Dignitaries ranging from Governor Matt Mead to State Senator John Schiffer and State Representative Mike Madden were on hand as Johnson County held a ribbon cutting Thursday afternoon for their new judicial center.
County Commissioners Smokey Wildeman, John Gibbs and Delbert Eitel led the ceremonies which included a flag ceremony and short speeches from the assembled dignitaries, leading up to Wildeman and the Governor performing the ribbon cutting.
Tours of the building were given to the public and hamburgers, hot dogs and other refreshments were served courtesy of the commissioners.
Here are some of the brief addresses from Governor Mead and Commissioners Wildeman and Eitel.
Governor Mead, after the ceremonies, was asked how he would address those in the community who might be upset or concerned with the new judicial center.
The cost to construct the 30,900 square foot judicial center was $8.9 million, according to information provided at the open house.