides new role models"
    08/21/2000 Muncie Star-Press Seth Slabaugh ROGERSVILLE, IN: "Henry County cemetery harbors prairie"
    08/21/2000 The Times Online GARY, IN:  "Waldheim Cemetery should have been maintained well" (Letter to the Editor)
    08/14/2000 Shelbyville News SHELBY CO., IN -- "Boggstown Cemetery headstones toppled"
    08/04/2000 Columbus Republic Harry McCawley COLUMBUS, IN:  "Steps taken today help protect county’s history"
    07/16/2000 Indianapolis Star-News John Masson INDIANAPOLIS, IN:  "Sprucing up old cemetery
    -- Volunteers tear down trees, clear weeds from
    Far-Southside site"
    07/12/2000 Princeton Daily Clarion Sue Ellen Parker PRINCETON, IN:  "Unless donations made for upkeep, local cemeteries could be deeded to cities"
    07/10/2000 Johnson Co. Daily Journal Scott Hall MARION CO., IN:  "Developer saving 19th-century cemetery"
    07/10/2000 Martinsville Reporter-Times MARTINSVILLE, IN:  "Protection of old cemeteries gets boost from new Indiana law" {Reprinted in PDF format with permission of the Martinsville Reporter-Times; 147K}
    07/03/2000 WTHR-TV (Indianapolis) Roger Harvey COLUMBUS, IN:  "Columbus man charged in cemetery thefts"
    07/03/2000 Indianapolis Star-News AP wire story COLUMBUS, IN:  "Alleged urn thief appears in court"
    Date
    Media Name
    Name of Reporter
    Comments and Links
    06/30/2000 Indianapolis Star-News AP wire story MUNCIE, IN:  "Tombstones found along river had been hauled from dealer"
    06/29/2000 Muncie Star Press Keith Roysdon MUNCIE, IN:  "Tombstone mystery solved"
    06/28/2000 Columbus Republic Paul Minnis COLUMBUS, IN:  "Police recover 30 stolen urns"
    06/28/2000 Columbus Republic Paul Minnis COLUMBUS, IN:  "100 decorative urns missing since November"
    06/28/2000 Washington Times-Herald AP wire story COLUMBUS, IN:  "Columbus man arrested in grave site thefts"
    06/28/2000 Indianapolis Star-News Tonya Maxwell COLUMBUS, IN:  "Suspect proclaims desperation as Harrison's urn is secured"
    06/28/2000 Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal Eric Weslander COLUMBUS, IN:  "Columbus man charged in sale of stolen cemetery items -- Urns from Indiana graveyards were sold as antiques"
    06/27/2000 Crawfordsville Journal Review Doug Hunt NEW MARKET, IN -- "Former, current students piece together graveyard's history"
    06/27/2000 New York Times AP wire story COLUMBUS, IN -- "Ind. Man Arrested in Urn Theft"
    06/27/2000 Washington (D.C.) Post AP wire story COLUMBUS, IN -- "Ind. Man Arrested in Urn Theft"
    06/27/2000 St. Louis Post-Dispatch AP wire story COLUMBUS, IN -- "Man arrested in theft of Harrison's urn"
    06/27/2000 Las Vegas Sun AP wire story COLUMBUS, IN -- "Ind. Man Arrested in Urn Theft"
    06/27/2000 Columbus Republic Paul Minnis COLUMBUS, IN:  "City man linked to thefts from cemeteries"
    06/27/2000 Indianapolis Star-News AP wire story COLUMBUS, IN:  "Columbus man arrested in gravesite thefts"
    06/27/2000 Muncie Star Press Keith Roysdon MUNCIE, IN:  "Dumped tombstones prompt investigation"
    06/24/2000 Owensboro (KY) Messenger-Inquirer John Martin GRANDVIEW, IN:  "Teens sentenced in cemetery case"
    06/23/2000 Evansville Courier-Press Judy Davis GRANDVIEW, IN:  "Residents OK with vandals’ sentence"
    06/23/2000 Indianapolis Star-News Editorial INDIANAPOLIS -- "A Grave Offense"
    06/21/2000 Kendallville News-Sun and Evening Star Joe Potter WILMOT, IN:  "Couple work to preserve historic area graveyard"
    06/18/2000 Gary Times William Lazarus GARY, IN:  "Tombstone 'graveyard' unearthed"
    06/18/2000 Lafayette Journal and Constitution Kevin Cullen WEA TOWNSHIP (Greater Lafayette) -- "Forgotten pioneer cemetery restored"
