The following excerpt is from an article published in the May 20, 2011 edition of the Boonville Daily News.

Boonville, Missouri - The Cooper County Historical Society (CCHS) Research Center will be unable to open to the public as planned this month.

The new water mains installed in Pilot Grove remain disconnected to the building, creating inconvenience to the staff and anyone doing genealogical research, according to a news release from CCHS president Jeanette Heaton.

It is unclear when and if city water will be extended to the building.

Inquiries by mail will still be accepted and anyone needing to view the microfilm records are welcome to come by and make an appointment in advance, Heaton said in the release.

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