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Sprinklers set to return for Colfax Cemetery


August 8, 2019

Sprinklers neared a return to normal operation at the Colfax cemetery this week as staff members finish setting up a renewed electrical programming system. The cemetery has not been watered since mid-June after a period of manual operation followed what is believed to be a lightning strike last fall that marred the system.

“It just gradually got worse,” said Ron Hinnenkamp, chairman of the cemetery board.

Joe Rupe, the sexton/groundskeeper, got replacement parts at Umbrella Sprinkler Services in Lewiston and put the system back together.

Now, they await a man from Umbrella to come up a...

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