Best wishes for outgoing county officials
Jim Prauner, outgoing chairman of the Madison County board of commissioners, was surprised Wednesday afternoon with a gift from fellow commissioners Christian Ohl and Ron Schmidt during a retirement open house for several Madison County officials leaving office in the upcoming days.
The open house also honored Nancy Gross, register of deeds; Nancy Scheer, county clerk; and Vern Hjorth, sheriff. They were on hand to greet members of the public during the open house that took place Wednesday afternoon at the Madison County courthouse.
The terms of all four elected officials, who have more than a century of public service, will end in January.
Also honored at the open house was Judy Bickley, who is retiring from the county assessor’s office, and Mike Prather, who is departing from the county sheriff’s office.