March 1st, 1999 was a happy day for workers in the Starke County Government Building. In June of 1998, a fire gutted the Annex building. On March 1st of 1999, a re-dedication ceremony was held. That re-dedication acknowledged the formal opening of the building.
Then-County Commissioner, Dan Bau, presided over the ceremony in which firefighters, County employees and the design team that oversaw the renovation of the Annex was honored.
Other Commissioners at the re-dedication ceremony were Kevin Kroft and Michaelene Houston.
Everybody involved lived through a trying time before the building was brought back to life on this date in 1999.