Grants, donations pay for directory sheds

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By Robert Maisch

Grants and donations of material and labor went into the construction of directory sheds at Greenwood and Mobridge City Cemeteries.

Grants and donations of material and labor went into the construction of directory sheds at Greenwood and Mobridge City Cemeteries.

Directory sheds have been placed in Greenwood and Mobridge City Cemeteries through an AARP community project grant obtained by the South Dakota Retired Teachers Association and through local donations of material and labor.
The funding also provided computer units with dedicated software for the Senior Citizens Center and Klein Museum for use by the public.
Material and labor exceeding the grant funds were donated. Donations came from Jensen Rock and Sand for concrete, Kemnitz Construction for lumber and shingles, and Michael Bezenek for directory covers. Labor and services were provided by Kemnitz Construction, Davis Martin, Roger Nordstrom, Otto Oster and Virgil Binfet to build the enclosures and transplant trees. Copies of the directory pages were made by A.H. Brown Public Library and laminated by the Mobridge-Pollock School District. Robert Maisch did the project’s photography.
Plans are to open the sheds in the near future. Inside the enclosures are wall-mounted diagrams showing cemetery layout and gravesite identification numbers. Directory books contain the alphabetical listing of the names with the site location numbers.
Directory updates are scheduled to be done annually in January. A revised edition will be forthcoming when the new software entries are complete. Anyone finding an error or who may have information to add should contact Virgil Binfet, 845-3261, or Twyla Fritz, 845-2229.

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