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The Problem Of Recruiting County Attorneys In Rural Nebraska

By Gordon HopkinsThayer County Attorney Dan Werner will not be running for re-election, that is according to Jefferson County Attorney Joseph Casson, who noted that he, too, will someday retire.Jefferson County Commissioners have met recently to set salaries for elected officials. It was at one of those meetings in November that Casson pointed out there are currently four attorneys in Thayer County, “I don’t think they are going to run for county attorney. So there will be nobody to run.”Casson explained, “So I want you to be aware of that issue. Because when we’re talking about retention, you set a salary to keep your elected official so th...


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