The county welcomes new assistant District Attorney Franklin Katschke, who will be taking over for assistant D.A. Matthew D. Carling from Utah.
Katschke is looking forward to taking the bar exam next week. Until results return from the bar exam, Katschke will be using his provisional license to take over the assistant District Attorney spot starting Aug. 4.
Katschke studied at the University of Kansas School of Law and performed his undergraduate studies at Wichita State University, Kan.
Next Tuesday, Katschke will begin the three day exam that is 15.5 hours long. “The Nevada bar exam is one of the tougher law exams in the states,” Katschke said. Nevertheless, he’s been studying eight to nine hours a day for the big test.
His wife, Karina, and their three children moved to Panaca in the middle of May. Their oldest starts kindergarten this year.
“Living in Lincoln County has always been a goal,” he said. Having family in the area, Katschke attended kindergarten in Lincoln County, and spent many high school summer vacations visiting.
District Attorney Daniel Hooge said, “I haven’t met a Katschke that didn’t impress, and Franklin is no different. He is intelligent and a hard worker. I think he will make a great contribution to Lincoln County.”