Ringgold County Courthouse built in 1884
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Ringgold County Sheriffs 1855-Present

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    Appointed to Organize Ringgold County William N. Mc Efee May-August 1855 - Hiram Imus (Appointed Sheriff)

    1855-1857 - Peter Doze (First Elected Sheriff)

    1858 - Chas. H. Schooler (Resigned)

    1858-1859 - Samuel Allison (Appointed Sheriff)

    1860-1861 - John D. Carter

    1862-1863 - John McGahuey

    1864-1865 - Luther Tollotson

    1866-1867 - David B. Marshall

    1868-1869 - John A. Lesan, Jr.

    1870-1873 - David B. Marshall
    (He became Mayor of Mount Ayr in 1900.)

    1874-1875 - J.R. Henderson

    1876-1879 - Hugh A. White

    1880-1881 - William A. Delashmutt
    (He became Mayor of Mount Ayr in 1892.)

    1882-1883 - John H. Been

    1884-1889 - James Beard
    (He became Mayor of Mount Ayr in 1916.)

    1890-1891 - T.D. McQuigg

    1892-1897 - Alexander Elliot "Alex" Holland

    1898-1899 - J.P. Newton

    1900-1907 - H.M. Miller

    1908-1915 - Henry W. Terrell (first term)

    1916-1918 - Chas. H. King

    1919-1920 - Elmer Nichols

    1921-1922 - Henry W. Terrrell (second term)

    1923-1926 - Marion Stephens

    1927-1930 - Rollo Stephens

    1931-1932 - Henry W. Terrell (third term)

    1933-1935 - Leslie E. Thompson

    1935-1938 - O.K. Knight

    1939-1955 - H.P. Todd

    1955-1961 - Warren Drake

    1961-1984 - Elbert T. Strange
    (He was the longest-serving sheriff with a total of 23 years.)

    1985-1999 - Lyle E. Minnick
    (His time as both a deputy and as sheriff totaled a service of 24 years.)

    1999-2004 - Robert "Bob" Bennett
    (Grandfather of suceeding sheriff, Michael Sobotka) Appointed in 1999 to fill the unexpired term of Lyle Minnick; and then elected in 2000 for his own term.)

    2005-2018 - Michael Sobotka
    (Grandson of preceeding sheriff, Bob Bennett,
    youngest sheriff in the state of Iowa)

    2018-present - Rob Haley
    (Appoined by County Supervisors after Sobotka retired before the end of his term)

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