Sheriff Arnold Scheu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                          Sheriff Arnold Scheu and Queenie

              

 

 

Primary Candidates for Osceola County Sheriff
June 7, 1954 Results
Republican Nominees Fred Huisman 588
  Arnold Scheu 676
  Lester Scott 450
Democratic Nominees James Beacom 179
  Henry Engelkes 74
  H. J. Hattendorf 1
Primary Candidates for Osceola County Sheriff
June 4, 1956 Results
Republican Nominees Lester Scott 417
  Arnold Scheu 1,043
Democratic Nominees Lloyd Stanton 250
  Howard Dunn 207
Primary Candidates for Osceola County Sheriff
June 2, 1958 Results
Republican Nominees Delbert Schroder 118
  Burt Dumbauld 97
  Arnold Scheu 971
Democratic Nominee Oliver Windrath 263
Primary Candidates for Osceola County Sheriff
June 6, 1960 Results
Republican Nominees Arnold Scheu 1,118
  Fred Hensch 1
  Harry Nicoll 1
Democratic Nominees Elwood Weaver 355
  Oliver Windrath 1
Primary Candidates for Osceola County Sheriff
June 1, 1964 Results
Republican Nominees Howard Dunn 115
  Arnold Scheu 977
  Robert Welch 1
  Duaine Keller 2
  Richard Johnson 1
Democratic Nominee none  
Primary Candidates for Osceola County Sheriff
September 3, 1968 Results
Republican Nominee Arnold Scheu 1,103
Democratic Nominees Oliver Windrath 298
  Frank Kennedy 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheriff Arnold Scheu & Deputy Robert Rolfes               

 

 

 

Photo from the early 1960's.  From Left to Right: Deputy Harm Linbeck, Deputy Dan Schnepf, Deputy Elmer Poss, Deputy Otis "Toad" Smith, Deputy Daryl Leeper

November 2, 1954, Arnold Scheu was elected Sheriff of Osceola County, receiving 1,678 votes over his running mates James Beacom which received 655 votes, and Lester Scott which received 752 votes.

 

July 5, 1955 - Fire Destroys Several Businesses in Ocheyedan

 

August 17, 1955 - Harold Wesselink Confesses to Raping a 9 Year Old Girl

 

November 6, 1956, Arnold Scheu was re-elected Sheriff of Osceola County, receiving 3,046 votes over his running mate Lloyd Stanton which received 1,533 votes.

 

November 4, 1958, Arnold Scheu was re-elected Sheriff of Osceola County, receiving 2,095 votes over his running mate Oliver Windrath which received 1,046 votes.

 

1959 - Hamburger Corner - Hwy 9 and Hwy 33-(Known today as old Hwy 60 or Northwest Blvd)

March 7, 1959 - Osceola County's 5th Traffic Fatality this Year 

March 9, 1959 - Roy Lee Allen Charged with Manslaughter; Plead Guilty

September 29, 1959 - Howard Lee Van De Berg Pleads Guilty to Breaking and Entering and Sentenced to 10 Years

November 8, 1960, Arnold Scheu was re-elected Sheriff of Osceola County, receiving 3,265 votes over Henry Isebrands and John Dammer which both received 1 vote as write ins.

April 6, 1964 - Arthur Beek Jr., Danny Cook, David Engelkes, Robert Sterler, and Gary Thiele Plead Guilty to Assault With Intent to Commit Rape

March 26, 1964 - Jerry Brower and Ronald Cronin charged with Lascivious Acts with a Child

November 3, 1964, Arnold Scheu was re-elected Sheriff of Osceola County, receiving 2,906 votes over Peter Stap which received 1 vote as a write in.

 

November 5, 1968, Arnold Scheu was re-elected Sheriff of Osceola County, receiving 2,862 votes over his running mate Oliver Windrath which received 1,106 votes.

August 31, 1970 - Ronald Stevenson Pleads Guilty to Rape and Sentenced to 25 Years

 

In 1971, the highest point in Iowa was determined to be on the Merrill Sterler farmstead, located in section 29 of Wilson Township, and named Hawkeye Point.  Stands at 1,670 feet above sea level, Hawkeye Point's highest ground is located about 100 feet due south of the old silo.  Prior to this discovery, the Ocheyedan Mound was thought to be the highest point in Iowa, and even appeared on state maps as the highest point in Iowa, standing at 1,655 feet above sea level.  The Mound served as a landmark by settlers traveling across the treeless prairie, as it was visible for long distances.  For many years, it was considered to be an Indian burial ground, but geologists discovered it to be made up mainly of sand and gravel, with many types of rocks embedded therein.  At one time, the sand and gravel was mined from its summit, marrying its original form today.  Local area residents now call the Mound "the highest scenic point in Iowa."   

There was a time when Allendorf had a motorcycle policeman, John David Sr., to catch speed violators.  The American Automobile Association learned about it and advised tourists to beware of the speed trap.  John did not like the people's attitude or the resentment towards him resulting from his traffic duties and resigned.  Lee Mitchell rode a motorcycle in the Army and took over the job for a while.  Mr. Tjaden then took over the job until a piston broke on the motorcycle one day and failed to make it home to Ocheyedan.  The motorcycle patrol was then discontinued in Allendorf.   

 

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