Lighting upgrade

O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office is upgrading the lighting in the jail as part of an energy savings program.  Pixler Electric is installing new LED light fixtures in the jail pods and exercise area.

A table had to be removed in order to accommodate the lift used to reach the top of the ceiling. The table will be reinstalled after the lights are installed.

Newly elected O’Brien County Sheriff

Allen Schuknecht is sworn in as O'Brien County Sheriff by Tom Farnsworth, O'Brien County Supervisor Chairman


January 3, 2017 Allen Schuknecht was sworn in as O’Brien County Sheriff.  Schuknecht won the Republican Primary on June 7, 2016 and won the general election in November of 2016.  On August 31, 2016 he was appointed acting Sheriff to fulfill the unexpired term of Michael Anderson who retired.  Anderson was one of the longest acting Sheriff’s in the State of Iowa at the time of his retirement.



O’Brien County Auditor, Barb Rohwer notarizes documents with Supervisors, Nancy McDowell and Dan Friedrichsen.