Seward County upgrades sheriff’s office and jail

By: Channel 8 Newsroom        

SEWARD, Neb. (AP) Seward County leaders are going ahead with plans to upgrade the county sheriff's office and jail after years of pushing for the move and a resounding rejection in 2008 from voters to fund the project.

Seward County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve design plans calling for an $11.85 million renovation and expansion of the Sheriff's Office, which includes the jail.

While the commissioners discussed financing, they put off voting on how to pay for the work.