The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

New life after death

Tree program approved for Pleasant View Cemetery


October 1, 2020


Whether storm damaged or diseased, many trees at Pleasant View Cemetery are showing their age. Pictured here is a felled walnut tree branch following a storm in September of 2018.

Family members will soon have a new way to honor the memory of deceased loved ones at Pleasant View Cemetery.

The Hartley City Council on Sept. 14 agreed to move forward with the "Memory Trees for Pleasant View Cemetery" project. The idea was proposed by the Cemetery Chapel Committee, which helps raise funds for improvements and the preservation of the local burial grounds.

"The plan is to preserve the beauty of the cemetery, because most people love that cemetery up there," said committee member Kathy Luedke, who pitched the idea to the council with Annette Gebert. "The trees do provide a...

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