September 11, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 371

Commissioners Get Their Man

James Wixson Sworn In As Justice Of The Peace; He Was Among 10 Applicants

Valley County’s new justice of the peace, James Wixson, was appointed by the county commissioners last Wednesday and sworn into office Monday by Clerk and Recorder Lynne Nyquist.

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Samar Fay / The Courier
What kind of judge can Valley County residents expect James Wixson to be? His philosophy, he says, is to "treat everybody fairly."

He came to Glasgow with the FBI in 1981 and was involved in investigating major crimes on the Fort Peck and Fort Belknap reservations. He retired here in 1997 after a long career as an agent.

Wixson was chosen from among 10 applicants for the position. Valley County Commissioner Dave Pippin said Wixson had experienced everything and been involved in a lot of courtroom situations during his career.

Since his reti...

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