Plans told for courthouse centennial Oct. 27

One hundred years ago Greene County residents were waiting eagerly for the dedication of their new courthouse on Oct. 27.

The 100th anniversary of the courthouse dedication will be celebrated Friday, Oct. 27, starting with Java & Juice from 9:30 to 10 am.

Guided tours of the courthouse, including the basement and the attic, which are not usually open to the public, will be given from 10 am to 1 pm, and from 3 to 4 pm.

A program reminiscent of the original dedication program will begin at 2 pm. That first ceremony was attended by an estimated 10,000 persons. The dedication address was given by Gov W.L. Harding. Guest speaker at the centennial program will be the Hon Robert Hanson, a member of the Jefferson High School class of 1974 and a judge in Iowa’s District 5 since 2003.

Light refreshments will be served.

The centennial celebration is planned by the Courthouse 100 committee, chaired by Don Van Gilder.

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