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MITCHELL | The oldest building in Mitchell will soon be history.

The Daily Republic newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/LFoxRE ) that the City Council voted this week to condemn the old Longhorn Bar that was built in 1879 and tear it down, likely this fall.

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The council had declared the property a public nuisance earlier this month. Councilman Greg McCurry says people consider the building an eyesore and not worth saving.

Property owner Jason Bates had offered a plan to repair the building but Public Works Director Tim McGannon said he couldn't accept it.

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