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Archive for Monday, May 25, 1998

STORAGE FOR CEMETERY MOWERS

May 25, 1998

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A rural Lecompton Boy Scout has completed a project that will not only help him earn Eagle Scout status, but will help preserve a restored cemetery.

``I think it's kind of nice,'' said Jacob Ross, 14, who built a new garage to store mowers and other landscaping equipment at Lakeview-Crowder-Lewis Cemetery.

``That way, they don't have to come up with a truck filled with mowers every time.''

Jacob, who will be a ninth-grader at Perry-Lecompton High School this fall, constructed the 10-foot-by-10-foot garage as his Eagle Scout project.

The project included mixing and pouring concrete for the structure's foundation. The concrete had to be mixed at the cemetery because access is difficult for a concrete mixer.

The garage is large enough to store a riding lawn mower, two push mowers, and other equipment.

It has a skylight, ventilation ducts and a pull-down door.

Jacob began working on the project in March. It was finished Saturday, a day before the cemetery was rededicated.

``This is such a nice building,'' said Irma Lewis Scroggins, who has relatives buried in the cemetery. ``This should really help them keep it nice.''

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