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Child vandals damage Round Lake Cemetery

Holle Spessard takes a break after cleaning up the debris scattered around her infant son, Declan's, grave Tuesday morning at the Round Lake Cemetery.

On Tuesday morning, families of loved ones buried in the Round Lake Cemetery were cleaning up the damage left after three children vandalized cemetery plots there early Monday evening.

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Amid broken vases, busted luminaries and shattered statues, people wondered why such a sacred place had to be disturbed.

Round Lake city worker Bruce Bentele estimates about 100 plots suffered damage, and he fears the city won't be able to do anything to prosecute the young vandals, the oldest just 11 years of age.

For more on this story, see Wednesday's Daily Globe or watch online at www.dglobe.com.

Julie Buntjer

Julie Buntjer joined the Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at farmbleat.areavoices.com.

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