Cemetery

Volunteers clean Phoenix Pioneer Cemetery

Phoenix, Ore. — The Phoenix Pioneer Cemetery got a facelift Saturday as community volunteers came together to pick up trash and debris. It’s a part of a statewide cleanup effort involving the Oregon environmental group Source. Mike Wrede has been a part …

Jacksonville cemetery issues warning to visitors

Jacksonville, Or.- Volunteers with the Jacksonville cemetery are reminding others to be careful when visiting. The cemetery is more than 150 years old and is very fragile, said Dirk Siedlecki, president of Friends of Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery. In June, one of the …

Ashland Memorial Day ceremony

Ashland, Ore., — Preston Mitchell is 99 years old and plays in five different bands and orchestras in Ashland. Today he played at a Memorial Day ceremony at the Mountain View Cemetery in Ashland. Mitchell is also a World War Two Veteran …

Historic cemetery gets much needed haircut

Medford, Ore., — More than 100 years old, Medford’s historic Eastwood Cemetery has trees just about the same age. Twisted and ratty, with dead limbs, those trees have never been professionally cared for to this extent. “These are native white oaks all …