Residents fight converting golf course to farm

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Homeowners living near a closed golf course in central Indiana are fighting plans by its new owner to use much of it for farming.

Most of the 158 acres that made up the Yule Golf Club in Alexandria was sold in October to Yorktown farmer Dale Rinker for nearly $1 million.

The Herald Bulletin reports that the golf course surrounds the Yule Estates neighborhood on three sides and residents say they're worried about possible lowered property values if it's replaced with farm fields.

An Alexandria zoning board last week turned down Rinker's request for permission to use the property for agriculture in the city about 40 miles northeast of Indianapolis.

Rinker says he wants to appeal the decision.

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