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Judge Cheryle Gering appointed to First Judicial Circuit

The First Judicial Circuit has filled the position left vacant by Judge Steven Jensen. Judge Cheryle Gering was appointed the new presiding judge for the First Judicial Circuit on Tuesday. She was appointed by Chief Justice David Gilbertson to se...

The First Judicial Circuit has filled the position left vacant by Judge Steven Jensen.

Judge Cheryle Gering was appointed the new presiding judge for the First Judicial Circuit on Tuesday. She was appointed by Chief Justice David Gilbertson to serve the circuit that consists of Aurora, Bon Homme, Brule, Buffalo, Charles Mix, Clay, Davison, Douglas, Hanson, Hutchinson, McCook, Turner, Yankton and Union counties.

The position was vacated by Jensen, who was appointed to the South Dakota Supreme Court, in September.

Gering graduated from Menno High School and later attended law school at the University of Iowa's School of Law. After working as an attorney at Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith in Sioux Falls, Gering was appointed as a circuit court judge in 2011 by Gov. Dennis Daugaard.

"Judge Jensen in his time as Presiding Judge of the First Circuit did an outstanding job in that position and I am fully confident that Judge Gering will continue the tradition of excellence," Gilbertson said in a press release.

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