Central Nebraska judge to retire in September

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- District Court Judge Mark Young has announced he plans to retire on September 1.

Young serves as Judge of the Central Nebraska Adult Drug Court and, for several years, participated on the Nebraska Supreme Court Committee on Problem-Solving Courts. He lent his time and talents to numerous judicial committees for both the Supreme Court and Nebraska District Judges Association.

Young has served the citizens of Hall and Buffalo Counties (9th Judicial District) since 2015, having been retained in his position by area voters, most recently in 2018.

The first step in replacing Young will be for the Judicial Resources Commission to call a meeting to determine whether, based on judicial workload statistics, his retirement creates a judicial vacancy on the district court for the 9th Judicial District.