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Governor appoints 2 city court judges

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Gov. Mitch Daniels appointed two city court judges on Monday, filling openings left by recent resignations in Lawrenceburg and Nappanee. One is an attorney and the other is not, allowed because state law doesn't require city or town court judges to have a legal degree.

The governor named non-attorney C. William Myers to the Lawrenceburg City Court, succeeding Judge Thomas Bauer who resigned Feb. 28. His appointment took effect immediately. An Indiana Law Enforcement Academy graduate who worked for the city's police department from 1973 to 1993, Myers worked as a sales consultant for E-One fire and emergency vehicles at Haag Ford Sales, and later at Vehicle Systems. Since 2008 he's been a sales consultant for Pierce Fire Apparatus in southeast Indiana.

For the Nappanee City Court, the governor named attorney Christopher G. Walter as the local court's judge, taking over for Judge Timi S. Sloat who resigned March 31. The Nappanee lawyer is a Valparaiso School of Law graduate and has been practicing since October 1993, serving the past seven years as public defender in the city court and also maintaining a private practice where he handles real estate foreclosure, bankruptcy, and personal injury cases. His appointment is effective April 12.

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