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Open house held for new Seward County Justice Center

SEWARD, Neb. – An open house was held on Tuesday to showcase the three-story, $14 million Seward County Justice Center.

The brand new Justice Center, which opened in May of this year, contains a 66 bed jail, County Sheriff Office, County and District Courtrooms, County and District Judges chambers, County and District Court Clerks Offices, Probation, County Attorney Office, and Dispatch.

RRN/Seward County Courtroom

Nebraska Chief Justice Mike Heavican spoke at Tuesday’s open house.

Courtesy/Beckenhauer Construction Inc.
Courtesy/Beckenhauer Construction Inc.

The Seward County Board issued $10 million in bonds for the project to be paid off over 20 years via a “nickel tax levy”. An additional 2.4-cent property tax levy, which can be increased to 5.2 cents, will go to pay off the bonds.

RRN/Seward County Records

Beckenhauer Construction Inc. of Norfolk completed the construction.

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