Union County Circuit Court Judge Brian Dretke points out the tentative floor plan some aspects of the new Union County courthouse. The county is slated to break ground in February on the new courthouse. (Tim Mustoe/The Observer)
The county sought two bond levies in the 1990s after the original county courthouse was condemned and the courts moved into the old St. Joseph Hospital building. Both bonds failed, but it was the start of a story of perseverance.