Bethany Godemann Chosen to Lead County Court in Falls City

Bethany Godemann Chosen to Lead County Court in Falls City

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Bethany Godemann, Assistant Clerk, has been selected to serve as Richardson County Court Clerk Magistrate in Falls City.  Godemann began work in her new position on August 1, 2023.

“Bethany has worked with the Richardson County Court since 2016, and has embraced the responsibilities assigned to her,” according to Trial Court Services Director Sheryl Connolly.  “Her knowledge of JUSTICE, DOCKET and the various case types handled in county court will be a huge benefit to the court through this transition.”     

County court clerk magistrates work under the general direction of the presiding county judge supervising, assigning, and directing the work of all staff within the county court.  The position carries a high level of responsibility for the people, paperwork, finances, and records of the court. Godemann is responsible to ensure the efficiency of the court’s administrative functions and for investigating and evaluating potential procedural changes.

Godemann works in the 1st Judicial District with fellow clerk magistrates Sherri Ullman of Beatrice, LaRita Weber of Tecumseh and Pawnee City, Cassondra Buethe of Auburn, Angela Holtmeier of Hebron, Joshua McDougall of Wilber, and Mandy Klipp of Fairbury. Judges Linda A. Bauer, Jeffrey A. Gaertig, and Richard R. Smith preside over the courts and direct the magistrates in the 1st District. The District includes Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline, and Thayer Counties.