Media Releases

Media Releases

November 8, 2018
Norfolk will celebrate National Adoption Day on Saturday, November 17 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Norfolk YMCA, 301 W. Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, Nebraska, 68701, by invitation only. The event is hosted by Judge Ross Stoffer and will include entertainment and activities (jump house, swimming, laser tag, balloon animals, crafts, meal and short program) for children that have been adopted in Madison, Pierce, Antelope, Cedar, Wayne, Cuming, Stanton and Knox counties over the past year and...Read more
November 8, 2018
Grand Island will celebrate National Adoption Day on Saturday, November 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at E-Free Church, 2609 Blaine Street, Grand Island, Nebraska. The event is hosted by Judge Al Corey and celebrates 27 adoptions that occurred over the past year in Hall County. It will include carnival-themed entertainment and activities for children and their forever families. This annual one-day event has made the dreams of thousands of children come true by working with policymakers,...Read more
November 8, 2018
Hastings will celebrate National Adoption Day on Saturday, November 17 from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.at the Adams County Courthouse, Courtroom A, 4th and Denver Streets, Hastings, Nebraska. The event is hosted by Judge Michael Burns and will include adoptions, carnival-themed entertainment and activities (food - cake and ice Cream, magic show, balloon making, singing) for children having their adoptions finalized and those that have been adopted in Adams, Clay, Fillmore, Franklin, Harlan, Kearney...Read more
November 8, 2018
Kearney will celebrate National Adoption Day on Saturday, November 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 4500 Linden Drive, Kearney, Nebraska 68847. The event is hosted by Judge Gerald Jorgensen and Judge John Rademacher and will include entertainment and activities (games, photo booth, cake walk, prizes, and food) for children that have been adopted in Buffalo County over the past year and their forever families. This annual one-day event has made the dreams of...Read more
November 6, 2018
The Administrative Office of Probation publically released their 2017-2018 Report on Adult Community Corrections Programs, Facilities, Tools, Services, and Supervision. The report, based on fiscal year numbers, is submitted to the Nebraska Crime Commission on an annual basis. As outlined throughout the report, the positive impact Probation made on community safety continued to be apparent during FY 2018. Now that Probation’s efforts in adult Justice Reinvestment (JRI) efforts have begun to take...Read more
November 1, 2018
North Platte will celebrate National Adoption Day on Saturday, November 3, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Wild Bills Wings and Bowling, 1100 South Jeffers St, North Platte, NE 69101. The event, hosted by Judge Michael Piccolo, will include entertainment and activities (snacks, bowling, laser tag, arcade games and prizes) for children who have been adopted into their forever families over the past year in Lincoln, Dawson, Chase, Keith, Logan, Frontier, Thomas, Valley, McPherson, Red Willow,...Read more
October 30, 2018
The Keystone XL Pipeline hearing (TransCanada Keystone Pipeline LP for Route Approval v. Dunavan, November 1, 2018, in the Nebraska Supreme Court) will be livestreamed on Nebraska Educational Television’s NET2 as part of its regular court coverage. All Nebraska Supreme Court arguments held in the Capitol can be viewed on NET2. To view the argument session, individuals must visit the NET “Live & On Demand” (website: www.netnebraska.org/publicmedia/capitol.html and click on Judiciary: Supreme...Read more
October 30, 2018
Ms. Ellen Fabian Brokofsky, Nebraska State Probation Administrator and longtime Judicial Branch employee, announced her retirement after 13 years as Probation Administrator for the Nebraska Supreme Court, effective December 31, 2018. She has served in varying levels of the probation system for the past 43 years. She was appointed State Probation Administrator on October 1, 2005, by then Chief Justice John Hendry to oversee the administrative operations of the statewide probation system under...Read more
October 25, 2018
Judge of the District Court, 9th Judicial District, Teresa K. Luther, is retiring December 31, 2018. Luther serves as a judge of the Central Nebraska Drug Court and judge of the Judicial District 9 Reentry Court in addition to presiding full-time on the district court bench in Grand Island. In her retirement announcement to the Chief Justice, Luther wrote, “It has been an honor to serve as a district judge for the last 24 years. I owe a debt of gratitude to my court reporter, bailiff, the Clerk...Read more
October 24, 2018
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice Lindsey Miller-Lerman, the Judicial Nominating Commission for District Judge in the 9th Judicial District (consisting of Buffalo and Hall Counties) will hold a public hearing in District Court Courtroom #2 at the Buffalo ­­­­County Courthouse (1512 Central Avenue) in Kearney, Nebraska, beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. The primary office location of this vacancy will be Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska, but in order to provide...Read more

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