    06/07/2000 Corydon Democrat Randy West ELIZABETH, IN -- "Pioneer cemetery restored: A good shepherd finds Little Flock Cemetery" {Reprinted with permission of the Corydon Democrat}
    06/06/2000 Washington Times-Herald HYMERA, IN -- "Coal company drops plans to dig up graveyard"
    06/06/2000 Evansville Courier-Press AP story HYMERA, IN -- "Black Beauty Coal abandons plan to move graveyard"
    06/05/2000 Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal AP Story by Bill Shaw HYMERA, IN -- "Sullivan County residents angry company uprooted old cemetery; Black Beauty sought underlying coal, blames logging firm"
    06/05/2000 Owensboro (KY) Messenger-Inquirer AP Story by Bill Shaw HYMERA, IN -- "Mining company wants to relocate gravesites"
    06/04/2000 Owensboro (KY) Messenger-Inquirer John Martin GRANDVIEW, IN -- "Volunteers repair Grandview cemetery"
    06/04/2000 South Bend Tribune AP Story by Bill Shaw HYMERA, IN -- "Mining firm seeks to rip out cemetery to get to coal"
    06/04/2000 Washington Times-Herald AP Story by Bill Shaw HYMERA, IN -- "Black Beauty wants to excavate coal under gravesites"
    06/04/2000 Bloomington Herald-Times AP Story by Bill Shaw HYMERA, IN -- "Company wants to dig under cemetery"
    06/02/2000 Indianapolis Star-News Bill Shaw HYMERA, IN -- "Razing the dead: After bulldozing a small cemetery in Sullivan County, a mining company wants to legally excavate the coal under the gravesites"
    06/01/2000 Terre Haute Tribune Star Trisha L. Foncannon HYMERA, IN -- "Black Beauty Coal Co. will withdraw its petition to relocate a tiny cemetery from land it owns in Sullivan County"  {Go to http://library.tribstar.com , type "Brainer Cemetery" in as a search parameter}
    05/31/2000 Sullivan Daily Times HYMERA, IN -- “Coal Mine to Go Around Cemetery - Black Beauty Axes Plans to Disinter Braner Cemetery”  {Not available on-line}
    05/31/2000 Corydon Democrat Charles Ewry ELIZABETH, IN -- "Old cemetery has sign, but graves have no markers" {Reprinted with permission of the Corydon Democrat}
    05/27/2000 Terre Haute Tribune Star Trisha L. Foncannon HYMERA, IN -- "To Nora Hiatt, the possible removal of a tiny cemetery in Sullivan County by Black Beauty Co. is a personal blow"  {Go to http://library.tribstar.com , type "Brainer Cemetery" in as a search parameter}
    05/21/2000 Evansville Courier-Press Judy Davis GRANDVIEW, IN -- "Cemetery vandalism unites small town"
    05/17/2000 Lafayette Journal and Constitution Jeff Parrott TIPPECANOE CO., IN -- "Preserving Ancestry
    -- Cemetery group hopes to restore tombstones"
    05/12/2000 Owensboro (KY) Messenger-Inquirer John Martin GRANDVIEW, IN -- Prosecutor says teens admit guilt in cemetery vandalism
    05/12/2000 Evansville Courier-Press Judy Davis GRANDVIEW, IN -- "Teens admit cemetery vandalism; Prosecutor decides all three cases will be handled by juvenile court system"
    05/12/2000 Evansville Courier-Press Judy Davis GRANDVIEW, IN -- "Workers ready to begin fixing headstones"
    05/11/2000 Southside Times Mike Eads MARION CO., IN -- "The Fuss Over Fowler-Mundy: Pioneer Cemetery to be Fenced In"  {News article not available on-line}
    04/26/2000 Bloomington Herald-Times John Meunier BLOOMINGTON, IN -- "Residents get wind of Rose Hill damage -- 'Parade' of people visit historic cemetery to observe storm's toll on trees, gravestones"
    04/23/2000 Evansville Courier-Press Judy Davis GRANDVIEW, IN -- "Cemetery vandalism leaves town confused, upset"
    04/22/2000 Evansville Courier-Press Associated Press HYMERA, IN -- "Black Beauty mining plans threaten Civil War cemetery"
    04/22/2000 South Bend Tribune Associated Press HYMERA, IN -- "Residents rip plan to move cemetery"
    04/22/2000 Bloomington Herald-Times Associated Press HYMERA, IN -- "Residents object to plans to move remains"
