Sheriff John Nicoll
JOHN H. NICOLL
Republican Canidate For
YOUR SUPPORT APPRECIATED
GENERAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 5, 1940
Picture on the left was taken in the 1940's on Main Street in Sibley, Iowa. Taken at an angle from 3rd Avenue, facing north on 9th Street.
Picture below is the town jail in Ashton, IA
November 5, 1940, John Nicoll was elected Sheriff of Osceola County, receiving 2,757 votes over the his running mate Leo Cronin which received 1,854 votes. Nicoll will succeed Sheriff Homer Ramsey who is retiring and moving to Missouri.
November 3, 1942, John Nicoll was re-elected Sheriff of Osceola County, receiving 2,042 votes.
November 7, 1944, John Nicoll was re-elected Sheriff of Osceola County, receiving 2,604 votes over F. L. Glover which received 1 vote as a write in.
December 1, 1951, a new town public library in Ashton, IA, was opened up to the public. This small building in was formally used as the town jail for Ashton. The sixteen foot square building was striped of its jail cells, a center partition, a chimney, and the bars from the windows.