Celebrating 100 years

Re-dedication of the Boone County Courthouse was conducted by the Grand Lodge of Iowa. -Ogden Reporter photo

When the Boone County Courthouse was originally dedicated on May 1, 1918, thousands were attendance. 

A re-dedication celebration took place Friday, May 4, 2018 in observance of the courthouse’s 100-year birthday.

Although not numbering in the thousands, a nice size crowd gathered on the grounds east of the courthouse and watched as Boone County Masons performed a cornerstone ceremony.

Dedication remarks were made by Chief Appellate Judge David Danielson, local attorney Richard Jordan, Boone County Supervisor Steve Duffy, and District Court Judge Adria Kester.

Contents of the original corner stone cannot be revealed until the building comes down, but a list of the contents were read.

Items are being collected for a new time capsule that will be housed in a restored antique safe located on the first floor (see below). Boone County Conservation Director Tanner Scheuermann inserted a letter to the future, directed towards citizens of 2118 (the letter is printed in its entirety in the May 15 issue of The Ogden Reporter). 


Visitors were invited inside after the program for guided tours of the historic artifacts that were on display.