    04/22/2000 Owensboro (KY) Messenger-Inquirer Associated Press HYMERA, IN -- "Residents object to coal company's plans to move remains"
    04/22/2000 Bloomington Herald-Times Beth Moellers BLOOMINGTON, IN -- "Fallen trees at Rose Hill Cemetery caused serious damage to numerous historic grave markers"
    04/22/2000 Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal Associated Press HYMERA, IN -- "Firm asks to relocate Civil War vets' graves; Critics say company being disrespectful" {Not available on-line}
    04/21/2000 Owensboro (KY) Messenger-Inquirer John Martin GRANDVIEW, IN -- "Teens face charges in vandalism -- Grandview Cemetery was vandalized Tuesday"
    04/21/2000 Terre Haute Tribune Star Trisha L. Foncannon HYMERA, IN -- "Trying to keep the peace"
    04/21/2000 WFIE-TV in Evansville GRANDVIEW, IN -- Juveniles arrested for cemetery destruction
    04/20/2000 Owensboro (KY) Messenger-Inquirer John Martin GRANDVIEW, IN -- Vandals tear up cemetery -- Grandview residents shocked, saddened
    04/19/2000 WFIE-TV in Evansville GRANDVIEW, IN -- Grandview cemetary vandalized
    04/17/2000 Kendallville News-Sun
    and The Evening Star
    Shirley Gifford KENDALLVILLE, IN -- "More human remains found in Noble County"
    04/06/2000 New Castle Courier-Times Franki Zile NEW CASTLE, IN -- "Workers needed for clean up at historic cemetery"
    03/19/2000 Evansville Courier-Press Judy Davis DALE, IN -- "Old tombstones get loving care -- Dale man restoring worn-down markers at veterans’ graves"
    03/13/2000 Kendallville News-Sun
    and The Evening Star
    KENDALLVILLE, IN -- "Ceremony to install new government-issued headstones for two Noble Co. Civil War veterans" {No longer  available on-line}
    03/13/2000 Indianapolis Star-News Indiana wire "Two Civil War vets get new headstones as part of program"{No longer  available on-line}
    03/12/2000 Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette Laura Emerson "New look for old graves -- Noble area vets replace markers"{No longer  available on-line}
    02/20/2000 Evansville Courier-Press Herb Marynell EVANSVILLE, IN -- "Old cemeteries often disappear"
    02/13/2000 South Bend Tribune AP Wire WASHINGTON, IN -- "Vandals failed to disturb grave: Official"
    02/12/2000 Indianapolis Star-News AP Wire WASHINGTON, IN -- "Bones probably weren't taken from Revolutionary War veteran's grave"  {No longer  available on-line}
    02/11/2000 Vincennes Sun-Commercial Tim Pinkiham WASHINGTON, IN -- "Revolutionary War soldier´s grave desecrated"{No longer  available on-line}
    02/11/2000 Evansville Courier-Press Rick Davis WASHINGTON, IN -- "Grave disturbances concern Indiana legislators" -- Report on status of HB 1184
    02/11/2000 Evansville Courier-Press Rick Davis WASHINGTON, IN -- "Vandals dig up part of old grave" (Grave of William Horrall, a Revolutionary War veteran who died in 1842)
    02/09/2000 Washington Times-Herald Linda Perry WASHINGTON, IN -- "Investigation reveals few clues in grave robbery" (Grave of William Horrall, a Revolutionary War veteran who died in 1842) {No longer  available on-line}
    02/09/2000 Lafayette Journal and Courier Jeff Parrott "House passes bill to halt digging near cemeteries" -- Reproduced here in Adobe Acrobat PDF format, with permission
    02/04/2000 KENDALLVILLE, IN:  Centuries-
    old burial site unearthed while 
    couple building dream home
    (Associated Press version of story)
    J. R. Ross, AP Writer Associated Press
    USA Today
    Alabama Live
    Las Vegas Sun
    New York Times
    Owensboro (KY) Messenger-Inquirer
    Boston Globe
    Washington Post
    01/30/2000 Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal J. R. Ross, AP Writer KENDALLVILLE, IN -- "Site for couple's dream home already taken - by cemetery -- They're at a loss after investing their life savings"
