As usual for retiring Judge Robert Ide, jokes and stories punctuated his open house Tuesday at the Adams County Courthouse.
Staff from the various offices who work with the court and several attorneys in town visited Ide during the reception.
"He's been a great judge for the county court for 13 years," said State Sen. Les Seiler of Hastings. "He has been fair and knowledgeable about the law."
Ide will retire July 5.