Brad Stinson wraps up the paperwork after being sworn in as the new Ralls County Sheriff.
Newly elected Sheriff, Brad Stinson, is sworn in by County Clerk, Sandy Lanier.
Signing paperwork after being sworn in is Robert Van Winkle.
Re-elected Coroner, Robert Van Winkle, is sworn in with him wife Judi looking on.
Public Administrator, Paula Evans, signs the required paperwork at her swearing-in.
Paula Evans, re-elected Public Administrator, is sworn in.
Western District Commissioner, John Lake completes paperwork after being sworn in.
John Lake, re-elected Western District Commissioner, is sworn in with his wife, Sharon, holding the bible.
Newly elected Eastern District Commissioner Junior Muehring completes paperwork with Ralls County Clerk Sandy Lanier looking on.
Junior Muehring is sworn in as Eastern District Commissioner with his wife Jenni holding a bible that went to Vietnam with Bill Dexheimer, who gave it to Junior’s daughter Heather, when she went to Iraq.
The official Swearing-In Ceremony was held on Thursday, December 31, 2020, in the County Commission meeting room. Due to COVID restrictions, the ceremony was moved from the upstairs courtroom, where is had been held in the past. The officials were also limited in how many spectators they could invite. Under the supervision of Ralls County Clerk, Sandy Lanier, the officials took turns entering the room with their supporters to take their pledge and sign their paperwork. It took a little longer than usual and there was no reception this year, but the process was completed to the cheers of all in attendance.