    01/30/2000 Owensboro (KY) Messenger-Inquirer J. R. Ross, AP Writer KENDALLVILLE, IN -- "Couple find old burial site while building dream home"
    01/29/2000 Jeffersonville Evening News J. R. Ross, AP Writer KENDALLVILLE, IN -- "Couple building dream home find burial site -- in basement" {Not available on-line}
    01/28/2000 South Bend Tribune Lou Mumford NILES, IN -- "Retiring sexton treasures stories about Niles found in old cemetery"
    01/28/2000 Indianapolis Star-News J. R. Ross, AP Writer KENDALLVILLE, IN -- "Couple finds old burial site while building dream home" {No longer  available on-line}
    01/28/2000 Kendallville News-Sun and The Evening Star J. R. Ross, AP Writer KENDALLVILLE, IN -- "Cemetery is nightmare for couple"
    01/24/2000 Indianapolis Star-News AP "Lack of cemetery records is problematic"
    01/24/2000 Kendallville News-Sun and The Evening Star "State has many undocumented cemeteries"
    01/24/2000 Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal AP "Bill would compile, centralize state's burial records"
    01/24/2000 Owensboro (KY) Messenger-Inquirer AP "Lack of cemetery records is recurring problem -- Proposal would allow DNR to compile and maintain archives"
    01/23/2000 Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette Rachel E. Blakeman "Remains likely to stay a mystery -- Scattered, missing records plague historians looking to identify skeletons"
    01/23/2000 Munster Times Joyce Russell Portage Community Historical Society needs help in resurrecting James/Schrock Cemetery
    01/20/2000 Kendallville News-Sun and The Evening Star Joe Potter "More bones found at Tamarack"
    01/20/2000 Kendallville News-Sun and The Evening Star Joe Potter "Remains of child, teen latest finds"
    01/13/2000 Kendallville News-Sun and The Evening Star Joe Potter "Tedious Work" (photo of excavation at Tamarack Lake in rural Kendallville)
    01/13/2000 Kendallville News-Sun and The Evening Star Joe Potter "More Tamarack bones found"
    01/07/2000 Princeton Daily Clarion FRANCISCO, IN -- "Marshall concerned over recent graveside robberies"
    01/06/2000 Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette Frank Gray "Discovery of bones turns dream home into a nightmare, briefly"
    01/06/2000 Kendallville News-Sun and The Evening Star Joe Potter "Bones now thought to be teens from 19th century"
    01/05/2000 Kendallville News-Sun and The Evening Star "Remains may be reburied at Tamarack"
    Date
    Media Name
    Name of Reporter
    Comments and Links
    1999
    (Most recent stories now on top of the list)
    12/31/1999 Owensboro (KY) Messenger-Inquirer Associated Press "Human remains discovered are about 150 years old"
    12/31/1999 Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette Rachel E. Blakeman "Burial site is 75 years old -- Officials say remains may be of women, child"
    12/30/1999 Kendallville News-Sun and The Evening Star "Silent Sentinel"
    12/30/1999 Kendallville News-Sun and The Evening Star Joe Potter "Old human bones unearthed -- Skeletal remains are of 2 females, infants from
    150 years ago"
    12/07/1999 Indianapolis Star-News Bill Shaw "Resurrecting cemeteries -- Fayette county man locates and restores graves of Indiana's early citizens"
    12/01/1999 Kendallville News-Sun and The Evening Star Bob Gagen "Discovered bones may be from lost cemetery"
    12/01/1999 Kendallville News-Sun and The Evening Star Bob Gagen "Bones are likely from 19th century family cemetery"
    11/22/1999 Bloomington Herald-Times David Horn "Students put graveyard on state's digital map"
    11/12/1999 Frankfort Times Marla Miller "Cemetery Cleanup Preserves History"
