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Hundreds turn out for unveiling of new Clark County Courthouse

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KAHOKA, Mo. (WGEM) -

The old Clark County Courthouse stood in Kahoka for nearly 140 years, but now there's a brand new building standing in its place.

New county courthouses are not something that are build that often, so that is why hundreds came out to the unveiling in Kahoka Wednesday.

The new $4 million courthouse replaced the deteriorating, old building that was built in 1870. In 2010, county residents voted to approve a half cent tax to cover the construction of the new court house.

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said the modernized facility will be a great asset to the community.

"The building was just on its last leg and it couldn't go any farther and the community came together and has done something successful and very far reaching today," Koster said.

There's still disagreement among residents and some officials about whether the old courthouse should have been demolished. It was listed on the National Register Of Historic Places.

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