Courthouse costs draw scrutiny

Allen Countians peppered Judge Creitz, Sheriff Bryan Murphy and others Tuesday about the cost of a proposed $9.95 million renovation of the Allen County Courthouse. Voters will decide Nov. 7 whether to approve the project.


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October 11, 2023 - 3:09 PM

Judge Daniel Creitz speaks to the audience inside a crowded magistrate courtroom during a tour of the Allen County Courthouse as part of a public forum on an upcoming vote on a proposed $9.95 million renovation to the courthouse. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

An altercation outside Allen County’s courtroom on Tuesday morning served as a timely example for those asking for nearly $10 million to renovate the courthouse and improve security.

In that event, a man punched someone he believed had harmed a family member, witnesses said. About 40 people were milling around the hallway at the time, waiting for court hearings.

Attorney Bob Johnson said that’s one of his biggest worries when he comes to the court.