    11/11/1999 Connersville News-Examiner Mike Selke "Indianapolis Star plans piece on cemetery work"
    10/27/1999 South Bend Tribune "Cleanup continues in [Mishawaka City] cemetery vandalism" {Not available on-line}
    Oct. 1999 Stone in America, a publication of the American Monument Association

    "The business and design magazine for memorialists"

    Ann Corcoran Janiak
    Associate Editor
    "Saving an Endangered Species -- Small, neglected cemeteries are finding new champions to protect them"

    Available here in Adobe Acrobat PDF format, with the permission of the American Monument Association; this is a large file (698KB), please be patient

    10/26/1999 South Bend Tribune "Dozens work to restore old graveyards"
    10/26/1999 Gary Post-Tribune Amy Lavalley  "Local couple catalogues tombstones at area cemeteries"
    10/26/1999 The Associated Press' condensed version of John Drake's Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette story ran in at least the following Indiana newspapers: 
    Indianapolis Star
    Anderson Herald Bulletin
    South Bend Tribune
    10/25/1999 Jeffersonville Evening News Ben Schneider "School adopts cemetery in effort to remember piece of region's black history"  {Not available on-line}
    10/25/1999 Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette John Drake "Restoring resting places -- Volunteers rescue Indiana's oldest cemeteries" {No longer available on-line; see condensed AP versions listed above on 10/26/1999}
    10/23/1999 Louisville Courier-Journal Grace Lee Uy "Student project aims to salvage black cemetery"
    10/22/1999 Muncie Star-Press Eldon Pitts "New Castle man uncovering cemetery records"
    10/17/1999 Louisville Courier-Journal Eric Weslander "Group clears black family's 19th-century cemetery -- So. Indiana site gives youths historical insight"
    10/15/1999 Shelbyville News Charles Wilson "Bones of pioneers returned to graves"
    10/13/1999 Bedford Times-Mail Mary G. Johnson "Professor [William Meadows] passionate about history"
    10/03/1999 Bloomington Hoosier Times Ralph and Terry Kovel "Memorials can often be collected", from 
    Know Your Antiques column by Ralph and Terry Kovel
    09/26/1999 Munster Times Joyce Russell "A hidden link to the past -- Township trustee, historical society work to restore
    old cemetery"
    09/14/1999 Munster Times Carrie Rodovich "Merrillville Cemetery renovations under way -- More than 175 tombstones will be refurbished"
    09/14/1999 Gary Times Carrie Rodovich "Ross Township aims to rejuvenate graves"
    09/05/1999 Lafayette Journal and Courier Our cemeteries deserve better -- Hoosiers need to see pioneer graves as more than land to develop {No longer available on-line}
    08/27/1999 Ft. Wayne News-Sentinel Jonathan Maze Cemetery stands in the way of St. Joe Center widening{No longer available on-line}
    08/26/1999 Lafayette Journal and Courier Letter to the Editor from John R. Oilar of Crawfordsville  {No longer available on-line}
    08/26/1999 Greensburg Daily News David M. Quinn "Duncan bill gives protection" to pioneer cemeteries  {No longer available on-line}
    08/25/1999 Lafayette Journal and Courier Response from Kathleen Hudson, Tippecanoe County commissioner, West Lafayette, to 8/21/1999 Editorial  {No longer available on-line}
    08/21/1999 Lafayette Journal and Courier Lead editorial:  "Grave condition of cemeteries needs to be fixed"{No longer available on-line}
    08/15/1999 Lafayette Journal and Courier

    Reproduced in Adobe Acrobat PDF format, with permission

    Jeff Parrott LARGE FILES; ADOBE ACROBAT REQUIRED
    08/03/1999 Warsaw Times-Union David Sloan "Community Service Project Back On Track In County" -- Non-violent criminal offenders do restoration work at a cemetery at Shock Lake in Kosciusko Co.
