Vandals strike cemetery twice
By Pat Sunderland
On the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 21, 32 headstones in the Delta City Cemetery on 3rd Street were knocked over. Tony Bohling, City of Delta parks supervisor, says the vandalism was discovered by a citizen walking through the cemetery around 4:30 p.m. City crews were on site until 3 p.m., so Bohling surmises the incident took place between 3 and 4:30 p.m. The Delta Police Department was immediately notified, and on Wednesday a monument company was contacted and asked to provide an estimate to reset and repair the headstones. Bohling said the estimate came in at $9,500. Two stones were damaged and will have to be repaired.