Council Grove Dedicates New City Hall Building

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A local community is celebrating a new beginning for its government.

Council Grove cut the ribbon on its new city hall Friday night. Community members were invited to check it out.

It's house in what had been an office building. Mayor Cynthia Engle says it took minimal renovation to make it ready to house all city offices and the police department together in one building.

Engle says it's a one-stop shop for citizens. She says it features a drop box for after hours. During business hours, any city business, including municipal court, is in the same building. She says that makes it much easier for residents.

The building is dedicated in memory of the late Cecil Claire "C.C." Hutchinson. His sons, Doug and Steve, made the renovation and relocation possible.