    07/30/1999 Greencastle Banner-Graphic Mary G. Johnson Master carver brought stone to life -- Limestone legacy still graces porch
    07/29/1999 Indianapolis Star-News Lead Editorial "Honoring the dead"
    07/25/1999 Indianapolis Star-News John Masson "Cemetery volunteers right a wrong -- More than 100 concerned citizens work together to help repair 98 tombstones toppled by a vandal at Wanamaker cemetery" (see 07/18/1999 story below)
    07/18/1999 Indianapolis Star-News John Masson "Wanamaker cemetery vandalized -- Man allegedly knocked over 98 tombstones after leaving bar; residents offer to help in repair effort"
    This should be a first TEST of new Public Law 100 (PDF file)
    07/19/1999 Ft. Wayne News-Sentinel Cemetery Law Enacted to Curb Grave Site Theft -- Local Caretakers Say They Have Few Problems -- Local cemetery officials are skeptical a new state law will scare away vandals and mischief-makers {no longer available on-line}
    07/13/1999 Connersville News-Examiner Cemetery committee facing difficult task
    07/12/1999 Dubois County Herald Neal Buccino "Man rescuing historic cemetery" -- 
    Efforts to save 19th/20th Century African-American cemetery in Pike County {not available on-line}
    07/10/1999 Terre Haute Tribune Star Howard Greninger "Resting places in state of unrest"
    07/10/1999 Indianapolis Star-News Bill Shaw "Pioneers whose graves couldn't halt 'progress' head for reburial"
    A follow-up to "Death of a Cemetery"
    07/07/1999 Ft. Wayne News-Sentinel Photo by Brian Tombaugh Photo:  Concordia Cemetery superintendent Don Remenschneider doubts a new vandalism law will curb damage to cemeteries
    07/02/1999 Connersville News-Examiner Mike Selke Fayette County toils to protect old cemeteries
    07/__/1999 Vevay Reveille Enterprise Story about the cleanup of burial site of the legendary George Ash by property owners, David and Nancy Petty {not available on-line}
    06/30/1999 Columbus Republic Harry McCawley "Long-forgotten cemetery home to
    vanishing history"
    06/30/1999 Shelbyville News David Craig Doble family left mark in Shelby Co.
    06/30/1999 Greencastle Banner-Graphic "New law seen curbing cemetery vandalism"
    06/28/1999 Indianapolis Star-News
    Also in: 
    AP Story by Star-News writer Mike Smith "Be Aware Of New State Laws"
    06/28/1999 Indianapolis Star-News Stephen Beaven "Monument evokes memory of 230 Union dead"
    06/28/1999 Ft. Wayne News-Sentinel  Photo by C. Somodevilla Photo:  Vandalism at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery 
    06/25/1999 Michigan City News Dispatch Tanya Cochran "New state law protects cemeteries"
    06/23/1999 Bedford Times-Mail Mary G. Johnson "New state laws laced with local flavor"
    06/22/1999 Press Release from Chairman of Indiana House of Representatives' Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development and Natural Resources Rep. Markt Lytle "Cemetery preservation law takes effect July 1, 1999"
    06/16/1999 Huntington Herald-Press Ceremony will mark renewal of Civil War monument damaged by vandals
    Follow-up story on 06/21/1999
    06/15/1999 Indianapolis Star-News Rex Huppke (AP) "Geologists search for siltstone grave markers, answers to early industry" {no longer available on-line; see Bedford News-Mail on 5/21/99 article below}
    06/15/1999 Bloomington Herald Times Rex W. Huppke (AP) "Unusual gravestones mark historical
    mystery in area" -- with picture of whetstone marker
    06/13/1999 National Associated Press Ted Anthony "Grave Concerns:  Cemeteries in the Way of Progress"
    We are aware of this story appearing in the following newspapers and other media:
    Alabama Live (on-line)
    Associated Press
    America On-Line (AOL) News 
    Fox News On-Line
    Nando Times
    Newsday 
    New Jersey On-Line
    Yahoo News
    Anderson Herald Bulletin (IN) 
    Bedford Times-Mail (IN) 
    Las Vegas Sun Newspaper
    Lebanon Daily News (PA) 
    Los Angeles Times
    Louisville Courier-Journal (KY) 
