Longtime Jasper County Assessor John Deegan is coming back to that position temporarily. Last night the Jasper County Conference Board decided to have Deegan fill the vacant position until a new Assessor is chosen. Deegan was Jasper County’s Assessor for 32 years, from January 1986 to January 2018. When he retired, Tracy DeJong was selected to fill the Office. She officially resigned early this month. Deegan will be paid the same salary as when he retired for as long as he serves as the Assessor. The Jasper County Conference Board consists of representatives from the County, and well as all the Cities and Schools within Jasper County.