Courthouse projects on the horizon


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April 24, 2019 - 10:18 AM

Allen County Commissioners accepted a $5,250 bid from Whitworth Construction for renovation of the entrance near the courtroom and a bid for $732 from TLC Garden Center for the installation of two evergreen trees and four purple pride beautyberry shrubs on the courthouse lawn nearest the Sheriff’s department.


IOLAN Larry Walden arrived with handwritten note cards, computer printouts, and a speech about how the county should postpone construction of the impending ambulance stations in Humboldt and Moran. How will a potential lease agreement between Allen County Regional Hospital and Saint Luke’s Health System affect the future specifications or requirements of the two stations, asked Walden. Furthermore, argued Walden, Allen County commissioners should concentrate their efforts instead on the construction of an emergency management communications tower south of LaHarpe, which he dubbed a higher-priority item for the county — a project for which the commission has already granted a conditional use permit to begin construction.

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