    Moscow-Pullman Daily News (Idaho) 
    New York Times 
    Princeton Daily Clarion (IN) 
    Santa Fe newspaper (NM) 
    Washington Post (DC)
    06/03/1999 Indianapolis Star Bill Shaw "A house built in grief -- Dollhouse that marks a little girl's grave has lasted 100 years, thanks to Connersville's faithful"
    05/30/1999 Bloomington Hoosier Times AP Crown Hill Cemetery's art is portal to history
    05/30/1999 Evansville Courier-Press Anne Schleper "Volunteers work to preserve Indiana's pioneer past by restoring old graveyards"
    05/27/1999 Shelbyville News John Clark "City Cemetery left a shambles"  {no longer available on-line}
    05/25/99 Munster Times Kelly Cargal "Reversing a grave injustice"
    New headstone marks burial place of founder of Valparaiso
    05/21/1999 Bedford Times-Mail AP story "Gravestones of whetstone attract geologists' attention"
    05/19/1999 Munster Times Joyce Russell "Learning from the dead -- Fegely students visit cemetery to get a glimpse of Portage's past"
    05/13/1999 Bedford Times-Mail Mike Lewis "Laws, death and the Legislature"
    05/10/1999 Bedford Times-Mail Claude Parsons "Kenneth Plummer helps decorate veteran's graves"
    05/1999 Indiana REMC "Electric Consumer" magazine Richard G. Biever "For God and Country … and Dad"
    04/22/1999 Reporter-Times
    (Morgan County, IN)
    Keith Rhoades "Veterans rally for grave sanctity" {no longer available on-line}
    04/18/1999 Omaha World-Herald (Nebraska) David Hendee "Demand for Collectibles Fuels Gravestone Thieves" {no longer available on-line}
    04/18/1999 Omaha World-Herald (Nebraska) David Hendee "Preservationists Battle Developers" {no longer available on-line}
    04/01/1999 Connersville News-Examiner Mike Selke "Cemetery restoration effort gets under way"
    03/22/1999 Indianapolis Star Bill Shaw "Tumbling down the legislative rabbit hole"
    03/14/1999 Munster Times John Reed "Mystery rises from the past -- Four county graves predate the arrival of the person recognized as area's first settler"
    03/07/1999 Indianapolis Star John Herbst, President of Conner Prairie, a living history museum in Fishers, Indiana Letter to the Editor: 
    "Respect for cemeteries of pioneers" 
    03/04/1999 WFIE-TV 14 in Evansville (NBC) Shannon Samson "Stanley Hall students cleaning up community" (No longer available on-line)
    02/22/1999 Munster Times John Reed "Revising history -- Scout's cemetery cleanup uncovers early 1800s graves that indicate earlier Kouts settlement"
    02/17/1999 Ft. Wayne News-Sentinel Bob Caylor "Man hopes to restore family cemetery"
    02/16/1999 South Bend Tribune Marilyn Gochenour "Volunteers read county tombstones"
    02/14/1999 Indianapolis Star Editorial Lead editorial on the subject of pioneer cemeteries
    02/10/1999 Jeffersonville Evening News Joshua Hamman "Legislative effort seeks to preserve cemeteries"
    02/08/1999 WDRB Fox-41 in Louisville Chris Turner 10:00 News story on pioneer cemetery neglect and pending legislation
    02/08/1999 The Associated Press' condensed version of Bill Shaw's Indianapolis Star-News 02/07/1999 cemetery destruction story ran in at least the following papers (no on-line versions known to be available unless linked here): 
          Bloomington Herald Times
          Evansville Courier 
          Gary Post-Tribune 
          Hoosier Times
          Louisville Courier-Journal 
          Rushville Republican 
          South Bend Tribune
    02/07/1999 Indianapolis Star-News Bill Shaw "Cemetery destruction burying past, critics say"
    02/07/1999 Indianapolis Star-News Bill Shaw "Reform of cemetery laws gains support"
    02/06/1999 Shelbyville News "Reporter's Notebook" column "Scientists to visit cemetery"-- A brief report that Anthropologist Criss Helmkamp from Purdue expected to complete his field work at the Tucker Cemetery site (discovered 12/12/98); final report expected 2/15/99; reburial about the end of February [story not on-line]
    01/30/1999 WDRB Fox-41 in Louisville Chris Turner 10:00 News story on pioneer cemetery neglect
