- Associated Press - Saturday, May 9, 2015

FOREST CITY, Iowa (AP) - The oldest building in Winnebago County has new owners, a historical society dedicated to preserving it and making it available for special events.

The Winnebago County Historical Society now owns the 140-year-old Trinity Lutheran Church in Forest City. Local historians say it’s the oldest building in the county.

The Mason City Globe Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1IokjiF ) church members have dwindled in numbers and the few remaining decided to put it in the hands of the historical society.

The group says the building is in good structural shape and changed little since it was built.

The society has agreed to preserve the church’s features although some renovation is planned. They’ll make the church available for weddings, funerals and special events.

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