In an era of constant change and concern, the Courthouse remains an anchor of tradition in our community. A walk along the courthouse lawn, among the autumn hues, provides a sense of peace and strength. Along the same line of thinking, perhaps the best cure for a case of Ebola hysteria is a trip to the apple butter stir, or the Warsaw chili cook off. Maybe even a hayride and a haunted house. The more things change out there, the more we need to strengthen our sense of pride and tradition. That's another reason why the Grand Lady is worth saving. Bids for the renovation of the courtroom ceiling and balcony have been opened. The contracts will soon be signed, and we will be embarking on the construction phase. Please feel free to stop by. I plan on providing hard hat tours whenever possible. You might want to call first. May God bless you and keep you, as you enjoy the remainder of 2014.
-Robert J. Batchelor, Judge
The Judge's Notes - October, 2014