Broken deer statues and one recent attempted theft in the yard at the Koester House Museum & Gardens have spurred the Marysville City Council and the Koester House Museum Foundation to purchase a security system for both the exterior and interior of the museum.

At its Nov. 26 meeting, the council approved 6-0 the purchase of the security system, its installation, and maintenance and monitoring monthly that will add up to about $900 a year.