New judge named for Lincoln County

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A Deuel County Attorney was appointed as the next Lincoln County Judge.

47-year-old Joel Jay as appointed by Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts to the Lincoln County Judgeship.

Jay is currently serving as the Deuel County Attorney in Chappell. He also serves as the City Attorney for Chappell.

Jay is originally from Paxton.

Jay will take over for Michael Piccolo who is now serving as district judge for Lincoln County.