New county officials
Several new county officials were sworn into office Dec. 31 in ceremonies held at the Lincoln County Courthouse. Associate Circuit Judge Ben Burkemper swore in Crystal Hall who then administered the oath of office to the other officials. They included front row (from left) and office: Kristin Burkemper, Treasurer; Crystal Hall, County Cerk; Betty Cox, Public Administrator. Back row: Matt Bass, Assoc. Commissioner District Two; Kevin Bishop, Assessor; Donald Parr, Surveyor; and Eugene Galloway, Assoc. Commissioner District 1. Other new officials sworn in previously included John Cottle, Sheriff; Chris Kunza-Mennemeyer, Circuit Judge and Lisa Sitler, Coroner.