The ongoing battle over high grass and poor maintenance at Valley View Cemetery peaked last weekend after the new owner drove up to Edwardsville from Missouri and fired all the employees.
In taking the action, Carol Lynn Horton shut down not only Valley View but Mount Hope Cemetery in Belleville as well.
"It's a mess right now," said Michael Weber, co-owner of Weber & Rodney Funeral Home on North Main Street. "We have nothing but question marks. We don't know what's happening burial to burial."
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