Marshall County Superior Court Judge Robert Bowen asked the commissioners this week for permission to close his court Friday for a short period of time.
Judge Bowen explained to the commissioners that he and his staff would like to go to the funeral of former Indiana Governor Otis Bowen in Bremen Friday morning at 11 a.m. ET and would need to close the court from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The commissioners approved the request.
The commissioners thought about closing all county buildings in observance of the funeral proceedings, but the treasurer’s office is required to stay open as it’s the last day to collect property taxes.
Judge Robert Bowen’s court will be the only court closed on Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET.