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Ogle County Sheriff's building 'ahead of schedule'

Groundbreaking ceremony to be held next month

OREGON – Construction of the $4.1 million Ogle County Sheriff's administration building is going well, a county board official said Tuesday.

"It's ahead of schedule. We haven't had any major issues to slow it down or cost us money," Chairman Kim Gouker said.

The new building will house the sheriff's department, the 911 communications center, and the coroner's office and morgue. It will be situated east of the 100-year-old, three-story building. 

The old morgue was torn down to make way for the new building, and the old sheriff's office will be demolished to make way for the parking lot.

Although work began this spring with site excavation, the official groundbreaking ceremony will be held in mid-August.

The foundation was poured several weeks ago, and workers have spent the past 2 weeks installing the conduit for electrical wiring and plumbing, said Gouker, adding that he expects construction of the one-story building to be completed in late fall or early spring.

To attend

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Ogle County Sheriff's administration building will begin at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at 103 Jefferson St. in Oregon.

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