Public Hearing Set for Fifth Judicial District County Judge


A public hearing is planned for Thursday, Feb. 21 to present information concerning candidates for County Judge of the Fifth Judicial District.

The district consists of Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Saunders, Seward and York Counties. The primary place of office for the seat vacated upon the retirement of the Honorable Gerald Rouse, will be either Seward or Wahoo.

The hearing will be held in the County Court Courtroom in the Saunders County Law Enforcement and Judicial Center, 387 N. Chestnut St. in Wahoo at 1:30 p.m.

The public is welcome to attend the hearing and present information concerning potential candidates.

Individuals interested in applying for the position can obtain a JudicialVacancy Application package from the Nebraska Judicial Branch Web site at applications may be submitted electronically or by hard copy and mustbe returned no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30.