Collett is appointed as judge

Keith L. Collett of Marion has been appointed Dickinson County District Magistrate Judge to succeed Hon. John E. Barker, who retired effective April 16.

The appointment, announced Monday in Topeka, followed interviews of nine persons applying for the position that were conducted in Abilene Friday, April 20.

Also applying were John R. Harwood Jr., Bryan Dunlap, Andrea E. Patrick and D. Jeanie Cameron, all of Abilene; Ralph DeZago, Herington; Bradley D. Jantz, Newton; Travis J. Elliott, Chapman; and Bradley J. Scholz, Junction City.

Collett has been in private practice in Kansas since 1985, following a brief stint as an associate attorney in an Ohio law firm.

He currently is a partner in his law firm, Brookens and Collett, which has offices in Marion and Hillsboro.

His law practice has included a stint as Marion County attorney from 1989-1995. He earned his law degree from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, and his bachelor?s degree from Kansas State University.

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