A former Hall County
prosecutor has been named to fill an open district court judgeship in Nebraska's 5th Judicial District.
Heineman announced his appointment of 43-year-old Rachel Daugherty, of Grand
Island, to the position on Tuesday.
5th Judicial District covers Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick,
Nance, Platte, Polk, Saunders, Seward and York counties.
Daugherty been in private practice in Grand Island since 2000 and she
holds a law degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln law school.
The opening was created by the retirement of Judge Michael Owens, who was appointed to the post in 1996.