Cemetery to receive historical improvementsMarch 19, 2021
By CHRISTINE STEPHENSON
HUNTINGBURG — Fairmount Cemetery in Huntingburg is undergoing improvements that will resemble its original design from nearly 150 years ago.
Years ago, the cemetery, which was established in 1876, used to include an arch over the entrance, iron fencing and a walkthrough gate on the east side, according to information released by the cemetery board Friday.
The project will include new fencing and limestone corner signage that will be visible from U.S. 231 when entering Huntingburg. Later, it will also include another corner sign at the north entrance.
The new features were reimagined with the help of Phyllis (McMurtrie) Menke, who has been involved with restoration and preservation across the city.
The project will include several phases, all meant to honor the community’s history, David Lubbehusen said on behalf of the cemetery board in a news release.
“The rolling hills of Fairmount will continue to offer a serene, welcoming environment to reflect, find solace, and cherish the memories of those who have passed before us,” he said.
The board is encouraging community involvement in the project, from sharing ideas to donating. Those interested can contact the cemetery’s sexton, Kenzie Trusty, at 812-351-4400.
More on DuboisCountyHerald.com
Habitat for Humanity of Dubois County announced the selection of the Armstrong family to partner...
Recently, I had to contend with an epic battle between good and evil: To doughnut or not to...
The Dubois County 4-H Fair ran July 12-16 at the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds in Bretzville....
Josie Brown contemplated while her horse, Scotty, took a break to chew on some grass. The two...
Indiana Department of Transportation workers have several projects underway in the area.
Paintings and sculptures depicting community life are being created in a local, but temporary,...
Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter recently announced the promotion of Master...