From Our Files (March 30, 2022)


March 30, 2022

March 30, 1972

A pioneer cemetery was recently deeded to the Sweet Home Cemetery District by the Evangelical Church of North America.

The 2.5-acre site on Whiskey Ridge began as a family plot in the early 1900s and was deeded to the Evangelical United Brethren Church.

The acreage was part of the homestead of John Thompson, who gave the land to the church with the stipulation that it be used only for a church site and cemetery. At the time, the church conducted services at nearby Willow Prairie School, so it was hoped a church would be built on Thompson’s land.

Thompson’s daughter, 93...

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