Neal Gugler of Chapman is Dickinson County’s new Magistrate Judge, according to information from the Kansas Judicial Branch Office of Judicial Administration. The 8 th Judicial District Nominating Commission made the selection Friday in Junction City following public interviews for the position. Eight people had applied for the position. Gugler’s new position will be effective on his swearing-in. He is a special investigator for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. The 8th Judicial District is composed of Dickinson, Geary, Marion, and Morris counties. The vacancy was created when Judge Keith Collett was sworn in as a district judge October 29.