Media Releases

Media Releases

November 7, 2022
Lancaster County will celebrate National Adoption Day on Saturday, November 12, at 9:00am at the Justice and Law Enforcement Center, 575 S. 10th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68508. The event will include permanency for approximately 17 children either through adoption or guardianship. There will be entertainment for the families following the hearings that will include a photo booth, games, professional first family photos, food and some vendors. This annual one-day event has made the dreams of...Read more
November 7, 2022
Webster, Clay, Fillmore, and Nuckolls Counties will celebrate National Adoption Day throughout November. Under the direction of Judge Michael Burns, the district will put together gift baskets for every child adopted from December 2021 to November 2022. The baskets will include free passes to the YMCA, pizza gift card, movie pass, games, blankets, toys, and puzzles. There have been approximately 35 children adopted in the 10th Judicial District over the past 12 months. This annual event has...Read more
November 4, 2022
Achieving timely reunification of children with their families in a safe and healthy environment will be prioritized through a recent grant awarded to the Lancaster County Family Treatment Court. The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded funding to the Court for a dedicated coordinator and services through a three-year grant of just over $860,000. Directed by Separate Juvenile Court Judge Roger Heideman, the Family Drug Treatment Court handles selected abuse, neglect, and dependency cases...Read more
November 4, 2022
Nebraska District Court Judge Andrew C. Butler of Grand Island, Nebraska, was invited to sit with the Nebraska Supreme Court on November 4, 2022. Butler heard arguments in the case of Karen Bohac, Personal Representative of the Estate of Marlene A. Benes , Deceased v. Benes Service Co., A Nebraska Corporation , which is docketed in the Supreme Court at S-22-0235. The Nebraska Supreme Court previously heard this case at Bohac v. Benes Service Co. , 310 Neb. 722, 969 N.W.2d 103 (2022). In the...Read more
November 4, 2022
Nebraska District Court Judge Michael A. Smith of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, was invited to sit with the Nebraska Supreme Court on November 3, 2022. Smith heard arguments in the case of Konrad Sinu and Lidia Szurlej v. Concordia University , which is docketed in the Supreme Court at S-21-959. In that case, the Appellant was a student athlete who received a sports scholarship to play soccer at Concordia University. Appellant and his mother signed a Liability Waiver and Release to use Concordia’s...Read more
November 4, 2022
Nebraska District Court Judge Ryan C. Carson of Kearney, Nebraska, was invited to sit with the Nebraska Supreme Court on November 4, 2022. Carson heard argument in the case of Preserve the Sandhills, LLC, Charlene Reiser-McCormick v. Cherry County, Nebraska, Cherry County Board of Commissioners, James Ward, Martin DeNaeyer, Tanya Storer, and Attorney General Doug Peterson , which is docketed in the Supreme Court at S-21-0888. Carson also heard arguments in the case of Preserve the Sandhills,...Read more
November 3, 2022
Nebraska District Court Judge Susan I. Strong of Lincoln, Nebraska, was invited to sit with the Nebraska Supreme Court on November 3, 2022. Strong heard arguments in the case of Joshua Murphy, Abigail Sailors, and Sydnie Murphy v. State of Nebraska, Department of Health & Human Services and Miles Ruch, Sr., which is docketed in the Supreme Court at S-21-1037. In that case, Appellants were foster children, who Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] placed in foster home(s)...Read more
November 2, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY: Problem-Solving Court Graduation and Celebration WHAT: Central Nebraska Veterans Treatment Court Celebrates First Graduation WHO: Judge Ryan C. Carson will be presiding. The keynote speaker will be Brigadier General Noel Palmer, Ph.D. WHEN: Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. WHERE: Buffalo County Courthouse 1512 Central Avenue Kearney, NE 68847 WHY: For problem-solving court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive behavioral...Read more
November 1, 2022
Nebraska District Court Judge Andrea D. Miller of Gering, Nebraska, was invited to sit with the Nebraska Supreme Court on November 1, 2022. Miller heard arguments in the case of Mark and Michelle Callahan v. Jeb Brant, an individual, and Shelter Mutual Ins. Co., a Missouri Insurance Co. as is docketed in the Supreme Court at S-21-1006. In that case, Appellants obtained home owner’s insurance for their home and its contents through Shelter Mutual Insurance Company. Jeb Brant was their Shelter...Read more
oral arguments
October 18, 2022
Supreme Court Justices will hold court arguments in the theatre of the Nebraska City High School on November 2, 2022. The court session comes at the invitation of High School Principal Brian Hoover. “Having the Supreme Court come and present arguments is a great opportunity for our students -- to be able to listen to these experts and observe the process is the exact kind of educational experience we want at Nebraska City Public Schools,” noted Hoover on the Court's visit. Beginning at 10:00 a...Read more

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