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Courthouse basement to get major overhaul

Removal of museum allows mechanical overhaul and renovations

When the majority of the basement level of the courthouse was taken up by historical artifacts, it wasn't obvious to the beholder just how much space there is available.

Now the museum has taken up its new home in Old Stoney and those 10,000 square feet lie empty, it's time for a new lease of life for the county's seat of government.

Eventually, the basement floor will allow for more spacious offices and additional storage, as well as an additional – but smaller – community room to provide a more intimate space for gatherings.

Right now, though, Facilities Maintenance Supervisor Larry Schommer...

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