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Indiana county's courthouse tower tree gets checkup

August 7, 2015

Checking on the health of a tree growing from the courthouse clock tower in southeastern Indiana's Decatur County was among the reasons crews dangled from a crane to inspect the 154-year-old building in Greensburg this week.

County Commissioner Rick Nobbe said the assessment also will give officials information on short- and long-term repairs needed for the courthouse in downtown Greensburg.

The Greensburg Daily News reported the present-day courthouse tree appeared about a century ago. It has long been a symbol and tourist attraction for the community.

Commission president John Richards said the tree evaluation will cost about $1,800 of the $50,000 building assessment.

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