ALLOUEZ – So considerably this summer season, Jim Lunney has rid the gardening globe of 15,930 pesky Japanese beetles. 

Not that he’s trying to keep track. Basically, hold out a moment, he is keeping keep track of. All element of the pleasurable, you might say. 

Some persons expend their summertime at the lake or on the golf system, but at 89, you are most probably to come across Lunney in the rose back garden outside Resurrection Catholic Parish engaged in an ongoing beetle battle. It is tireless do the job.

Commencing all over late June and continuing to about Labor Day, the destructive bugs invite by themselves in excess of to endlessly feed on the hybrid tea, floribunda and shrub roses Lunney planted near a aspect entrance some 20 many years in the past. He’s tended the back garden each and every time because, pruning and deadheading.