Conditions improving at cemetery

After the issue of declining conditions at Old City Cemetery came to light earlier this month, Jefferson City officials now say many of the issues have been remedied.


One of the oldest headstones in Jefferson City's Old City Cemetery, that of American Revolution veteran Christopher Casey, is concealed by a brush pile that also hides the Eagle Scout project that marked some of the older graves with a plaque. (Stephen Brooks/News Tribune photo)

In an interdepartmental memo dated Aug. 19 and provided by Charlie Lansford, interim director of community development, city officials stated that several steps have been taken.

The one aspect that still remains unresolved is that of the exhumed partial jawbone that became lost. Lansford said the city guarantees that no questions will be asked if the bone fragment is returned.

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