Two Names Passed Along to Fill Vacant Judgeship in 5th Judicial District


The names of two people have been forwarded to the governor for his consideration in filling an open judgeship in Nebraska's 5th Judicial District.

The Judicial NominatingCommission for the District Court in the 5th Judicial District has selected former deputy Hall County attorney RachelDaugherty, of Grand Island, and Jason Mielak, of Columbus.

The vacancy was created by the retirement of Judge Michael Owens, who was primarily based in Aurora.

The 5th District covers Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Saunders, Seward and York counties.

Gov. Dave Heineman will schedule interviewswith nominees in the coming weeks.