Local cemeteries prepare for Memorial Day following rounds of rain

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With rounds of rain hitting northeast Kansas this spring, local cemeteries are working hard to prepare for Memorial Day visitors. 

Maintaining cemeteries takes more than just one day of work.

With monuments to trim around it takes all season, but this spring has made it difficult according to Mount Hope Cemetery in Topeka.

The Historic Topeka Cemetery has 80 acres to maintain and crews usually work four days a week to maintain the grounds.

Wednesday’s weather gave them one day of sun to work with, but Historic Topeka Cemetery officials say the weather is devastating.

“There’s only so much you can do when there’s water actually standing in the ground in places so we’re hoping that our families are understanding this weekend,” said Lisa Sandmeyer, Superintendent of Historic Topeka Cemetery. 

The cemetery will be debuting a new feature this weekend to help people find their loved ones. It can be accessed through their website and used to navigate the cemetery from your phone. 

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