Cheryl Kaskey, who has served as the Cherokee County Clerk of Court since 1997, has been appointed by the judges of the 3B Judicial Sub-District to replace Marcella Segebart, who will retire effective December 31, 2008, as the Clerk of Court for Ida County.
Kaskey emphasizes, however, that her new duties will be in addition to her current duties. She will continue to serve as the Cherokee County clerk when she begins her additional duties on January 1, 2009.
The County Clerk of Court and staff perform a variety of responsible, technical, administrative and supervisory work in directing the activities of the office of the Clerk of the District Court.
The clerk's office handles all of the paperwork for a variety of court dealings, including civil cases, divorces, probates, recovery unit, domestic abuse cases, traffic tickets, juvenile cases and mental health committment cases, and Kaskey said she really likes her job because "no two days are alike."
At this time, Kaskey feels she will probably be working "one or two days a week" in Ida County, though this could, of course, vary from time to time, depending on such factors as what is happening in both of the counties and which staff are on vacation. In addition to Kaskey, the Cherokee County office has three full-time employees and the Ida County office has two full-time employees and one part-time employee.
The merging of the Clerk positions in Ida and Cherokee counties follows the merging of the County Attorney and Department of Human Services offices in the two counties, developments which have occurred over the past few years.
Kaskey previously worked in the Clerk of Court office in Sioux County from 1989 - 1996 before she was appointed as the Cherokee County Clerk of Court in 1997.
Away from work, Kaskey will celebrate the 12th anniversary of her marriage to Aurelia native Dale Kaskey this January. The couple reside on a farm south of Aurelia, and enjoy spending time with the eight grown children and 14 grandchildren they share.