Gov. Pete Ricketts has appointed Andrew Lange of Waverly to the 5th Judicial District County Court.
Lange, who is 43, now is Chief Deputy Attorney for Saunders County. He also has served as a special prosecutor for various counties.
Prior to that, Lange served as an Adjunct Legal Professor at Doane University and an Associate Attorney for Seiler & Paker.
Lange replaces Judge Patrick McDermott, who retired.