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Verndale city-owned cemetery buried in debt, says council

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Although we all have to do it sometime, it appears that far too few people in Verndale are willing to pay the piper -- at least for the moment.

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The cemetery there is in the unique position of being owned by the city, which must pay for all of the upkeep costs. So far, it’s approximately $23,000 in the red, and with private donations lacking, city officials are looking for ways to keep the red ink in the cemetery fund from coming back to haunt them later on.

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