Golf Course stolen money intended for fertilizer


Some $2,800 that was lingering in a 300-pound safe at the golf course, stolen last week, was from last season’s final golf tournament and had been earmarked for fertilizer.

Orville Scharbach, chairman of Port District 7 commissioners, stated Thursday that he didn’t know that the funds were still in the safe.

He stated that the fertilizer has already been delivered and it appears, Scharbach said, that the port district’s insurance will cover the money, safe, and damage to the door where entry was gained.

The final tournament of the year was advertised as one to raise money for this year’s golf course fertilizer.

The golf course office was burglarized Jan. 28, and unknown parties dragged the heavy safe out the back door. Entry had been made with what appeared to be a crowbar, and extensive damage was done to the door and door jam. Police have indicated that they may have one good fingerprint from the scene.

The burglars had taken soda drinks from the bar area and left them at the scene.

Scharbach stated Thursday that commissioners and those who have keys to the course office have been fingerprinted and are cooperating with police.

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