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Woodbury County Courthouse Project Honored by Preservation Iowa

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Siouxland Public Media was honored for work done to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Woodbury County Courthouse.

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Siouxland Public Media Manager Mark Munger

“It was truly a privilege to take part in something involving this terrific building.  It's such a treasure in our community, something beyond this community.  To have my name attached to this is a real honor.”

- Siouxland Public Media Station Manager Mark Munger. 

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Mark Munger - Siouxland Public Media Manager
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Historic Preservation Expert Jim Jung

Munger and historic preservation expert Jim Jung appeared before the County Board of Supervisors Tuesday afternoon to be recognized for winning a 2019 Preservation at Its Best Award by Preservation Iowa.

Siouxland Public Media and Jim Schaap produced a digital tour of the Woodbury County Courthouse.  Ch

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Woodbury County Supervisor Chairman Keith Radig
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Woodbury County Board Chairman Keith Radig

“It’s cool to be part of this building’s history.  We are just temporary but this building will be here long after we are gone. Right?”  

- Keith Radig, Woodbury County Board Chairman

The courthouse located near 6th and Douglas is considered one of the top Prairie School architectural buildings in the country.

It was designed by William Steele who studied under Louis Sullivan in Chicago.  A 100th anniversary celebration took place last year.

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Woodbury County Courthouse
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Woodbury County Courthouse

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Woodbury County Courthouse

Sheila Brummer returns to her radio roots as a Reporter/Special Projects Producer for Siouxland Public Media KWIT-KOJI.