The contractor who removed dead trees from Pioneer Cemetery in North Judson is almost done cleaning up leftover debris from the job. Town officials opted to take the trees out due to safety concerns.
They had been decaying for decades, and every time the wind blew limbs and branches fell off. As of right now there are no official plans to plant new trees. There’s been some talk of private fundraising efforts to offset the cost of doing so. Any money raised privately would have to be donated to the town and allocated for that purpose.
The old fire station/community center at the corner of Main Street and Keller Avenue was also demolished recently. The 1950s-era building was in need of extensive repairs, including a roof which carried an estimated price tag of $40,000. The building’s foundation has been removed, and the ground will be smoothed out and left in a green condition. The flagpole from the fire station will remain, and benches may be added to develop the corner lot into a green space. Final plans for the space have yet to be determined.