August 29, 2012
Lou and Dean Ackley stand in front of their enterprise Direct Deposit, a container redemption facility on Main St. in Warrensburg. The Ackleys have planted a colorful array of flowers in a roadside unpaved strip beside their sidewalk, while many other local business owners merely let weeds grow in their similar plots. Such beautification efforts come naturally to Dean Ackley, as he formerly tended floral gardens and landscaped for Warren County. Another notable roadside planting effort along Main St. is the strip in front of the Alexander Funeral Home, where the Alexander family members have planted blue and gold flowers to hail the town’s upcoming Bicentennial celebration.