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By LuAnn Schindler

Students get glimpse of how county government works


October 19, 2023

LuAnn Schindler | SAM

The whole truth • Carter Bergman, portraying Old Farmer McDonald, gets sworn in during a mock trial at County Government Day, in Neligh, Oct. 5.

"In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate, yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime, and the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories."

You could almost hear the most famous two lines from TV's crime drama "Law and Order" before the case of Bill E. Kid began, Oct. 5, at the Antelope County Courthouse.

The mock trial is a yearly tradition during County Government Day.

Kid is accused of drinking at a party and starting hay bales on fire at McDonald's farm. Will the jury believe the standout athlete? Or, w...

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