Former Prosecutor Matt Rentschler was sworn in as Whitley County’s new Circuit Court judge, replacing 25-year judge James Heuer, at right, who swore him in.
Whitley County’s judges and new prosecutor pose for a photo following the annual Whitley County swearing-in ceremony at the Courthouse. From left, retiring Circuit Court Judge James Heuer, newly picked prosecutor D.J. Sigler, incoming Circuit Court Judge Matt Rentschler, and Superior Court stand-in Brad Voelz, who is filling in for Doug Fahl while he’s on military leave.
County Councilman Chad Banks, brother of U.S. Rep. Jim Banks, was sworn into office Sunday.
Randy Dellinger was re-elected for his second term as Whitley County Coroner. He was sworn in by Judge Brad Voelz, at right.
Molly Sigler holds the Bible for her husband, D.J. Sigler, who was selected by Republican caucus as prosecutor to succeed Matt Rentschler, who was elected as Circuit Court Judge in the general election.
Laurell Hodges, surrounded by her grandsons, is sworn in as county treasurer.
Bill Overdeer, alongside his wife Barb, swears in as county councilman. His family stood behind him as he took the oath for the seventh time.
Attendees of the swearing in ceremony at the courthouse on New Year’s Day enjoy refreshments provided by the Whitley County Republican Party.
Newly elected Whitley County Commissioner Tom Western, at left, visits with county attorney Dan Sigler, who attended Sunday’s ceremony to see his son, D.J. Sigler, be sworn in as Whitley County Prosecutor. The annual New Year’s Day event saw several county and township elected officials be sworn in.