Peoria Public Radio News
8:47 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Springdale to participate in annual wreath-laying event

Springdale Cemetery is asking residents to help honor fallen veterans by underwriting special memorial wreaths for a ceremony next month. Springdale board member Matt Ryan says this is the fifth consecutive year the cemetery has participated in the Wreaths Across America Program. The program places evergreen wreaths on veterans’ graves across the nation. Ryan says the event recognizes those buried who otherwise might not get as much attention:

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8:56 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Springdale Cemetery hires new general manager

A new general manager takes the helm at Springdale Cemetery Wednesday.  Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the move comes after months of searching:
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6:12 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Unauthorized patrols at Springdale draw concern

Springdale Cemetery neighbors are reportedly looking out for the historic burial ground, but their actions may be frightening to some. Springdale Authority chair Bob Manning says some neighbors are doing security type patrols of the grounds and making some legitimate visitors feel uneasy.

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4:32 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Springdale Cemetery GM removed

Springdale Cemetery is looking for a new general manager.  Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the Cemetery Management Authority voted to terminate its contract with Jon Austin: 

 Austin took the helm of the historic burial ground three years ago. The cash-strapped cemetery has struggled with ways to find more revenue and expand its community outreach. Cemetery Authority chair Bob Manning says Austin has been very professional, but did not make significant progress on his annual goals. He says a strong financial and marketing background are some of the qualities the board wants to see as it begins its search for the next general manager:
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