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Grant builds fence at Rockville Cemetery

The Rockville Cemetery's barbed wire fence will be replaced with a more durable one later this fall after receiving funding from the state. (Photo courtesy of Bonnie MacKenzie)

 ROCKVILLE – The cattle that currently graze over the graves in the historic Rockville Cemetery will soon be shut out with the help of a new fence.

The small cemetery near the Oregon-Idaho border north of Jordan Valley recently received a $6,580 grant from the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries to build the fence this fall. 

Bonnie MacKenzie, who applied for the grant, said the new fence is a “project that’s needed to be done.”

The project will replace the current barbed wire border with a more durable one and bring community members together. MacKenzie said she is getting quotes from contractors for the fence. Labor will be . . .