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Beer recognized by county, state, successor
Retired judge a mentor during transition
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Longtime Green County Judge James Beer, center, was recognized by Wisconsin State Senator Howard Marklein, left, and Wisconsin State Representative Todd Novak, right, on August 19 with a legislative citation, honoring Beer for his more than 25 years of public service. - photo by Angie Maag
MONROE — In 180 years of Green County history, there has not been a female circuit court judge until this year. The historic moment took place August 2 when Judge Faun Phillipson was sworn in, proceeding over Branch 1, formerly held by Judge James Beer before retirement.