O'Brien County's Bell-Times-Courier -

Perfect Stone Cleaning Day


OCCPA Members work at one of the stones at the Steuck cemetery in rural O'Brien County on Tuesday, May 13.

Members of O'Brien County Cemetery Preservation Association (OCCPA) gathered at a rural cemetery near Hartley known as Steuck Cemetery. They also did some work at a nearby cemetery known as Emmanuel. Both cemeteries are Pioneer Cemeteries. They are the second and third Pioneer cemeteries in O'Brien County to have attention.

On Tuesday May 13, some members were able to get out in perfect weather and clean stones at both Steuck and Emmanuel Cemeteries. Six members were able to give at least a few hours to the stone cleaning.

During the morning's cleaning, several fallen stones were discover...

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