    1998
    12/29/1998 Shelbyville News Charles Wilson "Scientist, genealogist to work on bones"
    12/23/1998 Shelbyville News Charles Wilson "Plans in works to restore cemeteries"
    12/23/1998 Shelbyville News Charles Wilson "Effort started to save pioneer cemeteries"
    12/17/1998 Shelbyville News Charles Wilson "Workers digging lagoon find bones"
    12/10/1998 Newcastle Courier Times Amy Mastin "Tombstone from 1851 returned to Hannah's final resting place"
    12/07/1998 Huntington Herald-Press Tom Hernes "Thieves grab pair of statues" {No longer available on-line}
    12/07/1998 Newcastle Courier Times Staff reporters "Spiceland Cemetery vandalized"
    11/27/1998 Connersville News-Examiner Rick Mullen "Fayette County Cemetery Supervisor John Walters asks for equipment"
    11/18/1998 Shelbyville News Steve Page "Genealogists research county roots"
    11/03/1998 Connersville News-Examiner Rick Mullen "Start-up funding for City Cemetery repairs approved"
    09/02/1998 Evansville Courier-Press Stacey Fuemmeler "School project changed to avoid gravesites"
    08/31/1998 Shelbyville News John Clark "Local governments to make use of windfall"
    08/25/1998 Louisville Courier-Journal Bob Hill "Man tries to rescue ancestral cemetery  -- Progress profanes `sacred ground' of hundreds of family graveyards"
    08/22/1998 Indianapolis Star-News Bill Shaw "Death of a Cemetery"
    06/---/1998 Jasper Herald Story on Wilhoit Cemetery (not on-line)
    06/08/1998 South Bend Tribune Pervaiz Shallwani "Cemetery thefts proliferating; thieves may head to antique shops"
    06/03/1998 Ferdinand News (Dubois County) {Spencer Co. Leader} Kathy Tretter Story on Wilhoit Cemetery (not on-line)
    05/22/1998 South Bend Tribune Deanna Csomo McCool "Help sought in finding vets' burial plots"
    05/15/1998 Michigan City News-Dispatch Lee Schelling "Cemetery thefts on the rise"
    05/10/1998 South Bend Tribune Deanna Csomo McCool "Graveyard thefts distressing, tough to solve"
    04/09/1998 Newcastle Courier Times Staff reporters "Vandals hit cemetery in Lewisville"
    04/07/1998 Newcastle Courier Times Staff reporters "Vandals damage cemetery chapel"
    04/03/1998 Newcastle Courier Times Darrel Radford "Forgotten cemetery a mess of broken stones, weeds and brush"
    03/15/1998 Bloomington Hoosier Times AP story Boy Scout helps preserve cemetery (Anderson, IN)
    02/04/1998 Indianapolis Star-News T. J. Banes "Man's mission is to restore Fortville cemetery"
    01/12/1998 Indianapolis Star-News T. J. Banes  "Cemetery erosion foils home-building plan"
    01/09/1998 Shelbyville News Charlie Wilson "Search into past digs up surprise"
    1997
    12/02/1997 Connersville News-Examiner Mike Selke "Fayette Commissioners discuss damage to cemeteries"
    12/02/1997 Connersville News-Examiner Mike Selke "Fayette Commissioners discuss damage to cemeteries by livestock"
    11/15/1997 Connersville News-Examiner Mike Selke "Cemetery job more than mowing grass"
    11/14/1997 New Castle Courier-Times Franki Zile "County searching for tombstones' homes"
    10/25/1997 Connersville News-Examiner Kimball Hendrix "Connersville Cemetery dollhouse gets facelift"
    10/13/1997 Connersville News-Examiner Bob Powers "Cemetery, tombstone repair workshop set"
    08/29/1997 Newcastle Courier Times Franki Zile "Cemetery upkeep takes step forward"
    06/13/1997 New Castle Courier-Times Janet Helms "There's no burying this grievance"
    05/08/1997 Connersville News-Examiner Kimball Hendrix "2 arrested for cemetery vandalism at Connersville City Cemetery"
    04/24/1997 Connersville News-Examiner Kimball Hendrix "Police investigate repeated cemetery vandalism at Connersville City Cemetery"
    1996
    07/28/1996 Times Online Joyce Russell "History lives in cemeteries"
    1995
    10/27/1995 Louisville Courier-Journal Associated Press "Part of State's History is Crumbling Along with Tombstones of Pioneers"


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