A 19-year-old Saronville man has been sentenced to jail time and probation for vandalizing dozens of gravestones at the historic
Farmers Valley Cemetery in Hamilton County.
Jr. was ordered Friday to serve 180 days in jail, five years probation, perform 200 hours of
community service and pay $10,000 in restitution.
Officials say nearly 50 gravestones at the historic cemetery were
destroyed and toppled in August. Some were damaged beyond repair.
The cemetery was established in 1876 along the banks of the Big Blue
River south-southwest of Henderson. It is the final resting place for
many Hamilton County
pioneers, including Civil War veterans and former Nebraska State Senator