County Government day brought students from six schools to the Antelope County Courthouse on Thursday.
Neligh-Oakdale, Clearwater-Orchard, Elkhorn Valley, Elgin Public, Pope John and Plainview all attended the civic education day.
County Government Day brought students together to learn about local government. Students gathered in the courtroom for prayer, the pledge of allegiance and introductions by Ron Marshall the Veteran’s Service Officer and a Legion Commander and Auxiliary President. Students recited their oath of office and split into groups, led by a county official and were given a tour of the courthouse.
After the tour, students were taken to the office of their official and learned about how their department operates. Students who were in the groups of sheriff, county attorney, clerk of the district court or judge were given a tour of the jail and put on a mock trial in the courtroom. Students were assisted by attorneys Jeffery Doerr and Joe Abler in the court proceedings.
After their sessions, students were treated to lunch at the American Legion Hall.