The Sibley County Sheriff passed away on Saturday. 53-year-old Bruce Ponath passed away at Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis after 16 years as Sibley County Sheriff. Ponath, originally from the Glencoe area, worked for the Police Departments in Silver Lake & Stewart and Le Center and later joined Sibley County where he served as a deputy and four years as Chief Deputy. His funeral arrangements are being arranged by the Kolden Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church in Belle Plaine. Visitation will be from 9-10:30 a.m. prior to Mass.