- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2016

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) - A Gage County prosecutor has been named a district judge in the Nebraska’s 1st Judicial District.

The office of Gov. Peter Ricketts announced Wednesday that he’d selected Rick Schreiner to replace Judge Paul Korslund, who retired April 1. Ricketts’ office says Schreiner has been chief deputy county attorney for Gage County since 2007.

Before becoming a prosecutor, Schreiner was a police officer in Nebraska City and a sheriff’s deputy for the Otoe County Sheriff”s Office. He also practiced law in Nebraska City.

The 1st Judicial District covers southeastern Nebraska. The judgeship is based in Beatrice at the Gage County Courthouse.

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