Northeast Nebraska’s Cedar County is celebrating the grand reopening of its county courthouse in Hartington after a lengthy remodeling process and a new addition to house most county offices. Board of Supervisors chair David McGregor says he’s pleased with the changes, which should meet the county’s needs for quite some time.
“Cedar County today set themselves up to be ‘the’ county, to be here,” McGregor. “I understand county consolidation is not anywhere close and we wouldn’t want that but maybe we can share services someday.” He says the new building has plenty of space, in addition to technology, security and accessibility.
The project cost about two-point-seven million dollars. McGregor says it’s vital to Hartington and the county to maintain the historic courthouse, built in 1891.
The project began because of a need for additional courtroom security. Last Friday’s dedication was attended by Governor Dave Heineman and Senator Cap Dierks, among others.
Thanks to Jerry Oster, WNAX, Yankton