Sudden move

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By Deb Hadachek

The Republic County Health Department hopes to be back seeing clients late this week in a new location after a quick decision to rent the former

Rolling Hills Electric facility on US81 Highway. Republic County Commissioners said the decision was spurred by an estimated $100,000 worth of repairs to the present downtown location, and more problems recently uncovered when a contractor begin to work on the building. “It’s a pit is what it is,” said Republic County Commissioner Ed Splichal of the current health department building on 18th ST just west of Arbuthnot Drug. “It’s another old building (downtown), and unfortunately we need to make a prudent decision.”


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