Monday was an interesting day in county court

County Court

It was county court day, Monday at the county courthouse in Nelson.

There were the usual no-shows, one of whom had a legitimate excuse: no one had arranged his transport from jail to court. Another messaged in sick (supposedly) from Kansas City. Another called in late and earned the displeasure of the judge.

The docket was unusual in one respect. A trial for a speeding ticket which covered 90 minutes.

Jason Miller, a deputy with the Nuckolls County Sheriff’s Department, was on patrol duty February 9, 2024. He was traveling north on Highway 14 when he observed a semitractor-trailer in the south...


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