Newton Twp. – The cemetery association held their monthly meeting on July 19, 2012, Thursday, at 6 o’clock at the Township Building. Twelve people attended including two new members; one new member was not in attendance. It is great to see the interest of the community in becoming involved! There is so much history in the seven township cemeteries that many do not realize. This would make a wonderful school history project; assigning the students each a grave to research. There are so many very old markers and headstones of which many have been repaired by the cemetery association workers. This takes a lot of time and hard labor. Some of these repaired stones have already been damaged. We ask the public to please report any vandalism they notice. This is sad as these graves are the final resting place for the deceased. They deserve to be treated with respect and pride. This is hurtful to the surviving families and to those who labor hard to repair them.