Ribbon-cutting for Howard County Jail
Tue, 06/04/2019 - 11:30am admin
Howard County Sheriff Mike Miner had the honor of cutting the ribbon on the grand opening of the new jail on Friday, May 24. Those attending were Howard County personnel, current and former supervisors and other community leaders.
Miner recognized some key players in the building of the facility, including architect Rick Weidner and Consultant John Hansen, along with the supervisors and his staff. He thanked the auditor for letting the sheriff’s department use some storage for a temporary dispatch center over the past year. He mentioned all the work clerk Jennifer Bauer put into the details, as well as Winneshiek Sheriff Dan Marks for housing the Howard County prisoners.
“We hope this building will meet the needs of the county for the next 100 years. It will house 35 inmates, with additional space for 12 more if needed. I have enjoyed this. It’s been a privilege to serve Howard County as sheriff during this process,” Miner stated.
He then allowed a pre-open house tour to those present. Over 500 attended the open house on Saturday.
Look for more pictures and stories in the June 5 Times Plain Dealer.