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Outstanding County Court Clerk Magistrate Award
January 20, 2022
Awarded to: Linda Smith , Clerk Magistrate, District 11 - Hitchcock County Exemplary performance by a County Court Clerk Magistrate is acknowledged through the Outstanding Clerk Magistrate Award. The honor is presented to those with a record of exceptional efficiency, superior performance, and dedication beyond standard expectations. Linda Smith received the outstanding clerk magistrate award based on her dedication and devotion to the job of Clerk Magistrate and her handling of ongoing tasks...Read more
January 14, 2022
The Southeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court’s December 20, 2021, graduation served as the final problem-solving court event for Presiding Judge Vicky Johnson, who retires January 31, 2022. According to former Drug Court Coordinator Amanda VanAsperen, “Judge Vicky Johnson was instrumental in establishing the Southeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court in 2007 and has presided over the court since its inception. Her leadership, expertise, and genuine concern for the participants served in the program will...Read more
January 14, 2022
The Southeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court’s December 20, 2021, graduation served as the final problem-solving court event for Presiding Judge Vicky Johnson, who retires January 31, 2022. According to former Drug Court Coordinator Amanda VanAsperen, “Judge Vicky Johnson was instrumental in establishing the Southeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court in 2007 and has presided over the court since its inception. Her leadership, expertise, and genuine concern for the participants served in the program will...Read more
Outstanding Probation Office Support Staff Award
January 13, 2022
Awarded to: Linda Veerhusen , Administrative Assistant, Operations Division The Jean Miller Memorial Award recognizes exemplary performance by probation support staff with a record of exceptional efficiency, superior performance, and dedication beyond standard expectations. Linda Veerhusen’s positive attitude, confidence, and willingness to deal with problems and new tasks merits her being presented with the outstanding probation support staff award. She is widely recognized as a mentor and a...Read more
Court and Probation Office Closure 1/17/2022
January 13, 2022
In observance of MLK Jr. Day, Court and Probation Offices will be closed on 1/17/2022.Read more
January 12, 2022
Lorelei L. Bartling, Clerk Magistrate for Cheyenne County Court, died January 11, 2022. She served as Clerk Magistrate from July 1, 2010, until her death. Bartling began her career with the judicial branch in 2006 as a records clerk in Cheyenne County Court. Joan Hansen of Deuel County will assume the duties of Clerk Magistrate for the Cheyenne County Court in the interim. Obituary: https://www.gehrigstittchapel.com/memorials/lorelei-lori-bartling/4826376/index.phpRead more
Outstanding County Court Staff Award - 2021, RayLynn Coble
January 6, 2022
Awarded to: RayLynn Coble , Assistant Clerk, District 8 - Custer County Exemplary performance by non-supervisory county court staff is acknowledged through the Outstanding Court Staff Award. It recognizes those whose accomplishments or suggestions exhibit extraordinary efficiency or superior performance beyond standard expectations. RayLynn Coble is awarded outstanding court staff for her dedication and contributions to the Judicial Branch. She provides support for neighboring courts in the 8th...Read more
January 3, 2022
Judicial Branch Annual Report for Fiscal Year July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021, is now available online. The report will be presented to the legislature during the Chief Justice’s annual “State of the Judiciary” on January 21, 2022. The report is found in the Publications section of the Judicial Branch Website: Annual Report FY 2021Read more
December 27, 2021
On December 17, 2021, two individuals graduated drug court with Judge James G. Kube presiding. This graduation represented a milestone for the program with Josef Perez as the first graduate in program history whose primary language is Spanish. The court used interpreter services throughout his program to overcome the language barrier. Perez and Tyler Bredvick appeared before the Northeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court in Madison County to have their charges dismissed. During the ceremony, graduates...Read more

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