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Riepe appointed next Massac County Circuit Court Clerk

Massac County Commission Chair Jerel Childers officially made his recommendation Tuesday to appoint a new Massac County Circuit Clerk, after current clerk Larry Grace announced his resignation earlier this year.
During last week’s board meeting the commissioners interviewed Michael Kerley, who was the Republican Committee Chairman Samuel Stratemeyer’s recommendation and Sandra Riepe, a current circuit clerk deputy, who had submitted her resume for consideration for the position.
Childers recommended Riepe for the position.  The vote was unanimous in favor of Riepe, who will be sworn in and officially take over as circuit clerk on Monday, May 8. Grace’s last day is scheduled for Friday, May 5.
Massac County Sheriff Ted Holder explained the doors going into the courtroom at the courthouse annex will need to be replaced.  He said during the Allen Stephens pre-trial, a local television station was videoing the courtroom through the glass doors at the entrance.  He said the judge wants the glass doors to be moved up about eight feet and for solid doors to be used for the main entrance into the courtroom.  Holder said he would get prices on the cost of how much it will be to make the change.
Massac County Treasurer Dana Angelly reported the county’s general fund was at $98,022.

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