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A columbarium is pictured at Riverview Cemetery in St. Joseph. Officials said available space is running low and the city commission has authorized the purchase of an additional 64-niche unit.

ST. JOSEPH — Space is running short at Riverview Cemetery in St. Joseph for cremated remains to be placed in columbarium niches.

After hearing from Public Works Director Greg Grothous at this week’s city commission meeting, commissioners approved the purchase of an additional columbarium from Coldspring Memorials at a price of $21,049.

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