Media Releases

Media Releases

March 4, 2022
LINCOLN – Theodore P. Arndt, Darin J. Knepper, Timothy P. Matas, all of Columbus; and Jason M. Bergevin, Lincoln, have submitted applications for appointment as District Court Judge in the 5th Judicial District consisting of Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Saunders, Seward, and York counties. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Columbus, Platte County, Nebraska. The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge Robert R. Steinke. The public hearing...Read more
March 2, 2022
Nebraska District Court Judge Rick Schreiner of Beatrice, Nebraska, was invited to sit with the Nebraska Supreme Court on March 2, 2022. Schreiner heard arguments in the case of Wilkinson Development, Inc. v. Ford & Ford Investments (S21-0496). This case arises from Appellant’s petition for specific performance of a real estate contract with Appellee. In this appeal, the district court sustained a Motion for Summary Judgment in favor of Appellee and overruled Appellant’s Motion to Vacate...Read more
March 1, 2022
Nebraska District Court Judge Duane Dougherty of Omaha, Nebraska, was invited to sit with the Nebraska Supreme Court on March 1, 2022. Dougherty heard arguments in the case of In the Matter of Black Hills Natural Gas, LLC Application P-12.32 (S21-0620). In this case, Metropolitan Utilities District [MUD] appeals from an order of the Nebraska Public Service Commission that approved an application filed by Black Hills Energy to extend its service to an Omaha Public Power site in Sarpy County. MUD...Read more
March 1, 2022
Nebraska District Court Judge Peter Bataillon of Omaha, Nebraska, was invited to sit with the Nebraska Supreme Court on March 1, 2022. Bataillon heard arguments in the case of Tegra Corporation v. Boeshart, S-21-0547 which is an appeal from the district court’s acceptance and enforcement of a special litigation committee determination made under Neb. Rev. Stat. § 21-168. He sat in place of Chief Justice Mike Heavican, who was recused from the case. The Court session was held in the Supreme...Read more
February 23, 2022
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice Stephanie F. Stacy, the Judicial Nominating Commission for District Court Judge in the 1 st Judicial District (consisting of Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline, and Thayer Counties) will hold a public hearing in District Court Courtroom, Third Floor, Saline County Courthouse, 204 South High Street, Wilber, Nebraska, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on April 5, 2022. The primary place of office for the judicial...Read more
February 23, 2022
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael G. Heavican, the Judicial Nominating Commission for District Judge in the 5th Judicial District (consisting of Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Saunders, Seward, and York Counties) will hold a public hearing in the District Court Courtroom located on the 2 nd Floor of the ­­­­Platte County Courthouse, 2610 14th Street, in Columbus, Nebraska, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2022. The primary...Read more
February 15, 2022
Ms. Bev Hoagland has been promoted to Chief Probation Officer for District 3J Probation (Separate Juvenile Court for Lancaster County). She began her new position on February 14, 2022. Hoagland remarked, “I am humbled and honored to be selected as the next Chief in District 3J. I look forward to leading a wonderful staff to serve our judges in this role and uphold our values of compassion, fairness, and professionalism in our work with youth and families.” She joined the judicial branch in 1992...Read more
February 14, 2022
York County Court Clerk Magistrate Kathyrn Barnes, York, has retired effective February 11, 2022. She has over 41 years of service with the Judicial Branch. Barnes began her career in York County Court in June 1980 and was appointed clerk magistrate in 2003. “Kathy has been a stable and reliable leader for York County Court during these last decades of change” according to Trial Court Services Director Sheryl Connolly. “Her quiet calm will be missed by colleagues, attorneys and those litigants...Read more
February 10, 2022
Chelsie Sparks, current Assistant Clerk, has been selected to serve as Cheyenne county court clerk magistrate in Sidney, Nebraska. Sparks will begin work as clerk magistrate on February 21, 2022. “Chelsie’s experience with the court and years of public service in county government have prepared her well for the clerk magistrate position,” according to Trial Court Services Director Sheryl Connolly. “She had the benefit of training under the previous clerk magistrate, and that knowledge of the...Read more
February 10, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY: Problem-Solving Court Graduation and Celebration WHAT: North Central Problem-Solving Court will celebrate graduation at Custer County in Broken Bow. WHO: Judge Tami Schendt, Host Judge WHEN: Thursday, February 24, 2022 9:00 a.m. WHERE: Custer County Courtroom Custer County Justice Center 604 Heritage Drive Broken Bow, NE 6882 WHY: For problem-solving court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive behavioral health treatment, intensive...Read more

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