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Old Lincoln cemetery is getting cleaned up

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By: Channel 8 Newsroom

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Unauthorized flower pots and graveside benches have been banned from Calvary Cemetery. The old Lincoln cemetery is being tidied up after 144 years.

Father Thomas MacLean has been given the task of cleaning up the Catholic graveyard, which sits about 2 miles east of downtown Lincoln.

MacLean says the items set on or near the graves have never been permitted, but "they've been tolerated in the past.''

He acknowledges that removing the items may be hard on relatives and friends of the deceased.

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