5 Names Submitted for Position of 7th District County Judge


Lincoln– Patrick P. Carney, Michael L. Long, Dennis W. Morland, and David H. Ptak, all of Norfolk; and Daniel P. Bracht, West Point, have submitted applications for appointment as County Judge in the 7th Judicial District.

The 7th district includes Antelope, Cuming, Knox, Madison, Pierce, Stanton, and Wayne counties. The vacancy is due to the resignation of the Honorable Richard W. Krepela.

A public hearing of the Judicial Nominating Commission will be held in District Courtroom No. four at the Madison County Courthouse, located at 1313 N. Main St. in Madison, Neb. The hearing will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 25.

The Commission will review all applicants for the office at that time. The public is welcome to attend the hearing and present information concerning candidates for the judicial opening.

A listing of the members of the Judicial Nominating Commission can be found on the Nebraska Judicial Branch website,