Shelby County Residents Work to Restore Cemetery

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Tower Hill-  Dozens of Shelby County residents came together after over 100 gravestones were vandalized at the Ridge Cemetery in Rural Tower Hill. 

News of the vandalism spread through Facebook, and residents began to take notice. Kent Sims of Pana, said he wanted to restore the graveyard, "I said rather than talk about it, I'm going to pick it up and put it back how it was". 

Volunteers from throughout the community, including  members of Pana High School's Softball team came to help put headstones back together, and pick up debris.

Ridge Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Shelby County, with some graves dating back to the Civil War era. 

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