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Friday, September 13, 2013 12:14 AM

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OTTAWA — The Putnam County Courthouse in Ottawa will be celebrating its 100th anniversary at 2 p.m. this Sunday. The program will be held on the north side of the courthouse. Those attending are asked to bring lawn chairs for the program. It will include live music and recognition of past elected county officials and guests. The Putnam County Honor Guard will open the ceremony.

Former Justice Robert Cupp is the guest speaker. In case of inclement weather, the program will be moved inside the courthouse.

Tours of the courthouse will be offered from 1:30 p.m.-2 p.m. and following the outdoor program. The tours will start in the Common Pleas Court on the third floor. Elected officials will be available in each office to talk about their duties.

There will also be a video showing the history of the courthouse for viewing in the General Assembly Room on the first floor.

Books, including a narrative and pictures of the construction and history of the courthouse, will be offered for sale for a donation of $10. The book was written by Randall Basinger and Roselia Deters Verhoff. The book also includes numerous narratives from residents sharing their memories of the courthouse.

Proceeds from the sale of the books will go to the Putnam County Historical Society.


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