Wilson Church in rural Nebraska to be demolished
SCHUYLER, Neb. (WOWT) - Nebraska is losing a beloved piece of history.
Tuesday, the cross was removed from the Wilson Church about 15 miles northwest of Schuyler. A small congregation of neighbors gathered to reminisce before the rest of the church is demolished.
The actual teardown was originally expected to happen by the end of January, but there has been some interest in possibly salvaging the church floor and tin ceiling which has further delayed the demolition.
No date for that has been set, according to the cemetery board who is responsible for the building.
The place that held family memories and prayers turned into a target for vandalism since a tornado ripped through more than 10 years ago. Since then, there’s been problems with trespassing even with doors and windows nailed shut to keep people out.
The board said it is beyond repair and they do not have the funds to fix it. They said tearing it down is a safety choice that will hopefully discourage trespassers and protect the existing cemetery from any further instances of vandalism.
The cemetery will remain open for burial services.
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